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  • Trump elevates Brennan in proxy fight over Mueller probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With tweets and taunts, President Donald Trump is attempting to turn one of his most outspoken critics into the public face of the Russia probe that he has long worked to discredit. In John Brennan, the blunt former CIA director, Trump believes he has found an unsympathetic foil — one with whom […]
  • Pearl Harbor survivor who pushed to identify ‘unknowns’ dies

    HONOLULU (AP) — A Pearl Harbor survivor who pushed to identify buried unknown remains from the 1941 attack has died. He was 97. Ray Emory lived through the early morning Japanese aerial bombing but never forgot those who didn’t. He spent the past few decades doggedly pushing for those unknown buried remains to be dug […]
  • The Latest: Authorities looking into Asia Argento allegation

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a report that actress Asia Argento settled a complaint filed against her by a young actor (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials say they are investigating a report that actress Asia Argento reached a settlement with an actor who says she sexually assaulted him […]
  • The Latest: Family of slain Colorado mom, kids thanks police

    DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Colorado man in the disappearance of his family (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The family of a pregnant Colorado woman who was killed along with her two young daughters is thanking police for finding their bodies. In a brief statement Monday, Shanann Watts’ father, Frank […]
  • DA: No charges for police videotaped subduing man with baton

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prosecutor says no charges will be filed against officers over a video showing police striking a black man on the ground with a baton. Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman said Monday her office won’t prosecute officers involved in the arrest of Frederick Darnell Hall. The decision comes […]
  • Man who sought child ‘sex slave’ gets 5 years of probation

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man accused of wanting to use a child as a “sex slave” has been sentenced to five years’ probation. The Greenville News reports 36-year-old Justin Teeter Bensing of Myrtle Beach pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal solicitation of a minor. Greenville County court records show Bensing, who […]
  • 3 men face over 1K counts each of sexually abusing animals

    MUNSON, Pa. (AP) — Three men face more than 1,400 counts each of sexually abusing animals at a Pennsylvania farm. Prosecutors said Monday that a teenage boy alerted state police to the abuse, which involved a variety of animals. On Saturday, police searched a property where the men live in Munson, Pennsylvania, 130 miles (about […]
  • Surf’s up in California, where it’s now the official sport

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Surf’s up in California, where it’s now the official state sport. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill making it so. The new law declares surfing to be “an iconic California sport” — though it acknowledges that surfing originated with the Polynesian people and was imported into […]
  • The Latest: 2nd person dies in plane crash in Phoenix

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a small plane in Phoenix (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A second person who was injured in a small plane crash in Phoenix has died. Phoenix police confirmed that 49-year-old Elaine Carpenter was initially taken to a hospital in critical condition Monday morning but succumbed to […]
  • The Latest: Utah firefighter remembered as sharp leader

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a Utah firefighter killed battling California blaze (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A suburban Salt Lake City firefighter who battled wildfires throughout his life has been laid to rest after his death fighting California’s largest recorded blaze. Friends and family said Monday that 42-year-old Matthew Burchett thrived when […]