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APNewsBreak: Fishermen's human trafficking lawsuit settled |Jan 3, 2018

Attorneys for two Indonesian fishermen say their human trafficking lawsuit against an American fishing boat owner has been settled.Attorneys for Sorihin, who uses just one name, and Abdul Fatah told The Associated Press on Wednesday that they...

Probe: Fatal California cop shooting of Navy vet justified |Jan 3, 2018

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) Investigators determined the fatal police shooting of a homeless Navy veteran outside a Southern California convenience store last year was justified, the Orange County District Attorney's office said Wednesday. ...

2 suspects, 1 with knife, hold up Southern California bank |Jan 3, 2018

SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) Southern California authorities say a pair of robbers, one wielding a knife, held up a bank in Orange County.The robbery happened Tuesday at a Chase branch along Pacific Coast Highway in Seal Beach.Police Sgt. Mike...

California cites Trump tweet in immigration policy fight |Jan 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The California attorney general says a tweet by President Donald Trump shows the true motivation behind his decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation.The Dec. 29 tweet says there can be no...

Dog chained outside home found frozen to death |Jan 3, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Police are investigating the death of a dog that was chained outside a Connecticut home in the bitter cold and found frozen inside its doghouse on New Year's Day.Hartford police say the dog might have been outside for as...

APNewsBreak: Fishermen's human trafficking lawsuit settled |Jan 3, 2018

Attorneys for two Indonesian fishermen say their human trafficking lawsuit against an American fishing boat owner has been settled.Attorneys for Sorihin, who uses just one name, and Abdul Fatah told The Associated Press on Wednesday that they...

New 4-D film unveiled for tourists at Mount Vernon |Jan 3, 2018

MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) Visitors to George Washington's Mount Vernon estate will see a new 4-D film depicting the Founding Father's role in the American Revolution.The estate has reopened its Revolutionary War Theater after a $2 million...

Woman charged with neglecting 22 dogs in subzero temps |Jan 3, 2018

ALEXANDRIA, N.H. (AP) Authorities say a New Hampshire woman kept 22 German shepherds in a barn with no heat or fresh water in subzero temperatures.WMUR-TV reports police in Alexandria, New Hampshire, said it was 11 below zero in the barn...

Washington official: Motel 6 gave info to feds |Jan 3, 2018

SEATTLE (AP) Washington's attorney general is suing Motel 6, saying the budget hotel disclosed the personal information of thousands of guests to federal immigration authorities in violation of state law.Attorney General Bob Ferguson said...

Pulitzer-winner Willa Cather's letters to be made public |Jan 3, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) About half of the more than 3,000 known letters penned by Pulitzer-winning novelist Willa Cather have been compiled, digitized and annotated. And soon, they'll be available online."The Complete Letters of Willa Cather" will...

APNewsBreak: Fishermen's human trafficking lawsuit settled |Jan 3, 2018

Attorneys for two Indonesian fishermen say their human trafficking lawsuit against an American fishing boat owner has been settled.Attorneys for Sorihin, who uses just one name, and Abdul Fatah told The Associated Press on Wednesday that they...

16 presidents have led Mormon church |Jan 3, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A list of the 16 presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the dates they held the position: Joseph Smith. 1830-1844. Brigham Young. 1847-1877. John Taylor. 1880-1887. Wilford Woodruff....

19-year-old college freshman takes office as city councilman |Jan 3, 2018

UHRICHSVILLE, Ohio (AP) A 19-year-old who launched his campaign for a council seat in an Ohio city while still in high school has officially taken office.Eric Harmon tells WEWS-TV he's expecting a busy four years as he starts his first term as...

California looks for ways around federal tax changes |Jan 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Democratic California lawmakers are exploring ways to blunt the impact of the new federal tax law on the state's taxpayers.Federal law has long allowed people to deduct their state and local taxes from their federal tax...

APNewsBreak: Fishermen's human trafficking lawsuit settled |Jan 3, 2018

Attorneys for two Indonesian fishermen say their human trafficking lawsuit against an American fishing boat owner has been settled.Attorneys for Sorihin, who uses just one name, and Abdul Fatah told The Associated Press on Wednesday that they...

As men go quad crazy, women's figure skating bumps ceiling |Jan 3, 2018

When the sprightly youngster with the blonde hair and brilliant smile stepped onto the ice at the White Ring in Nagano, she knew it would take a flawless program to win Olympic gold.Tara Lipinski delivered.She laid down seven triple jumps in a...

Michigan bowling alley reviewing dress code after complaints |Jan 3, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (AP) A Michigan bowling complex is reviewing its dress code after receiving complaints that the policy targets black men.A sign at Spare Time Entertainment Center in Lansing prohibited excessively baggy pants, hoodies and...

Google gender-pay suit cites prior-pay info banned in Calif. |Jan 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A revised gender-pay lawsuit seeking class-action status against Google now faults the search giant's habit of asking new hires about their prior salary, a practice now banned in California.A new law taking effect this year...

Officer to be sentenced for lying to carry gun on flights |Jan 3, 2018

BOSTON (AP) A Boston police detective is set to be sentenced Thursday for lying to federal officials so he could take his gun on planes during personal trips and allow a friend to avoid airport security.Sgt. Detective Bruce Smith faces up to a...

Florida mother shot at gas station pleads 'Don't let me die' |Jan 3, 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) A 1-year-old's mother who was fatally shot outside a Florida gas station pleaded "Please don't let me die" to an attendant who came to her aid.The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says 24-year-old Sahara Barkley was killed...

Man dies after falling out of car, struck by truck |Jan 3, 2018

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) Authorities say a Southern California man died after he fell out of a car and was hit by a large truck on New Year's Day.The Press-Enterprise reports the 22-year-old Corona man was in the back seat of a Volkswagen Jetta...

Showtime is keeping 'Circus' political show minus Halperin |Jan 3, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) Showtime says it is keeping its political series "The Circus" alive despite the loss of co-host Mark Halperin on sexual misconduct charges.Halperin, who also lost his job at NBC News when reports surfaced of lewd advances against...

Technology companies lead US stocks toward more records |Jan 3, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) Technology companies are once again leading U.S. stocks higher early Wednesday as indexes remain at all-time highs. Chipmakers and well-known companies like Oracle are leading the way. South Carolina energy company Scana, which...

Series of small quakes rattle area near Mount St. Helens |Jan 3, 2018

SEATTLE (AP) A series of small earthquakes has rattled an area northeast of Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state.The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network says a 3.9 magnitude quake hit around 12:38 a.m. Wednesday. Dozens of people...

Lawyer: Woman drops gender bias case against Trump campaign |Jan 3, 2018

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) A former organizer for Donald Trump in Iowa who filed a legal complaint accusing the campaign of gender discrimination has decided not to pursue a lawsuit, her attorney says.Elizabeth Mae Davidson received a right-to-sue...

Firefighters face contributing to minor's delinquency charge |Jan 3, 2018

STRASBURG, Va. (AP) Six volunteer firefighters in Virginia have been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.Area news outlets report that the six members of the Strasburg Volunteer Fire Department were arrested over the weekend...

Cubs sued for better wheelchair access at Wrigley Field |Jan 3, 2018

CHICAGO (AP) A 20-year-old Chicago Cubs fan is suing team owners to force them to provide better wheelchair access at Wrigley Field.The Chicago Tribune reports the lawsuit was filed last month in federal court on behalf of David F. Cerda. His...

Pennsylvania shuts down construction on Sunoco gas pipeline |Jan 3, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Pennsylvania environmental officials have ordered Sunoco to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline across the southern part of the state, citing a series of spills and other "egregious and willful violations" of state...

Roy Moore campaign manager seeks Alabama congressional seat |Jan 3, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore's campaign manager is running for Congress in Alabama.Rich Hobson announced Wednesday that he is running as a Republican for the 2nd District congressional seat now held by Rep. Martha...

The Latest: Exec: No new hikes to fund failed nuke project |Jan 3, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) The Latest on the acquisition of a beleaguered South Carolina utility by Dominion Energy after the failure of a nuclear construction project (all times local):3 p.m.The chief executive of the company taking over a troubled...

Doctor who stole $100M from Medicare could get 30-plus years |Jan 3, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) A politically prominent Florida eye doctor could get more than 30 years in prison for stealing $100 million in one of history's largest Medicare frauds.A sentencing hearing for Dr. Salomon Melgen resumes Wednesday...

Search for buried slaves at James Madison's Montpelier |Jan 3, 2018

ORANGE, Va. (AP) Experts at former President James Madison's Virginia estate are searching for the burial grounds of slaves who worked there.The Washington Post reports that a team led by James Madison University geophysicist Shane McGary is...

Marshall football player paralyzed in Maryland shooting |Jan 3, 2018

SEVERN, Md. (AP) The mother of a Marshall University football player shot at a New Year's party in Maryland says he is paralyzed.News outlets report redshirt freshman defensive tackle Larry Aaron was one of two people struck by gunfire at a...

The Latest: Los Angeles man faces felony in Kansas death |Jan 3, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Latest on a Los Angeles suspect in a hoax 911 call that led police in Kansas to fatally shoot a man in Wichita (all times local):9:40 a.m.A 25-year-old Los Angeles man suspected of making a hoax emergency call that led to...

Firefighters hurt battling 3-building Brooklyn fire |Jan 3, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) Fire officials in New York City say a fire burned through a Brooklyn neighborhood overnight, and at least three firefighters were injured battling the blaze.The fire began around 9 p.m. Tuesday in Crown Heights and spread to two...

Lawyer: Murder suspect made up story as part of horror film |Jan 3, 2018

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) A lawyer for a man accused of strangling a friend during a robbery and throwing her body off a New Jersey bridge said Wednesday that his client made up stories about planning to rob and kill the victim as part of a horror...

Thomas S. Monson, the 16th president of the Mormon church, has died at age 90 |Jan 3, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Thomas S. Monson, the 16th president of the Mormon church, has died at age 90.

APNewsBreak: Two Indonesian fishermen have settled their human trafficking lawsuit against US fishing boat owner |Jan 3, 2018

HONOLULU (AP) APNewsBreak: Two Indonesian fishermen have settled their human trafficking lawsuit against US fishing boat owner.

Child living in California storage container dies in fire |Jan 3, 2018

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) California authorities say a young child has died in a fire inside a storage unit where a family of five had been living.Kern County officials say firefighters responding near Bakersfield early Wednesday found the...

Markets Right Now: Tech stocks lead midday gains for indexes |Jan 3, 2018

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):11:45 a.m.Stocks are moving higher on Wall Street as technology companies rise again.The gains in midday trading Wednesday came a day after the Nasdaq composite blew past the...

Attorney wants transfer of school shooting suspect case |Jan 3, 2018

URBANA, Ohio (AP) A defense attorney is expected to argue that the case of a teen charged in an Ohio school shooting that wounded two students should be moved back to juvenile court for a hearing. The Springfield News-Sun...

City near Vegas OKs offering land to Raiders for facility |Jan 3, 2018

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) The Oakland Raiders are one step closer to securing the land for their new headquarters and practice facility near Las Vegas at a steep discount.Officials in suburban Henderson on Tuesday approved a resolution that allows...

Firefighter fired for posts about protesters sues city |Jan 3, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) A white fire department captain in South Carolina who was fired for posting on social media that he would run over protesters if they were still blocking traffic when his shift ended has filed a lawsuit alleging racial...

Judge won't open hearing for teen charged in deadly shooting |Jan 3, 2018

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) A judge has ruled that media organizations will not be allowed to attend the initial court appearance of a teenage boy accused of fatally shooting his parents, his sister and a family friend in New Jersey on New Year's...

Australian man sailing in homemade boat rescued off Maui |Jan 3, 2018

HONOLULU (AP) An Australian man sailing alone in a homemade boat was rescued off the coast of Hawaii after he was blown off course on a journey home from Panama, the Coast Guard said.The 62-year-old man was in a 30-foot (9-meter) sailboat and...

The Latest: Turkish banker convicted in New York |Jan 3, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the trial of a Turkish banker (all times local):2:10 p.m.A Turkish banker accused of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions has been convicted by a jury in New York after a trial that sowed distrust between the two...

Thomas S. Monson, president of Mormon church, has died |Jan 3, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Thomas S. Monson, the 16th president of the Mormon church, has died after nine years in office. He was 90.Church spokesman Eric Hawkins says Monson died Tuesday night at his home in Salt Lake City.Monson spent more than five...

Powerball jackpot now $460M for nation's 10th largest prize |Jan 3, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The estimated Powerball jackpot has climbed to $460 million, making it the nation's 10th largest lottery prize.Players have until Wednesday night to spend $2 for a chance at the big prize, awarded to anyone matching five...

Sexual misconduct allegations loom over California Senate |Jan 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Eyes are on the California Senate's handling of sexual misconduct allegations against one of its members as lawmakers return to Sacramento for the new year.Democratic Sen. Tony Mendoza of Artesia is resisting pressure to...

Attempted murder charge in shooting of rookie LA officer |Jan 3, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) Prosecutors say a man accused of shooting a rookie Los Angeles police officer in the leg has been charged with multiple counts including attempted murder.Officer Joy Park was struck by gunfire last week as she and another...