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Jehovah’s Witnesses accused of mishandling abuse in Montana

Two women who say they were sexually abused as children have alleged that the Jehovah’s Witnesses failed to report their abuser to authorities in Montana and instead punished him internally by expelling him from the congregation until he repented the following year.

Police kill gunman after he shoots 4 in court lobby

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 7:05 p.m.

A gunman opened fire outside a crowded Pennsylvania courtroom Wednesday afternoon, shooting at police and others before an officer fired multiple shots at him, killing him.

Fishmonger offers lobsters some herb before the butter

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 5:45 p.m.

A Maine lobster pound is banking on using marijuana to try to make cooking the crustaceans a little more humane. The business, Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor, is owned by a registered medical marijuana caregiver.

Owner of 3D-printed gun company accused of sex with minor

The owner of a Texas company that is being sued by several states over its plan to disseminate blueprints for making untraceable 3D-printed guns had sex with an underage girl and paid her $500 afterward, police allege in an affidavit filed Wednesday.

Trump rolls back pollution rules for drilling on U.S. lands

The Trump administration on Tuesday rolled back an Obama-era rule that forced energy companies to capture methane – a key contributor to climate change that’s released in huge amounts during drilling on U.S. and tribal lands.

Man opens fire at his Wisconsin office, 3 seriously hurt

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 7:12 p.m.

A heavily armed man opened fire on his co-workers at a Wisconsin software company Wednesday, seriously wounding three people before being fatally shot by police as employees ran from the building or hid inside, according to investigators.

Trump says ‘hard to imagine’ Kavanaugh assaulted woman

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 4:40 p.m.

President Donald Trump said Wednesday the White House and Republican supporters of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination would have to “make a decision” on going forward if the woman accusing him of a long-ago sexual assault delivers a compelling account to senators considering confirmation.

Frustration builds as Carolina residents wait to go home

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods blamed for at least 37 deaths, including those of two women who drowned when a sheriff’s van taking them to a mental health facility was swept off a road.

Despite sexism claims, Riot Games lands Mastercard deal

Riot Games is adding its first global sponsor, even as the esports giant behind League of Legends contends with backlash over claims it has fostered a sexist culture. Riot says Mastercard has signed on to be the first global advertising partner for League of Legends, the world’s most-watched esport. It’s a crucial step for Riot in a year when competitors have grabbed a bigger share of the esports pie. It also comes a month after the company came under fire for its treatment of women employees.

Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 5:55 p.m.

In this era of manipulators using social media to interfere in elections, Oregon officials moved Tuesday to use Facebook to bolster participation by reminding as many as hundreds of thousands of inactive voters to update their registration.

With declassification, Trump preps latest Russia probe punch

President Donald Trump has opened a new front in his efforts to discredit the origins of the Justice Department’s Russia probe, with the White House saying he will declassify a trove of documents and publicly release text messages of former FBI officials after calls from a small group of his Republican allies in Congress to do so.

Flood victims get food and water; rain spreads to Northeast

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 12:02 p.m.

Stranded by Florence’s epic floods days after the hurricane hit North Carolina, Wilmington residents lined up by the hundreds Tuesday for free food, water and tarps, while officials managed to open a second route into the surrounded city.

Kavanaugh’s accuser wants FBI probe before she testifies

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 7:21 p.m.

Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before she testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next week, her lawyers said in a letter sent Tuesday to the panel.