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Hacker linked to Target data breach gets 14 years in prison

A Latvian computer programmer was sentenced to 14 years in prison for designing a program that helped hackers improve malware – including some used in the 2013 Target breach.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

Spokane sexual assault survivors join national #WhyIDidntReport

There can be many reasons why survivors of sexual assault don’t report: shame, guilt, embarrassment, denial or disgust. Not to mention fear – of losing a job, friends, colleagues, privacy, …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Popular beagle Uno, a Westminster champion, dies at 13

Uno, the sweet, baying beagle who became perhaps the most popular show dog ever, has died. He was 13.


Analysis: Trump upends GOP strategy on assault claim

Republicans for days have been trying, with some success, not to blame the accuser in the high-stakes he-said-she-said roiling the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. They calibrated their comments …


Patti Davis: Why I don’t recall all the details of my sexual assault

Ronald and Nancy Reagan’s daughter recalls what she can of the day she went to the office of a prominent music executive to play some of her songs.


Groups say Medicare discounts threatened in opioids bill

Consumer and health care groups are scrambling to block what they say is a move by the pharmaceutical industry to commandeer must-pass opioids epidemic legislation as a vehicle for rolling …


Official: More possible victims of California doctor found

A Southern California prosecutor said Friday his office has received leads to more than 12 possible additional victims in the investigation of a surgeon and a female companion already charged …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 12:50 p.m.

Mormons to stay outdoors after split with Boy Scouts

The Mormon church’s new youth program, which will roll out in 2020 when it cuts all ties with Boy Scouts of America, will still include outdoor and adventure activities even …


Michigan gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer denies GOP ad alleging refusal to prosecute gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar

Democrat Gretchen Whitmer on Friday tearfully denied Republicans’ allegation that she refused to prosecute disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar for sexual assaulting gymnasts and other victims before the charges …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 2:49 p.m.

Sources: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein spoke of possible secret Trump taping

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein floated the idea of secretly recording President Donald Trump last year amid law enforcement concerns about chaos in the White House, according to people familiar …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 12:27 p.m.

Wisconsin workplace shooting suspect had revoked gun permit

The gunman in a Wisconsin workplace shooting was taken to a mental health hospital and barred from possessing firearms in 2004 after telling South Dakota police that he thought co-workers …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

Lawsuit: Montana high school trainer sexually abused student athletes

An athletic trainer at a Montana high school sexually abused at least 18 student athletes decades ago under the guise of boosting their athletic performance, according to a lawsuit filed …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 2:18 p.m.

Dam breach at Duke Energy plant in North Carolina; coal ash could spill

Florence’s floodwaters breached a dam holding back a large reservoir at a Wilmington power plant Friday, and coal ash from an adjacent dump could be flowing into the nearby Cape …


Army misses 2018 recruiting goal

For the first time since 2005, the U.S. Army missed its recruiting goal this year, falling short by about 6,500 soldiers, despite pouring an extra $200 million into bonuses and …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 10:05 a.m.

Trump delays Russia probe document; allies voiced concerns

President Donald Trump on Friday delayed his own order to declassify and release documents from the FBI’s Russia investigation, saying the Justice Department and U.S. allies have raised security concerns …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 9:03 a.m.

Mother of suspected MS-13 victim remembered as ‘warrior’

A mother recognized by President Donald Trump for turning grief over her daughter’s suspected gang killing into a crusade against MS-13 was remembered at her funeral Friday as a hero …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 1:22 p.m.

Woman stabs 5 – including newborns – at New York nursery

A woman stabbed five people – including three newborn babies – and then slashed her wrist early Friday inside a New York City home that was apparently being used as …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 11:56 a.m.

Sheriff: Maryland warehouse shooter had mental illness but legally owned gun

Workers say they endured horrifying moments of wild gunfire and terror as a woman working a temporary job at a drugstore warehouse in Maryland fired on colleagues with a handgun, …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 9:18 a.m.

Trump drops civil tone, slams Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh accuser credibility

Abandoning his previous restraint, President Donald Trump challenged by name the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault on Friday, declaring that if the alleged attack was so …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 10:24 p.m.

Small North Carolina town latest to feel Florence’s fury

Benetta White and David Lloyd slogged through waist-deep water filling their yard to escape Hurricane Florence’s latest life-threatening punch to a town in the Carolinas.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with song and sadness

Clapping and raising their hands to the sky, hundreds of people clad in white gathered at an 18th-century fort in the Puerto Rican capital on Thursday to remember the thousands …


Yellowstone thermal spring erupts for 4th time in 60 years

A thermal spring near Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park has erupted for the fourth time in the last 60 years, a park official said Thursday.


New York judge dismisses harassment charge against actor Liev Schreiber

A suburban New York judge has dismissed charges against Liev Schreiber for allegedly attacking a local photographer while the actor was filming the popular Showtime series “Ray Donovan.”


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 3:25 p.m.

Reliable Source: Tickets to Michelle Obama’s book tour are going fast – and raising eyebrows

Tickets to Michelle Obama’s arena book tour went on presale Thursday for people who signed up early, and it’s looking like the former first lady is generating Beyonce-level sales.


Suge Knight pleads to manslaughter over fatal confrontation

Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight pleaded no contest Thursday to voluntary manslaughter and after he ran over two men, killing one, nearly four years ago.


8 people, including 4 undocumented immigrants, die in Arizona highway collision

Eight people, including four immigrants in the U.S. illegally, were killed in a head-on crash on an Arizona highway, authorities said Thursday.


Relatives of Iowa man charged in golfer’s death ‘devastated’

Relatives of the 22-year-old Iowa man charged in the stabbing death of a top amateur golfer from Spain say they’re “devastated by the tragedy.”


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Trump blasts GOP spending plan that lacks money for wall

Raising the specter of a government shutdown in just 10 days, President Donald Trump complained Thursday that a spending plan pushed by congressional Republicans is “ridiculous” because it does not …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 2:06 p.m.

Eight people, including 4 migrants in US illegally, die in crash

Eight people, including four immigrants in the U.S. illegally, were killed in a head-on crash on an Arizona highway, authorities said Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

Under right terms, Kavanaugh accuser may testify after all

Christine Blasey Ford would testify next week to the Senate about her accusation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her when both were high school students if agreement can …