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Yakima County jail head: Little choice but to drop off inmates in parking lot

After complaints about dropping them off in a parking lot, a top Yakima County corrections official said King County prisoners being released from the North Front Street jail will be …

UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019

Democrats ask for full Mueller files; GOP exclaims ‘move on’

House Democrats pressed the Justice Department Monday to provide the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller even as Republicans gleefully called for them to “move on” from the Russia …

Woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart released from prison

A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart and stood by as the Utah girl was sexually assaulted was released from prison Wednesday amid concerns that she remains a threat 15 …

Elizabeth Smart outraged 1 of her kidnappers to be freed

A woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap Elizabeth Smart in 2002 will be freed from prison more than five years earlier than expected, a surprise decision that …

After prison release, Palestinian teen considers law study

Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi, who became an international symbol of resistance to Israeli occupation after slapping two soldiers, walked out of an Israeli prison Sunday and told throngs of journalists …

UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018

Trump: U.S. to impose sanctions on Turkey over detained pastor

The United States threatened NATO ally Turkey with sanctions Thursday over a detained American pastor held on terror and espionage charges.

Federal judge won’t release Kennewick’s convicted former schools chief

Convicted sex offender Paul W. Rosier will stay behind bars in Kennewick until sentencing because of the length of time he is facing in federal prison.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018

Maldives declares emergency, soldiers reportedly storm court

The Maldives government declared a 15-day state of emergency Monday as the political crisis deepened in the Indian Ocean nation amid an increasingly bitter standoff between the president and the …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018

Trump will clear way for publication of classified memo

President Donald Trump will clear the way for the publication of a controversial Republican-authored memo, White House officials said, despite objections from the FBI.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018

Trump favors release of memo White House wants reviewed

President Donald Trump was overheard Tuesday night telling a Republican lawmaker he is “100 percent” in favor of releasing a classified memo on the Russia investigation that has sparked a …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018

More than 20 WH employees talked to Mueller, lawyer says

The Senate Judiciary Committee is finishing its investigation into a June 2016 meeting between Russians and President Donald Trump’s campaign, and the Republican chairman of that panel says he wants …

Republic of Congo releases U.S. citizen held for over a year

The United States Embassy in the Republic of Congo says a naturalized U.S. citizen who was detained in the country for more than a year has been released.

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017

Washington state cancels salmon farm lease after fish escape

Washington state officials have canceled the lease of a salmon farm where more than 160,000 adult Atlantic salmon escaped into the Puget Sound last summer.

10,744 more Kennedy assassination records released

The National Archives on Friday released 10,744 FBI records – some that have never been previously disclosed – related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

Five rehabilitated harbor seal pups released on beach

Connecticut’s Mystic Aquarium has released five rehabilitated harbor seal pups on a Rhode Island beach.

Venezuela frees 2 opponents as Maduro consolidates power

Venezuela’s government has released two prominent opposition activists it has held for more than a year without trial, one of them a Spanish citizen, as President Nicolas Maduro looks to …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017

What could be in the long-secret JFK files?

For decades, the existence of secret government files linked to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination has helped fuel conspiracy theories that others besides Lee Harvey Oswald were involved in his …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017

Russian opposition leader Navalny leaves jail, goes to rally

Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition figure, was released from jail Sunday after serving a 20-day sentence for calling an unauthorized demonstration.

Facebook’s Sandberg favors release of Russia-linked ads

A top Facebook executive says ads linked to Russia trying to influence the U.S. presidential election should “absolutely” be released to the public, along with information on whom the ads …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017

OJ Simpson freed; parole official says he’ll live in Vegas

Former football legend O.J. Simpson became a free man Sunday after serving nine years for a botched hotel room heist that brought the conviction and prison time he avoided after …

Prison official: O.J. Simpson moving toward release in Nevada

O.J. Simpson was apparently in transit Saturday, ahead of his release on parole as early as Monday – possibly in Las Vegas, a Nevada prisons official said.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017

Plan in motion for O.J. Simpson release as soon as Monday

O.J. Simpson could be released on parole as soon as Monday in Las Vegas under a plan being finalized by Nevada officials, a prison spokeswoman said Wednesday.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017

Surplus hatchery salmon released into northern Idaho creek

More than 100 spring chinook salmon not needed at a northern Idaho hatchery have been released into a creek to spawn naturally.

Samsung Note 8 gives its stylus some style – for a price

A stylus might seem, well, out of style in the tap-and-type world of smartphones. Yet it’s what sets Samsung’s Note phones apart from the competition.

Steven Powell released from custody in Washington

Authorities in Washington say the father-in-law of a Utah woman who went missing in 2009 has been released early from prison after serving time for possession of child pornography.

Father of freed American student says son was ‘brutalized’ by North Korean captors

The father of an American college student released by North Korea and now hospitalized in a coma says his son was “brutalized” by his captors.

UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017

Charity worker freed from Cairo jail is back in U.S.

An Egyptian-American charity worker who was imprisoned in Cairo for three years and became the global face of Egypt’s brutal crackdown on civil society returned home to the United States …

House Republicans block bid to force Trump to release tax returns

House Republicans have blocked an attempt by Democrats to force President Donald Trump to release his tax returns to Congress.

Parole recommended for follower of Charles Manson

A parole panel on Wednesday recommended the release of a former follower of cult leader Charles Manson after California governors blocked four previous parole recommendations.

Some Apple fans wait hours to buy iPad on 1st day

Apple’s latest iPad drew die-hard fans to stores in the U.S. and nine other countries today, many of whom lined up for hours to be among the first to buy …