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  • Missing California hiker killed girlfriend, then himself, detectives believe

    LOS ANGELES – A Southern California man whose body was found alongside his girlfriend’s after a nearly three-month search is believed to have killed her and then himself in Joshua Tree National Park, authorities said Friday. Joseph Orbeso fatally shot 20-year-old Rachel Nguyen then shot himself during a hike in the national park in July, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department detectives. After announcing those findings Friday morning, the Sheriff’s Department, later in the day, offered further information that […]

  • 3 men accused of making Nazi salutes, shooting at protesters after Richard Spencer white supremacy event

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Police in Florida arrested three men who allegedly made Nazi salutes, repeated Hitler chants and then shot at a group of protesters after white supremacist leader Richard Spencer’s speech at the University of Florida on Thursday. The gunshot narrowly missed the group of six to eight protesters, striking a business behind them, police said. Tyler Tenbrink, 28, William Fears, 30, and Colt Fears, 28, had driven from Texas to Gainesville, Florida, for Spencer’s speech at the Phillips […]

  • Another elderly woman throws ‘lucky’ coins into plane engine, grounding flight

    ANQUING, China — For the second time this year, an elderly passenger grounded an airplane in China by tossing coins into the engine for good luck before the flight, according to an Agence France Presse report. On Wednesday, authorities detained a 76-year-old woman — who was already flying with Lucky Air — after she apparently threw several coins into the aircraft for good measure. The flight was scheduled to take off Wednesday from an airport in the city of Anqing, […]

  • Florida child porn probe uncovers weapons stash, sheriff says

    DUNEDIN, Fla. — The locked closet in Randall Drake’s home in Dunedin, Florida, did not yield any child pornography that detectives suspected was hidden there, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said. Instead, they came upon an arsenal that included homemade explosive devices, 10 rifles, eight handguns, two shotguns, more than 2,300 rounds of ammunition, tactical jackets, a homemade silencer, assorted knives, a crossbow and gunpowder, Gualtieri told reporters Thursday. There were aerial photographs of an elementary and middle school as […]

  • Melania Trump donates her inaugural gown to the Smithsonian

    First lady Melania Trump conveyed her love for her new life in Washington during a speech at a ceremony where she donated her inaugural ballgown to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. “As most of you know, before he ran for president, my husband was never in politics. So you can imagine that after he won, we were very busy,” Trump said in a speech full of personal anecdotes. “To be honest, what I would wear to the inaugural ball […]

  • Tarantino apologizes for staying silent about Weinstein’s alleged abuse

    Quentin Tarantino, the famed director and frequent Harvey Weinstein collaborator, said in an interview that he had heard accounts of abuse by Weinstein and regrets not acting on it. “I knew enough to do more than I did,” Tarantino told The New York Times in a story published Thursday. “There was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. It wasn’t secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things.” “I wish I had taken responsibility for what […]

  • 3-month-old and 5-year-old girls rescued in sex trafficking crackdown

    Two sisters, one 5 years old and the other 3 months old, were rescued in Denver by undercover agents during this year’s FBI-led sting operation against sex traffickers, officials said. The alleged trafficker, a friend of the children’s family, made a deal to sell them for sex for $600, the FBI said. The friend communicated with an undercover agent, the FBI said in announcing details of Operation Cross Country XI. While this alleged crime alone is disturbing, 82 other juveniles […]

  • ‘Sorry I Tried To Bite You’: Woman buys apology cake for officer after arrest

    LAKE CHARLES, La. — A Louisiana woman tried to bite a police officer after she had too much to drink, and she wants everyone to know she feels really, really bad about it. Celina Dally of Lake Charles told KATC that she and a friend went to a wine tasting recently at McNeese State University, where Dally had a few too many glasses of wine. Her friend ended up calling police after Dally passed out in her friend’s car, and […]

  • A Gold Star widow says Trump understood her loss

    Natasha De Alencar was sitting at home after a trip to Walmart in April when a phone rang. It was President Donald Trump, and he wanted to talk about her husband. Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar had just been brought back to the US in a flag-draped casket from Afghanistan days earlier. The member of the 7th Special Forces group was killed on April 8 — the first American killed in combat in Afghanistan this year, according to a tally […]

  • Court rules that 40-foot cross-shaped monument honoring soldiers who died in World War I is unconstitutional

    RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court has ruled that a 40-foot cross-shaped Maryland monument honoring soldiers who died in World War I is unconstitutional, saying it violates the separation between church and state. The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that the 92-year-old structure was in violation of the First Amendment because it is on public land at a busy intersection in Prince George’s County and is maintained with government funds. The court’s decision does not address […]

  • Protesters heckle Richard Spencer at Univ. of Florida talk

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Protesters greeted white supremacist leader Richard Spencer with loud boos and chants of “Go home Spencer” during his speech Thursday afternoon at the University of Florida in Gainesville. The talk was Spencer’s first planned speech on a college campus since he and others participated in the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August. With an intensive police presence, protesters chanted, “We don’t want your Nazi hate” and “Nazi scum off our streets.” The anti-Spencer protesters, […]

  • What will winter bring to the Triad? NOAA releases winter outlook

    La Niña is expected to be back and it may wreck your winter. But that depends on where you live and if you do or don’t like the cold. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has released its winter outlook. This forecast is not a guide for deciding your detailed ski vacation or New Year’s Eve plans, but it may give you an idea of which winter coat you should buy for the season and if you need to stock up on […]