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Prosecutors: Gun buyer in massacre knew aspiring jihadists

June 1, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The friend who bought the high-powered rifles used in the San Bernardino terrorist attack had ties to a group of California jihadists arrested in 2012 as they tried to fly to Afghanistan to join al-Qaida, federal prosecutors said. The revelation by prosecutors filed Tuesday is the first time they have linked [&hellip...

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Colleagues remember UCLA shooting victim as ‘gentle soul’

June 1, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner officials remove a body at the scene of a fatal shooting at the University of California, Los Angeles, Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in Los Angeles. About two hours after the first 911 call came in around...

Detective whose story told in McFarland USA pleads guilty

May 31, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — An ex-detective who had been on the championship 1987 track team depicted in the movie “McFarland USA” pleaded guilty Tuesday to bribery and drug charges while he was with the Bakersfield Police Department. Damacio...

Hiker’s decision to stay put was the right one _ at first

May 31, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

In this July 22, 2013 photo provided by Dorothy Boynton Rust, hiker Geraldine Largay, of Brentwood, Tenn., poses at the Poplar Ridge Shelter on the Appalachian Trail in Maine. A report released Wednesday, May 25, 2016, by the Maine Warden Service said Largay,...

Scientists say Flint water quality OK for bathing, showering

May 31, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

In this May 27, 2016 file photo Alaysia Carr, spins around as she dances under a fountain-like spray of water coming from a fire hydrant as neighborhood children cool off from temperatures in the high 80’s., in Flint, Mich. Scientists say municipal...

Few Memorial Day airport headaches, most wait times bearable

May 30, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

MIAMI (AP) — Travelers who had braced for long lines and long waits were instead moving through most U.S. airports fairly quickly Monday, as the busy Memorial Day travel weekend drew to close. “Honestly it wasn’t too bad,” said Kendra...

Rape allegation, race, glare of national media divide town

May 30, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

DIETRICH, Idaho (AP) — Teaching her children how to peacefully respond to racist comments in a tiny Idaho town was not new for the mother of 20 adopted children, many of whom are black. She often found herself echoing the virtues taught in Dietrich’s...

Residents brace for more flooding as Texas river crests

May 30, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Residents of some rural southeast Texas counties braced for more flooding on Monday along a river that is expected to crest at a record level just two years after it had run dry in places because of drought. National Weather Service...

160-year-old tree in Philadelphia cemetery felled

May 28, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 160-year-old tree in Philadelphia’s Laurel Hill Cemetery that sheltered famous visitors including presidents and Civil War generals has been felled. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Norway maple that stood over the...

Sheriff: Georgia deputy shot in the face during traffic stop

May 28, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia sheriff’s deputy was shot in the face during an interstate traffic stop south of Atlanta on Saturday. WTVM-TV reports that Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley says the incident happened around 7:30 p.m. The deputy suffered a...