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  • Milo Yiannopoulos, a conservative columnist and internet personality, looks at his tablet device during a press conference down the street from the Pulse Nightclub, June 15, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Yiannopoulos was briefly banned from Twitter on Wednesday. The shooting at Pulse Nightclub, which killed 49 people and injured 53, is the worst mass-shooting event in American history. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    Controversial far-right speaker sells out talks at WSU Pullman, UW; protests planned

    SEATTLE (AP) — Tickets for speeches by a far-right commentator who is known for leading a hate campaign that resulted in a lifetime ban from Twitter have sold out at the University of Washington and Washington State University. The Seattle Times reports that Milo Yiannopoulos will speak to packed houses at WSU Pullman on Thursday and UW on Friday. Yiannopoulos writes for right-wing Breitbart News and is permanently banned from Twitter after leading a harassment campaign against “Ghostbusters” actress Leslie Jones. […]

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    Police: Man assaulted wife after dream that she was cheating

    EYNON, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man tried to strangle his wife after he woke up from a dream in which she was cheating on him. Archibald police say 49-year-old Conrad Rudalavage had been drinking before he fell asleep, then woke up Saturday convinced that his wife was unfaithful. Police say he attacked, choked and threatened to kill her until his teenage daughter intervened and tried to call 911. Police say he then attacked the daughter. Police say […]

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    Avalanche buries hotel in central Italy, reports of dead

    MILAN (AP) — An Italian official says a hotel in an earthquake-hit zone of central Italy has been buried by an avalanche, with reports of dead. Italian media say that the avalanche covered the three-story hotel in the central region of Abruzzo on Wednesday evening. The news agency ANSA quoted a rescuer as saying that there were fatalities, but details weren’t immediately available. The president of the Pescara provincial wrote on Facebook on Thursday that there were 20 guests at […]

  • President-elect Donald Trump disembarks his plane at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport January 18, 2017 in Washington, DC. The president-elect is scheduled to attend two dinners tonight - the first honoring Vice President-elect Mike Pence at the National Gallery of Art and the second at the Library of Congress honoring his cabinet appointees. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

    Trump makes surprise visit to his Washington hotel 2 days before inauguration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is making a surprise visit to his Washington hotel two days before his inauguration. Trump, who is in town for a pair of fundraisers, pulled up to the Trump International Hotel with his lengthy motorcade just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday for a late dinner. Trump is set to return to Washington for good Thursday. But as per tradition, he’ll be staying at Blair House — the president’s guest house across from the White House […]

  • President-elect Donald Trump picked the final member of his Cabinet on Wednesday, landing on former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary and in the process locking in an inaugural Cabinet devoid of any Latino representation.

    Source: Trump to tap former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue for agriculture secretary

    WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump picked the final member of his Cabinet on Wednesday, landing on former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary and in the process locking in an inaugural Cabinet devoid of any Latino representation. Trump will name Perdue to head the Agriculture Department on Thursday, a transition official told CNN on Wednesday. The other top contender for the post was former California Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado, who is Hispanic. Perdue is a 70-year-old agribusiness […]

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    State court rejects appeal of convicted murderer in ‘Craigslist killing’

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington man convicted in the home invasion robbery and killing of a man who advertised a diamond ring on Craigslist has lost his appeal for a new trial. The News Tribune reported (http://bit.ly/2jNAYDr ) Wednesday that 30-year-old Clabon Berniard was found guilty in 2015 of murder and robbery and sentenced to 97 years in prison. Berniard was accused along with three others of invading the Tacoma-area home of James Sanders and his wife, Charlene, in […]

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    Baby raccoons hitch cross-country ride from Florida to West Coast

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Baby raccoons that inadvertently hitched a cross-country ride to Northern California are recovering at the Oakland Zoo. Animal care authorities said Tuesday that in September a man had unknowingly transported the raccoons from Florida to Marin County in a moving truck. The truck had been burglarized while in Florida, allowing a pregnant raccoon to enter through a broken window and give birth. The man discovered the raccoons while unloading his truck. Five of six baby raccoons […]

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    Investigators say shooting victim saved by metal plate in neck

    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Investigators say a metal plate in an Oklahoma man’s neck saved him from death or paralysis after being shot. Robert Thurman told 911 dispatchers Friday that his sister Gretchen Thurman shot him, The Tahlequah Daily Press (http://bit.ly/2jL099J ) reported. Undersheriff Jason Chennault says the bullet apparently hit a metal plate in Robert Thurman’s neck and ricocheted out and went through a door frame. Authorities say Thurman ran out of a mobile home and into a field […]

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    Harambe’s grandmother dies at Zoo Miami

    MIAMI (AP) — Zoo Miami’s matriarch gorilla, Josephine, who was grandmother to the internet-famous Harambe, has died. The zoo announced on social media that the 49-year-old ape was euthanized Wednesday morning, saying she had been suffering from several health issues that slowly incapacitated her. Josephine was born in the wild in March 1967 and arrived at Zoo Miami in March 1983. The Miami Herald reports that Josephine gave birth to her first offspring, a male named Moja, in 1984. He was […]

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    Babysitter who was watching boy killed by train gets charged

    ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a baby sitter who was watching a 2-year-old Florida boy when he was struck by a train has been charged in his death. A Pasco County Sheriff’s Office statement says 26-year-old Heather Henderson was arrested Wednesday and charged with aggravated child neglect with great bodily harm. Authorities say Henderson was walking along raised train tracks in Zephyrhills, northeast of Tampa, with Hunter Fink, the boy’s 4-year-old sister and another man Dec. 12 when a […]