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  • Woman found shot execution-style in Oregon was from Russia

    CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A woman who was found shot in the Oregon woods arrived in the United States last month from Russia and was having a relationship with the man arrested in her death, authorities said Monday. The identity of Anna Alekseyevna Repkina, 27, was released on Monday, a week after her body was found on a remote logging road near Alsea, a Benton County town about 110 miles southwest of Portland. Benton County Undersheriff Gregory Ridler said he […]

  • Arkansas executes 2 inmates on the same gurney, hours apart

    VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Two inmates received lethal injections on the same gurney Monday night about three hours apart as Arkansas completed the nation’s first double execution since 2000, just days after the state ended a nearly 12-year hiatus on administering capital punishment. While the first inmate, Jack Jones, 52, was executed on schedule, shortly after 7 p.m., attorneys for the second, Marcel Williams, 46, convinced a federal judge minutes later to briefly delay his punishment over concerns about how […]

  • Police: 14-year-old boy gunned down in apparent drive-by in Yakima

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Police say a 14-year-old boy has been shot to death on a sidewalk in Yakima. Yakima police say officers responded to a report of shots fired Monday morning and found the teen on a sidewalk at Cornell Avenue and West King Street. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police say the boy was walking when multiple gunshots were fired from a vehicle. Police are investigating.

  • O’Reilly surprised by Fox exit, says ‘the truth will come out’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five days after being fired from his top-rated Fox News Channel perch, Bill O’Reilly used a podcast to express his dismay and vowed that “the truth will come out.” “I am sad that I’m not on television anymore,” he said in an episode Monday of his personal website’s “No Spin News” podcast, available only to subscribers after this week’s free window. “I was very surprised how it all turned out.” O’Reilly, who exited Fox News amid […]

  • Former ‘Deadliest Catch’ cast member arrested in Phoenix for car theft, drugs

    PHOENIX (AP) — A former reality television star has been arrested in Phoenix for alleged vehicle theft and drug possession. Phoenix police say 31-year-old Jacob Harris was released on his own recognizance Monday after his initial court appearance. He faces a May 5 status conference. Harris was on Discovery channel’s “Deadliest Catch” series. According to court documents, Harris traveled from Washington state to Arizona with a female companion and was staying at a Phoenix hotel. The unidentified woman called police […]

  • Trump backs away from demand for border wall money

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stepped back Monday from demanding a down payment for his border wall in must-past spending legislation, potentially removing a major obstacle to a bipartisan deal just days ahead of a government shutdown deadline. Trump told a gathering of around 20 conservative media reporters Monday evening that he would be willing to return to the wall funding issue in September, according to two people who were in the room. They spoke on condition of anonymity […]

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    12 men arrested in online child sex sting operation

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have arrested and charged 12 men in connection with an online child sex sting operation south of Seattle. The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office says the men were charged Monday with crimes including attempted child rape, communication with a minor for immoral purposes and commercial sexual abuse of a minor. The Washington State Patrol’s Missing and Exploited Children’s Task Force arrested the men during the operation in which undercover law enforcement officers communicated on the internet […]

  • Powerful 7.1 quake shakes central Chile, no damage reported

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck off central Chile’s coast Monday evening, but there were no reports of injuries or damage and authorities ruled out the possibility of a tsunami. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered in the Pacific about 22 miles (35 kilometers) west of the port city of Valparaiso and hit around 6:40 p.m. Buildings swayed in Santiago, the capital 70 miles (115 kilometers) miles to the east. Chile’s emergency services […]

  • Beloved 600-year-old white oak tree takes final bow

    A white oak tree that has watched over a New Jersey community for hundreds of years began its final bow Monday. Residents fondly remembered the go-to spot for formal photos, a landmark for driving directions and the remarkable piece of natural history.

  • Grand opening of casino near Portland causes big traffic jam

    PORTLAND, Ore. — The rain couldn’t keep gamblers away from the Ilani Casino. Monday’s opening of the casino near La Center, Washington, caused an eight-mile traffic backup on northbound Interstate 5. The Washington State Department of Transportation says all of the casino’s 3,000 parking spaces were taken, forcing traffic to back up onto the freeway. Clark Co – NB I5 – Traffic starts stacking from La Center to the I5/I205 JCT & BEYOND! Casino parking lot is FULL! Be prepared…slow going! […]