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  • Deadly salmonella outbreak linked to papayas

    Forty-seven people in 12 states have become infected with salmonella believed to be linked to yellow Maradol papayas, federal health officials said Friday.

  • 9 people dead after sweltering tractor-trailer found at San Antonio Walmart

    At least nine people are dead after a phone call from a Walmart employee led to the discovery of dozens of people severely injured in the back of a tractor-trailer in Texas early Sunday, authorities said.

  • Actor John Heard, of ‘Home Alone’ movies, dies at 71

    Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the “Home Alone” movies, has died, the Santa Clara County, California, medical examiner’s office said. The medical examiner’s office said the actor was 71, but other reports list his age as 72. He died Friday. While his role as Peter McCallister endeared him to generations of moviegoers in a singular way, Heard had a versatile and prolific career on stage as well as in movies and television. Heard was a […]

  • White House demands release of U.S. prisoners in Iran or face ‘serious consequences’

    WASHINGTON — The White House is demanding the release of all Americans currently being held in Iran and says President Donald Trump is “prepared to impose new and serious” consequences on the country if they are not released and returned. A statement released by the White House Friday said the Trump administration is “redoubling” its efforts to bring home Americans “unjustly detained” abroad. The statement mentioned three Americans specifically by name: Robert Levinson and Siamak and Baquer Namazi. Levinson has […]

  • Minneapolis police chief resigns in wake of fatal shooting of Australian woman

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday amid calls for new leadership in the department following last week’s shooting death of an unarmed Australian woman by a police officer. In a statement released Friday, Harteau said: “I’ve decided I am willing to step aside to let a fresh set of leadership eyes see what more can be done for the MPD to be the very best it can be.” Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said she asked for […]

  • Linkin Park cancels tour after Chester Bennington’s death

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The band Linkin Park canceled its North American tour Friday after its lead singer, Chester Bennington, killed himself the day before. “We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington. The Linkin Park One More Light North American Tour has been canceled and refunds are available at point of purchase. Our thoughts go out to all those affected,” tour promoter Live Nation said in a statement. Winter says a half-empty bottle of alcohol […]

  • Man admits cutting up, hiding 18-year-old’s body in suitcase after she died of overdose

    SALT LAKE CITY (KSL) — A man accused of cutting up the body of a Colorado woman and hiding her remains in a suitcase after she overdosed pleaded guilty to reduced charges Tuesday. Raymond Cordova, 50, pleaded guilty to desecration of a dead human body, reduced from a second-degree felony to a third-degree felony, and obstructing justice, a third-degree felony. Prosecutors have agreed to recommend that he be sentenced to two prison terms of up to five years and that […]

  • Trump Jr., Manafort reach deal with Senate panel to avoid public hearing

    WASHINGTON — The leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee have cut a deal with President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to avoid a high-profile public hearing next week, with the two men agreeing to provide records to the panel and to be privately interviewed ahead of any public session. In a joint statement, panel Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking member Dianne Feinstein said, “(W)e will not issue subpoenas for them tonight requiring […]

  • O.J. Simpson moved to another cell away from inmates

    Prison officials in Nevada announced Friday they have moved O.J. Simpson to a new cell and away from any inmates who might want to hurt or harass him in the months before he is set to be released. A Nevada parole board on Thursday decided Simpson should be freed after the former NFL star apologized for his role in a 2007 armed robbery, said he’d been a model prisoner and promised that he’d have no conflicts if released. Brooke Keast, […]

  • Fire near Yosemite has destroyed 58 homes, displaced thousands

    About an hour’s drive outside California’s Yosemite National Park, the Mariposa Lodge was empty Friday, save for front desk clerk Sara Beskind. A wildfire has been burning for five days, forcing Mariposa’s 2,000 residents to evacuate. With the fire kept outside the town for now, Beskind says she and others with jobs in town are allowed past roadblocks that keep others out. Her chief reason for working Friday: answering the phone, canceling Friday-night reservations for would-be guests and telling them […]