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  • Trump finds it ‘inconceivable’ his lawyer, Michael Cohen, would secretly tape him

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump said Saturday he finds it “inconceivable” that a lawyer would tape a client, as the president weighed in after the disclosure that in the weeks before the 2016 election, his then-personal attorney secretly recorded their discussion about a potential payment for a former Playboy model’s account of having an affair with Trump. The recording was part of a large collection of documents and electronic records seized by earlier this year by federal authorities from […]

  • 11-year-old girl rescued from Graham house fire has died

    GRAHAM, Wash. (AP) — An 11-year-old girl rescued from a burning home by firefighters in western Washington has died. The News Tribune reports in a story on Saturday that the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the death. Emergency crews responded to the home in Graham on Friday to find it engulfed in flames. Authorities say the girl was unable to escape on her own due to a disability. She was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where she later […]

  • LeBlanc, relievers shut down White Sox in Mariners’ 3-1 win

    SEATTLE (AP) — Wade LeBlanc and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox 3-1 on Friday night. LeBlanc (6-1) gave the Mariners 7 1/3 strong innings in the team’s first game after the All-Star break. LeBlanc surrendered two hits in the first, including Daniel Palka’s RBI double to center field, but gave up only two hits and a walk in his next 6 1/3 innings. He finished with a season-high 10 strikeouts. […]

  • 2nd fatality in Oregon wildfires is homeless man

    CENTRAL POINT, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Oregon say a second person has died in a wildfire there. The medical examiner’s office in Jackson County said Friday that a man found dead Thursday inside the perimeter of a wildfire in southwestern Oregon died in the blaze. Authorities previously were not sure if 60-year-old Robert Lee Walker died before the fire near Central Point, Oregon, or during it. Authorities say Walker was homeless and lived in an encampment by the river […]

  • Director James Gunn fired from ‘Guardians 3’ over old tweets

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Gunn was fired Friday as director of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” because of old tweets that recently emerged where he joked about subjects like pedophilia and rape. Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn said in a statement that the tweets are indefensible, and the studio has severed ties with Gunn. Gunn has been writer and director of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise from the start, taking an obscure Marvel Comics title about […]

  • Washington deputy fired because of Proud Boys apparel

    The Clark County Sheriff's Office has fired a deputy who was photographed wearing apparel affiliated with the Proud Boys, a far-right group known for white nationalist rhetoric.

  • 17 people, including children, dead after ‘Ride the Ducks’ boat capsizes on Missouri lake

    BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — Seventeen people, including children, died after a boat carrying tourists capsized and sank on a lake during a thunderstorm in a country music mecca in southwest Missouri, authorities said Friday. The Ride the Ducks boat sank on Table Rock Lake in Branson Thursday evening. Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jason Pace said 14 people survived, and that seven of them were injured. A spokeswoman for the Cox Medical Center Branson said four adults and three children […]

  • Ohio murderer’s death sentence commuted after extent of childhood abuse revealed

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Friday spared a condemned killer whose sentence was challenged after a juror came forward and said information about the extent of the inmate’s tough childhood wasn’t properly presented at trial. The Republican governor commuted the sentence of death row inmate Raymond Tibbetts to life without the possibility of parole, citing “fundamental flaws” in the sentencing portion of Tibbetts’ trial. “Specifically, the defense’s failure to present sufficient mitigating evidence, coupled with an […]

  • Statue honoring Chris Cornell to be erected in Seattle

    SEATTLE (AP) — The late grunge pioneer Chris Cornell will be remembered in the city where he was born. Cornell’s wife on Friday announced a statue will be erected Aug. 29 at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture. The announcement comes on what would have been Cornell’s 54th birthday. Vicky Cornell commissioned sculptor Nick Marras to create a life-size bronze statue of her late husband in his signature boots, dog tag and long locks. She says it is her family’s gift […]

  • Jury awards $640K to Federal Way man in officer excessive force case

    SEATTLE (AP) — A federal civil-rights jury has awarded a Federal Way man $640,000 after finding a Federal Way police officer used excessive force when arresting him at an accident scene in 2014. The Seattle Times reported that the jury gave Josiah Hunter $40,000 for the excessive-force claim and tacked on $600,000 in punitive damages, which U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman said could be awarded only if the panel found the officer’s conduct “was malicious, oppressive or in reckless disregard of […]