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  1. Police looking for suspect in Central Park rape

    09.22 / 03:22 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    NEW YORK (AP) — Police are investigating a reported rape this week in Central Park. It happened on Monday at about 9 p.m. near West 110th Street and Lenox Avenue. Police say a man approached a 35-year-old woman and offered to walk her home. As they walked through Central Park, police say the man brandished […
  2. 20-year sentence hand man for attack on 94-year-old veteran

    09.22 / 03:22 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    CHICAGO (AP) — A 20-year prison sentence was handed a Chicago man who pleaded guilty to attacking a 94-year-old World War II veteran. Olajuwon Claiborne was tearful as he apologized Thursday to the now 95-year-old Josephine Regnier before being sentenced by a Cook County judge. Regnier was attacked last December outside her home in Chicago’s […
  3. Woman injured by broken bank door awarded $4.5 million

    09.22 / 03:22 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A DuPage County jury has awarded $4.5 million to an Aurora woman injured when a metal door closer at a suburban Chicago bank detached and struck her in the head. Amy Skinger entered a Wells Fargo branch office in Aurora in 2012 when the door closer detached and knocked her to […
  4. Granite City port getting $700,000 federal grant

    09.22 / 03:22 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) — America’s Central Port in the Mississippi River town of Granite City is receiving a $700,000 federal grant for rail and roadway improvements to spur business growth in the region. In a news release, the U.S. Economic Development Administration says the project will help pay for the construction of about 2,200 […
  5. Idaho gubernatorial candidates kicks off 44 county tour

    09.22 / 03:22 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist laid out his political agenda to hundreds of supporters while kicking off his statewide tour to visit all of Idaho’s 44 counties in 44 days. Ahlquist, a Boise businessman who is running for political office for the first time, held the campaign rally Thursday in Meridian […
  6. Police shoot rifle-wielding man at North Texas city hall

    09.22 / 02:23 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    JOSEPHINE, Texas (AP) — Authorities say police officers at a tiny North Texas town’s city hall shot a man who refused to put down his rifle. A spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety said Thursday night that officers in the town of Josephine gave “verbal commands” to a person carrying a rifle and […
  7. Megyn Kelly hopes for a Trump-free zone with new show

    09.22 / 02:23 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    NEW YORK (AP) — Megyn Kelly says she left Fox News Channel to bring more joy to her life. NBC hopes that starting Monday, she can spread some to the network and its viewers. The former Fox News Channel star and Donald Trump foil debuts her talk show at 9 a.m. EDT, nestled into the […
  8. Calif. man convicted of gas station attendant’s 1978 killing

    09.22 / 02:23 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 60-year-old man has been convicted of murder in the slaying of a Palmdale, California, gas station attendant who was kidnapped, raped and killed nearly 40 years ago. Jurors found Neal Antoine Matthews guilty Thursday of first-degree murder. He was also convicted of special circumstance allegations of murder during a robbery, […
  9. Chicago street gang indicted on federal racketeering charges

    09.22 / 02:23 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    CHICAGO (AP) — Federal racketeering charges have been filed against nine members of a Chicago street gang, alleging they participated in a criminal organization that killed six people. One member of the Four Corner Hustlers, Labar Spann, is accused of participating in all six alleged murders committed to protect drug-dealing territories on Chicago’s West and […
  10. Law firm’s Ukraine work, tied to Manafort, under scrutiny

    09.22 / 01:32 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    The Justice Department is asking prominent law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom about a report it prepared for Paul J. Manafort that was used by allies of the Russia-backed former president of…
  11. Albuquerque man indicted in rape, kidnapping of teen in 2013

    09.22 / 01:32 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has been indicted in the alleged sexual assault and kidnapping of a Rio Rancho teenager in 2013. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Thursday that the Bernalillo County grand jury indicted Eli Kronenanker on four counts of criminal sexual penetration plus single counts of kidnapping, aggravated assault […
  12. Denver marijuana rally organizer appeals permit being pulled

    09.22 / 01:32 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    DENVER (AP) — The organizer of Denver’s 4/20 Rally is fighting back against the city after it permanently pulled his permit and placed him under a three-year ban on applying for future permits. KMGH-TV reported (http://bit.ly/2xyLWWO ) Wednesday that Parks officials say 44-year-old Miguel Lopez’s rally violated trash, food, security and noise limit requirements. But […
  13. Dead body found in rubble after mobile home fire in Phoenix

    09.22 / 01:32 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a dead body has been found in the charred rubble of a mobile home fire in Phoenix. Phoenix Fire Department officials say the blaze broke out around 3 p.m. Thursday near 14th Street and Bell Road. Crews arrived to find the single mobile home unit already well-involved with flames starting […
  14. New Mexico insurance regulator opposes GOP health overhaul

    09.22 / 00:33 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top insurance regulator says a Republican drive to erase the Affordable Care Act would cripple the state’s efforts to provide health coverage to the poor. Insurance Superintendent John Franchini says the so-called Graham-Cassidy bill would greatly hinder New Mexico’s efforts to provide health care to individuals and families […
  15. Alabama lawyer sentenced for misappropriating over $35K

    09.22 / 00:33 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An Alabama lawyer has been sentenced to five years of probation for misappropriating funds from a volunteer legal services group. A federal judge in Nashville also sentenced 48-year-old Kelli Hogue Mauro to five months of home confinement and ordered to pay more than $10,000 in restitution. Her law license has also […
  16. Leaders: $271B needed for creaky Great Lakes water systems

    09.22 / 00:33 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — State leaders say the Great Lakes region needs to drastically improve public water systems. The Great Lakes Commission this week called for upgrading wastewater treatment plants, storm water pipes and drinking water filtration systems. The commission, which represents the region’s eight states, says a conservative cost estimate is $271 billion. Chairman […
  17. California girl hit by car walking to bus stop awarded $36M

    09.22 / 00:33 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A California jury has awarded $36.1 million to the family of an 11-year-old girl who was seriously injured when she was struck by a car while crossing the street to board a school bus. Attorneys for Isabella Escamilla Sanchez say the San Bernardino jury reached a verdict Thursday afternoon. Sanchez […
  18. Indiana DNR: Dry weather could shorten fall foliage display

    09.22 / 00:33 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State forestry officials say Indiana’s recent dry spell could shorten and dim the state’s fall foliage season. The state Department of Natural Resources says the brightest fall colors are produced by bright, warm days, cool nights and moist soils. While the entire state has enjoyed bright, warm days, the DNR says scant […
  19. US government will appeal order blocking Iraqi deportations

    09.21 / 23:35 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government says it will appeal an order that suspended the deportation of 1,400 people to Iraq. It’s unclear why the Justice Department waited nearly two months after the injunction was signed by a Detroit federal judge. The appeal notice was filed Thursday. In July, Judge Mark Goldsmith blocked the deportation […
  20. MCSO identifies armed man who was shot by deputy in Tonopah

    09.21 / 23:35 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    TONPAH, Ariz. (AP) — Maricopa County authorities have identified an armed man who was shot and wounded by a sheriff’s deputy during an encounter outside a home in Tonopah. They say 36-year-old Michael Bilinski remains hospitalized with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. Sheriff’s officials say Bilinski is facing two counts of aggravated assault with […