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  1. The Latest: Police seek tips request on Ohio slayings of 8

    06.19 / 22:13 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    Investigators are asking for information about four former Ohio residents as part of their investigation into the unsolved slaying of eight family members last year. Authorities on Monday said they're seeking details on personal or business interactions and conversations with the four who once lived near the victims in southern Ohio. Investigators are asking for information about four former Ohio residents as part of their investigation into the unsolved slaying of eight family members…
  2. The Latest: Man held in Virginia girl's death is Salvadoran

    06.19 / 22:13 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    Immigration officials have lodged a detainer on a man accused of killing a Muslim girl who was walking with friends to her mosque between Ramadan prayers. Detainers are lodged on people arrested on criminal charges who are believed to have either entered the country illegally or violated the terms of their legal status. Police in Virginia say "road rage" prompted the killing of a teenage Muslim girl who was walking with friends to her mosque this weekend. Police in Fairfax, Virginia are…
  3. Authorities: Death of Arizona prison inmate may be homicide

    06.19 / 22:13 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    Arizona Department of Corrections officials say Red Rock Correctional Center staff found 49-year-old Richard Slaughter unconscious in his assigned housing location on June 2. Corrections officials say Slaughter was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison earlier this year out of Santa Cruz County for unlawful distribution of images and resisting …
  4. The Latest: Tennessee courthouse shooting suspect has died

    06.19 / 22:13 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says the suspect in a shooting that left two deputies injured at a courthouse has died. Lucky Knott, a spokesman for the Coffee County Sheriff's Office, said an inmate who was in the courthouse for a scheduled hearing grabbed a deputy's gun and fired. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said on Twitter that two Coffee County deputies were injured in the shooting Monday afternoon and are undergoing medical…
  5. Family, friends: Sailor killed in Japan set to retire soon

    06.19 / 22:13 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    CLEVELAND (AP) — Family and friends of a Navy sailor from Ohio say he was just months away from retiring and was thinking about becoming an auto mechanic when he was killed last weekend in a collision between a destroyer and a container ship off Japan. Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37 was among seven sailors killed aboard the USS Fitzgerald when a Philippine-flagged container ship collided with it early Saturday. The Navy didn't immediately respond Monday to messages s…
  6. Uncertain future in House for Senate's Russia sanctions bill

    06.19 / 21:16 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation that would hit Russia with economic sanctions and limit President Donald Trump's authority to lift the penalties faces an uncertain future in the House. The sanctions package is aimed at rebuking Russia for meddling in the presidential election and for its destabilizing actions in Syria and U…
  7. Appeals court: State can't appeal highway funding decision

    06.19 / 21:16 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    (AP) — A federal appellate panel has dismissed state officials' efforts to obtain federal funding to expand a highway between Fond du Lac and Sheboygan. The group argued a federal environmental impact statement was incomplete and without it the federal government couldn't release any m…
  8. 3-year global coral bleaching event over, but still bad

    06.19 / 20:20 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. scientists announced Monday that a record global coral reef bleaching event has finally ended after three years. NOAA coral reef watch coordinator C. Mark Eakin says the forecast damage doesn't look widespread in the Indian Ocean, so the event loses its global s…
  9. Health insurers propose 2018 rate increase in Washington

    06.19 / 20:20 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    The insurance commissioner's office said that 11 health insurers filed 71 health plans for the state's individual and family health insurance market. [...] insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler announced Monday afternoon that after he reached out to various insurance companies, Premera Blue Cross decided to offer two individual health plans to consumers in Grays Harbor…
  10. What's next for woman convicted of manslaughter in suicide

    06.19 / 19:22 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    BOSTON (AP) — The unprecedented manslaughter conviction of a young woman who as a teenager sent text messages encouraging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself seems destined to be appealed after it sparked intense debate over free speech, virtual presence and modern forms of communication. Legal experts say the judge may take into account Carter's mental health issues in crafting a sentence toward the lower end of the range. Cavallaro said she doesn't believe Carter has a strong case o…
  11. Trinidad & Tobago to close schools, offices ahead of storm

    06.19 / 19:22 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — The Caribbean island of Trinidad & Tobago is closing public schools and government offices as heavy thunderstorms approach the region. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the cluster is forecast to become a tropical storm by Monday night or early T…
  12. Police: Man suffers split ear in beheading attempt

    06.19 / 19:22 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    SENECA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a woman put a plastic bag over a South Carolina's man head and tried to decapitate him with a large knife but he survived with a split ear. Oconee County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jimmy Watt said in a news release Monday that 40-year-old April Townsend is accused of attacking David Mitchum in a Seneca home that she also set on f…
  13. Car accidents spike during I-69 construction in Indiana

    06.19 / 19:22 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    (AP) — There has been a rise in car accidents on an Indiana highway since construction began more than two years ago. Accidents are more likely to occur in construction zones due to rerouted traffic, stopped traffic and lane changes, according to Indiana Department of Transportation officials. The project was scheduled to finish in October but has seen multiple delays caused by I-69 Development Partners, the contractor managing the project, state officials s…
  14. Judge in Minot murder case still to be determined

    06.19 / 18:16 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    MINOT, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota prosecutors and the defense attorneys of a Minot woman accused of helping her husband plan and cover up the killing of his ex-wife are arguing over which judge should hear the case. The Minot Daily News (http://bit.ly/2rJ0UrC ) reports Wilder was arrested in May and charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the 2015 death of Angila W…
  15. General: US and Moscow in delicate talks on Syria tensions

    06.19 / 18:16 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer said Monday that Washington and Moscow are in delicate discussions to tamp down tensions arising from the U.S. shootdown of a Syrian fighter jet, which the Russians called a violation of a U.S.-Russian understanding on avoiding air incidents. Russia's defense ministry said Monday that military aircraft flown by the U.S.-led coalition over Syrian government-controlled areas west of the Euphrates River will be tracked as potential t…
  16. Detroit-area girl mauled by raccoon continues to recover

    06.19 / 17:11 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    The Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/2rHZIoe ) reports that 14-year-old Charlotte Ponce was back at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak Thursday to add extra tissue to her ear, cheek, nose and upper lip. Charlotte was 3 months old when a pet raccoon sneaked into her crib and mauled her face, from her nose to her right…
  17. TX Forecast

    06.19 / 17:11 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    TX Forecast TX Forecast for Wednesday, June 21, 2017 City/Town;Weather Condition;High Temp (F);Low Temp (F);Wind Direction;Wind Speed (MPH);Humidity (%);Chance of Precip. (%);UV Index Alpine;Mostly sunny;93;64;SSE;6;40%;1%;12 Angleton;Partly sunny;93;75;NE;12;66%;74%;11 Austin;Mostly sunny and hot;98;74;ENE;6;53%;1%;10 Bay;Partly sunny;93;75;NE;8;66%;25%;11 Beaumont;A p.m. t-storm;91;73;NE;10;63%;78%;10 Burnet;Mostly sunny;93;69;NE;7;57%;25%;10 Castroville;Mostly…
  18. Alaska legislature works to avoid government shutdown

    06.19 / 16:14 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    Walker said he has not changed his mind about the need for new revenue to erase a $2.7 billion annual deficit, but the state has enough savings to cover that deficit for one year without significant consequences. The Senate Majority agrees with Walker's approach, while the House Majority appears to be standing firm in its requests for a plan that addresses both Alaska's long-term deficit and the government shutdown, the Juneau Empire reported (http://bit.ly/2tjEfiu ). While both the…
  19. Coroner: Cocaine among drugs found in Carrie Fisher's system

    06.19 / 16:14 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Fisher's autopsy report shows the actress had cocaine in her system when she fell ill on a plane last year, but investigators could not determine what impact the cocaine and other drugs found in her system had on her death. Coroner's officials ruled Fisher died from sleep apnea and a combination of other f…
  20. Police: 84 neglected Great Danes seized, most from mansion

    06.19 / 16:14 sfgate.com SFgate.com-National
    WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) — Police and animal welfare workers in New Hampshire say they've seized 84 neglected Great Danes, most of them from an eight-bedroom mansion that had floors covered with feces. Police said the case is "about reckless conduct, abhorrent behavior toward animals over profit, and scofflaw attitude about business p…