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SAN FRANCISCO | Koko the gorilla, who learned sign language, dies at 46

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Koko the gorilla, whose remarkable sign-language ability and motherly attachment to pet cats helped change the world’s views about the intelligence of animals and their capacity for empathy, has died at 46. Koko was taught sign language from an early age as a scientific test subject and eventually learned more than … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Koko the gorilla, who learned sign language, dies at 46

RIVERSIDE, Calif | California parents accused of shackling kids to face trial

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Thursday ordered a California couple to face trial on torture and child abuse charges after prosecutors presented evidence their children were subjected to years of filth, starvation and cruelty that included beatings with a wooden paddle and caging them as punishment. Riverside County Superior Court Judge Bernard Schwartz … Continue reading RIVERSIDE, Calif | California parents accused of shackling kids to face trial

Oklahoma News: Oklahoma City Pair, GERMAINE COULTER and ELIZABETH ANDRADE Charged with Child Sex Trafficking

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oa. – A federal grand jury has charged GERMAINE COULTER, SR., 45, and ELIZABETH ANDRADE, 35, both of Oklahoma City, with child sex trafficking and conspiracy to sex traffic a child, announced Robert J. Troester, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma. On June 20, 2018, the grand jury returned … Continue reading Oklahoma News: Oklahoma City Pair, GERMAINE COULTER and ELIZABETH ANDRADE Charged with Child Sex Trafficking

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Timothy L. Jennings Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Robbing Banks in Downtown Washington

Defendant Committed the Crimes Soon After Release from Prison for Other Bank Robberies WASHINGTON – Timothy L. Jennings, Sr., 61, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to five years in prison for robbing two banks in downtown Washington, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu, Matthew J. DeSarno, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Washington … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Timothy L. Jennings Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Robbing Banks in Downtown Washington

New Jersey News: Pennsylvania Man, Jeremy Hare Charged With Defrauding Lending Company Of More Than $400,000

NEWARK, N.J. – The president of a staffing company was arrested this morning for allegedly used phony invoices and time cards to defraud a commercial finance lending company of $400,000, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jeremy Hare, 47, of Philadelphia, is charged by complaint with one count of wire fraud. He is scheduled to appear … Continue reading New Jersey News: Pennsylvania Man, Jeremy Hare Charged With Defrauding Lending Company Of More Than $400,000

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia | On a roll in Russia, Mexico begs World Cup fans to behave

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Mexico’s biggest worry at the World Cup may be its fans instead of its next opponent, struggling South Korea. The Mexican football federation was fined 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,000) and warned of further sanctions over a chant by supporters considered to be homophobic during the opening game against Germany. Fans in … Continue reading ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia | On a roll in Russia, Mexico begs World Cup fans to behave

SAN FRANCISCO | California utility expects to pay $2.5 billion for wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California utility said Thursday that it expects to pay at least $2.5 billion in connection with deadly wildfires that whipped through wine country last October — some of them ignited by its fallen power lines. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. also warned that its liability could be considerably higher … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | California utility expects to pay $2.5 billion for wildfires

CROMWELL, Conn | Zach Johnson holds early lead at Travelers Championship

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Zach Johnson has shot a first-round 63 to take an early lead at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut. The former Masters and British Open champion birdied six straight holes on the back nine and finished 7 under par, one shot ahead of American Peter Malnati. Brooks Koepka followed his U.S. Open … Continue reading CROMWELL, Conn | Zach Johnson holds early lead at Travelers Championship