SAN FRANCISCO | Feinstein takes heat over Trump, immigration in only debate

SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein talked up the knowledge and accomplishments that come from her long career in Washington during a debate Wednesday as her rival in the November election, fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon, suggested she’s to blame for dysfunction in Congress and the lack of action on immigration and climate change. … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Feinstein takes heat over Trump, immigration in only debate

PIERRE, S.D. | AP FACT CHECK: Noem lacks proof Sutton supports income tax

PIERRE, S.D.  — U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem is considered a favorite to become South Dakota’s first female governor after she easily won the deep red state’s June Republican primary. But Billie Sutton, a state senator and former professional rodeo cowboy who was paralyzed in a 2007 rodeo accident, has mounted a spirited challenge to be … Continue reading PIERRE, S.D. | AP FACT CHECK: Noem lacks proof Sutton supports income tax

MADISON, Wis. | Sheriff: Missing Wisconsin girl’s parents were shot to death

MADISON, Wis.  — Authorities say a missing Wisconsin girl’s parents were shot to death and that they believe she was in the home at the time. Police have been searching for 13-year-old Jayme Closs since early Monday, when deputies responding to a 911 call from her home in Barron found her parents, James and Denise … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Sheriff: Missing Wisconsin girl’s parents were shot to death

RALEIGH, N.C. | Conservationists ask court to step in as red wolf plan looms

RALEIGH, N.C. — Conservationists told a federal judge Wednesday that an imminent government plan to shrink the territory of the only red wolves living in the wild would hasten the animal’s extinction in violation of federal law. Lawyers for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, however, countered that new rules for the red wolf program, … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | Conservationists ask court to step in as red wolf plan looms

NEW YORK | Prosecutors disclose more misconduct by Weinstein detective

NEW YORK — A police detective already facing allegations that he coached a witness in Harvey Weinstein’s criminal sexual assault case was accused Wednesday of urging one of the movie mogul’s accusers to delete material from her cell phones before she handed them over to prosecutors. The Manhattan district attorney’s office detailed the alleged misconduct … Continue reading NEW YORK | Prosecutors disclose more misconduct by Weinstein detective

LOS ANGELES | Michael Buble shuts down rumors of retirement from music

LOS ANGELES— Michael Buble is shutting down rumors that he’s going to retire from music, saying he was misquoted in a recent interview. Buble told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he is not planning on retiring anytime soon. He disputes an Oct. 13 interview published in the Daily Mail that said he would quit … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Michael Buble shuts down rumors of retirement from music

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif | California surgeon, girlfriend face new rape, other charges

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — A California surgeon and his girlfriend were charged Wednesday with crimes against five additional victims in addition to two women they were previously charged with drugging and sexually assaulting. Dr. Grant Robicheaux, 38, and his girlfriend, Cerissa Riley, 31, were charged with rape by use of drugs, kidnapping with the intent … Continue reading NEWPORT BEACH, Calif | California surgeon, girlfriend face new rape, other charges

New Mexico News: Texas Man, Justin Riley Brafford Facing Federal Charges Arising Out of In-Flight Incident Resulting in Emergency Landing in New Mexico

Defendant Charged with Intimidating and Interfering with Flight Crew and Simple Assault of Fellow Passenger ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Justin Riley Brafford, 29, of Denton, Texas, made his initial appearance this morning in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., on a criminal complaint charging him with interfering with and intimidating members of a flight crew and flight … Continue reading New Mexico News: Texas Man, Justin Riley Brafford Facing Federal Charges Arising Out of In-Flight Incident Resulting in Emergency Landing in New Mexico