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SEATTLE | Police, FBI probe suspected white supremacist attack on DJ

SEATTLE  — The FBI is helping investigate an attack by several suspected white supremacists on a black disc jockey at a tavern in Washington state over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Seven men and one woman were arrested for investigation of assault, hate crimes and other allegations early Saturday in Lynnwood, according to the Snohomish … Continue reading SEATTLE | Police, FBI probe suspected white supremacist attack on DJ

CONCORD, N.H. | Dartmouth sued following professor misconduct allegations

CONCORD, N.H.— Dartmouth College was sued Thursday for allegedly allowing three professors to create a culture in their department that encouraged drunken parties and subjected female students to harassment, groping and sexual assault. Seven women filed the lawsuit in federal court in New Hampshire against the elite college’s trustees. It contends that professors William Kelley, … Continue reading CONCORD, N.H. | Dartmouth sued following professor misconduct allegations

MALIBU, Calif. | Some Southern California fire evacuations lifted

MALIBU, Calif.— Some of the thousands of people who fled Southern California‘s huge wildfire were being allowed to return home, and traffic was flowing Monday on the major highway through the area after a closure of several days. Repopulation of some neighborhoods and the reopening of U.S. 101 west of Los Angeles began late Sunday, … Continue reading MALIBU, Calif. | Some Southern California fire evacuations lifted

MALIBU, Calif. | Southern California tally of burned homes expected to rise

MALIBU, Calif.  — Relief and heartache await those starting to return home to a Southern California wildfire zone. Eager to know the status of his house, 69-year-old Roger Kelly defied evacuation orders Sunday and hiked back into Seminole Springs, his lakeside mobile home community in the Santa Monica Mountains north of Malibu. His got the … Continue reading MALIBU, Calif. | Southern California tally of burned homes expected to rise

DAMASCUS, Syria | Ex-IS captive says son died in her lap from militant fire

DAMASCUS, Syria— A Syrian woman captured by Islamic State militants said her 8-year-old son died in her lap after the extremists shot him and his cousin during a military operation to liberate them more than 100 days after they were kidnapped. Najwa Abu Ammar, 35, was kidnapped with her two sons and daughter and nearly … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Ex-IS captive says son died in her lap from militant fire

SANTA ANA, Calif. | California man pleads not guilty in killing of gay student

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A Southern California man pleaded not guilty on Friday to the murder of a gay University of Pennsylvania student in a hate crime. Samuel Woodward, a 21-year-old from Newport Beach, California, entered the plea during a hearing in Orange County Superior Court. Bail was previously set at $5 million but Judge … Continue reading SANTA ANA, Calif. | California man pleads not guilty in killing of gay student

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. | The Latest: Cal Lutheran cancels classes after bar shooting

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.— The Latest on a shooting at a bar in Southern California (all times local): 6:20 a.m. California Lutheran University has canceled classes following a shooting at nearby bar where some of the college’s students were attending a country music dance night. The Cal Lutheran website says the university community is invited to … Continue reading THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. | The Latest: Cal Lutheran cancels classes after bar shooting

ST. LOUIS | Ferguson protester blames son’s death on lynching

ST. LOUIS— Authorities are investigating the death of a Ferguson protester’s son as a suicide, although a message on social media posted by his mother has sparked assertions that it was a lynching. Melissa McKinnies, who was active in the St. Louis suburb after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in 2014, posted the … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | Ferguson protester blames son’s death on lynching