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RIVERSIDE, Calif. | California man exonerated, 2 arrested in 1998 killing

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A Southern California man wrongly convicted of murdering his lover two decades ago has been exonerated and new arrests have been made in the case, authorities said Monday. Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin announced the arrests of Googie Harris and Joaquin Leal in the 1998 strangling of Terry Cheek, whose body … Continue reading RIVERSIDE, Calif. | California man exonerated, 2 arrested in 1998 killing

KAMPALA, Uganda | 34 die in Uganda mudslides triggered by heavy rains

KAMPALA, Uganda — At least 34 people have died in mudslides triggered by torrential rains in a mountainous area of eastern Uganda that is prone to such disasters, a Red Cross official said Friday. More victims are likely to be discovered when rescue reams access all the affected areas in the foothills of Mountain Elgon, … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | 34 die in Uganda mudslides triggered by heavy rains

KABUL, Afghanistan | Official: Suicide bomber kills candidate in upcoming polls

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber on Tuesday struck the home of a candidate in Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections later this month, killing the candidate and seven other people, a provincial official said. The candidate, Saleh Mohammad Achekzai, was holding a meeting at the time of the attack, which also killed several of his bodyguards, Attahullah … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Official: Suicide bomber kills candidate in upcoming polls

RUSE, Bulgaria | The Latest: Arrest made in connection to Bulgarian slaying

RUSE, Bulgaria— The Latest on the slaying of a female journalist in Bulgaria (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Bulgarian national radio reports that a suspect has been arrest in connection with the slaying of Bulgarian television reporter Viktoria Marinova, whose body was found dumped after she highlighted possible government corruption. Tuesday’s report said that according … Continue reading RUSE, Bulgaria | The Latest: Arrest made in connection to Bulgarian slaying

SAN JOSE, Calif. | Ducks spoil Karlsson’s Sharks debut with 5-2 win in opener

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Tomas Hertl scored a short-handed goal for the highlight reel and the Shark Tank started rocking on opening night. Then the Anaheim Ducks responded almost immediately and took over the game to spoil the party in San Jose. John Gibson made 31 saves to keep the Ducks in the game through … Continue reading SAN JOSE, Calif. | Ducks spoil Karlsson’s Sharks debut with 5-2 win in opener

NEW YORK | Marty Balin, founder of Jefferson Airplane, dies at 76

NEW YORK — Marty Balin, a patron of the 1960s “San Francisco Sound” both as founder and lead singer of the Jefferson Airplane and co-owner of the club where the Airplane and other Bay Area bands performed, has died. He was 76. Balin died Thursday in Tampa, Florida, on the way to the hospital, spokesman … Continue reading NEW YORK | Marty Balin, founder of Jefferson Airplane, dies at 76

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Everybody survives plane’s crash-landing in Pacific lagoon

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Dozens of passengers and crew have survived a plane’s crash-landing in a Pacific lagoon. The Air Niugini plane hit the water short of the runway Friday morning while trying to land at Chuuk Island in the Federated States of Micronesia. The airline said in a brief statement everybody aboard the Boeing … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Everybody survives plane’s crash-landing in Pacific lagoon

OXNARD, Calif. | Former WBC welterweight champ Victor Ortiz charged with rape

OXNARD, Calif.— Former welterweight champion Victor Ortiz has been charged with raping a woman inside a home in March. Police in Oxnard say the 31-year-old Ortiz turned himself in to Ventura County Sheriffs on Tuesday afternoon. Police say the district attorney filed charges after a months-long investigation, and Ortiz surrendered after a warrant was issued … Continue reading OXNARD, Calif. | Former WBC welterweight champ Victor Ortiz charged with rape