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LOS ANGELES | Official: More possible victims of California doctor found

LOS ANGELES — Investigators have identified three more possible victims after a California surgeon and his girlfriend were charged with drugging and raping two intoxicated women, prosecutors said Wednesday. Michelle Van Der Linden, a spokeswoman for the Orange County district attorney’s office, said prosecutors have received numerous calls since Tuesday, when the initial charges were … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Official: More possible victims of California doctor found

SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. | Wildfire closes key California highway through the weekend

SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST, Calif.— A stretch of a major interstate near the California-Oregon border will remain closed through the weekend as crews try to tame a wildfire roaring along the roadway, forcing truckers and other motorists to take lengthy detours, officials said Friday. The blaze that shut down 45 miles (72 kilometers) of Interstate 5 … Continue reading SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. | Wildfire closes key California highway through the weekend

MINNEAPOLIS | Report: Chinese billionaire Liu accused of felony rape

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minneapolis police report says the arrest of Chinese billionaire Liu Qiangdong, founder of the Beijing-based e-commerce site JD.com, was over a felony rape accusation. The report doesn’t provide details of the alleged incident. No charges have been filed against the billionaire, also known as Richard Liu. Jail records show he was arrested … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Report: Chinese billionaire Liu accused of felony rape

The Latest: 4 missing after Colorado River boat collision

MOABI REGIONAL PARK, Calif.  — The Latest on a boat collision on the Colorado River (all times local): 10:03 a.m. Authorities say four people are missing after two boats crashed on the Colorado River, ejecting more than a dozen people who were on board. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday that a boat carrying … Continue reading The Latest: 4 missing after Colorado River boat collision

MOSCOW | Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny detained in Moscow

MOSCOW — A spokeswoman for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he has been detained outside his home in Moscow. Kira Yarmysh said Navalny was detained early Saturday afternoon and taken to a nearby police station. She said she was not aware of the reason for his arrest. Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s most formidable political … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny detained in Moscow

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | World’s biggest shipping firm to test Russian Arctic route

COPENHAGEN, Denmark  — Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk says it will send a cargo vessel through the Russian Arctic for the first time as a result of melting sea ice. Janina von Spalding, spokeswoman for the world’s biggest shipping company, said Thursday the new ice class container vessel would embark on “a one-off trial designed … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | World’s biggest shipping firm to test Russian Arctic route

WASHINGTON | Melania Trump planning solo international swing to Africa

WASHINGTON — Melania Trump is planning her first big solo international swing with a trip through several African countries in October. The first lady told The Associated Press in a written statement Monday that she’s looking forward to learning about the issues that children living on the continent face, as well as appreciating Africa’s history … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Melania Trump planning solo international swing to Africa

HONOLULU | Judge rules against 3rd trial for US agent in fatal shooting

HONOLULU — A U.S. State Department agent who shot and killed a man in a Hawaii fast-food restaurant cannot be tried a third time, a U.S. judge ruled Friday. Hawaii prosecutors may not proceed with a retrial against Special Agent Christopher Deedy, U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu ruled. Prosecutors vowed to appeal. Deedy … Continue reading HONOLULU | Judge rules against 3rd trial for US agent in fatal shooting