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  • Man Suspected of Killing University of Utah Student Was Registered Sex Offender: Records

    A University of Utah student and track athlete who was shot and killed on campus by a former boyfriend had filed a police complaint against him after she learned he was a sex offender and broke off the relationship, authorities said Tuesday. Investigators had been working to build a case after receiving the report from 21-year-old Lauren McCluskey, a senior from Pullman, Washington, university police chief Dale Brophy said. He declined to disclose further details on the report. The victim’s […]

  • Voting booths are seen in a file photo. (Credit: iStock / Getty Images Plus)

    Noncitizens, Including Undocumented Immigrants, Can Vote in San Francisco School Board Race

    San Francisco will become the largest city in the United States and one of only a handful nationwide to allow noncitizens, including people in the country illegally, to vote in a local election in November. They are only allowed to vote in the city school board race, and the fear that their information may reach U.S. officials appears to be stronger than the desire to have a say in their children’s education. Only 35 noncitizens have signed up to vote […]

  • Newly unsealed FBI documents shed light on the life of Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza. (Credit: Western Connecticut State University)

    Sandy Hook Shooter’s Writings, Other Belongings Ordered Released to Public

    Police must release disturbing writings and other belongings of the Newtown school shooter to the public because they are not exempt from the state’s open record laws, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The justices issued a 5-0 decision in favor of The Hartford Courant and state Freedom of Information Commission, whose order to police to release shooter Adam Lanza’s belongings had been overturned by a lower court judge. It’s not immediately clear when the items will be released. Lanza, […]

  • Workers protect a storefront with wood panels at the Mazatlan port in Sinaloa state, Sinaloa state, Mexico, on October 22, 2018, before the arrival of Hurricane Willa. (Credit: ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

    With 125 MPH Winds, Hurricane Willa Heads for Tourist Resort of Mazatlan on Mexico’s Pacific Coast

    Hurricane Willa roared into a cluster of Mexican islands holding a prison colony and headed for a Tuesday afternoon collision with a stretch of the country’s Pacific coast, its 125 mph (205 kph) winds and high waves threatening high-rise resorts, surfing beaches and fishing villages. Willa briefly reached Category 5 strength on Monday, then weakened to a Category 3. But the U.S. National Hurricane Center warned that it was still likely to bring life-threatening storm surge, wind and rain to […]

  • A general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama, on December 15, 2014. (Credit: MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP/Getty Images)

    Turkish President Says Saudis Plotted Journalist’s Killing for Days

    Saudi officials murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in their Istanbul consulate after plotting his death for days, Turkey’s president said Tuesday, contradicting Saudi Arabia’s explanation that the writer was accidentally killed. He demanded that the kingdom reveal the identities of all involved, regardless of rank. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also said he wants Saudi Arabia to allow 18 suspects that it detained for the Saudi’s killing to be tried in Turkish courts, setting up further complications with the Saudi government, which […]

  • Pope Francis arrives for a private audience with Colombia's President at the Vatican on October 22, 2018. (Credit: TONY GENTILE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Issue of Married Catholic Priests Gains Traction Amid Sex Abuse Scandal

    As the Vatican copes with the growing clergy sex abuse scandal and declining number of priests worldwide, it is laying the groundwork to open formal debate on an issue that has long been taboo: opening up the priesthood to married men in parts of the world where clergy are scarce. Pope Francis has convened a meeting of South American bishops next year focusing on the plight of the church in the Amazon, a vast territory served by far too few […]

  • Authorities Expand Ground Search, Seek 2 Vehicles in Missing Wisconsin Girl’s Case

    The search for a missing 13-year-old girl whose parents were killed in the family’s northwestern Wisconsin home is expanding Tuesday with as many as 2,000 volunteers expected to comb the area. The new ground search for Jayme Closs comes several days after an effort with 100 volunteers turned up nothing. Jayme has been missing since Oct. 15 , when deputies responding to a 911 call found someone had broken into the family’s home in Barron and shot James and Denise Closs to death. Authorities […]

  • LGBT activists from the National Center for Transgender Equality, partner organizations and their supporters hold rally in front of the White House on Oct. 22, 2018. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    LGBT Leaders React With Fury to Report That Trump Administration Is Considering New Definition of Gender

    LGBT leaders across the U.S. reacted with fury Monday to a report that the Trump administration is considering adoption of a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans. “I feel very threatened, but I am absolutely resolute,” Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Rights, said at a news conference convened by more than a dozen activist leaders. “We will stand up and be resilient, and we […]

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    SoCal Gas Agrees to $46M Settlement After Air Force Capt. on Motorcycle Was Struck, Dragged by Company Pickup in Hawthorne

    Southern California Gas Co. on Monday agreed to pay $46 million to settle a lawsuit by a motorcyclist who was struck and badly injured by a company driver who suffered an epileptic seizure. U.S. Air Force Capt. Jason Lo was stopped at a red light in suburban Hawthorne on Feb. 13, 2017, when a SoCal Gas pickup truck struck him from behind. Lo and his motorcycle were wedged under the truck and dragged for more than 430 feet, police said. […]