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  • Jordan to Cancel ‘Marry the Victim’ Clause Shielding Rapists

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A pregnant 15-year-old who had been raped by a brother-in-law decided to marry her attacker, hoping this would shield her from other male relatives who might kill her in the name of “family honor.” A young woman was taken into protective custody after being stabbed 17 times by a brother who accused her of bringing “shame” to the family for running away from an abusive husband. Jail, forced marriage or the risk of getting killed by […]

  • Over 120 People Buried By Massive Southwest China Landslide

    BEIJING (AP) — More than 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said. The landslide, which came from a mountain, engulfed a cluster of 62 homes and a hotel in the village of Xinmo in Mao County at about 6 a.m., the Sichuan provincial government said. Officials said 1.6 kilometers (1 mile) of road were […]

  • Justin Gatlin Holds Off Youngsters to Win 100 at USATF Championships

    SACRAMENTO (AP) — Justin Gatlin showed the youngsters that age is just a number. As in, get down the track quick and post a good one. A changing of the guard? Not on his watch. The 35-year-old Gatlin surged past up-and-comer Christian Coleman to win the 100 meters on Friday night at the U.S. track and field championships. To celebrate, Gatlin sidestepped back down the track. At 21 and coming off an NCAA title, Coleman was the sprinter all set […]

  • Governor Brown Stops Parole for Charles Manson Follower

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has blocked parole for Charles Manson follower and convicted killer Bruce Davis. Brown’s rejection issued late Friday night is the fifth time Davis has been recommended for parole by a state panel only to see it blocked by a governor. In February, the parole panel recommended the 74-year-old Davis be released. In rejecting Davis’s parole yet again, Brown wrote that it is the rare case where the heinousness of the crime is […]

  • California Assembly Leader Shelves Single-Payer Health Plan

    SACRAMENTO (AP) — The leader of the California Assembly says he does not have plans to take up single-payer health care this year. Democratic Speaker Anthony Rendon said Friday the Senate bill to create a government-funded health care system in California is “woefully incomplete.” The bill lays out a plan for a government-run health system in California but doesn’t include a way to pay for it. Rendon says the bill also doesn’t adequately address delivery of care and cost. The […]

  • Huge, Homely Mastiff Named Martha Wins World’s Ugliest Dog

    PETALUMA (AP) — A 125-pound gentle giant named Martha on Friday night was crowned the winner of the 29th annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. The gassy Neapolitan Mastiff was a favorite of the Northern California crowd from the start, often plopping down on her side on stage with her droopy face spread across the ground when she was supposed to be showing off. She was rescued when she was nearly blind, but after several surgeries can see again, according to […]

  • Police: UPS Shooter in San Francisco Armed with Stolen Guns

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco UPS driver who killed three colleagues in a shooting rampage at a company warehouse was armed with two stolen guns and appeared to target his victims, police said Friday. Police Commander Greg McEachern told a news conference that investigators have not yet determined Jimmy Lam’s motive, but “the shooting appeared purposeful and targeted.” Lam, 38, shot and killed three fellow drivers and wounded two others before killing himself in front of police in […]

  • LA-Area Father Arrested on Suspicion of Killing Missing Son

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says the father of a 5-year-old who has been missing for two months has been arrested on suspicion of his son’s murder. The department said in a statement that 35-year-old Aramazd Andressian Sr. was arrested on Friday afternoon in Las Vegas and is being held there on $10 million bail. The statement gave no details on what evidence led to Andressian’s arrest. A news conference is scheduled for Monday. Investigators […]

  • Depp’s ‘Assassin’ Comments the Latest in Celebrity Anger

    NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Depp apologized Friday for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using violent imagery when dealing with the president. “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” Depp asked the crowd at Glastonbury Festival, in reference to the death of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth in 1865. The 54-year-old “Pirates of the Caribbean” star then added: “I want to clarify, […]