Nation
October 13

Airman convicted of kidnapping, killing Mennonite teacher

Sasha Krause loved words. She loved learning and translating them into different languages. She loved reading them in nursery rhymes and assembling them into poetry.
Nation
October 13

Adele says her new album, '30,' is being released Nov. 19

Six years after her last album, Adele revealed Wednesday that her new project, "30," will be released on Nov. 19.
Nation
October 13

USC ex-dean, LA politician charged with bribery scheme

Powerful Los Angeles politician Mark Ridley-Thomas and a former dean at the University of Southern California were charged Wednesday with a bribery scheme in which Ridley-Thomas promised to steer millions of dollars in contracts to the school if his son got a scholarship and a teaching job.
Nation
October 13

San Francisco hasn't approved any vaccine waiver for workers

About 800 San Francisco city workers have asked for medical or religions exemptions to avoid a looming deadline for them to get vaccinated or lose their jobs, but so far the city has not approved a single request, a human resources official said Wednesday.
Business
October 13

Civil rights activist, historian Timuel Black dies at 102

Civil rights activist, retired Chicago professor and historian Timuel Black has died at the age of 102.
Business
October 13

Judge: Purdue Pharma can resume groundwork on its settlement

A federal judge on Wednesday allowed Purdue Pharma to resume its work carrying out the recent $10 billion settlement plan that allowed the Oxycontin maker to emerge from bankruptcy.
Business
October 13
In this Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, photo provided by Santa Barbara County Fire, a smoke column builds in the distance behind former President Ronald Reag

Wildfire rages in Southern California coastal mountains

A wildfire raging through Southern California coastal mountains threatened ranches and rural homes and kept a major highway shut down Wednesday as the fire-scarred state faced a new round of dry winds that raise the risk of infernos.
Politics
October 13
Acting Assistant U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Clark, shown speaking in 2020.

Lawyer who aided Trump subpoenaed by Jan. 6 committee

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has issued a subpoena to a former Justice Department lawyer who positioned himself as an ally of Donald Trump and aided the Republican president's efforts to challenge the results of the 2020 election.
Nation
October 13

Lucky Dog! Pooch trapped in crevice 5 days rescued, unharmed

A dog trapped for five days deep inside a narrow, rocky crevice at a state park north of New York City was rescued unharmed — though it was hungry and thirsty, parks officials said Wednesday.
Business
October 13
FILE - People shop at a Johnny Was clothing store in the luxury wing at the American Dream shopping mall in East Rutherford, N.J. on Friday, Sept. 17,

From cars to gasoline, surging prices match a 13-year high

Another jump in consumer prices in September sent inflation up 5.4% from where it was a year ago, matching the largest increase since 2008 as tangled global supply lines continue to create havoc.
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October 13
Asylum-seeking immigrants line up at a border fence in Tijuana, Mexico on June 20, 2018. (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times/TNS)  IPTC information:

Honduran sisters in Rochester allege mistreatment at southern border

Now in Minnesota with mom, they detail being held in cage and kicked.
Nation
October 13

US Supreme Court won't hear dispute over injection sites

The U.S. Supreme Court decided Wednesday it will not review a nonprofit group's effort to open a supervised injection site in Philadelphia to try to reduce overdose deaths. The high court's decision in the widely watched test case is a setback for the two dozen U.S. states and cities that supported the petition.
Business
October 13
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook expands harassment policy to protect public figures

Facebook will expand its policies on harassment to remove more harmful content, the company said Wednesday in its latest change following congressional testimony from a whistleblower who faulted the social media giant for not doing enough to stop harmful content.
Business
October 13

Washington AG: Facebook gave false info in campaign suit

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says a Facebook representative provided false testimony in a lawsuit that accuses the company of violating state campaign finance laws.
Nation
October 13

Mental capacity at issue as Alabama man faces execution date

Federal judges heard arguments Wednesday about whether an Alabama inmate had the mental capacity to understand the paperwork setting up his planned execution next week, with a defense lawyer arguing the man's cognitive deficiencies warranted disability assistance.
Nation
October 13

Delaware court hears appeal in Carter Page defamation suit

The Delaware Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a defamation lawsuit filed by former Donald Trump campaign operative Carter Page against the media company that includes Yahoo! and AOL and formerly owned HuffPost.
Politics
October 13

Dems consider new immigration plan for domestic policy bill

Senate Democrats may propose that the government exercise its existing parole power to let migrants stay temporarily in the United States, aides and advocates said Wednesday, in the party's latest attempt to use its expansive domestic policy bill to help millions of immigrants.
Nation
October 13
 Senate candidate Herschel Walker takes the stage during former president Donald Trump’s Save America rally in Perry, Ga., on Saturday, Sept. 25, 20

Senate hopeful Herschel Walker cancels event over swastika

Georgia Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker has called off a fundraiser in Texas because an organizer was displaying a swastika made of syringes in her social media profile to protest mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.
Business
October 13

Overwhelmed by illegal pot, Oregon county declares emergency

A county in southern Oregon says it is so overwhelmed by an increase in the number and size of illegal marijuana farms that it declared a state of emergency Wednesday, appealing to the governor and the Legislature's leaders for help.
Politics
October 13

'Radicalized' veteran gets time served for anti-police bombs

Bradley Bunn had a request after being arrested for building four pipe bombs he intended to use against any officers who tried to seize his guns: He wanted to meet with the federal prosecutor leading the case against him, a member of the Navy Reserve.