California governor 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...

After demands aired, solution to Qatar crisis seems far off

FILE- In this May 14, 2010 file photo, a Qatari woman walks in front of the city skyline in Doha, Qatar. An investigation into why a British man fell to his death on a Qatar World Cup site has raised concerns about stadium roof safety. Acting as a mediator, Kuwait has presented...

Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

This Friday, June 23, 2017 photo released by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, shows the scene of a suicide bombing after a police raid in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Police said the bomber shot at them when they tried to raid the three-story house and that the man blew himself up during the...

Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world’s ugliest dog

Martha, a Neapolitan mastiff, walks down the red carpet during the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 23, 2017, in Petaluma, Calif. Martha, of Sebastopol, Calif., was the winner of the event. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) PETALUMA, Calif. (AP)...

Injury accident leaves two drivers transported to hospital

Two drivers were transported to Blanchard Valley Hospital Friday morning after a driver failed to yield at a stop sign. Emily McBeath, 33, of Findlay, was driving a 2015 Toyota Sienna east on Main Cross Street and headed towards Osborne Avenue at around 9 a.m. Friday morning,...

Ivanka Trump ordered to testify in dispute with shoe company

AP Photo/Susan Walsh NEW YORK (AP) — Ivanka Trump must testify in a dispute with an Italian shoemaker over one of her company’s shoe designs, a judge said Friday. U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest rejected a request by the senior White House aide’s lawyers...

For 'Okja,' growing a GMO pig from page to screen

NEW YORK (AP) — The giant genetically modified pig of Bong Joon Ho’s “Okja” is 8-feet tall, 13-feet long and would, if real, weigh six tons. It looks most like a hippo, but it has big floppy dog ears and moves a little like an elephant. It’s a hybrid...

Crime novelist Don Winslow takes out ad assailing Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — A leading crime novelist has a few words, and then some, for the Trump administration’s plans for a new war on drugs. “The Cartel” author Don Winslow is taking out a full-page ad in Sunday’s New York Times that calls President Donald...

Albuquerque TV truck stolen while crew worked on crime story

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — While a television news crew was gathering footage for a story about crime in the Albuquerque downtown area, a thief drove off in the station’s SUV. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/2rMiw1n ) reported the story Friday about the KOB-TV...

Mountain Valley review finds limited environmental impacts

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A 303-mile pipeline that would carry fracked natural gas across West Virginia and Virginia would have “significant” impacts on forests but other adverse effects would be limited, federal regulators said Friday. The Federal Energy Regulatory...