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  • FBI report: Mailed pipe bomb devices wouldn’t have worked

    NEW YORK (AP) — An FBI analysis of crudely made pipe bombs mailed to prominently critics of President Donald Trump has concluded they wouldn’t have worked, according to a report made public Tuesday. The January report on the analysis was filed in Manhattan federal court, where U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff is scheduled to […]
  • The Latest: Services held in Dallas for H. Ross Perot

    DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on services held in Dallas for Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Colorful Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot, who twice mounted outsider campaigns for president, was remembered for his devotion to his family, friends, faith and country. Family and friends spoke at the memorial Tuesday afternoon […]
  • No bail for Mexican megachurch leader in child rape case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The leader of Mexican megachurch La Luz del Mundo was ordered held without bail Tuesday on charges of child rape and human trafficking after a historically high $50 million bail was set earlier in the case. Naasón Joaquín García is a danger to the community and a flight risk, Superior Court […]
  • USDA: 40% of transferred ag researchers to move to Midwest

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Department of Agriculture says fewer than 40% of the researchers whose jobs are being transferred from Washington, D.C., to Kansas City will make the move to the Midwest. The Kansas City Star reports that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced in June that the USDA would move more than […]
  • Man who kidnapped Jayme Closs moved out of Wisconsin

    BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A man who admitted to kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents has been moved to a facility outside Wisconsin. Twenty-two-year-old Jake Patterson is serving life without parole for the October deaths of James and Denise Closs. State records say he was moved Monday, but do not say where or why […]
  • The Latest: Epstein says foreign passport needed for safety

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sex trafficking charges against wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein. (all times local): 7:25 p.m. Attorneys for financier Jeffrey Epstein say he obtained a foreign passport under an alias in the 1980s to defend himself from potential kidnappers while traveling in the Middle East. Epstein’s defense team filed court […]
  • Scientist ready to get back to work after case dismissed

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A prominent coastal scientist in Louisiana said Tuesday that he’s ready to get back to work one day after federal charges against him for allegedly stealing trade secrets were abruptly dropped when prosecutors said they didn’t have enough evidence. Ehab Meselhe, along with Kelin Hu, were charged with conspiring to steal […]
  • Man faces felonies after 1,000 guns seized from LA mansion

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 58-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to dozens of felonies after a raid at a Los Angeles mansion uncovered more than 1,000 guns. Los Angeles County prosecutors say Girard Saenz was charged Monday with 64 charges including 23 counts of possession of an assault weapon. It’s unclear whether he has […]
  • Senators urge FCC to maintain quake wireless alert speeds

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A group of U.S. senators from the West Coast is urging the government to ensure that planned changes to the national Wireless Emergency Alert system do not impair its ability to provide rapid warnings about earthquakes. Twenty senators signed a letter Tuesday to Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai. The FCC […]
  • APNewsBreak: NRC looking at reducing inspections at reactors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff is recommending that the agency cut back on inspections at the country’s nuclear reactors, a cost-cutting move promoted by the nuclear power industry but denounced by opponents as a threat to public safety. The recommendations, made public Tuesday, include reducing the time and scope of some annual inspections […]