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  • Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

    WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump’s campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration, according to several people familiar with Trump’s transition organization. But the investigators did not directly request the records from Trump’s still-existing transition group, Trump for America, and instead obtained them from a separate federal agency that stored the material, according to those familiar with the Trump […]

  • NYC mayor signs bill to enable online voter registration

    NEW YORK — New York City’s mayor has signed legislation to enable all city voters to register online. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the bill he signed Saturday is one step toward fixing the city’s “antiquated” electoral system. Under the new legislation, the city will create an online portal and mobile app for voters to register or update their registration. The City Council passed the bill last month. New York state voters can already register online through the Department of […]

  • Ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright charged with murder in 2010 death

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Authorities say the ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been charged with first-degree murder in his death more than seven years ago. Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings said Saturday that Sherra Wright has been charged in the death of her ex-husband, a Memphis native who played for five teams over 13 seasons as a forward and center in the NBA. Police in Riverside County, California, arrested Sherra Wright on Friday night on a fugitive from […]

  • Anita Hill chairs Hollywood commission to battle sexual harassment

    LOS ANGELES — The biggest figures and institutions in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality in the industry in the wake of the huge wave of revelations spurred by allegations against Harvey Weinstein. A statement Friday announced the founding of the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace, a group that grew out of a meeting called by “Star Wars” producer Kathleen Kennedy and […]

  • ‘The battle is not over’ in Senate race, Moore says

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Republican Roy Moore on Friday told supporters that the “battle is not over” in Alabama’s Senate race even though President Donald Trump and others have called on him to concede. Moore sent a fundraising email to supporters asking for contributions to his “election integrity fund’ so he could investigate reports of voter fraud. “I also wanted to let you know that this battle is NOT OVER!” he wrote. Democrat Doug Jones on Tuesday defeated Moore by […]

  • Farmhouse for free, but there’s a catch

    ELLSTON, Iowa — Bargain hunters beware! A four-bedroom farmhouse in southern Iowa listed online for free comes with a catch: The new owner must move the building from the current owners’ land. Roger and Linda Dolecheck wrote in a Craigslist ad that the Ringgold County home will be torn down this winter if no one takes up their offer. The Dolechecks have been trying for years to sell the house where they raised their four children, the Des Moines Register […]

  • Man who suffocated girlfriend to death with bubblewrap sentenced to 45 years in prison

    BEAUFORT, S.C. — A South Carolina man who prosecutors said suffocated his girlfriend in bubble wrap, then stole her Jeep and spent weeks in Florida was sentenced to 45 years in prison. Nick Evangelista was found guilty Thursday of murder by a Beaufort County jury after a three-day trial, according to prosecutors. In a videotaped confession, Evangelista said he passed out after placing the green bubble wrap over 55-year-old Rebecca Melton’s mouth in the bedroom of a Hilton Head Island […]

  • Court denies appeal of woman sentenced to 30 years for stillbirth

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — An El Salvador court on Wednesday rejected the appeal of a woman sentenced to 30 years in prison for what she says was a stillbirth. Teodora del Carmen Vasquez said she was working in 2007 when she began to experience intense pain, then bleeding. She called for help before fainting. When she regained consciousness she had lost her nearly full-term baby. Authorities charged Vasquez with aggravated murder and she was convicted in 2008. Her attorneys […]

  • Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to wed on May 19

    LONDON — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, Kensington Palace announced Friday. The couple have chosen a springtime Saturday for their wedding and a venue that holds a central place in the history of the royal family. Windsor Castle, west of London, is one of Queen Elizabeth II’s main residences. The 15th-century chapel is as historic but more intimate than Westminster Abbey, where Harry’s older brother William married Kate […]

  • No jail for fertility doctor who lied about using his own sperm to impregnate women

    INDIANAPOLIS — Some former patients of a retired Indianapolis fertility doctor expressed anger that he avoided jail time Thursday for lying about using his own sperm to impregnate as many as dozens of women after telling them the donors were anonymous. Dr. Donald Cline was given a one-year suspended sentence after pleading guilty to two counts of obstruction of justice. No other charges were filed against the 79-year-old Clint because Indiana law doesn’t specifically prohibit fertility doctors from using their […]