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  • Jury decides to strip Mongols biker gang of trademark logo

    January 11, 2019 9:03 PM 24

    SANTA ANA, Calif. - Federal prosecutors say a California jury has decided the Mongols motorcycle gang should be stripped of its trademarked logo. Jurors in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana on Friday found that the government could seize control of the group’s trademark. The jury previously found the Mongol Nation, the entity that owns the image of a Mongol

  • GOP senator: Rep. King’s racial remarks hurt Republicans, US

    January 11, 2019 8:55 PM 24

    WASHINGTON - Iowa Republican congressman Steve King says he’s not a racist, but he’s facing heavy criticism from his party over his remarks about white supremacy. King on Friday said from the House floor that he is an advocate for “Western civilization,” not white supremacy or white nationalism. But he didn’t deny remarks published a day earlier in The New York Times

  • Midwestern states brace for winter storm to hit the region

    January 11, 2019 8:51 PM 27

    ST. LOUIS - The National Weather Service says a storm stretching from the nation’s capital to Colorado could bring the highest snow totals in several years to sections of Missouri and Illinois. The storm is expected to drop 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 centimetres) of snow in the St. Louis metropolitan area into eastern Illinois between Friday and early

  • Police: Driver crashes trying ‘Bird Box’ blindfold challenge

    January 11, 2019 7:50 PM 29

    SALT LAKE CITY - Police say a Utah teenager crashed into another car when she covered her eyes as part of the so-called “Bird Box Challenge.” Layton police Lt. Travis Lyman said Friday that the 17-year-old drifted into oncoming traffic and hit another car after she pulled a hat over her eyes to emulate “Bird Box,” a Sandra Bullock movie on Netflix where

  • OAS invokes Inter-American Democratic Charter on Nicaragua

    January 11, 2019 7:42 PM 22

    WASHINGTON - The head of the Organization of American States is calling on the body to formally assess the state of democracy in Nicaragua and possibly to take action to “foster the restoration of democracy.” The Central American nation has been mired in a political crisis since protests broke out in April demanding President Daniel Ortega leave office

  • Former Arkansas lawmaker charged in scheme to bribe judge

    January 11, 2019 7:39 PM 22

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A former Arkansas lawmaker has been charged with conspiracy in an alleged bribery scheme with an ex-judge who admitted to lowering a jury’s judgment in a negligence lawsuit in exchange for campaign contributions. A federal indictment unsealed Friday shows that former state Sen. Gilbert Baker was also charged with bribery and wire fraud

  • The Latest: Judge: Women could lose birth control under rule

    January 11, 2019 7:38 PM 20

    A U.S. judge in California says new rules by the Trump administration would result in a substantial number of women losing birth control coverage. Judge Haywood Gilliam made the comment Friday during a hearing in Oakland to decide whether to block the rules. The changes set to go into effect on Monday would allow more employers to opt out of providing

  • Russia dismisses reports of prisoner swap with US

    January 11, 2019 7:38 PM 25

    MOSCOW - Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Friday dismissed suggestions that an American arrested in Moscow on suspicion of spying could be used in a prisoner swap for a Russian held in the United States. Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine, was arrested in Moscow last month on suspicion of espionage. Whelan’s arrest raised speculation that he could be swapped

  • UK hacker jailed for attack on Liberian telecoms firm

    January 11, 2019 5:50 PM 24

    LONDON - A British computer hacker has been sentenced to 32 months in prison for a cyberattack that knocked out telecommunications services in Liberia. Daniel Kaye was paid by an employee of a rival firm to launch a distributed denial of service attack on Liberian phone and internet provider Lonestar. Britain’s National Crime Agency says the attack overwhelmed

  • The Latest: 911 call reveals staff’s shock over pregnancy

    January 11, 2019 5:48 PM 22

    Audio from a 911 call reveals workers on duty at a private care facility on the day an Arizona woman in a vegetative state gave birth were in complete shock about her pregnancy as they tried to save the newborn’s life. Phoenix police released five minutes of audio Friday of a nurse calling for paramedics after the Dec. 29 birth. The panicked nurse at the Hacienda