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Disgraced ex-cardinal McCarrick living near Kansas school

VICTORIA, Kan. (AP) — Roman Catholic Church officials have confirmed that a disgraced ex-cardinal who was removed from ministry amid allegations of sexual abuse has moved to a friary in remote western Kansas that is near an elementary school. The Archdiocese of Washington confirmed in a statement Friday that former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is living at St. Fidelis Friary in Victoria, Kansas, which is within a block of Victoria Elementary School. The Kansas City Star reports that the news of McCarrick's new living arrangement took school officials by surprise. Victoria Elementary Principal

Local officials: No victim reports filed in Kavanaugh case

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Authorities in a Maryland county say they are prepared to investigate sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should a victim come forward and file a criminal report. Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas Manger and State's Attorney John McCarthy said in a letter Friday there have been no such reports filed that would lead to the initiation of a criminal investigation. Manger and McCarthy were responding to a request for an investigation made earlier in the week by 11 Democratic state lawmakers. Christine Blasey Ford has alleged that

Helicopter crash survivor rescued in Alaska; 3 missing

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued one survivor of a helicopter crash near a bay in southeast Alaska and is searching for three others. The Anchorage Daily News reports the agency says the 14-year-old survivor of the Friday crash showed signs of mild hypothermia but is in good condition. Officials say the crash happed near Lituya Bay, about 120 miles (193 kilometers) northwest of Juneau. Officials say two adults and two adolescents were aboard the crashed helicopter that was reported to be brand new out of the factory. The helicopter was on a trip that began in

The Latest: Volunteers plant flowers at Las Vegas memorial

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the anniversary of the Las Vegas mass shooting (all times local): 2 p.m. Volunteers have helped plant dozens of colorful flowers at a garden in downtown Las Vegas created in memory of the 58 people killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The mums planted Saturday are the latest addition to the space where the victims' names will be read Monday in a ceremony marking the anniversary of the tragedy. Many survivors of the shooting that took place Oct. 1, 2017, at an outdoor country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip have returned to the

The Latest: Volunteers plant flowers at Las Vegas memorial

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the anniversary of the Las Vegas mass shooting (all times local): 2 p.m. Volunteers have helped plant dozens of colorful flowers at a garden in downtown Las Vegas created in memory of the 58 people killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The mums planted Saturday are the latest addition to the space where the victims' names will be read Monday in a ceremony marking the anniversary of the tragedy. Many survivors of the shooting that took place Oct. 1, 2017, at an outdoor country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip have returned to the

Amite woman pleads guilty in case of relative held captive

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Attorney's Office says an Amite woman has pleaded guilty in a case in which a woman relative was held captive — sometimes in a makeshift cage. NOLA.com / Times-Picayune reports the attorney's office said in a news release Friday that Bridget Lambert entered a plea on Thursday on a count of forced labor conspiracy. She faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison when she's sentenced on December 20. The federal case involved horrific accusations of abuse against the 22-year-old autistic woman who was kept captive for nearly a year. Lambert admitted conspiring

Arrest made in shooting death of LSU player Wayde Sims

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An arrest has been made in the shooting death of LSU basketball player Wayde Sims. Baton Rouge police said Saturday that 20-year-old Dyteon Simpson has been charged with second-degree murder and is at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Sims was shot early Friday during a street fight caught on video near the Southern University campus. The department is crediting the Louisiana State Police fugitive task force, the state police crime lab, Southern University police and area citizens in assisting in the investigation leading to the arrest. LSU athletic director Joe

The Latest: Vendors who were at Vegas attack attend reunion

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the anniversary of the Oct. 1, 2017, Las Vegas mass shooting (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Some of the vendors who were at the site of last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas have been invited to sell their products at a private reunion for survivors this weekend. Julie Craig was at her apparel booth when bullets began raining on Oct. 1, 2017, during an outdoor country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. She lost merchandise and her cash register when she ran for safety. On Saturday, she hugged fellow survivors who stopped by her booth at the reunion in the

Washington man gets prison for overharvesting sea cucumbers

SEATTLE (AP) — The owner of a Washington seafood company has been sentenced to prison for overharvesting sea cucumbers. Federal prosecutors said Friday that 62-year-old Hoon Namkoong was sentenced to two years in prison and must pay $1.5 million in restitution. He pleaded guilty earlier this year to underreporting the number of sea cucumbers he bought from tribal and nontribal fisheries in the Puget Sound by nearly 250,000 pounds (113,400 kilograms) between 2014 and 2016. Namkoong's company, Orient Seafood Production, sold them in Asia and the U.S. U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes says

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