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Police looking at 'red flags' before California cliff crash

SEATTLE (AP) — Investigators said Monday they were examining "red flags" in a Washington state family's past in hopes of explaining why their SUV went off a 100-foot cliff in an apparent suicide plunge.<p>The wreckage was discovered last week on rocks along the coast near Mendocino, California, a few …

Police Shootings

Bahrain strikes oil in biggest find since 1932

The small archipelago Gulf state is surrounded by oil-producing giants, but its own production has been very limited. A more detailed analysis of the …

Oil

Starbucks opens a Yosemite store without a sign outside

Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) believes that the importance of opening a store in California’s Yosemite National Park deserved a major public relations pitch. The company’s Americas operation has nearly 17,000 stores, yet the company believes the Yosemite event is extremely important. Among the unique …

National Parks

Family of 8 that’s feared dead after SUV plunged off cliff had troubled home life, neighbors say

WOODLAND, Wash. — What happened to the Hart family Monday is almost unimaginable: Their SUV plunged off a Pacific Coast Highway cliff, crashing onto the rocky coast 100 feet below.<p>Some things are certain, according to authorities. The married couple, Jennifer Jean Hart and Sarah Margaret Hart, both …

Crime

Family famed for protest photo die when SUV goes off cliff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A family that gained attention for an emotional photograph of an African-American boy hugging a white police officer at a 2014 protest was killed when their SUV plunged off a scenic California highway, authorities said Wednesday as they asked for help figuring out what happened.<p>…

Bernie Sanders

The Latest: Russia slams Australia for expelling 2 diplomats

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the diplomatic fallout over the nerve agent attack on an ex-Russian spy in Britain (all times local):<p>7:45 a.m.<p>Russia's Embassy in Canberra has accused Australia of blindly following Britain by deciding to expel two Russian diplomats.<p>The Australian government says …

Russia

11 Flirty Phrases That'll Get Your Long-Term Partner In The Mood Instantly

We usually associate flirting with being single; with trying to pick someone up. It’s the stuff of cheesy pickup lines or eyes across the bar or the …

Trump's tariffs on China will benefit America and are long overdue

President Trump signed an executive memorandum Thursday slapping $50 billion in annual tariffs and other penalties on a broad range of imported Chinese products, fulling his campaign promise to challenge a rising and increasingly rogue China. The move is justified and long overdue.<p>The Office of the …

China

Stephen Hawking, best-known physicist of his time, has died

LONDON (AP) — Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, died Wednesday. He was 76.<p>Hawking died at his home in Cambridge, England, according to a statement by the University of Cambridge.<p>The best-known theoretical physicist of his …

Physics

Saudi King Shakes Up Military and Security Leadership

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — King Salman of Saudi Arabia is shaking up the leadership of the kingdom’s military and internal security services, elevating younger officials at a time of increased military engagement abroad and sharp economic and social change at home.<p>In a series of royal decrees announced …

Saudi Arabia

Olympic skier adopts puppy from dog meat farm in South Korea and triggers angry row

An American Olympic skier has sparked accusations of cultural colonialism and western double standards after rescuing a puppy from a South Korean dog meat farm during the Pyeongchang Games.<p>Gus Kenworthy, one of America’s most famous winter athletes, posted pictures of his new pet, Beemo, on social …

California Democrats show the party's competing shades of blue

SAN DIEGO — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who has served in Congress since 1992, didn't receive the California Democratic Party endorsement this weekend. …

Republicans

Big Mexico quake cuts power and damages homes; two dead in crash

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A prolonged 7.2 magnitude quake that rocked Mexico on Friday left nearly a million homes and businesses without power in the capital and south but the only reported deaths came when a military helicopter crashed after surveying the aftermath.<p>At least 50 homes suffered damage …

Natural Disasters

GOP still struggling with Trump's remarks on Africa

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are struggling to get their stories straight as President Donald Trump's Homeland Security secretary became the latest GOP official to offer an inconclusive version of a meeting in which Trump is said to have used vulgar remarks that have been criticized as …

Donald Trump

White House Plans Tillerson Ouster From State Dept., to Be Replaced by Pompeo

WASHINGTON — The White House has developed a plan to force out Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, whose relationship with President Trump has been strained, and replace him with Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, perhaps within the next several weeks, senior administration officials said on …

Donald Trump

McConnell wants changes to immigration system in any Dreamers deal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Saturday that he is open to a deal that would codify protections for so-called DREAMers in exchange for improvements to border security or other changes to the immigration system.<p>"Yeah, the Democrats desperately want DACA. Republicans are not …

Immigration

Saad Hariri Quits as Lebanon Prime Minister, Blaming Iran

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Prime Minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon said on Saturday that he had quit his post, blaming Iran for interference in Arab affairs and throwing his country, already awash with tensions and regional rivalries, into deeper uncertainty.<p>Mr. Hariri, speaking in a televised address from …

Middle East

Full recovery from California wildfires may take years

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — It will take at least months and likely years to fully recover from devastating wildfires that ripped through Northern California earlier this month, destroying at least 8,900 structures and killing 42 people, Sonoma County officials said Saturday.<p>"We don't control these …

California Wildfires