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In this Oct. 9, 2018 photo, Linda Marino poses with photographs of her son, Samuel, at her home in Tolland, Conn. Samuel Marino died in a 2009 car crash that relatives believe was intentional after becoming a victim of a male sex trafficking ring. Advocates are calling for more recognition and services for male victims. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)
November 15, 2018 - 1:06 am
TOLLAND, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut sex trafficking ring is illuminating what advocates call the underreported scourge of male victims. Authorities say the ring involved at least 15 victims — possibly dozens — and operated for more than two decades. Police say the suspects preyed on developmentally...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department shows Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus, who was killed Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in a deadly shooting at a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Fellow sheriff's deputies knew Helus as a “cop’s cop,” someone who, as one put it, would go to the ends of the Earth to solve a crime. On Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, Helus’ colleagues and others will gather at a Westlake Village, California, church, where he will be hailed as a hero. (Ventura County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)
November 15, 2018 - 12:54 am
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies knew him as a cop's cop, one who would "go to the ends of the earth" to solve a crime. To family and friends, Ron Helus was a devoted husband and father who loved to go fly fishing with his son. On Thursday, Helus will be hailed as a hero — a man...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2018 file photo, National Park firefighters start to run to keep ahead of a controlled burn near the Abrahms Fall trail head in Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tenn. Creating fire buffers between housing and dry grasslands and brush and burying spark-prone power lines underground would give people a better chance of surviving wildfires, experts say. So would controlled burns, a proven, historic practice that has been neglected in recent decades. (Tom Sherlin/The Daily Times via AP, File)
November 15, 2018 - 12:50 am
BILLINGS, Montana (AP) — Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush, burying spark-prone power lines and lighting more controlled burns to keep vegetation in check could give people a better chance of surviving wildfires, according to experts searching for ways to reduce growing death...
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This Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 file photo shows Paramount Ranch, a frontier western town built as a movie set that appeared in countless movies and TV shows, after it was decimated by the Woolsey fire in Agoura Hills, Calif. Southern Californians faced with the loss of lives and homes in a huge wildfire are also grappling with the destruction of public lands popular with hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers. The Woolsey fire has charred more than 83 percent of National Park Service land within the Santa Monica Mountain National Recreational Area. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
November 15, 2018 - 12:46 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern Californians faced with the loss of lives and homes in a huge wildfire are also grappling with the destruction of a vast swath of public lands that are popular destinations for hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers. The Woolsey fire has charred more than 83...
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November 15, 2018 - 12:44 am
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A city in New York's Westchester County has unveiled the state's first all-electric school buses. White Plains Superintendent Joseph Ricca says his school district is proud to be testing the electric buses. WCBS-TV reports the test run of the five buses is being rolled out...
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A search and rescue worker, looking for Camp Fire victims, carries Susie Q. to safety after the cadaver dog fell through rubble at the Holly Hills Mobile Estates on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
November 15, 2018 - 12:43 am
MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) — As the scope of a deadly Northern California wildfire set in, the sheriff said more than 450 people had now been assigned to comb through the charred remains in search for more bodies. The blaze has killed at least 56 people and authorities say 130 are unaccounted for. Many...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence talks to the press during the 33rd ASEAN Summit in Singapore, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. America has a steadfast and enduring commitment to the Indo-Pacific region but wants cooperation, not control, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday in comments to a Southeast Asian summit that carried a veiled swipe at China's growing influence. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 15, 2018 - 12:42 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which ends Thursday in Singapore (all times local): 1:35 p.m. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says another U.S.-North Korean summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is likely...
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A search and rescue worker, looking for Camp Fire victims, carries Susie Q. to safety after the cadaver dog fell through rubble at the Holly Hills Mobile Estates on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
November 15, 2018 - 12:42 am
MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) — As the scope of a deadly Northern California wildfire set in, the sheriff said more than 450 people had now been assigned to comb through the charred remains in search for more bodies. The blaze has killed at least 56 people and authorities say 130 are unaccounted for. Many...
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Mike Espy who is seeking to unseat appointed U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and serve the last two years of the six-year term vacated when Republican Thad Cochran retired for health reasons, speaks before the leadership of Working Together Jackson during their luncheon and accountability session, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 15, 2018 - 12:16 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A black Democratic challenger in a runoff against a white Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi says his opponent needs to fully explain her comment about a "public hanging" that's causing an uproar. Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith made the remark in a video that surfaced...
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November 15, 2018 - 12:14 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Some upstate New York towns are bracing for higher road salt prices this winter. WGRZ-TV in Buffalo reports that nearly 50 cities, towns and villages pool together in Erie County to buy road salt to keep costs low. Still, the price of salt increased $20 a ton to $56. One...
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