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Solving a Murder Mystery With Ancestry Websites

The Atlantic

On august 9, 1977, David Roth drove his mother’s car to Silver Lake. It was a hot day for Washington, the temperature slinking toward the high 80s, so he’d decided to go for a swim.

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Information on Chicago voters publicly accessible for a time

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago election officials say a file containing the names, addresses, dates of birth and other information about the city's 1.8 million registered voters was published online.

The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners revealed Thursday the information uploaded to Amazon Web Services was publicly accessible for an unknown period, but has been secured.

The Chicago Tribune reports the files had been uploaded by Election Systems & Software, a contractor that helps maintain Chicago's electronic poll books.

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AP Explains: Why is Trump tweeting about a WWI general?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is being criticized once again for lauding the alleged tactics of Gen.

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Minnesota to start season with Croft, Rhoda rotating at QB

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota will start the season with a quarterback rotation between senior Conor Rhoda and sophomore Demry Croft.

New Gophers coach P.J. Fleck said after practice Thursday that Rhoda and Croft will both play in the opener Aug.

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Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith faces assault charge

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors say Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith has been charged with beating his sister's boyfriend last month.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Thursday that Smith faces assault and battery charges.

They say the 30-year-old Smith beat the victim and then stomped on the man's head in Pasadena on July 4.

Smith previously played for the Miami Dolphins and the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Raiders working on long to-do list for Las Vegas stadium

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Oakland Raiders and the public entity that oversees the team's proposed stadium in Las Vegas continue to work on a long list of pending issues that they hope to resolve by an October deadline.

The Las Vegas Stadium Authority Board gathered Thursday in Las Vegas to discuss three more key agreements with the team, including one that will bind the Raiders to Sin City for 30 years.

The team wants to kick off the 2020 season at a 65,000-seat stadium that would have views of the Las Vegas Strip.

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Auditor: California women's inmate suicide rate too high

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Suicides spiked at a California women's prison after officials failed to properly prepare for the transfer of 400 of the state's most dangerous female inmates to the facility, the state auditor said Thursday.

In a report published Thursday, the auditor also found flaws in suicide prevention plans at all four women's prisons.

Women comprise 4 percent of California's prison population but accounted for 11 percent of suicides from 2012 to 2016.

"The ongoing nature of many of the problems we identified at the four prisons we reviewed is particularly troubling," the report concluded.

State Auditor Elaine Howle reported that seven of the eight suicides of women inmates between 2013 and 2016 occurred at the California Institution for Women in Chino.

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2017 Little League World Series Glance

GREAT LAKES, Grosse Pointe, Mich.; MID-ATLANTIC, Jackson, N.J.; MIDWEST, Sioux Falls, S.D.; NEW ENGLAND, Fairfield, Conn.; NORTHWEST, Walla Walla, Wash.; SOUTHEAST, Greenville, N.C.; SOUTHWEST, Lufkin (Texas); WEST, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.

ASIA-PACIFIC, Seoul; AUSTRALIA, Sydney; CANADA, White Rock, British Columbia; CARIBBEAN, Pontezuela, Dominican Republic; EUROPE AFRICA, Emilia, Italy; JAPAN, Tokyo; LATIN AMERICAN, Maracaibo, Venezuela; MEXICO, Tamaulipas.

Maracaibo (Venezuela) 4, Tamaulipas (Mexico) 1

Fairfield (Conn.) 7, Jackson (N.J.) 6

White Rock (British Columbia) 12, Emilia (Italy) 2, 4 innings

Lufkin (Texas) 5, Grosse Pointe (Mich.) 1

Game 5: Tokyo vs.

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Kevin Durant won't visit White House over Trump

ESPN

Kevin Durant says he will not visit President Donald Trump at the White House if the NBA champion Golden State Warriors are invited.

"Nah, I won't do that," said Durant, the 2017 NBA Finals MVP. "I don't respect who's in office right now.

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Trump dissolves business councils

Three major organizations have announced they are abandoning plans to host events at President Trump's club in Florida.

The Cleveland Clinic, the American Cancer Society and American Friends of Magen David Adom, an Israeli charity, have all canceled plans for galas at Mar-a-Lago.

It will be the first time in eight years that the Cleveland Clinic has not held the fundraiser at the Trump resort.

Toby Cosgrove, the Cleveland Clinic's CEO, was among the executives on the White House business councils that imploded this week after Trump said both white supremacists and counter-protesters were to blame for violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend.

"We thank the staff of Mar-a-Lago for their service over the years," the hospital group said in a statement.

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Man gets life sentence for fatal north Tulsa shooting featured on 'The First 48'

Tulsa World

A Tulsa man has been sentenced to life in prison plus 15 years for first-degree murder and a weapons charge stemming from a 2015 shooting at a north Tulsa party.

Jose Tyler Vaught, 24, was found guilty in June of the July 30, 2015, murder of 20-year-old Jose Aguirre, who was shot four times in the back at a home in the 2600 block of East Newton Place.

The jury recommended life on the murder count and 15 years for possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.

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Tenants being allowed to retrieve items from tornado-damaged Remington Tower

Tulsa World

The city of Tulsa has temporarily lifted access restrictions on tornado-ravaged Remington Tower to allow tenants to retrieve small personal items and business property.

Through Saturday, tenants — on scheduled days and times — will be permitted to get items that can be carried by hand or boxed, according to an email.

An EF2 twister damaged scores of businesses and homes when it swept across 41st Street near the Tulsa Promenade mall early Aug.

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Mortgage Rates Wednesday, Aug. 16: Barely Budging

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed loans fell slightly, while 15-year fixed and 5/1 ARMs ticked a notch or two higher today, according to a NerdWallet survey of daily mortgage rates published by national lenders Wednesday morning.

It’s almost to the point where you won’t have to leave the house to buy a house.

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Average American Saves Less Than 5%; See How You Stack Up

The average American saves less than 5% of his or her disposable income. Many financial advisors say that isn’t enough to ensure a comfortable retirement.

The personal saving rate, calculated by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis, has hovered around 5% for the past few years.

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Free-Money Offers Can Be Alluring, but Watch for Snags

When you read about ways to get free money, it can be tempting to ignore the fine-print requirements and hidden drawbacks, especially when you’re short on cash.

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Wagoner County sheriff's office to auction off hundreds of guns, other items Saturday

Tulsa World

WAGONER — Property rooms used by the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office are overflowing with items, but not for long.

On Saturday, a sheriff’s auction is planned at the Wagoner Civic Center to dispose of things that have been stored for upward of three decades.

The auction will be conducted by Rockin M Auction Service and feature the sale of rifles, shotguns, pistols, vehicles, an enclosed trailer, tools and more.

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Man hit by police during arrest says he never assaulted officers, he just wanted to get to his property

Tulsa World

A man accused of assaulting two police officers is disputing their version of an altercation that he said left him with nine stitches and a broken arm.

Tulsa Police arrested Jack Morris, 53, on Wednesday on complaints of assaulting the officers, resisting arrest and obstruction.

About 11 a.m., police had surrounded a field owned by Morris at 49th Street and Harvard Avenue while searching for one of two people who reportedly had fled from a stolen vehicle nearby.

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3 charities cancel Mar-a-Lago events amid Trump backlash

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's comments about the white nationalist rally last weekend are hurting not just his political standing, but his pocketbook.

Three charities announced Thursday that they were canceling fundraisers at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, a sign the president's business is starting to suffer backlash from his comments Tuesday about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Cleveland Clinic said in a statement that it decided not to hold its annual event at his Palm Beach resort after "careful consideration" of a number of issues.

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Former Turnpike Authority worker sentenced in embezzlement

By Kyle Schwab Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com

A former Oklahoma Turnpike Authority employee has been ordered to complete 200 hours of community service for embezzling from the organization.

Dennis Leo Bruehl, 64, of Edmond, pleaded guilty Aug.

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Robert Barnes returns to practice for Sooners, Terry still out

Two young players that had been competing for starting positions had setbacks recently, missing time due to injury.

Redshirt freshman linebacker Jon-Michael Terry had been battling at middle linebacker but has missed the last week and a half.

With Terry's absence, freshman Kenneth Murray has been getting the bulk of the work at that spot after rotating with Terry on the top squad early in camp.

Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said Terry would have “some catching up to do” when he returned.

Freshman safety Robert Barnes missed about a week of practice before returning Thursday.

Barnes had been competing for a starting spot, but Will Johnson is likely to start the season opener against UTEP on Sept.

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Mom texts 911 as escaped inmate hides from deputies in her home

ABC News

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. —  "I woke up to him standing over my bed asking me to hide him," says an exasperated Roxanne Vanderveer, whose morning began with an escaped inmate breaking into her home demanding help.

The suspect Joshua Holmes had ran off from a work detail at a local landfillthe day before and had the Hernando County Sheriff's Office deputies hot on his tail in the town of Masaryktown.

"I look out my window I see cops going up and down the street.

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Oklahoma City school district threatens to sue Legislature

By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com

Oklahoma City Public Schools is threatening legal action against the state Legislature for failing its "constitutional" and "moral" responsibilities to educate children, district leaders said Thursday.

The school board is expected to decide Monday night whether to begin interviewing law firms for the purpose of suing the Legislature, specifically, the speaker of the house and the senate president pro tem.

"Oklahoma's legislative leadership has failed at their constitutional responsibility to provide textbooks for every child and their moral responsibility to put Oklahoma's children and their education first," board member Mark Mann told reporters outside Sequoyah Elementary School.

"While doing so, they have obstructed the Oklahoma City Board of Education from performing our constitutional role as intended.

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Three tornadoes in three states, but no warnings. What happened?

USA Today

Three recent tornadoes hit three different states — New York, Oklahoma, and Maryland — yet no tornado warnings were issued before any of the twisters touched down. 

Do we have a problem? 

The National Weather Service, the federal agency that issues tornado warnings, says no. "There's no headline here," said Greg Schoor, acting severe weather program leader for the weather service, noting that they were all separate, unrelated events.

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School-bus driver shortage across the US sparks growing concern

ABC News

As a new school year nears for more than 50 million U.S. students, many districts worry how they will get children to school.

The country has a shortage of school-bus drivers which 22 percent of private bus contractors call "severe," according to a recent survey by School Bus Fleet Magazine.

Five percent of school-bus contractors are "desperate" to find drivers, the survey found.

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Thousands expected to rally against white supremacy in downtown Dallas on Saturday 

Dallas News

Activists are planning to rally against white supremacy Saturday evening near the Confederate War Memorial in Dallas.

The protest is scheduled from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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Energy signs Welsh forward

James Poling

Oklahoma City Energy has added another midseason Welsh signing.

Jonathan Brown, a forward from Abahani Limited Dhaka in Bangladesh, will sign with the club upon the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC).

Brown joins midfielder Chad Bond, who signed with Oklahoma City in June, as Welsh players on the Energy's roster.

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Florida man has some of Princess Di's wedding cake, plus 13,000 other royal items

Tampa Bay Times

John Hoatson recalls the day it all began with perfect clarity.

His mother woke him when it was barely light outside on July 29, 1981, telling the 8-year-old there was something he needed to see "for historical purposes.

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Cash family: Keep Johnny's name away from 'hateful ideology'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The children of Johnny Cash are asking white supremacists and other hate groups not to wear or use the country singer's name or image.

In a Wednesday night Facebook post shared by Cash's daughter Rosanne and son John Carter Cash, the siblings say they were "sickened" to learn a self-proclaimed neo-Nazi was wearing a T-shirt with their father's name at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that erupted into deadly violence.

The man in question was interviewed Saturday on Fox News Channel.

The post says the late country music legend's heart "beat with the rhythm of love and social justice" and adds that Cash would be "horrified at even a casual use of his name or image for an idea or a cause founded in persecution and hatred."

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Iowa woman who tried to vote twice for Trump gets probation

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman charged with attempting to vote twice for Donald Trump last fall has been sentenced to two years of probation and a $750 fine.

District court Judge Robert Hanson said in a sentencing order posted Tuesday that the felony election misconduct conviction will be expunged from Terri Lynn Rote's record once she completes probation and pays the fine.

Rote, who is 56, pleaded guilty last month.

Rote, a Trump supporter, was arrested Oct.

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Overdoses on the road: Drugged driving rises as a menace

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina.

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