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November 14, 2015 - 4:17pm
1 week 3 days ago

HAVRE, Mont. (AP) — A Havre High School senior, who serves as the vice chairman of the Hill County Democratic Party, has announced plans to run for the state Legislature.

Jacob Bachmeier tells the Havre Daily News ( ) he will run for the District 28 seat, which is held by Republican Rep. Stephanie Hess of Havre.

The 17-year-old says he made the decision to run after receiving strong support from his family, friends and local...

November 14, 2015 - 4:15pm
1 week 3 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A French prosecutor says all eight of the attackers in the deadly assaults in Paris wore identical explosives vests with the explosive TATP, which has been called the "mother of Satan" because of its volatility.

TATP, or triacetone triperoxide, is an improvised explosive that also was used in the 2005 London bombings that killed 52 commuters.

The U.S. government's National Counterterrorism Center lists TATP as a common explosive and...

November 14, 2015 - 4:08pm
1 week 3 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tight security is expected at Saturday night's seventh annual Governors Awards, where Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands and Debbie Reynolds will receive the first Oscars of Hollywood's award season.

Los Angeles police say security for the star-studded ceremony at the Hollywood & Highland Center will likely be increased in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, as it will at several other high-profile Saturday events around the city.


November 14, 2015 - 4:01pm
1 week 3 days ago

Grief, alarm and resolve spread across Europe and the globe one day after coordinated terror attacks killed more than 120 people in Paris.

Parisians expressed shock, disgust and defiance in equal measure. Some areas of the city were quiet, but hundreds queued outside a hospital near the Bataclan concert hall, scene of the worst violence, to donate blood. As a shrine of flowers expanded along the sidewalk, a lone guitarist sang John Lennon's peace ballad, "Imagine."...

November 14, 2015 - 3:44pm
1 week 3 days ago

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man accused of spraying children with a squirt gun loaded with his semen will go to prison.

Kevin Jaramillo pleaded no contest to charges stemming from two indictments, including child abuse without great bodily harm, criminal sexual contact and sexual exploitation, in an Albuquerque, New Mexico, courtroom Friday.

Under the plea agreement, Jaramillo must serve 18 years. Jaramillo initially faced going to prison for more...

November 14, 2015 - 3:43pm
1 week 3 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Paris attacks seem likely to compel the White House to consider military escalation against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

But defense analysts foresee only limited new military actions, rather than dramatic moves like launching a ground invasion. A former NATO commander says the 28-nation alliance should join the fight.

The Obama administration has insisted its approach to degrading and ultimately defeating the...

November 14, 2015 - 2:47pm
1 week 3 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL says it will increase security inside and outside its stadiums for Sunday's games, two days after the Paris terrorist attacks.

Spokesman Brian McCarthy said Saturday that there will be more security and law enforcement personnel at the venues and in parking lots, along with other added security measures.

A league statement says it has been told by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI "that there are no known threats...

November 14, 2015 - 1:51pm
1 week 3 days ago

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities have suspended the search for a woman they say intentionally went overboard from a cruise ship that had been chartered for an electronic dance party.

The U.S. Coast Guard and officials from Norwegian Cruise Line say Kaylyn Rose Sommer, 24, of Charleston, South Carolina, went overboard from a deck of the Norwegian Pearl around 7 p.m. Thursday as the ship was about 22 miles off the coast of Cuba.

The cruise line said the cruise...

November 14, 2015 - 1:37pm
1 week 3 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Police in the United States increased patrols in some areas in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris that killed more than 120 people. But authorities noted that the stepped-up security was out of an abundance of caution rather than a response to a specific threat.

French consulates in New York and Boston received extra security along with French-owned sites in Washington.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said state agencies, including...

November 14, 2015 - 1:14pm
1 week 3 days ago

SUN VALLEY, Nev. (AP) — One of the first, actual on-the-ground disruptions caused by new U.S. efforts to protect the greater sage grouse isn't on a cattle ranch in Oregon or an oil field in Colorado.

It's in the backyard of a residential neighborhood north of Reno, Nevada, where plans to acquire federal land to build a badly needed school are on hold because the government considers it sage grouse habitat.

On Tuesday in Reno, U.S. District Judge...

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