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This undated photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Craig Richard Coley. Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, pardoned Coley,  a man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and her 4-year-old son nearly four decades ago after modern DNA tests suggested he was probably innocent. Coley, 70, has consistently maintained his innocence since he was arrested the same day 24-year-old Rhonda Wicht and her 4-year-old son, Donald Wicht, were found dead in her Simi Valley apartment on Nov. 11, 1978. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)

Man freed decades after double killing that rocked LA suburb

- Associated Press

A California man convicted nearly 40 years ago of killing his former girlfriend and her son told the governor in a clemency application he filed from prison in 2013 that he was framed by a detective who destroyed crucial evidence.

Judge asks for more detail on clearing Seattle police

Associated Press

A federal judge wants more information about the Seattle Police Department's finding that the fatal shooting of a woman was reasonable before he decides on the city's request to be found in compliance with court-ordered excessive force mandates.

Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa, centre, gestures as he greets the crowd upon arrival at the Zanu PF  Headquarters in Harare, Wednesday, Nov, 22, 2017.  Mnangagwa has emerged from hiding and returned home ahead of his swearing-in Friday. Crowds have gathered at the ruling party's headquarters for his first public remarks. Mnangagwa will replace Robert Mugabe, who resigned after 37 years in power when the military and ruling party turned on him for firing Mnangagwa and positioning his wife to take power. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Zimbabwe's political drama: What just happened? A timeline

Associated Press

Zimbabwe is poised to swear in new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday morning, just two and a half weeks after his firing by longtime President Robert Mugabe. The world's oldest head of state resigned this week after the military and ruling party turned on him and tens of thousands of Zimbabweans took to the streets. Here's a timeline of events in a whirlwind drama many people after Mugabe's 37 years in power never thought they'd see:

Woman and teen die in crash south of Corvallis

Associated Press

Authorities say a woman from Molalla and a 16-year-old boy have been identified as the people who died in a vehicle collision Wednesday south of Corvallis.

Zimbabwean military parade during a dress rehearsal ahead of Friday's presidential inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa, at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017.  Zimbabwe on Thursday was making preparations to swear in a new leader after 37-years of rule by Robert Mugabe. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Ruling party assures Robert Mugabe that he wouldn't face prosecution

- Associated Press

Zimbabwe's ruling party assured Robert Mugabe that he wouldn't be prosecuted if he resigned, a party official said Thursday, as the fate of the 93-year-old became clearer and the country prepared to move on.