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Sheriff: Evidence suggests missing teen Jayme Closs was in home when parents shot

Associated Press

Authorities say a missing Wisconsin girl’s parents were shot to death and that they believe she was in the home at the time. Police have been searching for 13-year-old Jayme Closs since early Monday, when deputies responding to a 911 call from her home in Barron found her parents, James and Denise Closs, dead in the house.

State Rep. Ilhan Omar takes the oath of office as the 2017 Legislature convened Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. Omar is the nation's first Somali-American to be elected to a state legislature. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Democratic U.S. House candidate denounces claims she married her brother

- Associated Press

Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democratic candidate for Congress who is poised to become the first Somali-American elected to the U.S. House, has denounced claims that she married her brother and committed immigration fraud as “disgusting lies,” and says allegations of campaign finance violations are politically motivated.

Honduran migrants walk toward the U.S. as they arrive at Chiquimula, Guatemala, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to cut aid to Honduras if it doesn't stop the impromptu caravan of migrants, but it remains unclear if governments in the region can summon the political will to physically halt the determined border-crossers. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Honduran government begs migrant caravan to turn back

- The Washington Times

The Honduran government called on 2,000 immigrants Tuesday to give up their trek north and return home, just hours after President Trump threatened to withhold $65 million in U.S. money if the country’s leaders don’t find a way to head off the caravan.

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13 years later, guilty plea in post-Katrina racial shooting

- Associated Press

A white man who fired a shotgun at three African-Americans amid the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans more than 13 years ago pleaded guilty Wednesday to two federal criminal counts.

Philadelphia mob boss Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino leaves Manhattan federal court after he was sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, to two years in prison on an illegal gambling charge. Merlino chuckled as he remarked that President Donald Trump was right to suggest that criminals who become government cooperators or so-called "flippers" perhaps should be outlawed.(AP Photo/LarryNeumeister)

Philadelphia crime boss gets 2 years in prison

- Associated Press

A notorious Philadelphia mob boss sentenced to two years in prison for illegal betting quipped outside court Wednesday that President Donald Trump was right to suggest cooperators or flippers should be outlawed.

Vegas shooting videos show casino haven, injured in pickups

Associated Press

Police have released officer body-worn camera video showing injured people packed into pickup truck beds and hundreds of people sheltering with blankets on the floor of a casino ballroom hours after last year's mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.