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How drunk? Estimates questioned in drunken-driving cases - Lompoc Record
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Legal experts across the country are debating the effectiveness of something called "retrograde extrapolation." It's used mostly in drunken-driving cases to estimate the level of a person's intoxication, usually when they are ...
Trial to begin for teen charged in teacher's rape, killing - Lompoc Record
BOSTON (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin this week in the trial of a teenager accused of raping and killing his math teacher in 2013. Philip Chism was 14 when he was charged in the death of 24-year-old Colleen Ritzer, a teacher at Danvers High School.
Ohio mom says son knew risks of painkiller-laced heroin - Lompoc Record
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio mother whose adult son died of a drug overdose this year said her son knew the risks posed by painkiller-laced heroin flooding the state. Sean O'Connor had lost a number of friends to heroin-related fentanyl overdoses, said ...
Law firm labeled hate group leading Kim Davis' crusade - Lompoc Record
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kim Davis' lawyer stood onstage in a Washington D.C. hotel and pointed to a photo on the screen. It showed 100,000 people packed into a Peruvian soccer stadium, Mat Staver told the crowd, all there to pray for the Kentucky clerk ...
Federal court: Intent matters in migratory-bird deaths - Lompoc Record
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Companies accused of causing migratory bird deaths may be harder to successfully prosecute after a federal appeals court recently ruled that a century-old wildlife protection law only applies if the killing is intentional.
Bermuda starting to feel the effects of Hurricane Joaquin - Lompoc Record
HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Bermuda was bracing on Sunday for Hurricane Joaquin, which was tracking northward toward the wealthy financial haven and tourist destination after plowing through the Bahamas. Residents of the mid-Atlantic British dependency ...
Dangerous East Coast storm brings misery to South Carolina - Lompoc Record
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A dangerous rainstorm drenching the East Coast brought more misery Sunday to South Carolina — cutting power to thousands, forcing dozens of water rescues around the capital city and closing "too many roads to name" because of ...
Fighting rages on Yemen's Red Sea coast - Lompoc Record
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say fierce battles are ongoing between pro-government fighters clashing with Shiite Houthi rebels and allied military units along Yemen's Red Sea coast. The officials, who remain neutral in the conflict that ...
The Latest: South Carolina being pounded by rain - Lompoc Record
The latest on the rainstorm that is pounding parts of the East Coast (all times local): 11 a.m. South Carolina officials told The Associated Press that there were more than 100 rescues across the state overnight due to heavy rain and flooding. The state ...
Former president healing nicely after summer spill - Lompoc Record
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush is healing well after taking a fall this summer, feeling good enough to go out on his speedboat and even visit a local biker bar with his wife. The nation's oldest living president is "healing ...
Police officers' names still secret 3 years after shooting - Lompoc Record
RIDGEWAY, S.C. (AP) — It's been nearly three years since Gregory McDaniel was shot twice, losing a kidney, during a police drug raid on a South Carolina home. But no one will tell McDaniel who shot him. State agents completed their investigation into the ...
Southern California in for wet Sunday as storm moves through - Lompoc Record
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Parched Southern California is in for a wet Sunday as a storm brings scattered showers and possibly thunderstorms. The front moved in after midnight from the northern part of the state, dropping light rain in downtown Los Angeles.
Utah Rep. Chaffetz announces uphill run for House speaker - Lompoc Record
WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah announced Sunday that he is running for House speaker in a longshot challenge to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, adding a new dose of turmoil for reeling House Republicans. Chaffetz, 48 ...
The Latest: Jets lead Dolphins 20-7 at halftime in London - Lompoc Record
The latest from NFL games around the league on the fourth Sunday of the season (all times EDT): 11:20 a.m. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 172 yards and a touchdown to give the New York Jets a 20-7 lead over the Miami Dolphins at halftime at Wembley Stadium.
The Latest: Thousands attend funeral of slain Israelis - Lompoc Record
JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest developments after Palestinian stabbing attacks in Jerusalem killed two Israelis and wounded three others, including a toddler, prompting Israeli authorities to take the unprecedented step of closing east Jerusalem's Old City ...