Updated at 3:42 AM

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) " Norma Patricia Esparza was a Southern California college student in 1995 when she says she was raped by a man she met at a bar. Weeks later, she went back to the same spot and pointed him out to her ex-boyfriend. He and two others followed Gonzalo Ramirez out of the bar, kidnapped him and hacked him to death with a meat cleaver, authorities say. For the next 17 years, the killing went unsolved and Esparza built her life, earning a doctorate, working as a...

Updated at 3:18 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the U.S. Navy was wrongly allowed to use sonar in the nation's oceans that could harm whales and other marine life. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower...

Updated at 3:13 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) " Grieving residents of Baton Rouge honored an appeal at the funeral of a black man killed by police to celebrate his life rather than demonstrate about his death. At a three-hour service Friday, mourners paid their...

Updated at 1:39 AM

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HONOLULU (AP) " The Latest on a missing aircraft in Hawaii (all times local): 4 p.m. The Federal Aviation Administration says the pilot of a plane that disappeared from radar reported engine problems before ditching in the ocean off...

Updated at 12:52 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Hillary Clinton summoned at least three contenders vying to become her running mate to her Washington home on Friday as she closes in on a pick for vice president. Clinton met separately with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth...

Updated at 12:26 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) " California Secretary of State Alex Padilla certified Friday that more than 8.5 million people, or 47.7 percent of registered voters, participated in the June primary, and that Hillary Clinton decisively won the state's...

Updated at 11:50 PM

Author’s note: This is the first in a short series about summer trips. There’s a happy ending, I promise.

Updated at 11:49 PM

Editor’s Note: Gloria is taking a much-deserved summer break to visit family in Ohio. She’ll return either next week or the week after. Just Plain Rosanna columnist, Rosanna Bauman, is filling in this week. Rosanna,...

Updated at 11:47 PM

Riding the new streetcar in Kansas City encouraged me to write about a spur running to and from our Independence Square and Bartle Hall Convention Center. There is a lot of opportunity to develop and redevelop along this route. Some estimates for...

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