Manson follower 'Tex' Watson denied parole in California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? California parole officials recommended Thursday that Charles "Tex" Watson, the self-described right-hand man of murderous cult leader Charles Manson, should remain in prison 47 years after he helped plan and carry out the slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six other people.
No. 25 Virginia Tech holds off Pitt in 39-36 win
Clinton runs up campaign cash advantage over Trump
Police arrest 117 in crackdown on North Dakota pipeline protesters
Police arrested 117 Native Americans and other protesters in North Dakota on Thursday in a tense standoff between law enforcement and demonstrators seeking to halt construction of a disputed oil pipeline. The arrests came as police moved to clear a camp on private property in the path of the proposed $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline, according to the Morton County Sheriff's Department. Native American protesters had occupied the site since Monday, saying they were the land's rightful owners under an 1851 treaty with the U.S. government.
Oregon militants acquitted of conspiracy in wildlife refuge seizure
A federal court jury on Thursday acquitted anti-government militant leader Ammon Bundy and six followers of conspiracy charges stemming from their role in the armed takeover of a U.S. wildlife center in Oregon earlier this year. The surprise verdict was a stinging defeat for federal prosecutors and law enforcement in a trial the defendants sought to turn into a forum for their cause - opposition to U.S. government control over millions of acres of public lands in the West. Bundy and others, including his brother and co-defendant Ryan Bundy, cast the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge as a legitimate and patriotic act of civil disobedience.
Countries OK world's largest marine reserve in Antarctica
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) ? The countries that decide the fate of Antarctica reached an historic agreement on Friday to create the world's largest marine protected area in the ocean next to the frozen continent.
Toni Morrison receives Bellow award for lifetime achievement
NEW YORK (AP) ? Toni Morrison received a lifetime achievement award Thursday night from the PEN American Center, a ceremony of music and words that ended with a special treat from the guest of honor: An excerpt from a novel in progress.
Titans end home woes, roll to 36-22 victory over Jaguars
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) ? Marcus Mariota threw for 270 yards and two touchdowns to end his home struggles and the Tennessee Titans had their highest point total of the season in a 36-22 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night.
Jury acquits leaders of Oregon standoff of federal charges
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) ? A jury delivered an extraordinary blow to the government in a long-running battle over the use of public lands when it acquitted all seven defendants involved in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in rural southeastern Oregon.
Pacioretty, Canadiens beat Lightning for 6th straight win