‘Beetle Bailey’ cartoonist Mort Walker dies at 94

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2010 file photo, Mort Walker, the artist and author of the Beetle Bailey comic strip, stands in his studio in Stamford, Conn. On Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, a family member said the comic strip artist has died. He was 94. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comic strip artist Mort Walker, a World War II veteran who satirized the Army and tickled millions of newspaper readers with the antics of the lazy private “Beetle Bailey,” died Saturday. He was 94.

Casino mogul Steve Wynn resigns as top GOP finance chairman

FILE - This March 15, 2016, file photo, shows casino mogul Steve Wynn at a news conference in Medford, Mass. Wynn Resorts is denying multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault by its founder Steve Wynn, describing it as a smear campaign related to divorce proceedings from his ex-wife. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, that a number of women say they were harassed or assaulted by the casino mogul. Wynn denied the allegations personally in a printed statement. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Casino mogul Steve Wynn resigned Saturday as finance chairman of the Republican National Committee amid allegations of sexual harassment and assault.

GOP senators: Trump needs to show restraint in Russia probe

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks during a TV news interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. Collins on Sunday, Jan. 28, said President Donald Trump would be "best served" by keeping a public silence on an independent investigation into his 2016 campaign's contacts with Russia in the wake of news reports of attempted presidential interference and urged special counsel Robert Mueller to review whether Trump tried to fire him. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican senators said Sunday that President Donald Trump would be wise to keep a public silence on an independent investigation into his 2016 campaign’s contacts with Russia in the wake of news reports that he sought to fire the special counsel.

Families recall spirit of Kentucky school shooting victims

Tracy Tubbs, left, aunt of Marshall County High School shooting victim Bailey Holt, holds up a drawing of Holt as Tubbs and Jackie Reid, right, principal of Sharpe Elementary School in Benton, Ky., read statements from Holt and Preston Cope's families at the Marshall County Board of Education in Benton, Ky., Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. (Ryan Hermens/The Paducah Sun via AP)

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — The aunt of one of two teenage victims of a school shooting in Kentucky described her Saturday as an “old soul” who was simple, easy to love and “the salt of the Earth.”

Russian opposition leader arrested amid election protests

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, centre, shouts slogans as he attends a rally in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. Navalny has been arrested in Moscow as protests take place across the country. (AP Photo/Evgeny Feldman)

MOSCOW (AP) — Protesters gathered across Russia Sunday to support opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s call to boycott the March presidential election, and Navalny himself was arrested while walking to the Moscow demonstration.

Kabul bombing death toll rises to 103, with 235 wounded

An Afghan shopkeeper removes the shuttered glasses of his shop in the aftermath of Saturday's suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump is condemning "the despicable car bombing attack" in the Afghan capital of Kabul. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan authorities have raised the death toll from Saturday’s suicide bombing in Kabul to 103, as hundreds of people gathered for funerals or awaited word of loved ones outside hospitals and morgues.

French towns swim in floodwaters that are rising in Paris

A flooded street lamp is pictured next to the river Seine in Paris, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Floodwaters were nearing their peak in Paris on Saturday, with the rain-swollen Seine River engulfing scenic quays and threatening wine cellars and museum basements. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

VILLENNES-SUR-SEINE, France (AP) — Floodwaters have transformed the streets of scenic French towns into mucky canals, swallowed up picturesque parks and drained the demand for river boat cruises through Paris.

Cape Town to set up disaster operations HQ for water crisis

People collect water from a communal tap at an informal settlement near Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, as a harsh drought may force South Africa's showcase city of Cape Town to turn off most of its taps. While the city urges people to restrict water usage, many living in poor areas already have limited access to water, and the day that the city runs out of water, ominously known as "Day Zero", moves ever closer for the nearly 4 million residents. (AP Photo)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s police and military will help secure water collection sites in drought-stricken Cape Town if authorities must turn off most taps on what they call “Day Zero,” a date currently projected to fall in the first half of April, the city said Sunday.

U.S. calls for release of missing Chinese bookseller

FILE - In this June 18, 2016, file photo, freed Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee stands next to a placard with picture of missing bookseller Gui Minhai, in front of his book store in Hong Kong as the protesters are marching to the Chinese central government's liaison office. Gui, who was secretly detained in China has been taken away by Chinese authorities again after being released into house arrest last October, his daughter said Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration has joined European governments in urging China to release a Swedish citizen who sold gossipy books about Chinese leaders.

Immigration lawsuits filed against Canyon County

Chris Bronson / Idaho Press-Tribune Inmates are escorted back to their cell by an officer on Nov. 8 at the Canyon County jail in Caldwell. Chris Bronson / Idaho Press-Tribune

NAMPA — Two lawsuits have come to light, alleging that the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Kieran Donahue unlawfully held and detained former inmates because of their immigration status and despite a judge’s release order.



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