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New allegations about Casey Anthony surface

ORLANDO, Fla. — Five years after Casey Anthony was acquitted of murdering her daughter, a civil lawsuit connected to the scandal is still grinding through Central Florida bankruptcy court, with new developments this week.

12-year-old wins National Geographic bee

WASHINGTON — Florida native Rishi Nair, a sixth-grader at Williams Middle Magnet School in Tampa, beat out nine other young geography whizzes to win the National Geographic Bee Championship Wednesday.

Exxon shareholders pass measure that may put climate expert on board

DALLAS — Voters at Exxon Mobil Corp’s annual meeting on Wednesday approved a measure to let minority shareholders nominate outsiders for seats on the board, meaning a climate activist could eventually become a director at the world’s largest publicly traded oil company.

States ratchet up transgender battle with lawsuit against U.S.

Officials from 11 U.S. states sued the Obama administration on Wednesday to overturn a directive telling schools to let transgender students use bathrooms matching their gender identity, decrying the policy as “a massive social experiment.”

Eight protesters arrested at Trump rally in California

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Some 100 people staged a boisterous but largely peaceful demonstration outside a Southern California rally by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, at times taunting his supporters before police moved in and arrested eight people.

Ryan says he hasn’t decided on Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Paul Ryan, the top U.S. elected Republican, on Wednesday continued to withhold his support from Donald Trump for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, saying he is not ready to endorse the real estate billionaire, a political neophyte.

New Afghan Taliban leader was compromise candidate

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Haibatullah Akhundzada, the Islamic legal scholar appointed leader of the Afghan Taliban on Wednesday, was not the obvious choice when senior members of the militant movement gathered to appoint a new “emir.”

Clinton email server broke government rules

NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton broke government rules by using a private email server without approval for her work as U.S. secretary of state, an internal government watchdog said on Wednesday.

This $1 cup could save millions

When babies in poor countries can't breast-feed, the results can be deadly, but a trio of Seattle researchers — including a 1987 Eastmont High School graduate — has found an innovative way to help.

Free wood chips are back

CHELAN — Back by popular demand, Chelan County will again give away free woodchips to Chelan County residents Friday from noon to 3 p.m.

Chelan city councilman seeks seat on PUD board

CHELAN — Chelan City Councilman Cameron “Skip” Morehouse will challenge two-term incumbent Ann Congdon for her District 3 seat on the Chelan County PUD board.

New flea market to launch in Monitor

MONITOR — A new weekly swap meet and flea market featuring up to 50 vendors and spotlighting local nonprofits will kick-off here next week.

Extra patrols target seat belt use

WENATCHEE — Extra patrols will be on the highways from now to June 5 during the national "Click It or Ticket" traffic campaign.