AP Top U.S. News at 7:17 p.m. EST

AP Top U.S. News at 7:17 p.m. EST

Manson has endured as the face of evil for nearly 50 years
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Other killers snuffed out far more lives than Charles Manson did in 1969. Yet he has endured for nearly a half century as the personification of evil, even in an age in which mass shootings leave dozens dead at a time....
11/21/2017 12:41 AM
Charles Manson used charm to turn youths into mass killers
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In summer 1969, a scruffy ex-convict with a magnetic hold on young women sent some of his disciples into the night to carry out a series of gruesome killings in Los Angeles. In so doing, Charles Manson became the leering face of evil on front pages across America and rewrote the history of an era....
11/21/2017 12:41 AM
New allegation against Franken, this time met with silence
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A woman says Al Franken pulled her in tightly and put his hand on her buttocks in 2010 while posing for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair, the second allegation of improper conduct against the Democrat and first involving his time as a senator....
11/21/2017 12:41 AM
Investigators: Roy Halladay performed turns before crash
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Retired star pitcher Roy Halladay sped his small sports plane low over the Gulf of Mexico minutes before his fatal crash two weeks ago, climbing sharply in the final seconds before diving into the water, federal investigators said in a preliminary report released Monday....
11/21/2017 12:41 AM
The Latest: CBP official says attack reports 'speculation'
DALLAS (AP) -- The Latest on the death in Texas of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent (all times local):...
11/21/2017 12:41 AM
Prosecutor: San Francisco shooter played 'Russian roulette'
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a San Francisco pier in a case that set off a national debate over immigration policy brought the gun and deliberately shot it at people, "playing his own secret version of Russian roulette," a prosecutor said in her closing argument Monday....
11/21/2017 12:41 AM
Key figures in Manson case: Cult disciples, rich and famous
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Cult leader Charles Manson, who directed his "family" to carry out a series of shocking murders in 1969 in a bid to start a race war he called "Helter Skelter," died of natural causes at 83....
11/21/2017 12:41 AM
Another conservative leads Kansas governor race after crisis
SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) -- If you thought Kansas emerged from its long budget crisis to reject deep-red politics and move back toward the center, think again....
11/21/2017 12:41 AM
Charles Manson, whose brutality made him face of evil, dead
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after masterminding the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, died Sunday night after nearly a half-century in prison. He was 83....
11/21/2017 12:41 AM
'This is crazy': Former AP reporter remembers Manson trial
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The first time I saw Charles Manson being led into a courtroom in 1969 at the old Los Angeles Hall of Justice, I was shocked - not because of the mythology that preceded him, but because of just how small he was....
11/21/2017 12:41 AM