Courts, Police, Fire

Courts, Police, Fire

UPDATE: No arrests yet in alleged sex assault of UI student by Uber driver

UPDATE, 6:05 p.m. Friday:

URBANA — The alleged assault of a University of Illinois student by a driver for a ride-hailing service Wednesday remains under active investigation by UI police, but no arrests have been made.

Two injured in accident that scatters pigs on I-74 in Urbana

URBANA — Two men were injured and several pigs scattered along Interstate 74 in a midday accident Friday that was apparently caused by a deer in the road.

Illinois State Police at Pesotum said just before noon, Scott Davis, 51, of Mahomet was driving a pickup truck west on I-74 near the Lincoln Avenue exit when a deer ran in front of him.

Trump praises Montana lawmaker who body-slammed reporter

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump praised a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter last year, calling him a "tough cookie" and saying he thinks it might have helped him win election in Montana.

StarKist admits fixing tuna prices, faces fine

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — StarKist Co. agreed to plead guilty to a felony price-fixing charge as part of a broad collusion investigation of the canned tuna industry, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.

Poll: Just 1 in 4 thinks Kavanaugh told entire truth

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when as a Supreme Court nominee he gave sworn testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last month, with Republicans and Democrats holding starkly distinct opinions of his credibility, according to a poll released Friday.

Trump: 'Very severe' consequences if Saudis killed Khashoggi

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has acknowledged it "certainly looks" as though missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened "very severe" consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him. His warning came as the administration toughened its response to a disappearance that has sparked global outrage.

Foul play suspected in disappearance of postal worker

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say they suspect foul play in the disappearance more than two weeks ago of a pregnant 27-year-old postal carrier.

In a statement, police say they are basing their suspicions on the length of time that Kierra Coles has been missing and "the fact that she has fallen off the grid."

Turkey probes whether Khashoggi remains taken from consulate

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish official said Friday that investigators are looking into the possibility that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's remains may have been taken to a forest outside Istanbul or to another city after his suspected killing at the consulate earlier this month. Ankara's top diplomat, meanwhile, denied sharing any audio from the Saudi Consulate with U.S. officials.

The latest: Florida firefighter dies; Michael toll up to 35

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The lLatest on Hurricane Michael (all times local):

10:45 a.m.

A falling tree has killed a firefighter while he was helping his family clear debris from Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle, increasing the overall storm-related death toll to 35.

Pope accuser strikes back, blames gay priesthood for abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican ambassador who accused Pope Francis of rehabilitating a disgraced ex-American cardinal is doubling down on his claims, asserting that the "scourge of homosexuality" in the priesthood is responsible for sex abuse and that the Vatican is being hypocritical in refusing to acknowledge it.