TAOS, N.M. (AP) - Three people accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound remained jailed Wednesday as New Mexico authorities sought to satisfy the conditions of their release set by a judge. Among other things, authorities must find safe living arrangements for the defendants before they can leave jail. They also must wear ankle monitors and have regular contact with their attorneys.
BEIJING (AP) - China's government says it will send a trade envoy to Washington for talks amid a worsening tariff dispute. The Commerce Ministry said Thursday a delegation led by a deputy minister will discuss "issues of mutual concern" but gave no other details of an agenda. The two governments are poised to impose a new round of tariff hikes on each other's goods next week in a dispute over Beijing's technology policy.
Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. that have been forced to face the ugly truth about child-molesting priests in their ranks. But in dozens of other dioceses, there has been no reckoning, leading victims to wonder if the church will ever truly take responsibility or be held accountable.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Washington Nationals right-hander Jeremy Hellickson was removed from Wednesday night's game in St. Louis in the fifth inning after colliding with Cardinals outfielder Harrison Bader at the plate. Hellickson was covering home after a wild pitch. He stumbled over Bader as Bader slid home safely. Hellickson was charged with three runs, two earned, on three hits in his 4 1/3 innings. He struck out two and walked two. ___
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wayne Rooney scored two goals and D.C. United beat the Portland Timbers 4-1 on Wednesday night to move out of last place in the Eastern Conference. D.C. (6-9-6) won its third consecutive home game. Portland (10-5-7) has lost two straight after going unbeaten in its previous 15 matches.
HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on a new memorial marker honoring World War II prisoners of war (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Dozens of relatives of Allied servicemen who were killed in January 1945 as prisoners of war held by Japan are dedicating a memorial stone to their loved ones.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Fans of Elvis Presley are holding flickering candles and walking quietly past the grave of the rock n' roll pioneer on the 41st anniversary of his death. Devotees of Presley flock to Memphis, Tennessee, every year to honor his life and career during Elvis Week. The candlelight vigil is the keystone event, with solemn mourners moving slowly past his resting place and the graves of his parents and grandmother in the Meditation Garden at his former home, Graceland.
TORONTO (AP) - Jozy Altidore had a hat trick and Toronto FC won the Voyageurs Trophy for the seventh time Wednesday night, taking the Canadian Championship final 7-4 on aggregate with a 5-2 second-leg victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps. Sebastian Giovinco had a goal and two assists and Tosaint Ricketts added a goal for Toronto, coming off a 2-2 tie last week in Vancouver in the first leg. Kei Kamara and Brek Shea scored late goals for Vancouver.
DENVER (AP) - A vital reservoir on the Colorado River will be able to meet the demands of Mexico and the U.S. Southwest for the next 13 months, but a looming shortage could trigger cutbacks as soon as the end of 2019, officials said Wednesday. A forecast from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation echoes previous warnings that a nearly 20-year trend toward a drier regional climate coupled with rising demand could drain so much water from the Lake Mead reservoir that cutbacks would be mandatory.
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VISTA, Calif. (AP) - A drunken California motorist who drove more than a mile (1.6 kilometers) with the body of the man she hit in the front seat of the car has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. The San Diego Union-Tribune says 31-year-old Esteysi Sanchez was sentenced Wednesday for the 2016 death of a homeless man she hit after drunkenly driving onto a sidewalk in the city of Oceanside after a night of partying.