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3 charged in sexual abuse case previously cited

Authorities say the three boys arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing a 15-year-old Northern California girl who later took her own life were initially cited on misdemeanor allegations in the case. Santa Clara County sheriff’s…

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Iran urged to boost nuke safety review after quake

The head of the Gulf states’ main political bloc is urging Iran to join an international accord on nuclear safety following an earthquake near the country’s lone energy-producing reactor. Abdullatif bin Rashid al-Zayani, secretary-general of…

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One missing after avalanches east of Seattle

Authorities say a snowshoer is missing after a pair of avalanches in the mountains near Snoqualmie Pass east of Seattle. Initial reports said as many as three people were missing, but officials now say only…