TAORMINA, ITALY (AP) - PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HAS ARRIVED AT THE G-7 SUMMIT OF WEALTHY NATIONS IN SICILY. TRUMP SAYS ON TWITTER SHORTLY AFTER ARRIVING THAT HE'S GETTING "READY TO ENGAGE" HIS FELLOW G-7 LEADERS "ON MANY ISSUES INCLUDING ECONOMIC GROWTH, TERRORISM, AND SECURITY." HE'S ALSO TOUTING THE TRIP SO FAR, SAYING HE "MADE AND SAVED THE USA MANY BILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND MILLIONS OF JOBS."

TAORMINA, SICILY (AP) - FRENCH PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON HAS DETAILED HIS TOP PRIORITIES AT THE G-7, WHICH INCLUDE CLIMATE CHANGE AND TRADE. AT A BILATERAL MEETING WITH BRITISH PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY ON FRIDAY, MACRON INSISTED ON THE NEED FOR "RECIPROCITY" ON TRADE AND SAID EUROPEANS SOMETIMES HAD A "TOO NAIVE" APPROACH ON TRADE DEALS. MACRON SPOKE FLUENT ENGLISH, WHICH IS VERY UNUSUAL FOR A FRENCH PRESIDENT.

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (AP) - AP INVESTIGATION: A SRI LANKAN GENERAL DOGGED BY WAR CRIMES ALLEGATIONS WAS SENT TO HAITI TO INVESTIGATE A RAPE ACCUSATION AGAINST A SRI LANKAN SOLDIER SERVING AS A U.N. PEACEKEEPER. HE DIDN'T INTERVIEW THE VICTIM OR MEDICAL STAFF BUT CLEARED THE SOLDIER. THE CASE ILLUSTRATES HOW A CULTURE OF MILITARY IMPUNITY SEEPS INTO U.N. PEACEKEEPING MISSIONS AND HOW THE WORLD BODY'S DESPERATION FOR TROOPS LEAVES IT OPEN TO THOSE RISKS.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A LAWYER FOR PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S SON-IN-LAW AND ADVISER SAYS JARED KUSHNER IS WILLING TO COOPERATE WITH FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS LOOKING INTO TIES BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN. NEWS MEDIA REPORT THAT THE FBI IS INVESTIGATING MEETINGS KUSHNER HAD IN DECEMBER WITH RUSSIAN OFFICIALS.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND (AP) - FORMER OASIS FRONTMAN LIAM GALLAGHER HAS ANNOUNCED PLANS TO HOLD A BENEFIT CONCERT IN MANCHESTER ON TUESDAY TO HELP VICTIMS OF THE EXTREMIST BOMBING THAT KILLED 22 PEOPLE. PROFITS FROM THE SHOW WILL GO TO A FUND FOR THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS
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A BAR NUNN MAN WILL SERVE A 26- TO 36-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE FOR SEXUALLY ABUSING A MINOR.

NATRONA COUNTY DISTRICT COURT JUDGE DANIEL FORGEY HANDED DOWN THE SENTENCE THURSDAY TO JARAD GEARHART AFTER THE VICTIM, BORN IN 2004, SAID GEARHART DESERVES WHATEVER SENTENCE THE JUDGE IMPOSES.

ON THE OTHER HAND, FRIENDS OF GEARHART SAID HE HAS BEEN A MENTOR TO THEM AND THAT HE NEVER HAD HARMED THEM OR THEIR CHILDREN.

NATRONA COUNTY ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY BRETT JOHNSON URGED FORGEY TO IMPOSE UP TO THE MAXIMUM PUNISHMENT OF 50 YEARS BECAUSE OF THE VICTIM'S DEPRESSION AND CUTTING HERSELF TO COPE WITH THE EMOTIONAL PAIN, AND GEARHART'S BLAMING AND THREATENING HER.

GEARHART'S PUBLIC DEFENDER KURT INFANGER SAID THE CRIME WAS SERIOUS, THE DEFENDANT TOOK RESPONSIBILITY FOR IT, IS REMORSEFUL, AND SHOULD RECEIVE STRICTLY MONITORED PROBATION.

GEARHART HIMSELF APOLOGIZED FOR THE HURT HE CAUSED HIS FRIENDS, FAMILY AND THE VICTIM, AND HOW HE WANTS TO START OVER.

FORGEY THEN HANDED DOWN THE LENGTHY PRISON TERM AND ORDERED GEARHART TO PAY $9,000 IN RESTITUTION.

THE CASE BEGAN IN SEPTEMBER WHEN THE VICTIM TOLD SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES THAT GEARHART HAD SEXUALLY ABUSED HER AT HIS HOME.

IN FEBRUARY HE PLEADED GUILTY TO ONE COUNT OF SEXUAL ABUSE OF A MINOR IN THE FIRST DEGREE AS PART OF A PLEA AGREEMENT IN WHICH THE STATE DROPPED A SECOND SEXUAL ABUSE COUNT AND TWO COUNTS OF INCEST.

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THE CASPER POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS MORE FUNDING WILL HELP IT IMPROVE RETENTION AND EDUCATE ITS INEXPERIENCED OFFICERS.

THE DEPARTMENT ASKED CITY COUNCIL AT ITS BUDGET SESSION MONDAY FOR A MODEST BUDGET INCREASE OF $46,000 FOR TRAVEL AND TRAINING.

INTERIM CHIEF STEVE SCHULZ SAID THE ADDITIONAL MONEY WOULD HELP THE DEPARTMENT HOLD NECESSARY TRAININGS ON FIREARMS, VEHICLES, WRITING REPORTS AND HOW TO RESPOND TO CRIMES SUCH SEXUAL ASSAULT.

SCHULZ SAID OFFICERS ALSO NEED TO LEARN SPECIALIZED INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES SUCH AS BLOOD SPLATTER ANALYZATION.

COUNCIL MEMBERS RESPONDED WELL TO SCHULZ'S PROPOSED BUDGET, BUT RECOMMENDED HE REQUEST MORE MONEY FOR THE TRAININGS.