WASHINGTON (AP) - FORMER TRUMP CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN PAUL MANAFORT AND HIS BUSINESS ASSOCIATE, RICK GATES, HAVE BEEN INDICTED BY A FEDERAL GRAND JURY ON CHARGES OF CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER FELONY CHARGES. THE INDICTMENTS UNSEALED MONDAY IN WASHINGTON CONTAIN 12 COUNTS, INCLUDING CONSPIRACY TO LAUNDER MONEY, FAILING TO REGISTER AS A FOREIGN AGENT, FALSE STATEMENTS, AND MULTIPLE COUNTS OF FAILING TO FILE REPORTS FOR FOREIGN BANK ACCOUNTS. MANAFORT AND GATES HAVE SURRENDERED TO AUTHORITIES.

BARCELONA, SPAIN (AP) - A SPOKESWOMAN FOR THE MAIN CATALAN PARTY OUSTED FROM THE REGIONAL GOVERNMENT FOR PUSHING AHEAD WITH AN INDEPENDENCE BID HAS VOWED TO DEFEAT PRO-UNION POLITICAL FORCES IN AN ELECTION AT THE END OF THE YEAR. PDECAT PARTY COORDINATOR MARTA PASCAL MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT DURING A NEWS CONFERENCE FOLLOWING A MEETING OF PARTY OFFICIALS.

DETROIT (AP) - BOBBY HINES IS ONE OF DOZENS OF FORMER TEEN OFFENDERS RELEASED FROM PRISON AFTER THE U.S. SUPREME COURT BANNED JUVENILE LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE AND SAID THOSE ALREADY IN PRISON SHOULD HAVE A SHOT AT RELEASE. HE GOT OUT AFTER 28 YEARS, HAS FOUND A JOB AND IS LIVING WITH HIS SISTER WHILE READJUSTING. FOR SOME, LEAVING PRISON AFTER DECADES MIGHT SEEM LIKE TIME TRAVEL. BUT HINES SAYS NOT FOR HIM. HE IS ESPECIALLY LUCKY. HE HAS THE BACKING OF AN UNUSUAL SUPPORTER: THE SISTER OF HIS VICTIM.

MOSCOW (AP) - A RUSSIAN JOURNALIST WHO WAS PUT INTO A COMA AFTER A STABBING ATTACK HAS THANKED SUPPORTERS IN HER FIRST STATEMENT FROM THE HOSPITAL. TATYANA FELGENHAUER, A TOP HOST AND DEPUTY EDITOR-IN-CHIEF AT EKHO MOSKVY, RUSSIA'S ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWS RADIO STATION, WAS STABBED IN THE THROAT LAST WEEK AND HAD SURGERY. FELGENHAUER'S STATEMENT CAME A DAY AFTER RUSSIA'S MAJOR STATE TELEVISION STATION PUT OUT A 13-MINUTE CLIP ATTACKING EKHO MOSKVY, CLAIMING THE STATION HAD PROVOKED THE ATTACK.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - ACTOR KEVIN SPACEY SAYS HE IS "BEYOND HORRIFIED" BY ALLEGATIONS THAT HE MADE A SEXUAL ADVANCE ON A TEEN BOY IN 1986. THE OSCAR-WINNER POSTED ON TWITTER THAT HE DOESN'T REMEMBER THE ENCOUNTER BUT APOLOGIZES. ACTOR ANTHONY RAPP TELLS BUZZFEED THAT HE WAS 14 WHEN HE ATTENDED A PARTY AT SPACEY'S APARTMENT. HE SAYS AN INEBRIATED SPACEY PICKED HIM UP, PLACED HIM ON HIS BED, AND CLIMBED ON TOP OF HIM. RAPP SAYS HE WAS ABLE TO GET UP AND LEAVE BEFORE THE ENCOUNTER COULD GO FURTHER.
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THE CASPER POLICE DEPARTMENT PROVIDES GOOD QUALITY LAW ENFORCEMENT AND IS RECOVERING FROM THE TURMOIL EARLIER THIS YEAR THAT LED TO LOW MORALE, BUT AN INDEPENDENT REPORT RELEASED FRIDAY RECOMMENDS CHANGES FOR IT TO BE BETTER.

THE LONG-AWAITED REPORT FROM THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC SAFETY MANAGEMENT SAYS THE CITY NEEDS TO NAME A NEW CHIEF SOON, FILL VACANCIES IN THE COMMAND STAFF AND THE DISPATCH CENTER, REALIGN SOME OF THE ORGANIZATION, AND SERIOUSLY CONSIDER REMAKING OR GETTING A DIFFERENT FACILITY.

THE CASPER CITY COUNCIL HIRED THE COMPANY FOR $60,000 IN MARCH TO CONDUCT AN INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, SHORTLY BEFORE THE FIRING OF FORMER CHIEF JIM WETZEL IN MAY.

THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC SAFETY MANAGEMENT REVIEWED THE DEPARTMENT’S WORK LOAD AND STAFFING; COMMUNITY DEMOGRAPHICS; CRIME LEVELS; ITS EFFICIENCY; AND ITS CONSULTANTS HELD A COMMUNITY FORUM FOR RESIDENTS TO OFFER THEIR OBSERVATIONS AND SUGGESTIONS.

THE FIRM NOTED THE DISPATCH CENTER HAS NO FULL-TIME SUPERVISOR IS ON DUTY THREE-FOURTHS OF THE TIME.

IT ALSO REPORTED THE HALL OF JUSTICE IS INADEQUATE AS A POLICE HEADQUARTERS BECAUSE OF INADEQUATE AND INEFFICIENT SPACE

THE CENTER RECOMMENDED IMPROVMENTS, AND MOST WON’T BE EASY, QUICK OR CHEAP.

THEY INCLUDE:

EXPANDING THE COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICERS PROGRAM.

PROVIDE TRAINING SO PATROL OFFICERS UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF THE VICTIM SERVICES UNIT.

MAKE A CONCERTED RECRUITMENT EFFORT TO ATTRACT MINORITIES AND FEMALES.

AND IMPROVING RESIDENTS' ABILITY TO FILE A COMPLAINT AGAINST EMPLOYEES.
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PEOPLE SHOOTING HIGHWAY SIGNS ARE COSTING WYOMING BIG MONEY YEAR AFTER YEAR.

THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IS PREPARING TO REPLACE MORE THAN 500 SIGNS ON FEDERAL HIGHWAYS IN PARK, BIG HORN, FREMONT AND TETON COUNTIES.

DEPARTMENT TRAFFIC SUPERVISOR STEVEN OTTO SAYS ALMOST 100 OF THOSE SIGNS HAVE BEEN SHOT BY SOME TYPE OF FIREARM.

ANOTHER 50 OR SO SIGNS WERE DELIBERATELY DAMAGED IN OTHER WAYS, PUTTING THE ANNUAL VANDALISM COST AT ALMOST $16,000 FOR SIGN MATERIALS ALONE.

WYDOT OFFICIALS SAY THEY ONLY REPLACE SIGNS WITH TWO OR MORE BULLET HOLES.

DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN CODY BEERS SAYS WYOMING TAXPAYERS END UP PAYING FOR VANDALIZED ROAD SIGNS BECAUSE THEY'RE FUNDED WITH STATE MONEY.