SEATTLE (AP) - Right-wing demonstrators gathered Saturday in Seattle for a "Liberty or Death" rally that drew counter-protesters from the left while dozens of police kept the two sides separated. The right-wing groups Washington 3 Percenters and Patriot Prayer were holding the rally outside Seattle City Hall to protest an effort to launch a gun-control initiative that would raise the age in Washington state for people buying semi-automatic rifles.
SALISBURY, Conn. (AP) - Seven former faculty members sexually abused students for decades while school administrators failed to take action, an independent investigation released by an elite Connecticut boarding school found.
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island inmate has been running a crack cocaine distribution ring from inside prison. Agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Rhode Island ATF Task Force say they arrested four people involved in the drug ring, including 29-year-old James Gomes, an inmate at the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston.
LONDON (AP) - A driver whose car collided with several people before crashing outside Britain's Parliament has been charged with attempted murder. Police say 29-year-old Salih Khater was charged Saturday with trying to kill police officers and members of the public. Three people were injured when Khater - a British citizen originally from Sudan - hit a group of cyclists before colliding with a security barrier guarded by police outside Parliament on Tuesday.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Norway's Viktor Hovland had such an easy time in the quarterfinals and round of 16 at the U.S. Amateur that he didn't even need to play the 13th hole. When he got pushed a bit in the semifinals, Hovland responded. Hovland birdied six of seven holes he played on the back nine Saturday to advance to the U.S. Amateur final at Pebble Beach, where he will take on UCLA sophomore Devon Bling.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers are abandoning a proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to shield electrical utilities from some financial liability for wildfires. Napa Democratic Sen. Bill Dodd tells the San Francisco Chronicle on Saturday that there wasn't enough time before the legislative session ends Aug. 31 to study and pass the issue. He says "it was a tough fight ... so we are pivoting."
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - A man has bitten off another man's finger during a fight at a Massachusetts golf course. WCVB-TV reports a 47-year-old man was arrested at the Southers Marsh Golf Club in Plymouth Friday after he apparently got into a fight with another golfer and bit off a part of his thumb. The station reports the victim's thumb had been bitten off to his knuckle and he was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The incident happened around sunset.
PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) - A 30-year-old Massachusetts man won Saturday's bicycle race up Mount Washington, the highest peak in the northeastern United States. Barry Miller, of Beverly, Massachusetts, was the top finisher in the Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb up the 7.6-mile ascent to the summit of the 6,288-foot peak in 53 minutes and 34 seconds. Miller was followed by Drake Deuel, 20, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Eric Levinsohn, 28 of New Haven, Connecticut.
FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado judge has denied a request by a defense attorney for a man accused of killing his wife and two daughters to require a coroner to collect DNA from the necks of the young girls. KMGH-TV and the Daily Camera newspaper in Boulder reported the judge said in an order he would not tell the medical examiner's office involved in the case how to do its job.