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November 8, 2018

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities hope a search of a gunman’s home will provide information about the motive for a shooting that killed 12 people at a Southern California bar. Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean says Ian David Long first shot a security guard, other staff near the door and then patrons late Wednesday in the city of Thousand Oaks. The sheriff says he expects to learn more when a search warrant is served at Long’s home in the nearby community of Newbury Park.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says 85-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the court and is in the hospital. The court says the fall occurred Wednesday evening and the justice went to George Washington University Hospital in Washington early Thursday after experiencing discomfort overnight. In her absence, the court was going ahead Thursday with a courtroom ceremony welcoming new Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who joined the court last month.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has visited the Supreme Court for the ceremonial swearing-in of new Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The president and first lady Melania Trump also met privately with the justices before Thursday’s brief courtroom ceremony. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker took part in the ceremony for an invitation-only crowd that included Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, retired Justice Anthony Kennedy and many of Kavanaugh’s former colleagues. Among them was Judge Merrick Garland, whose high court nomination McConnell blocked in 2016.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers impersonating journalists tried to intercept the communications of a prominent Saudi opposition figure in Washington. An Associated Press review of malicious emails sent to activist Ali AlAhmed shows he was approached by hackers masquerading as a BBC representative and as Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi (jah-MAHL’ khahr-SHOHK’-jee), who was killed last month at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The emails were attempts to break into AlAhmed’s inbox. The Saudi Embassy in Washington did not immediately return written questions.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Magic 8 Ball, Uno and pinball have made it into the National Toy Hall of Fame. The three are being inducted Thursday in recognition of their staying power and influence. The honorees were chosen from a field of 12 finalists that also included American Girl Dolls, chalk, Chutes and Ladders, the Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Masters of the Universe, sled, tic-tac-toe, Tickle Me Elmo and Tudor Electric Football.

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