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Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT

July 29, 2018

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they have made an arrest related to looting in Northern California neighborhoods evacuated because of a deadly wildfire. Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko told anxious residents at a community meeting Saturday that authorities had collared a parolee and he was going to jail. Residents cheered and did so again later when Redding Police Chief Roger Moore said his officers had leads on other suspects.

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Second Amendment advocates are delighted by the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Supporters of gun laws worry that his ascendancy to the high court would make it more difficult to curb the proliferation of guns. Kavanaugh made it clear in a 2011 dissenting appeals court opinion that he thinks Americans can keep most guns, even AR-15 rifles used in some of the deadliest mass shootings.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The editor of The Washington Post says the five Capital Gazette employees killed in their newsroom last month were “friends of the people,” and “not one of them deserved to be seen as an enemy.” Martin Baron spoke Saturday at a benefit concert for the five murdered employees. He didn’t mention President Donald Trump by name, but Baron said “not one of them deserved to be seen as an enemy by the man who killed them, and not one of them deserved to be called an enemy by anyone else, either.”

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a move seen as unprecedented, Pope Francis has effectively stripped U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick of his cardinal’s title following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy. The Vatican announced that Francis ordered McCarrick to conduct a “life of prayer and penance.” Breaking with past practice, Francis decided to act swiftly on the resignation offered by the emeritus archbishop, even before the accusations are investigated by church officials.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s disaster response agency says at least 3 people have been killed in a strong earthquake on Lombok Island, which is not far from the tourist destination of Bali. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 6.4 and its epicenter was 1.4 kilometers (0.8 miles) southwest of Lelongken, Indonesia. It had a depth of 7 kilometers (4.4 miles).

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