Police say a man at the center of an intense police search in Oregon after a violent kidnapping last week was seen walking a dog in the same part of southern Oregon where the victim had been tortured. The Grants Pass Police Department said on Facebook that Benjamin Obadiah Foster was spotted Tuesday morning in the Grants Pass area. Officers from multiple law enforcement agencies have been looking for Foster since a woman was found unconscious, bound and near death on Jan. 24 in Grants Pass. Last Thursday, law enforcement raided a property in the unincorporated community of Wolf Creek, but Foster managed to escape.

Fiction by Percival Everett and Ling Ma, nonfiction by Annie Proulx and biographies of George Balanchine and J. Edgar Hoover are among the finalists for National Book Critics Circle awards. Former U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo has won an honorary award for lifetime achievement. Last fall’s National Book Award winner for fiction, Tess Gunty’s “The Rabbit Hutch,” is a nominee for best first book. Other finalists announced Tuesday night include Ed Yong’s “An Immense World” and the poetry collection “Milkweed Smithereens,” by Bernadette Mayer, who died in November at age 77. Winners will be announced March 23 during a ceremony in Manhattan.

An Elon Musk tweet declaring he had the financing to take Tesla private in 2018 caused billions of dollars in investor damages after the deal collapsed. That's according to estimates presented Tuesday at a trial examining the haphazard handling of the buyout proposal. The mind-bending estimates laid out by two experts hired by attorneys representing Tesla shareholders underscore the challenges facing a nine-person jury as the three-week trial winds down this week. The case is expected to be turned over to the jury Friday. The outcome could add to the financial fallout from Musk's troublesome tweets, which have already resulted in a $40 million settlement with securities regulators.

Follow Us

Latest e-Edition

WASHINGTON — Jack Smith, a veteran Justice Department prosecutor, is tasked with overseeing criminal investigations into former President Donald Trump’s handling of classified documents after he left the White House, and a separate probe into attempts to stop President Biden from assuming office after the 2020 election. Attorney General Merrick Garland said he appointed a special counsel ...

LOS ANGELES — This week's catastrophic earthquake in Turkey and Syria is just the latest warning of the potential risks for California and other seismically active areas. Some California cities have retrofitted or demolished problem buildings following quakes in the 1980s and 1990s. But many buildings in the state have not endured the same kind of intense shaking experienced in Turkey and ...

WASHINGTON — Alleged Chinese spy balloons were spotted on several occasions during President Donald Trump’s administration, including three instances where they traveled near sensitive U.S. military facilities and training areas, according to people familiar with the matter. The balloons were spotted near Texas, Florida and Hawaii, as well as the Pacific Ocean island of Guam, where the U.S. ...

George Santos on Monday denied groping and sexually harassing a prospective congressional aide during a job meeting in the Republican representative’s Washington office last month. “It’s comical,” Santos said on CNN. “Of course I deny that claim.” Santos said he “100%” denies the claim and questioned why the man continued to push to be hired after the incident. “Let me make it clear: If there ...

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will get to test drive his 2024 campaign message in front of the nation on Tuesday when he delivers his State of the Union address. Though Biden has yet to officially announce his reelection run, he has begun the year by using a sharper tone against Republicans at a series of campaign-style events. His address to a joint session of Congress is an opportunity to ...