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LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — Nine years after trying to snatch sports memorabilia in a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, O.J. Simpson will walk free as soon as Oct. 1. The former football star and one-time defendant on Los Angeles murder charges was granted parole Thursday after his sister and one of the collectibles dealers robbed at gunpoint spoke on his behalf. Simpson was, at turns, remorseful, jovial and defensive at the hearing on live TV.

KOS, Greece (AP) — Several tourists are stranded outside their hotel after an earthquake sent them streaming onto Lambi Beach on Kos Island. The 6.5-magnitude quake early Friday rattled the Greek island and Turkey's Aegean coast, but Kos was nearest to the epicenter appeared to have the worst damage. Officials on the resort island counted two deaths and more than 120 people injured.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in last year's election seems sure to cross a line being drawn by President Donald Trump. Trump is warning that the Trump family's finances are out of bounds of investigators. But several of Trump's family members and close advisers have already become ensnared in the probe. And news reports say the special counsel is interested in Trump's business transactions with Russians and with one of his main lenders.

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo says Russia is interested in staying in Syria, partly because they "love to stick it to America." When he was asked if Russia is America's friend or adversary, Pompeo said, "it's complicated." He says he'll be happy to work with Russia on counterterrorism issues, but it's clear the Russians "find anyplace they can to make our lives more difficult."

DALLAS (AP) — The US says a 4-month ban on laptops in the cabins of some planes heading for the US is over. The Department of Homeland Security says all foreign airports with flights to the US have met new security measures. DHS secretary says those steps include more screening of some passengers and testing of electronic devices to make sure a bomb isn't hidden inside.

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