‘Rus­sian boun­ties led to at least one US death’

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Rus­sian bounty of­fers to Tal­iban mil­i­tants are be­lieved to have led to the death of at least one US sol­dier in Afghanista­n, ac­cord­ing to Amer­i­can in­tel­li­gence, two news­pa­pers re­ported, and Congress yes­ter­day de­manded more in­for­ma­tion about the re­ports. The Washington Post re­ported late on Sun­day that sev­eral Amer­i­can sol­diers are be­lieved to have died as a re­sult of the Rus­sian pro­gramme, which the Krem­lin has de­nied and which US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump has said he was never briefed on. The Post said the in­tel­li­gence stemmed from US mil­i­tary in­ter­ro­ga­tions of cap­tured mil­i­tants.

An ex-po­lice­man ac­cused of ter­ror­is­ing Cal­i­for­nia with a string of slay­ings, rapes and break-ins at­trib­uted to a se­rial preda­tor dubbed the ‘Golden State Killer’ pleaded guilty yes­ter­day to the first of 13 counts of first-de­gree mur­der charges against him. Joseph James DeAn­gelo, 74, en­tered the plea as part of a broader agree­ment with pros­e­cu­tors from 11 Cal­i­for­nia coun­ties to ad­mit to all al­le­ga­tions against him, charged and un­charged, in a crime wave dat­ing back to the mid-1970s, pros­e­cu­tors said at a hear­ing. Un­der the terms of the plea deal, as out­lined by pros­e­cu­tors and a judge at the hear­ing, DeAn­gelo will face a sen­tence of life in prison with­out the pos­si­bil­ity of pa­role.

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