Sen. Al Franken the Latest To Be Accused of Sexual Assault

Sen. Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, put out a statement apologizing for the 2006 incident, in which he is accused of forcibly kissing a woman while on a USO tour and later groping her while she was sleeping.

Amid a blizzard of criticism, he said that he would “gladly cooperate” with a Senate Ethics Committee investigation into his actions. Read the story from the LA Times.

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U.S. Lifts Elephant Trophy Ban

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it had found that allowing trophy imports would help the conservation of elephants in those countries. But opponents say a number of problems remain with Zimbabwe's elephant management plan, including poaching, corruption, and a lack of government support. Read the story from NPR.

Tesla’s Semi-Truck Ambitions

The company unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer Thursday night near its design center in Hawthorne, California. Read the story from NPR.

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Report: Charles Manson Gravely Ill reports that the killer of actress Sharon Tate and six others is seriously ill. Authorities confirmed that the 83-year-old killer is being hospitalized in Bakersfield, California. Read the story from The AP.