Associated Press News Director for the U.S. West. Follow our stories at @apwestregion. Formerly based in the Midwest and Mideast.

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Associated Press journalist based in Chicago helping oversee news in 14 states from Texas north to Minnesota. Before the Midwest, I worked in the Mideast (Cairo, Tehran, Baghdad and beyond) for the AP.

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Nov 20, 2017

RT @APWestRegion: It's hard to forget Charles Manson's wild-eyed gaze. It's partly why he's still the face of evil despite rampages t…

Nov 20, 2017

RT @APWestRegion: Former @AP reporter who covered Charles Manson says he had "an overinflated sense of himself." Story:…

Nov 16, 2017

RT @APWestRegion: #AP Exclusive: Records show 17 escapes over past 8 years at Hawaii psychiatric hospital from where 'dangerous' pati…

Nov 16, 2017

RT @APWestRegion: Quick-thinking school personnel saved dozens of students when Northern California gunman targeted campus. 

Nov 16, 2017

RT @APWestRegion: Authorities say 'ghost guns' were used in California's deadly shooting rampage. Read more about them here:…

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