WASHINGTON

Filipinos book Trump hotel

First came Kuwait. Then Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Now the Philippines is the latest foreign government to book rooms or host events at the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C., riling critics who say such bookings are nothing more than attempts to curry favor with President Donald Trump. The Philippine Independence Day celebration set for June 12 comes as the country pushes for a free trade agreement with the U.S. and amid international criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte for encouraging vigilante killings of drug suspects.

NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine

Fugitive nabbed in woods

A man accused of killing a sheriff’s deputy was arrested Saturday outside a remote cabin, ending an intense manhunt in its fourth day in the woods of central Maine. Authorities used the slain deputy’s handcuffs to arrest John Williams, 29, they said. Williams was wanted in the shooting of Cpl. Eugene Cole early Wednesday after the two had an encounter on a darkened road in Norridgewock. Cole, 62, had been involved in the arrest of Williams’ girlfriend several days earlier, and Williams was worried about being arrested himself for failing to appear in court in Massachusetts on firearm charges the day of the shooting.

LA GRANDE, Ore.

Missing trucker emerges

A trucker missing for four days in a snow-covered part of Oregon after his GPS mapping device sent him up the wrong road walked 36 miles and emerged safely Saturday from a remote and rugged region. Jacob Cartwright, 22, showed up near La Grande, where an intensive search involving aircraft had been underway since he went missing Tuesday. Cartwright was being evaluated but appeared OK, officials said. Cartwright’s wife returned home from meeting with officials about the search for her husband only to find him in their house.

HOUSTON

Deputy avoids angry cow

A Texas deputy constable proved he’s fleet of foot while facing down a cow along a rural road. Deputy Andrew Ries was patrolling late Thursday when he stopped to assist motorists involved in an apparent accident. He learned one of the cars had struck a cow. The cow didn’t appear harmed, but it turned on Ries and chased him around his patrol car. The motorists are seen on video hopping on top of a car to avoid the animal, which ran away.

Beacon Journal/Ohio.com wires