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Body ID'd as missing Marine from Belen; suspect in custody

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 12:34:32 -0400

BELEN, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a body found south of Belen has been identified as a Marine veteran missing since last month and a suspect in the murder case is in custody.

Valencia County Sheriff's officials says detectives located a body in a ditch back Friday night.

On Saturday, ...

Officials: Florida man kills victim after arguing for days

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 12:25:49 -0400

BELLEAIR BLUFFS, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida man chased down and killed another man inside the victim's home after the two had been arguing and making threats for days.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that 22-year-old David Murray Biggs was charged with first-degree ...

Clarissa Ward of CNN says intimidation effort made on Russia story

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 12:18:01 -0400

NEW YORK — CNN's Clarissa Ward says her story this week about Russian involvement in the Central African Republic came with a price: she was trailed during her reporting and made the subject of a 15-minute propaganda video denigrating her work.

Ward said she was shaken by the experience but ...

Man gets more than half-century in prison in corner slaying

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 12:16:28 -0400

SALEM, N.J. (AP) - A man convicted of a New Jersey street corner slaying witnessed by police officers almost three years ago has been ordered to spend more than a half-century behind bars.

A Salem County jury convicted Paul Carter in April of first-degree murder, aggravated assault, evidence-tampering, resisting arrest ...

Public's help sought in probe into child's death in minivan

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 12:09:10 -0400

LINDENWOLD, N.J. (AP) - Authorities are asking for help from the public in their investigation of the death of a 22-month-old girl found dead in a minivan at a New Jersey commuter rail station lot.

Officials with the Pennsylvania-New Jersey rapid-transit system said the child was found Friday afternoon in ...

Ash Fork man accused of stabbing 69-year-old mother arrested

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 12:04:59 -0400

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - Yavapai County authorities say an Ash Fork man who allegedly tried to kill his mother has been arrested.

County sheriff's officials say 47-year-old Charles Gregory Jones was taken into custody Saturday without incident although he was armed with a handgun and a knife.

They say Jones ...

Mark Sanford weighs Donald Trump 2020 primary challenge

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 12:02:25 -0400

Former Rep. Mark Sanford on Sunday said President Trump does not deserve reelection but he would still support him, as a Republican, over a Democratic nominee if he falls short in a long-shot bid to primary the sitting leader.

Mr. Sanford, who lost his own primary last year, says he ...

3 family members shot in apparent break-in

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 11:59:22 -0400

CHERRYVALE, S.C. (AP) - Authorities are investigating after three South Carolina family members were shot when someone broke into their mobile home.

The Sumter Item reports a man, a woman and a 7-year-old girl were shot during the Friday night break-in. A younger boy who was at home was ...

Pete Buttigieg: Donald Trump China tariffs 'fool's errand'

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 11:47:38 -0400

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Sunday said President Trump's use of tariffs isn't going to work on China and is already inflicting collateral damage on rural America.

"We have a lot of different forms of leverage in the relationship," Mr. Buttigieg told CNN's State of the Union. "It's also ...

2 moms charged in adoption scams were Florida jail inmates

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 11:43:26 -0400

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two Florida women scammed two adoptive couples in cases that appear unrelated but started when they were pregnant in the same jail.

In a news release, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says no evidence indicates the scams were coordinated, but said both women signed ...

Donald Trump accuses New York Times of leading 'Racism Witch Hunt' after staff meeting leak

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 11:40:41 -0400

President Trump on Sunday accused the "Failing New York Times" of launching a "Racism Witch Hunt" after a leaked recording allegedly showed the newspaper discussing a pivot from its Russia collusion investigation to race.

"The Failing New York Times, in one of the most devastating portrayals of bad journalism in ...

Obama basketball jersey sells for $120,000

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 11:37:10 -0400

DALLAS — A basketball jersey believed to have been worn by former President Barack Obama while he was at a Honolulu prep school has sold at auction for $120,000.

Heritage Auctions said the jersey sold Saturday night in Dallas to a collector of American and sports artifacts who didn't wish ...

Police: Gunfire in neighborhood hits, kills man riding bus

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 11:36:31 -0400

CINCINNATI (AP) - Police say a man riding a bus has been fatally shot after gunfire broke out in a Cincinnati neighborhood

Cincinnati police say 21-year-old Neko Larkin was a passenger on a Metro bus around 9 p.m. Saturday when there was an exchange of gunfire outside the vehicle in ...

Runway project forces Sioux City airport to close 3 times

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 11:24:49 -0400

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - The Sioux City airport must close several times in the next month because of a runway construction project.

The Sioux City Journal reports the airport is working on rebuilding a secondary runway, and the closures are needed because of work on the areas where that ...

Alabama city studies gun ban at water park

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 11:18:37 -0400

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama city is trying to figure out how to ban guns from a water park were two people were shot.

The Decatur Daily reports that officials say they need a change in state law before banning visitors from bringing guns into Decatur's Point Mallard water ...

Body suffering "obvious trauma" found in North Little Rock

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 11:09:00 -0400

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Police in North Little Rock are investigating the weekend death of a man whose body was found lying in the street.

Police Sgt. Amy Cooper says officers were responding to reports of a disturbance early Saturday when they discovered the man's body lying in ...

2 shuttered Arizona shelters for immigrant kids could reopen

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 11:05:04 -0400

PHOENIX (AP) - The nation's largest provider of shelters for immigrant children is looking to reopen two facilities that the state of Arizona forced it to shutter last year because of issues with employee background checks and allegations of abuse.

Southwest Key filed applications to reopen a downtown Phoenix facility ...

Joe Manchin 'encouraged' by gun control talks on Capitol Hill

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 10:48:53 -0400

Sen. Joe Manchin III on Sunday said President Trump hasn't pledged support for his bill to expand background checks — or for any other gun measures — though he is "encouraged" by talks on Capitol Hill in the wake of mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.

"We haven't had this ...

NYPD rejects all immigrant detainer requests: Report

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 10:34:20 -0400

NEW YORK — The New York Police Department in the year ending June 30 has rejected all requests from the federal government to hold detained immigrants past their release date.

That's the finding of the Daily News in a report published Sunday.

The newspaper says the U.S. Immigration and Customs ...

Former homicide convict seeks $5.7 million in compensation

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 10:20:39 -0400

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A man who spent 25 years in prison in connection with a 1992 homicide wants the state to pay him nearly $6 million, according to documents filed with the Wisconsin Claims Board.

Derrick Sanders, now 48, is demanding $5.7 million. He argued he was wrongfully convicted ...

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DNA evidence helps cops crack 1983 Florida rape case

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 12:21:22 -0400

Florida authorities used DNA evidence to find the man they say raped a woman more than three decades ago. Timothy Norris, 60, was identified in connection with the break-in rape 36 years ago at a home in Coral Springs, police said Friday. The victim awoke in the early hours of Aug. 22, 1983, to find...

Most Americans disapprove of Trump’s response to mass shootings: poll

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 11:56:16 -0400

Americans strongly back many proposed gun laws following two massacres in Texas and Ohio — while only a third approved of President Trump’s response to the mass shootings, a new poll released Sunday shows. The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll is among the first completed since the shooters armed with semi-automatic weapons killed  31 people...

Texas mom put healthy son through 13 unnecessary surgeries

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 11:44:01 -0400

A Texas mom has admitted to subjecting her healthy son to unneeded medical procedures — including 13 major surgeries. Kaylene Bowen, 35, began bringing her son, Christopher, to unnecessary doctors’ appointments when he was 11 days old, officials said. His care eventually included more than 320 hospital and doctors’ visits. By the time he was...

Kudlow confirms Trump wants to buy Greenland

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 11:40:13 -0400

WASHINGTON — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow didn’t pour any cold water Sunday on President Trump’s flirtation with buying Greenland. “I don’t want to predict an outcome, I’m just saying the president, who knows a thing or two about buying real estate, wants to take a look at a Greenland purchase,” Kudlow told Dana...

Saudi Arabian court takes child from US mother who is ‘too Western’

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 10:46:39 -0400

An American mother was desperately fighting for the custody of her daughter in Saudi Arabia on Sunday — after being ruled “too Western to raise the child” in the strict Islamic country, according to reports. Bethany Vierra, 32, who moved to Saudi Arabia in 2011, fought for custody of 4-year-old Zaina after splitting from her...

Florida man arrested for dumping dirt on girlfriend with tractor

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 10:40:39 -0400

This fight got dirty. A Florida man was busted for using a tractor to dump a mound of dirt on a car with his girlfriend inside, authorities there said. Hunter Mills, 20, was charged Thursday with criminal mischief for his alleged actions behind the wheel of the tractor, according to Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities...

Trump accuses New York Times of going on a ‘racism witch hunt’

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 10:38:52 -0400

WASHINGTON — President Trump continued his assault on the “failing New York Times” early Sunday, claiming the Gray Lady is engaging in a “Racism Witch Hunt.” “The failing New York Times, in one of the most devastating portrayals of bad journalism in history, got caught by a leaker that they are shifting from the Phony...

Elementary school invited Ghislaine Maxwell to speak to kids

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 10:07:34 -0400

Jeffrey Epstein’s former gal pal Ghislaine Maxwell gave a talk to kids at a Massachusetts school — which had no idea she had been accused of being a madam for the multimillionaire pedophile. Maxwell, 57, gave a presentation to a classroom at Rockport Elementary School last January about her environmental mission to help protect the world’s...

Barstool Sports founder David Portnoy under investigation over anti-union tweets

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 09:41:51 -0400

Barstool Sports founder David Portnoy is under investigation after he threatened last week to fire “on the spot” any employee who as much as discussed unionization, according to a report. The National Labor Relations Board has launched a probe into whether the sports site founder illegally attempted to discourage his workers from unionizing after his...

Jeffrey Epstein apparently bought women’s panties while in jail

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 09:14:23 -0400

Millionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was able to buy two pairs of small women’s panties from a jail shop while serving time for sex offenses, according to bombshell new documents. The convict bought two pairs of size 5 female underwear from Palm Beach County Jail’s shop in 2008 where he was serving time after pleading guilty...

ISIS claims responsibility for Kabul wedding bombing that killed 63

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 07:52:41 -0400

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the late-night suicide bombing that killed at least 63 people — including women and children — and wounded almost 200 others at a crowded wedding party in the Afghan capital of Kabul. Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi confirmed the casualty toll as families began to bury the dead. Some helped...

One dead after small plane crashes into house near Poughkeepsie

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 01:28:56 -0400

A small plane crashed into a house in Dutchess County on Saturday, killing at least one of the three men on board, authorities said. The crash also critically injured a woman who was in the home, which was destroyed in the raging blaze that followed, authorities said. Another man believed to have been in the...

Florida golden doodle’s neon makeover causes injuries, infection

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 00:17:25 -0400

A Florida woman who brought her golden doodle to a groomer was horrified when the dog inexplicably came back with neon pink ears and Day-Glo green eyebrows. Graziella Puleo of Lake Worth in Palm Beach County took Lola, her golden retriever-poodle mix, to the nearby Amore’s Pet Salon last week to get her fur combed,...

Multiple dead after suicide bomber rips through crowded Afghan wedding hall

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 22:27:01 -0400

An explosion detonated by a suicide bomber ripped through a crowded wedding hall in western Kabul on Saturday night, with witnesses reporting multiple casualties.

Airlines already selling seats on Boeing’s still-grounded 737 MAX planes

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 21:40:13 -0400

Airlines are selling thousands of seats on Boeing’s still-grounded 737 MAX aircraft, betting the planes will be cleared to fly by the time they’re scheduled to take off. American and United are among the airlines that plan to use them for more than 32,600 flights later this year, according to the Sunday Times of London....

South Dakota mom thought she had kidney stones but was pregnant with triplets

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 21:33:01 -0400

A South Dakota woman who recently gave birth to triplets said she didn’t discover she was pregnant until she went to the hospital with what she thought were kidney stones.

Dick Cheney to headline high-dollar fundraiser for Donald Trump

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 21:22:32 -0400

Former vice president Dick Cheney is set to headline a high-dollar fundraiser for President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign and the Republican Party on Monday. Cheney, who served two terms as George W. Bush’s veep, has reportedly been critical of Trump’s foreign policy behind the scenes. But in 2016, as Trump bulldozed the party establishment on...

Hundreds of far-right protestors face off with Antifa members in Portland

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 20:20:25 -0400

Hundreds of far-right protesters were met by crowds of antifa, or anti-fascist, counter-demonstrators in Portland, Ore., Saturday, as President Trump singled out the latter for possible designation as a terrorist organization. Confrontations between the two sides resulted in at least 13 arrests, according to Oregonlive.com. Demonstrators in black clothing and with masks on their faces...

Elizabeth Warren ‘should apologize’ at Native American forum: activist

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:39:56 -0400

Liberal presidential contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren is set to take part in a candidate forum Monday in Iowa on issues affecting Native Americans, and participants say it will be hard to ignore the Massachusetts Democrat’s questionable claims of having tribal ancestry. “It’s going to be awkward for her even if she puts on a smile,”...

Hedge fund suing Sanjay Valvani’s widow to recover the millions he earned at firm

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:24:53 -0400

The hedge fund swindled by Sanjay Valvani, who killed himself just days after being indicted for insider trading, is suing to get the $105 million he earned at the firm back from his widow.

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