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Parents to be arraigned in death of baby found in Ohio well

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 01:00:56 -0400

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) - The parents of a 4-month-old boy found dead in an Ohio well are to be arraigned on charges including aggravated murder, kidnapping and corpse abuse.

A Scioto (seye-OH'-tuh) County grand jury indicted 39-year-old Jessica Groves and 41-year-old Daniel Groves, of Otway, last week in the death ...

Pakistani activist known for criticism killed in Islamabad

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:58:42 -0400

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistani police say an activist known for his online criticism of the country's military and politicians has been killed by unknown assailants in a wooded area of the capital, Islamabad.

Local police official Ayaz Khan says Mohammad Bilal Khan was killed Sunday night, drawing condemnation from his ...

LAPD investigates officer's actions in Costco shooting

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:58:38 -0400

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Police Department is gathering evidence and video footage in an administrative investigation into an off-duty officer who shot and killed a man authorities say attacked him inside a Southern California Costco Wholesale warehouse store.

Authorities did not respond Sunday to requests for comment ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump fudges facts on economy, 2020 voting

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:57:57 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) - An eye toward his 2020 campaign, President Donald Trump is turning to a familiar playbook of exaggerated boasts about economic performance and overdrawn complaints about a race tilted against him.

He insisted the Electoral College gives Democrats a "big advantage" in U.S. presidential elections, making it difficult ...

Trial wrapping up for man charged with killing deputy

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:30:41 -0400

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Closing arguments are expected in the trial of a Maine man who's accused of killing a sheriff's deputy by pressing a gun to his neck and pulling the trigger.

Both sides agree that John Williams fired the fatal shot. At issue at the trial that wraps ...

Registration opens for NY women's outdoors skills workshop

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:05:52 -0400

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Courses in fishing, shooting, kayaking and wilderness survival are among the offerings in the 26th annual Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop hosted by New York's Department of Environmental Conservation.

The three-day workshop will be held from Sept. 13-15 at the Silver Bay YMCA retreat center on Lake ...

Trial set for Navy SEAL in Islamic State prisoner's killing

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:04:38 -0400

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care is set to begin Monday following months of turmoil in one of the Navy's most prominent war crimes cases.

The court-martial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, which begins ...

1 of 2 blamed in deadly California warehouse fire to testify

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:53:15 -0400

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - One of two men blamed for a warehouse fire that killed 36 people in the San Francisco Bay Area two years ago will get a chance to testify in court.

Max Harris is scheduled to take the witness stand Monday in Oakland.

He faces involuntary manslaughter ...

1 person killed, 7 others injured in graduation shooting

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:51:56 -0400

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities in Philadelphia say one person has been killed and at least seven others have been shot during a graduation party.

KYW-TV reports the shooting occurred Sunday shortly before 10:30 p.m. near South 70th Street and Reed Bird Place. Authorities say four teenagers between the ages of ...

New Hampshire authorities charge daughter in mother's death

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:05:45 -0400

GOFFSTOWN, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire law enforcement officials have charged a woman with murder in connection with the shooting of her mother .

Jennifer Clow is charged with knowing and reckless second-degree murder for causing the death of her mother, Sally A. Miller. Authorities discovered the body of the ...

Teenage girl found shot to death near northern Arizona town

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 22:46:58 -0400

CHINO VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office says a 16-year-old girl was found shot to death near Chino Valley.

Spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn says the girl was found by officers with a gunshot wound to her head about 5:15 p.m. Sunday around mile marker 12 on Perkinsville Road. ...

California police say man in fatal crash was drunk driving

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 19:17:27 -0400

VISALIA, Calif. (AP) - California police have charged a man they believe was drunk driving during an accident that killed a woman.

The Fresno Bee reports 18-year-old Mark Anthony Verdugo was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI, vehicular manslaughter and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Authorities say Verdugo drove a ...

The Latest: Family: Costco shooting victim a 'gentle giant'

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 18:41:15 -0400

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on the fatal police-involved shooting at a Costco Wholesale warehouse store in Corona (all times local):

3:35 p.m.

A cousin of the man shot and killed by an off-duty police officer at a Costco Wholesale warehouse store in Corona says he was a "gentle ...

Jeri Williams apologizes for 'shoplifting' incident video in Phoenix

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 18:18:47 -0400

PHOENIX — Phoenix's police chief has publicly apologized to members of a family at whom police officers pointed guns and yelled profanities while responding to a report of shoplifting.

The parents say their 4-year-old daughter had stolen a doll from the store, unbeknownst to them. They have filed a $10 ...

Duo arrested in fatal Modesto police chase, taco truck crash

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 18:10:12 -0400

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) - Two men have been arrested on suspicion of homicide after they allegedly led Modesto police on a stolen car chase amid gunfire that ended when they crashed into a taco truck's seating area and killed two pedestrians.

Modesto police say Rodney Quiros and Antonio Gazo were ...

Phoenix police chief apologizes to family over incident

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:57:12 -0400

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix's police chief has publicly apologized to members of a family at whom police officers pointed guns and yelled profanities while responding to a report of shoplifting.

The parents say their 4-year-old daughter had stolen a doll from the store, unbeknownst to them. They have filed a ...

Man pleads no contest to disposing of overdose victim's body

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:47:24 -0400

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming man was found guilty after pleading no contest to moving the body of a woman who died of an overdose at his home.

The Gillette News Record reports 28-year-old Jacob Wallentine was found guilty Friday of manslaughter and disposing of a dead human body ...

Ex-NBA player Anthony Grundy charged in fatal hit and run

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:44:05 -0400

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A former NBA player, Anthony Grundy, has pleaded not guilty in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash in Kentucky.

News outlets report the 40-year-old Grundy turned himself in Friday and appeared in court Saturday. He is charged with leaving the scene of an accident and failure ...

University wrestlers suspected of criminal sexual conduct

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:37:35 -0400

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Nationally-ranked University of Minnesota heavyweight wrestler Gable Steveson and a teammate have been arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct.

KARE-TV reports that an Athletics Department statement to the station confirmed the two men arrested were on the wrestling team.

They have not been charged.

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Nancy Bucciarelli shoved dog into lake, watched as it drowned: police say

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:29:16 -0400

MERRIMACK, N.H. — Police say a New Hampshire woman is charged with shoving her golden retriever off a dock and standing by while the pet drowned.

Merrimack Police Chief Denise Roy called the incident earlier this month "disturbing."

Sixty-six-year-old Nancy Bucciarelli was arrested Friday on a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge.

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Trial set for Navy SEAL in Islamic State prisoner’s killing

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:20:39 -0400

SAN DIEGO — The trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care is set to begin Monday following months of turmoil in one of the Navy’s most prominent war crimes cases. The court-martial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, which begins with jury selection, has included the...

One killed, seven others injured in graduation shooting

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:59:26 -0400

PHILADELPHIA — Authorities in Philadelphia say one person has been killed and at least seven others have been shot during a graduation party. KYW-TV reports the shooting occurred Sunday shortly before 10:30 p.m. near South 70th Street and Reed Bird Place. Authorities say four teenagers between the ages of 15 and 17 suffered gunshot wounds...

Phoenix mayor apologizes for on-camera confrontation between cops and black family

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:17:42 -0400

The mayor of Phoenix has issued an apology for the “terrifying” on-camera confrontation between police officers, a local black couple and their two young children — which went viral over the weekend and sparked cries of racism. “I, like many others, am sick over what I have seen in the video depicting Phoenix police interacting...

Jail graduation day for stepdad slayer

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:12:44 -0400

Too bad he didn’t pursue this degree before trying to chop off his stepdad’s head with a samurai sword. As a rebellious 19-year-old, Zachary Gibian nearly decapitated retired NYPD cop Scott Nager, murdering his stepfather in their Long Island home in 2005. He studied behavioral science while serving a 25-year sentence at Sing Sing in...

NY Senate hashing out pro-weed bill for introduction

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 22:30:34 -0400

New York lawmakers on Sunday appeared to be fired up for a pot party — with a new bill to legalize marijuana set to be introduced in the state Senate. The legislation will be similar to a proposal floated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this year, sources said. Details weren’t available, but the timing of...

Trump asks Mulvaney to ‘leave the room’ for coughing during interview

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 22:24:46 -0400

Trump was in the middle of answering a question from "This Week" anchor George Stephanopoulos about whether he would cough up his financial statement to the Senate, when he abruptly asked to do another take.

Mexico steps up revisions amid US pressure over migrant flow

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 21:29:14 -0400

COMITAN, Mexico — Mexican authorities stepped up revisions along well-traveled routes for migrants in southern Mexico over the weekend, checking identifications, pulling migrants off public transport and intercepting four trucks packed with nearly 800 migrants. The National Migration Institute said 1,000 immigration agents had been deployed in the north and south of Mexico. The deployment...

Trump quotes Ocasio-Cortez to defend himself against impeachment

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 21:25:00 -0400

The congresswoman was speaking on ABC's "This Week" when she claimed that Democrats faced a "real risk of losing the presidency to Donald Trump."

Buttigieg says he won’t be the first gay president if elected

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 21:02:48 -0400

"I would imagine we've probably had excellent presidents who were gay — we just didn't know which ones," he told "Axios on HBO."

Trump campaign ditches pollsters after Biden-leading surveys leak

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 18:53:23 -0400

The revelation comes as Trump is scheduled to officially kick-off his reelection campaign on Tuesday with a rally in Orlando, NBC News reported.

Tens of millions without power in South America blackout

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 18:38:35 -0400

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay on Sunday in what the Argentine president called an “unprecedented” failure in the countries’ power grid. Authorities were working frantically to restore power, but 12 hours after the country went dark, more than a quarter...

Jon Stewart rips McConnell over no compassion for 9/11 responders

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:50:38 -0400

Jon Stewart ripped Mitch McConnell on Sunday, saying the Senate Majority Leader has never acted with compassion when it comes to securing health-care funding for 9/11 first-responders. Fresh off his blistering testimony in front of a House panel, the former “The Daily Show” TV host was asked on “Fox News Sunday” about getting an expansion...

‘Fake George Clooney’ nabbed in Thailand for hustling bogus fashion line

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:20:00 -0400

Francesco Galdelli and spouse Vanja Goffi — dubbed the "Italian Bonnie and Clyde" — were nabbed Saturday in a luxury villa in Pattaya following a joint operation by Interpol agents from Rome and Thai authorities.

Former student who reported rape says college betrayed her

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 16:10:16 -0400

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The warnings came in text messages from her friends: He’s outside the dorm. He’s at the student center. He’s at Starbucks. But for Alicia Gonzales, sometimes it didn’t matter where he was. She would often hide away in her room on the campus of Marshall University, overcome with fear that she’d run...

Protesters demand firing of Utah cop who pulled gun on 10-year-old

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 16:02:48 -0400

WOODS CROSS, Utah — About 100 protesters gathered outside a police agency in northern Utah to demand an officer who pulled his gun on a 10-year-old child last week be fired. The crowd carried Black Lives Matter signs Friday evening and others protesting the incident, including one that said “Hey Cops! Don’t pull guns at...

Cops’ 5-hour rescue operation for kitten trapped in car engine

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 15:39:05 -0400

An adorable kitten got stuck in a car’s engine in Brooklyn early Sunday — sparking a 5-hour police operation to rescue it. “It’s just part of the job — from cats to bad guys, we do this for a living,” said one of the cops, who did not give his name. Anastasia Kulchistkaya, 16, says...

Pompeo says ‘lots of evidence’ proves Iran attacked oil tankers

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 15:22:01 -0400

​Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said more evidence will be released to show Iran was responsible for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and the Trump administration is weighing all options – including military – in response. “The intelligence community has lots of data, lots of evidence – the world will come...

Trump taunts ‘never Trumpers’ on anniversary of his presidential bid

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 14:51:26 -0400

President Trump needled the “never Trumpers” on the fourth anniversary of him and First Lady Melania Trump descending the escalator at Trump Tower to announce his bid for the presidency. The video posted on his Twitter page begins with “The Simpsons” send up of Trump launching his campaign on June 16, 2015, and segues into...

Netanyahu renames Golan settlement as ‘Trump Heights’

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 14:42:21 -0400

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled a plaque formally renaming a three-decade-old settlement in the contested Golan Heights as ‘Trump Heights’ on Sunday. “We are going to do two things — establish a new community on the Golan Heights, something that has not been done for many years. This is an act of Zionism and...

Schumer calls for ‘black boxes’ in helicopters after fatal NYC crash

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 14:02:47 -0400

The Federal Aviation Administration should require that all helicopters be outfitted with the same sort of “black boxes” that record flight information and cockpit conversations in commercial airplanes, US Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday. Schumer (D-New York) cited last week’s deadly crash of a chopper atop a Midtown Manhattan office building as a key reason...






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