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Israel demolishes West Bank home of Palestinian attacker
24 Apr 2019 at 3:56am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - The Israeli military says its forces have demolished the home of a Palestinian who killed two Israelis in a shooting and stabbing attack last month.
Israel says 19-year-old Omar Abu Layla fatally stabbed a soldier and shot and killed another while wounding others near the ...
Woman charged in Maryland wreck that killed 5 kids, 1 man
24 Apr 2019 at 3:54am
BOWIE, Md. (AP) - A Maryland woman has been indicted on charges of vehicular manslaughter and vehicular homicide in a February wreck that killed a man and five children.
News outlets report 32-year-old Dominique R. Taylor, of Bowie, was indicted Tuesday. It's unclear if she's been arrested. An investigation determined ...
Tuesday's Sports in Brief
by The Associated Press
24 Apr 2019 at 3:27am
BOSTON (AP) - Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi had surgery Tuesday to remove a loose body in his right elbow.
The arthroscopic procedure was performed by Yankees head team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Boston said Eovaldi is expected to return to pitching within six weeks. ...
Fire at home Mississippi suspect may have been arson
24 Apr 2019 at 2:13am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Authorities in Mississippi say arson may be to blame for the fire at the vacant Jackson home of a man accused of killing a middle schooler.
Jackson Fire Department Division Chief Cleotha Sanders told news outlets that investigators believe the home of 41-year-old Stacy Lidell was ...
Ex-Christie aide facing new sentencing in bridge scandal
24 Apr 2019 at 1:09am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A one-time aide to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faces resentencing Wednesday for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.
Bridget Kelly is due in federal court in Newark. She and co-defendant Bill Baroni were convicted in 2016 in what prosecutors and a ...
Manson follower Van Houten gets another shot at release
by AMANDA LEE MYERS
24 Apr 2019 at 1:02am
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten is getting another chance at getting out of prison following a years-long saga that has seen a board recommend her parole three separate times.
Van Houten's case is being heard before California's 2nd District Court of Appeal, which will consider ...
Prosecutors target officer's report of noise before shooting
by AMY FORLITI and JEFF BAENEN
24 Apr 2019 at 12:57am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Prosecutors in the case of a Minneapolis police officer who shot an unarmed woman have been hammering away at what could be a key element of Mohamed Noor's defense - that he heard a loud slap against his police SUV that stirred fears of an ambush.
The Latest: Sri Lanka Muslim groups denounce attackers
24 Apr 2019 at 12:51am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local):
Sri Lanka's Muslim civil society movements and associations have called upon authorities to immediately arrest and punish the perpetrators of Sunday Easter bombings that killed more than 350 people, saying extremism ...
Arizona sheriff's office arrests 9 in sex exploitation case
24 Apr 2019 at 12:26am
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - The Mohave County Sheriff's Office says it has arrested nine men in an undercover sting operation targeting suspected use of the internet to lure minors for sexual exploitation.
The department identified Tuesday suspects 33-year-old Durell Keith Shaw and 63-year-old Kevin Harry Moninger of Las Vegas; 72-year-old ...
Convicted ringleader in Texas dragging death to be executed
by JUAN A. LOZANO and MICHAEL GRACZYK
24 Apr 2019 at 12:24am
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A man who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history was set to be executed Wednesday for the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. nearly 21 years ago.
John William King, who is white and an avowed racist, was put on death ...
Goodyear pharmacy tech gets jail time for stealing supplies
24 Apr 2019 at 12:19am
PHOENIX (AP) - A Goodyear pharmacy technician convicted of stealing hundreds of boxes of diabetic test strips from his employer has been sentenced to six months in jail and ordered to pay full restitution.
The Arizona Attorney General's Office says 31-year-old Robert Brian Kemple was charged last June with 33 ...
Fairbanks officials allow use of marijuana at certain stores
24 Apr 2019 at 12:10am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - The city of Fairbanks will allow people to recreationally use marijuana inside the authorized stores where they buy it.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the City Council voted 4-2 Monday in favor of the ordinance, amending the law that previously prohibited on-site marijuana use at retail ...
Hawaii Catholic church chapel vandalized on Easter night
24 Apr 2019 at 12:07am
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - A Hawaii Catholic church says vandals struck its chapel during the night following Easter celebrations.
The Maui News reported Tuesday that St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Wailuku suffered damage including graffiti on the walls, broken glass and other items left in various states of destruction.
The Latest: Hong Kong protest organizers sentenced
23 Apr 2019 at 11:58pm
HONG KONG (AP) - The Latest on the sentencing of Hong Kong protest organizers (all times local):
A court in Hong Kong handed down prison sentences of up to 16 months to eight leaders of massive 2014 pro-democracy protests after they were convicted last month of public nuisance ...
Death toll rises to 359 in Sri Lanka bombings, more arrested
by KRISHAN FRANCIS
23 Apr 2019 at 11:29pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - The death toll from the Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka rose to 359, police said Wednesday, as the country's leaders vowed to overhaul the security apparatus amid a series of intelligence lapses before the attacks.
U.S. Ambassador Alaina Teplitz, meanwhile, told reporters that "clearly ...
Police say the death toll in the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka has risen to 359...
23 Apr 2019 at 11:22pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - Police say the death toll in the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka has risen to 359 and more suspects have been arrested.
Obama Boulevard christened in Los Angeles to honor former president
by Victor Morton
23 Apr 2019 at 11:06pm
Los Angeles is so eager to honor former President Barack Obama that he will now have two roadways named for him.
TV station KABC reported Tuesday night that a 3.5-mile stretch of Rodeo Road will be renamed Obama Boulevard on May 4, and the city plans a free festival ...
Jury: Officers justified in killing man who pulled handgun
23 Apr 2019 at 10:40pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A coroner's jury has determined that two police officers were justified when they killed a man during a shootout in Billings.
The Billings Gazette reports officers confronted 26-year-old Chance Mavity, of Shepherd, on Jan. 20 as they were responding to a report of a group trying ...
New Zealand and France to call for an end to online terror
by NICK PERRY
23 Apr 2019 at 10:29pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Wednesday that she and French President Emmanuel Macron will host a meeting in Paris next month seeking to eliminate acts of violent extremism and terrorism from being shown online.
Ardern said she and Macron will ask world leaders ...
Court prepares to sentence Hong Kong protest organizers
23 Apr 2019 at 10:25pm
HONG KONG (AP) - A court in Hong Kong is preparing Wednesday to sentence nine leaders of massive 2014 pro-democracy protests after they were convicted last month of public nuisance offenses.
The sentences are seen as an effort by the government of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory to draw a line ...