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South Carolina man faces 3 charges of animal cruelty
16 Aug 2018 at 8:41am
GASTON, S.C. (AP) - A man is facing several animal cruelty charges after more than a dozen malnourished animals were found on his property in South Carolina.
Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said in a news release that 55-year-old Carl Kelly of Gaston has been charged with three counts of ...
Several people rescue woman being beaten in robbery attempt
16 Aug 2018 at 8:25am
MIDFIELD, Ala. (AP) - Police say a woman who was being beaten and robbed at an Alabama shopping center had been rescued by passersby.
Midfield police and witnesses tell news outlets the woman was punched by a man Wednesday morning after she finished grocery shopping at a Piggly Wiggly. It's ...
Man gets year in prison for theft from low-income program
16 Aug 2018 at 8:14am
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A Rapid City man has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for stealing from a program that provides legal services to low-income people including on American Indian reservations in the Dakotas.
Authorities allege 56-year-old Kevin Lewis embezzled nearly $25,000 while working as an attorney ...
Reports of counterfeit money surfacing again in Huron
16 Aug 2018 at 8:09am
HURON, S.D. (AP) - Huron police are investigating more reports of counterfeit money being circulated at local businesses.
Authorities say there was an initial rash of bogus bills a few weeks ago, and a suspect was arrested after officers talked to witnesses and watched surveillance video.
Police say reports of ...
Fatal shooting under investigation in Kansas City, Kansas
16 Aug 2018 at 8:00am
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting in Kansas City, Kansas.
Police said in a news release that officers responded to the shooting around 5 p.m. Wednesday. The release says a male victim was taken to a hospital, where he later died of his injuries. The ...
Player in Connecticut trafficking ring wants to plead guilty
16 Aug 2018 at 7:54am
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man charged with recruiting young intellectually disabled and mentally ill men into a human trafficking ring and providing them to wealthy clients for sex has said he's willing to plead guilty.
Robert King, of Danbury, told a judge Wednesday that he would plead guilty ...
Alabama officials investigate high school hazing report
16 Aug 2018 at 7:35am
SOMERVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A sheriff's department in Alabama is investigating a report of hazing at a high school earlier this year.
The Morgan County Sheriff's Office is working with the county school system on an incident involving students at Brewer High School in February.
Schools Superintendent Bill Hopkins Jr. ...
Gang member convicted of shooting 2 at Boston subway station
16 Aug 2018 at 7:34am
BOSTON (AP) - A member of the violent MS-13 gang from New York has been convicted of shooting a rival as well as an innocent bystander at a Boston subway station in 2016.
Prosecutors say 23-year-old Rogelio Alvarado was found guilty by a jury Wednesday of several charges including two ...
Woman fatally shot on front porch of family member's home
16 Aug 2018 at 7:26am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities say a woman found shot to death on the front porch of a family member's Philadelphia home may have been targeted.
But they say a motive for the shooting remains under investigation.
The 51-year-old woman was found shortly after 3 a.m. Thursday by police who were ...
Something borrowed: Georgia planner nabs wedding grifter
16 Aug 2018 at 6:20am
MILTON, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia wedding planner came in handy for one couple who nearly had more than $2,000 stolen from their reception.
News outlets report Kristina Dardo was arrested Saturday after planner Ashley Baber noticed her among the wedding guests, "holding a jacket in an odd manner," and ...
Ugandan pop star, government critic, to face military court
by RODNEY MUHUMUZA
16 Aug 2018 at 6:20am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - A pop singer and prominent critic of Uganda's government was due to face a military court on Thursday for his alleged role in clashes in which the longtime president's motorcade was attacked by people throwing stones.
Lawmaker Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, whose stage name is Bobi Wine, will ...
Vietnam finds activist guilty of anti-government charges
16 Aug 2018 at 5:57am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - A court in central Vietnam sentenced an activist to 20 years in prison Thursday after finding him guilty of attempting to overthrow the Communist government, his lawyer said, in a case decried by international rights groups.
The court also sentenced Le Dinh Luong, 53, to five ...
10 Things to Know for Today
by The Associated Press
16 Aug 2018 at 5:46am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. HOW PRIESTS 'WEAPONIZED' THEIR FAITH
Roman Catholic priests across Pennsylvania used religious rituals, symbols of the faith and the threat of eternity in hell to groom, molest and rape children, a grand ...
UN panel calls on Bahrain to release activist Nabeel Rajab
by JON GAMBRELL
16 Aug 2018 at 5:01am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - A special United Nations panel is urging Bahrain to immediately release imprisoned activist Nabeel Rajab, describing him as the victim of government-sponsored "persecution" for his political views in the island kingdom.
The statement by the U.N.'s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention comes as Rajab ...
Doctor killed, assistant injured in stabbing in Germany
16 Aug 2018 at 4:53am
BERLIN (AP) - Police say a doctor has been killed and an assistant seriously injured in a stabbing at a medical practice in southwestern Germany.
Police in the city of Offenburg, near the French border, said the attack happened at about 8.45 a.m. Thursday. A male suspect was arrested in ...
Australian filmmaker goes on trial in Cambodia
by SOPHENG CHEANG
16 Aug 2018 at 4:42am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - One of Australia's most famous movie directors testified Thursday in Cambodia at the trial of a filmmaking countryman facing a possible prison term of five to 10 years for flying a drone to capture images of an opposition political rally.
Peter Weir, director of "The ...
Australian sex abuse victim settles with Catholic order
16 Aug 2018 at 3:45am
PERTH, Australia (AP) - A 74-year-old man with terminal cancer said on Thursday he could die happy after reaching a 1 million Australian dollar ($727,000) landmark settlement against a Catholic religious order for sexual abuse he suffered in Australia more than 50 years ago.
Paul Bradshaw was to testify on ...
Husband arrested in missing family case in Colorado
16 Aug 2018 at 2:44am
FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case.
The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into custody. Watt's pregnant wife, 34-year-old Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste were reported ...
California considers limiting broad 'felony murder' law
by DON THOMPSON
16 Aug 2018 at 2:04am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Brandon Hein was 18 when he and three other teenagers were charged in the 1995 stabbing death of the 16-year-old son of a Los Angeles police detective.
One of Hein's friends pulled a knife during a fistfight over marijuana. James Farris III died; Jason Holland testified ...
State Police investigating shooting by Otero County deputies
16 Aug 2018 at 1:57am
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State Police say they're investigating a deputy-involved shooting that has left one suspect wounded.
The shooting occurred Tuesday evening between Alamogordo and Tularosa as Otero County Sheriff's deputies were pursuing a stolen vehicle.
Authorities say the driver of the stolen car was struck by ...