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  • Woman sought after infant remains found arrested in Florida

    SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has been arrested in connection with the discovery of infant remains under a house more than a year ago. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports 41-year-old Bridgette Morgan Smith was arrested at a Jacksonville, Florida, hotel on June 21. The police account of the arrest was […]
  • Jury has verdict for Phoenix woman in death of young cousin

    PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors say they have a verdict in the murder trial of an Arizona woman charged in the death of a 10-year-old girl who was locked in a small plastic storage box. The jury was set to announce its decision on Monday afternoon in the case against Sammantha Allen, who is accused of […]
  • Missouri NAACP tells travelers to be careful in the state

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri NAACP issued an advisory that tells travelers to be careful while in the state because of a danger that civil rights won’t be respected, state chapter President Rod Chapel said Monday. The advisory cites a bill passed by lawmakers this year that would make it more difficult to […]
  • Los Angeles Sheriff Jim McDonnell, left, talks as District Attorney Jackie Lacey looks on during a news conference Monday, June 26, 2017, in Los Angeles. Los Angeles County law enforcement officials told reporters Monday that prior to his arrest last week, 35-year-old Aramazd Andressian Sr. had changed his appearance and had been socializing in Las Vegas, conduct characterized as inconsistent with that of a grieving parent. Sheriff's Department homicide investigators would not release specific details of what led to the filing of the murder charge when the body of 5-year-old Aramazd Andressian Jr. has not been found.(AP Photo/Mike Balsamo)

    Sheriff: Man killed missing son, 5, after Disneyland trip

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators suspect the father of a 5-year-old California boy who has been missing for two months killed the child after a family outing at Disneyland in a plot to get back at his estranged wife during a bitter separation, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said Monday. The body of Aramazd Andressian […]
  • The Latest: Suspect told mom to clear the house of guns

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a fugitive arrested in Kansas and an investigation into a series of bank robberies. (all times local): 2:55 p.m. A jailhouse phone call transcript shows that a man suspected in a string of bank robberies and of shooting at a police officer asked his mother to clear his […]
  • The Latest: Family wants video released in police shooting

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a police shooting in South Carolina (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The family of a man killed by an officer working for a South Carolina police department that received heavy scrutiny in a fatal shooting two years ago wants any video of the latest shooting released soon. […]
  • This Sunday, June 26, 2017, photo provided by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) shows a TSA agent holding a live lobster that weighs roughly 20 pounds at Boston's Logan International Airport. TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy said Monday, June 26, that the lobster found Sunday in the passenger's checked luggage at the airport's Terminal C is the "largest" he'd ever seen. (Transportation Security Administration via AP)

    20-pound live lobster found in luggage at Boston airport

    BOSTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration says a 20-pound (9-kilogram) live lobster has been spotted in a passenger’s luggage at Boston’s Logan International Airport. TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy says the lobster found Sunday in the passenger’s checked luggage at the airport’s Terminal C is the “largest” he’s ever seen. McCarthy says the TSA doesn’t […]
  • FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2015 photo, an Emirati gunner watches for enemy fire from the rear gate of a United Arab Emirates Chinook military helicopter flying over Yemen. The United Arab Emirates flatly denied allegations revealed in an Associated Press investigation last week that its forces were running secret prisons inside Yemen and torturing detainees, calling the report “completely untrue.” (AP Photo/Adam Schreck, File)

    UAE military buildup draws scrutiny after Yemen allegations

    CAIRO (AP) — With soccer sponsorships, record-setting skyscrapers and wintertime golfing, the United Arab Emirates has projected an image of comfort and opportunity in a volatile region. But the quiet expansion of its military footprint is drawing a different kind of attention to the Gulf federation as it wades into some of the region’s messiest […]
  • FILE - In this March 10, 2014 file photo, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips cracks eggs into a cake batter mixer inside his store in Lakewood, Colo. The Supreme Court is taking on a new clash between gay rights and religion in a case about a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in Colorado. The justices said Monday, June 26, 2017, they will consider whether a baker who objects to same-sex marriage on religious grounds can refuse to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

    The Latest: Colorado baker disputes anti-discrimination law

    DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court taking up a case about whether bakers can discriminate against same-sex couples (all times local): 1:25 p.m. A Colorado baker says that a law requiring him to make cakes for same-sex marriages amounts to taking his artistic freedom. The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that […]
  • BMW announces $600M expansion as it celebrates 25 years

    BMW said Monday it will invest an additional $600 million to expand its South Carolina plant, creating 1,000 new jobs over the next four years. CEO Harald Krueger’s announcement coincided with the German automaker’s celebration of 25 years of manufacturing in the state. BMW, which has already invested $8 billion in South Carolina, also unveiled […]
  • The Latest: Rabbi charged with benefits fraud released

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a New Jersey public welfare benefits fraud case (all times local): 3:15 p.m. A judge has ordered a rabbi and his wife charged in a public welfare fraud scheme to be released from jail pending trial. Rabbi Zalmen Sorotzkin and his wife, Tzipporah, were charged Monday with collecting […]
  • Bombs found in Montana home linked to bank robberies

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Federal agents found homemade bombs in the Montana home of a man they suspect is the “AK-47 Bandit,” who is wanted for a string of bank robberies and is accused of shooting at a Kansas state trooper, according to authorities and court documents filed Monday. FBI agents were tipped off when […]
  • Search on for motorcyclist who shot, wounded Kentucky deputy

    LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Police are searching for a motorcyclist who they say shot and wounded a Kentucky sheriff’s deputy when the deputy tried to pull him over. Kentucky State Police said in a statement on Monday that McCreary County Deputy Sheriff Frank Brown was wounded Saturday as he attempted to pull over an older-model […]
  • Indiana water park’s owners apologize for children’s burns

    PORTER, Ind. (AP) — A company that operates a northwestern Indiana water park authorities closed after 11 children suffered chemical burns says it’s “profoundly sorry” for the injuries and hopes to pass a county health inspection so that it can reopen in time for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. A weekend advertisement Provo, Utah-based […]
  • Lawsuit: School didn’t prevent assaults on 3-year-old girl

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Muslim community is facing allegations it failed to prevent several sexual assaults of a 3-year-old girl by an older boy at a private school it runs on its property. The parents of the girl filed a lawsuit in state court last month against the Muslim Society of Greater Danbury, which […]