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Police searching for 2-year-old Belen girl taken by her dad

Sep. 27, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

BELEN, N.M. (AP) — A statewide Amber Alert has been issued for a 2-year-old Belen girl who allegedly was taken by her father. Belen police said Italy Hernandez was last seen around 8:30 a.m. Monday. Police said the child’s 29-year-old father is...

'Person of interest' in woman's disappearance found dead

Sep. 27, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities found the body Monday of a maintenance worker who was considered a person of interest in the case of a central Florida college student who has been missing since Friday. Armando Manuel Caballero, 27, was found dead from an apparent...

Mexico confirms deaths of 5 Yaqui Indigenous men

Sep. 27, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — DNA tests on six sets of skeletal remains found in northern Mexico have confirmed that five of them belong to some of 10 missing men from Mexico’s most persecuted Indigenous group. The prosecutors' office in the northern state of Sonora said Monday...

21-year-old Florida woman found dead on South Carolina trip

Sep. 27, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

Authorities in South Carolina continued their investigation Monday into the death of Sheridan Wahl, a 21-year Florida college student whose body was found 10 miles (16 kilometers) from her torched car. According to the Florence County Sheriff's Office, Wahl's body was...

Body of missing Louisiana toddler found in Mississippi

Sep. 27, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

PEARLINGTON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities found the body of a missing 2-year-old Louisiana girl in a remote part of southwest Mississippi, and the girl's stepfather has been arrested on suspicion of illegally disposing of her body, news outlets reported. Navaeh Allen's...

Police: Officer shoots suspect who pulled out gun

Sep. 27, 2021 08:59 AM EDT

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — A Prince George’s County police officer shot a carjacking suspect in Temple Hills on Sunday morning and a second suspect fled and remains at large, police said. Police said officers called to the parking lot of Skate Palace on Branch Avenue...

Aberdeen police handling 3 missing person cases, 1 from 1979

Sep. 27, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — There are currently 94 missing people in South Dakota, with 62 of those people, or about 65%, being Native Americans. The numbers demonstrate an epidemic of missing Indigenous people, especially from reservations. Three...

Cyclone floods parts of India's east coast, knocks out power

Sep. 27, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A cyclone flooded parts of India's eastern coast with heavy rains and uprooted thousands of trees and power poles, knocking out electricity, before weakening to a deep depression Monday. Heavy rains lashed the town of Kalingapatnam in Andhra...

Friends, family flock to Long Island to mourn Gabby Petito

Sep. 26, 2021 20:49 PM EDT

HOLBROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Lines of mourners paid their respects Sunday for Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old whose death on a cross-country trip has sparked a manhunt for her boyfriend. Among those who congregated in Holbrook, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) east of New York...

Justice elusive 7 years after students abducted in Mexico

Sep. 26, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Several hundred students and political activists marched through downtown Mexico City on Sunday to demand authorities find out what happened to 43 teacher’s college students who disappeared in 2014. Police in the southern city of Iguala handed the...