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OJ Simpson on Twitter: 'I got a little gettin' even to do'

Jun. 15, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star said he's got a "little gettin' even to do." Simpson confirmed the new account to The Associated Press on Saturday, saying in a phone interview while on a Las Vegas golf course that it "will be a...

Aztec couple facing child abuse charges

Jun. 15, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A San Juan County couple are facing child abuse charges after a doctor called injuries a four-year-old male sustained as one of the worst cases of abuse she had ever seen. Marissa Gutierrez and Jivona Sandoval, both 21, of Aztec are accused of felony child abuse. The Farmington...

Iowa officials investigating death of man in police custody

Jun. 15, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) — Eastern Iowa officials are investigating the death of a man in police custody. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says in a news release that the death happened Saturday morning after Jackson County Sheriff's deputies and the Maquoketa Police Department were called to an...

Texas sheriff's sergeant dies after found with head injuries

Jun. 15, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas sheriff's sergeant who died shortly after being found in his car with head injuries apparently suffered a medical emergency and wasn't shot, as deputies initially suspected, authorities said Saturday. The Tarrant County medical examiner's office determined that Sgt. Keith...

Police: Woman jabbed at Florida sea turtle nest with stick

Jun. 15, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A woman has been accused of disturbing a sea turtle nest in Florida. Miami Beach police officers on Saturday arrested 41-year-old Yaqun Lu. She is facing a felony charge of molesting marine turtles or eggs. An arrest report says officers witnessed Lu using a wooden stick to jab at...

The Latest: Texas sheriff's sergeant suffered medical crisis

Jun. 15, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the death of a Texas sheriff's sergeant (all times local): 4 p.m. Authorities say a Texas sheriff's sergeant who died after being found in his car suffered a medical emergency that caused him to fall and apparently strike his head. The Tarrant County medical...

Man shot and killed by Mount Pleasant officer

Jun. 15, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — Mount Pleasant police say one of their officers shot and killed a man after he was uncooperative. The department says in a release that the incident happened about 1:35 a.m. Saturday when an "officer was forced to discharge" a gun. Police say they attempted live-saving...

Hong Kong leader delays unpopular bill; activists want more

Jun. 15, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam sought to quell public anger Saturday by shelving an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted apprehension about relations with mainland China, but opponents of the measure said it was not enough. Activists said they were still planning a mass...

2 men injured in 2 early morning shootings in Ansonia

Jun. 15, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

ANSONIA, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say two men were injured in two early morning shootings in Ansonia. Police say officers were called early Saturday to report of shots fired on Main Street. While on their way there, a separate shots fired report came in from the area of High Street and Lester Street....

Hermosa Beach police clear suspect of arson

Jun. 15, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Southern California police have cleared a man they arrested in connection with a fire that destroyed a beachfront home and damaged four others. The Los Angeles Times reported Friday that Hermosa Beach police released Michael Christopher Kotva without charges. They said Kotva...