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Woman assaulted, phone stolen after possible drag race crash

Jul. 21, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a woman photographing a crash after a possible drag race in south Philadelphia was assaulted and her phone stolen. A police spokesman says the 24-year-old woman told investigators she was driving shortly after midnight Saturday when a vehicle flashed its lights for her to get...

Maine senator backs funding conservation through hunting

Jul. 21, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent senator is getting behind a proposal to continue funding wildlife conservation through money generated by hunting and sport shooting. Sen. Angus King is joining a push to modernize the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937. The act allows for tax...

Florida deputy dies in traffic crash

Jul. 21, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff's deputy died after his patrol car crashed into a pickup truck as he responded to a domestic violence call. Broward County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said the crash happened early Sunday in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Deerfield Beach....

Maine State Police: Death of Waterboro couple murder suicide

Jul. 21, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

WATERBORO, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police detectives are investigating the deaths of a couple from Waterboro as a murder-suicide. Police says the bodies of Christal and Christopher Denis, who were both 45, were found in their home on New Dam Road just before 8 p.m. Saturday by York County deputies who had...

Female suicide bomber strikes hospital in Pakistan, 9 killed

Jul. 21, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — A female suicide bomber struck outside a hospital in Pakistan on Sunday as the wounded were being brought in from an earlier shooting against police, in a complex assault claimed by the Pakistani Taliban that killed a total of nine people and wounded another 30. Salim Riaz...

Police get arrest warrant as survivor recalls Kyoto arson

Jul. 21, 2019 3:33 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect as soon as he regains consciousness from injuries in a deadly arson at a Kyoto anime studio, officials said Sunday. Kyoto police said they are ready to arrest Shinji Aoba, 41, on arson and murder allegations. Aoba is accused of...

Police say man who stabbed Hong Kong actor is schizophrenic

Jul. 20, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Police in southern China said the man who stabbed veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam at an event suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. A 53-year-old man, surnamed Chen, was detained following the attack in the Zhongshan Huoju Development Zone in Guangdong province, police said Saturday...

Man, woman killed in Delaware nursing home shooting

Jul. 20, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say a shooting at a nursing home in Wilmington has left two people dead. Police say an 82-year-old man and a 79-year-old woman were pronounced dead at the scene Saturday afternoon at ManorCare of Wilmington. A handgun was recovered at the scene. Authorities...

Police: 10-year-old boy killed in drive-by shooting

Jul. 20, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say a 10-year-old boy on a front porch in St. Louis with his father and other adults has been killed in a drive-by shooting. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Eddie Hill IV was shot around 8:30 p.m. Friday as he was on the porch with four other adults. St. Louis Police Chief...

Bridgeport Police officer charged with sexual assault

Jul. 20, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — An officer in Connecticut's largest city is being charged with sexual assault after previously being arrested on domestic violence charges. Shelton Police said Saturday they charged 29-year-old Steven Figueroa of Shelton with first-degree sexual assault. A spokesman for the...