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Mexican state confirms ICE detainee wanted for homicide

Aug. 20, 2018 2:19 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An official of the Mexican state of Guanajuato confirms that a man detained by immigration agents in California is wanted on an arrest warrant for homicide in Mexico. The official was not authorized to be quoted by name and could not say when the crime occurred, but said it was an...

AP sources: Prosecutors preparing charges against Cohen

Aug. 20, 2018 2:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, could be charged before the end of the month with bank fraud in his dealings with the taxi industry and with committing other financial crimes, two people familiar with the federal probe said Monday. The people confirmed...

The Latest: Suspect, a 2-year employee, fired on co-workers

Aug. 20, 2018 2:10 PM EDT

MISSOURI CITY, Texas (AP) — The Latest on deadly workplace shooting near Houston (all times local): 1 p.m. Police say a woman shot two co-workers at a Houston-area food distribution center, killing one and wounding the other. Missouri City police Capt. Paul Poulton says investigators are still trying to...

Lawyer: Arrested migrant may have been mistaken for brother

Aug. 20, 2018 1:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Mexican migrant detained by immigration agents in California while driving his wife to a hospital to give birth may have been mistaken by authorities for his brother, the man's lawyer said. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Joel Arrona Lara was wanted on an...

Daughter struck by subway train while trying to save mother

Aug. 20, 2018 1:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Horrified subway riders rushed to save a woman pushed in front of a commuter train in Atlanta, and the woman's daughter was struck by the train while trying to help, witnesses said. A 28-year-old suspect was in custody after Sunday afternoon's chaos at the city's Midtown Station, the...

Feds probing charges of sex abuse at Florida prison

Aug. 20, 2018 1:37 PM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Federal investigators are looking into allegations of rape, assault, and the smuggling of drugs into a central Florida prison for women. The Miami Herald reports that about 100 former inmates and relatives of inmates at the Lowell Correctional Institution near Ocala, Florida, attended a...

Judge grants time to weigh insanity plea in newspaper attack

Aug. 20, 2018 1:37 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The man charged with killing five people at a Maryland newspaper office will get more time for his lawyer to consider filing a plea of not criminally responsible by reason of insanity, a judge ruled Monday. Anne Arundel Circuit Court Judge Laura Kiessling said she found good cause to...

Bike-riding bandit sentenced for Kansas bank robbery

Aug. 20, 2018 1:33 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A 57-year-old Kansas man who fled on a bicycle after robbing a bank last year has been sentenced to three years and one month in federal prison. The Kansas City Star reports that Richard Armenta, of Overland Park, was sentenced Monday for robbing a Capital Federal Savings Bank...

Father sues over Missouri fatal 2015 police shooting of son

Aug. 20, 2018 1:16 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The father of an 18-year-old killed in a St. Louis police shooting alleges in a wrongful death lawsuit that his son was shot in the back as he ran. Dennis Ball-Bey says his son, Mansur Ball-Bey, was a church youth leader without a criminal record when he was killed in August 2015. The suit...

Sex scandals fester at unhealthy organizations, experts say

Aug. 20, 2018 1:02 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — In a story Aug. 18 about institutions and sexual abuse, The Associated Press did not completely identify the university where James Campbell Quick is a professor. It is the University of Texas at Arlington. A clarified version of the story is below: Of all the horrific details...