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Israeli court hears custody fight over cable car survivor, 6

Sep. 23, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The bitter custody battle over a 6-year-old boy who survived a cable car crash in Italy inched forward in Israel on Thursday with a hearing in family court. Eitan Biran's relatives on both sides attended the session in Tel Aviv, in a legal fight that...

Israeli to face trial on 70 sex abuse charges in Australia

Sep. 23, 2021 03:56 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A former school principal who was extradited from Israel after a six-year legal battle was ordered to stand trial Thursday on 70 charges of child sex abuse. Malka Leifer, 55, pleaded not guilty to all the charges at the end of a court...

Today in History

Sep. 23, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2021. There are 99 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 23, 1955, a jury in Sumner, Mississippi, acquitted two white men, Roy Bryant and...

Man found dead in car near Globe; Police say it's a homicide

Sep. 23, 2021 00:23 AM EDT

GLOBE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have identified the body of a Whiteriver man who was discovered dead inside a car near Globe. Gila County Sheriff’s officials said Wednesday that the death of 31-year-old Leo Harry White was being investigated as a homicide. White...

The Latest: New Zealand's PM hopes to avoid future lockdowns

Sep. 22, 2021 23:31 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she doesn’t want to use lockdowns in the future and sees vaccinations as the “golden ticket” to navigating the pandemic. Her remarks came as Auckland remained in a sixth week of lockdown...

Officials: Suspect hit by deputy's SUV dies of injuries

Sep. 22, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

MOUNDS VIEW, Minn. (AP) — A male suspect died Wednesday after a Ramsey County sheriff's deputy used an SUV to hit him after he began shooting at officers who were investigating a domestic assault in Mounds View, authorities said. The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office said...

Suits against Ohio State over sex abuse by doc are dismissed

Sep. 22, 2021 22:29 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge dismissed some of the biggest unsettled lawsuits over Ohio State's failure to stop decades-old sexual abuse by now-deceased team doctor Richard Strauss, saying Wednesday it’s indisputable Strauss abused hundreds of young men but agreeing with OSU’s...

NHL finds no evidence Evander Kane gambled on games

Sep. 22, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The NHL found no evidence that San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane bet on NHL games or tried to throw games after investigating allegations made by his estranged wife. Anna Kane alleged in an Instagram post this summer that Kane bet on NHL games...

Former US defense secretary testifies in Holmes fraud trial

Sep. 22, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis testified Wednesday in the trial of fallen tech star Elizabeth Holmes, saying the entrepreneur misled him into believing she was on the verge of rolling out a blood-testing breakthrough that he hoped would help save lives...

Robert Gentile, linked to Gardner Museum art theft, dies

Sep. 22, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Robert Gentile, a mobster who for years denied suspicions from authorities that he knew anything about a trove of artwork valued in the millions that was stolen in a 1990 museum heist and remains missing, has died. He was 85. His attorney, Ryan...