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The Latest: Family went on boat tour for boy who loved water

Jul. 21, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly tourist boat accident in Missouri (all times local): 5:40 p.m. An Indianapolis woman recuperating in a Missouri hospital after losing nine family members in a boating accident says part of the reason the family went on the excursion was for her 9-year-old son with...

Family, home still unfamiliar to Honduran baby

Jul. 21, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

LA LIBERTAD, Honduras (AP) — Baby Johan spent his first day home chasing his family's kitten, bouncing to music and playing like any 15-month-old boy. But his mom said Saturday he also seemed lost in his own home — not recognizing his favorite aunt and only able to sleep with the lights on after...

Citing Florida law, sheriff won't arrest parking lot shooter

Jul. 21, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff says that he will not arrest a man who killed a man during an argument over a parking space. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri made the announcement Friday about 47-year-old Michael Drejka. Drejka shot and killed 28-year-old...

3 Minnesota prison officers resign after colleague killed

Jul. 21, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota prison officials say three correctional officers have resigned after the killing of one of their colleagues. Officials say Officer Joseph Gomm was attacked Wednesday at the state's flagship prison in Stillwater by an inmate serving time for homicide. Authorities haven't...

Authorities investigating 'kill cops' vandalism

Jul. 21, 2018 10:38 AM EDT

SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the vandalizing of a town sign in Massachusetts with the message "kill cops." The Boston Globe reports police in Southbridge discovered the sign Friday vandalized with the phrase at a soccer field. Police Sergeant Wayne Boiteau says the sign has been...

Mom, daughter to spend night in Lizzie Borden killing room

Jul. 21, 2018 9:59 AM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A mother and a daughter with a love of the macabre have won an online auction to spend a night in the Massachusetts bedroom where Lizzie Borden is thought to have killed her stepmother with an ax. Sara Love, of Bath, New York, tells The Herald-News she paid $425 for a night in the...

German prosecutors charge bus attacker with attempted murder

Jul. 21, 2018 7:31 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors are charging a 34-year-old man who attacked passengers on a crowded city bus with a knife in the northern town of Luebeck on Friday with attempted murder. Luebeck prosecutors said in a statement Saturday they're also charging the German-Iranian dual citizen with serious...

'Suffering' ends with Honduran baby back in parents' arms

Jul. 21, 2018 12:59 AM EDT

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — For months, a Honduran couple watched their only son grow up in videos while he was kept in U.S. government custody. That's where he took his first steps and spoke his first words. The parents got to embrace the 15-month-old boy again Friday, five months after U.S....

The Latest: Hawaii mayor: Wounded officer will survive

Jul. 20, 2018 11:33 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the search for a suspect who allegedly shot and killed a Hawaii police officer (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim says a police officer wounded in a Friday shootout with a man suspected of killing another officer will survive. Kim says he received a...

NYC releases documents connected to Central Park 5 case

Jul. 20, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for five men wrongly convicted in the vicious 1989 rape of a Central Park jogger said Friday that the release of investigative records leaves them "reliving the horror" of their experiences. "The stigma that they were these horrible animals engaged in wilding has followed them...