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Judge seeks arrest of ex-minister charged in Beirut blast

Sep. 16, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The lead judge investigating Lebanon’s massive port explosion last year issued an arrest warrant on Thursday for a former minister who failed to appear for questioning, the state-run National News agency reported. It was the first such warrant in the...

Activists demand tougher federal review of Columbus police

Sep. 16, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The announcement that the U.S. Justice Department will provide technical assistance to Columbus police — at the city's invitation — has done little to curb community activists’ allegations that officials aren't doing enough to change the department following a...

Police: Slain teen identified 45 years after body found

Sep. 16, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

WOODLAWN, Md. (AP) — After almost 45 years to the day that police found her body dumped near a cemetery, Baltimore County Police said Wednesday detectives identified a girl known as “Woodlawn Jane Doe” thanks to new DNA testing. The young woman — who turned out to...

Man who fled to Mexico convicted of 2015 rape in Topeka

Sep. 16, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man has been convicted of seven felonies, four years after he fled to Mexico while awaiting trial for rape. Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay said a jury on Thursday found Daniel Arreola guilty of a 2015 sexual assault in Topeka....

Two people arrested in robbery of Blues hockey prospect

Sep. 16, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two suspects have been arrested in the robbery of a St. Louis Blues prospect and a woman on the grounds of the Gateway Arch, police said Thursday. The suspects, who are 19 and 18, were booked on suspicion of first-degree robbery robbery and two counts...

Judge orders Philip's will sealed to protect royal 'dignity'

Sep. 16, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A judge ruled Thursday that the will of the late Prince Philip should remain secret to protect the “dignity” of his widow Queen Elizabeth II, who is Britain’s head of state. Philip died in April at the age of 99 after more than seven decades of...

Court rejects truck driver's appeal in crash that killed 7

Sep. 16, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an appeal for a bail hearing for a truck driver who's been in jail since he was charged with causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in 2019. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 25, of West Springfield,...

Man arrested for splashing deputy with paint thinner

Sep. 16, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Charges have been filed against a North Carolina man who authorities say splashed a deputy with paint thinner, a sheriff's office said. The Durham County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that deputies responding to a domestic dispute...

Murdaugh surrenders to face charges in $10M insurance fraud

Sep. 16, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Lawyer Alex Murdaugh surrendered Thursday to face insurance fraud and other charges after state police said he arranged to have himself shot in the head so that his son would get a $10 million life insurance payout. The shooter only grazed him. A...

Minnesota Supreme Court defers ruling on Minneapolis police

Sep. 16, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court issued a narrow ruling Thursday in the fight over a ballot question about the future of policing in Minneapolis, but it didn't settle the bigger question of whether the public will get to vote on the issue. Chief Justice...