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Illinois child welfare system under fire after boy's death

Apr. 25, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Disturbing details emerged Thursday of the torture authorities say preceded the beating death of a 5-year-old Illinois boy who had extensive contact with child welfare workers, escalating scrutiny of a state agency already being reviewed because of the recent deaths of two other children....

Powwow to focus on missing, murdered Native American women

Apr. 25, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the largest annual gatherings of indigenous people in the United States begins Friday in New Mexico, where organizers of the two-day powwow say they want to build awareness around the deaths and disappearances of Native American women. Melonie Mathews, whose family founded...

The Latest: Official says 25 missing from Venezuelan boat

Apr. 25, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the boat that sank in the Caribbean Sea (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Officials say they are searching for 25 people now believed missing from a boat that left Venezuela and sank in the Caribbean Sea before reaching the nearby island of Trinidad. Lt. Kerron Valere of...

The Latest: Boy died of blunt force trauma to head

Apr. 25, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on death of the 5-year-old northern Illinois boy (all times local): 4:10 p.m. An autopsy determined that the boy whose body was found in a shallow grave in northern Illinois died of blunt force trauma to his head and that he'd been struck multiple times. In a news release,...

Cyprus army captain claims he killed 5 women, 2 girls

Apr. 25, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Police in Cyprus confronted the possibility Thursday that a serial killer had been at large in their midst after an army captain in custody for the deaths of two women claimed responsibility for more slayings, seven in all. A police official told The Associated Press that if the...

The Latest: Cyprus army officer says he killed 7

Apr. 25, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Latest on the slayings of Filipino women in Cyprus: (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Two law enforcement officials in Cyprus say a double-homicide suspect told investigators he killed seven people, five women and two girls. A police official said Thursday that the suspect, a...

The Latest: Illinois couple charged in young son's death

Apr. 25, 2019 3:13 AM EDT

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a missing 5-year-old Illinois boy (all times local): 3 p.m. Police say the body of a 5-year-old Illinois boy whose parents reported him missing last week was found buried in a shallow grave and wrapped in plastic in a rural area a few miles from the...

Illinois boy found buried in shallow grave; parents charged

Apr. 25, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities searching for a missing 5-year-old Illinois boy who had lived in deplorable conditions dug up his body Wednesday and charged his parents with murder, sadly declaring that the youngster would "no longer have to suffer." The body, believed to be that of Andrew "AJ"...

Police: Sketch of suspect in 2 girls' killings more accurate

Apr. 24, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — A newly released sketch of a man suspected of killing two Indiana teenagers in 2017 "more accurately represents" the man believed to be their killer than a sketch released months after the girls were slain, state police said Wednesday. The statement from Indiana State Police sought to...

The Latest: Police clarify suspect sketch in girls' killings

Apr. 24, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the 2017 killings of two northern Indiana girls (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Indiana State Police have released a statement clarifying information about a newly-released sketch of a man suspected of killing two teenage girls in 2017. The statement...