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Grandfather arrested after California boy shoots cousin, 2

Jul. 20, 2018 9:22 PM EDT

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old cousin Friday at a home in Southern California and deputies arrested the victim's grandfather for allegedly leaving the gun where the kids could find it, authorities said. The girl died at a hospital shortly after...

Tears, then giggles: Honduran baby is back in parents' arms

Jul. 20, 2018 8:55 PM 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....

Latest: Grandfather arrested after boy, 4, shoots cousin, 2

Jul. 20, 2018 8:52 PM EDT

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting death of a 2-year-old California girl (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Authorities have arrested the grandfather of a 2-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed by her 4-year-old cousin in Southern California. San Bernardino County sheriff's officials...

Arizona candidate denies decade-old rape allegation

Jul. 20, 2018 8:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A decade-old allegation of sexual assault has rocked a Democratic candidate in a primary for a Tucson-based congressional district. Yahya Yuksel is facing calls to end his campaign after the Arizona Daily Star reported the allegation that he raped an intoxicated 16-year-old girl when he was...

MGM turns to never-tested law to sue Vegas shooting victims

Jul. 20, 2018 8:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The unprecedented move from MGM Resorts International to sue hundreds of victims of last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas using an obscure U.S. law never tested in court has been framed by the casino-operator as an effort to avoid years of costly litigation — but the legal maneuver...

Minneapolis to release police shooting video by end of July

Jul. 20, 2018 7:44 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis' mayor says body camera video of a fatal police shooting of a black man will be released by the end of July. Jacob Frey made the announcement Friday. Community members have called for footage from the June 23 shooting of Thurman Blevins to be released. Authorities have said...

New sex abuse allegations levied against prominent cardinal

Jul. 20, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man said Friday he was sexually abused for about two decades by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, a prominent Roman Catholic leader who was removed from public ministry last month over separate child abuse allegations. The man, who agreed to be identified only by his first name,...

2 arrested after officer killed in Hawaii, shooter sought

Jul. 20, 2018 6:54 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Two associates of a man suspected of killing a Big Island police officer have been arrested but the shooter remained at large, authorities said Friday. The arrests were made during a manhunt prompted by the killing of Officer Bronson Kaimana Kaliloa during a traffic stop Tuesday near Hilo,...

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...

Ohio killer spared after extent of childhood abuse revealed

Jul. 20, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Friday spared a condemned killer whose sentence was challenged after a juror came forward and said information about the extent of the inmate's tough childhood wasn't properly presented at trial. The Republican governor commuted the sentence of death row...