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2 questioned in Ala. girl's abduction charged in other cases

Oct. 15, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — One minute, police said, 3-year-old Kamille McKinney was playing outside at a birthday party on a cool fall night. The next moment she was gone, abducted by someone in a dark SUV. Investigators say they've since located the vehicle and arrested two people on unrelated charges to the...

Correction: Alabama Kidnapping story

Oct. 15, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — In a story Oct. 14 about a 3-year-old girl's abduction in Alabama, The Associated Press reported erroneously that she was taken from her birthday party. A police spokesman has confirmed that it was not the girl's birthday party. A corrected version of the story is below: Alabama...

Police: Girl, 3, kidnapped from Alabama birthday party

Oct. 13, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a 3-year-old girl has been kidnapped from a birthday party in Alabama. Police issued an Amber Alert late Saturday after someone in a dark SUV grabbed Kamille McKinney while she was outside with friends about 8:30 p.m. and drove away. The alert says Kamille, whose...

Custom-made cakes put smiles on the faces of ill children

Oct. 5, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Few things can sweeten the day of an ailing child like a beautifully frosted birthday cake. And few bakers know how to spin sugar and flour into an edible fantasy like the artisans of Icing Smiles. The organization has iced nearly 19,000 smiles since its inception in 2010, when Tracy...

Man charged with killing of brother-in-law at birthday party

Sep. 23, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police say an argument at a family birthday party ended with one person being fatally stabbed, another hospitalized with stab wounds and a third charged with murder. Juan Tox Caal, of Norristown, was charged Sunday with murder in the death of his brother-in-law, 22-year-old Rolando...

WWII veteran celebrates 110th birthday in New Orleans

Sep. 12, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man considered to be the nation's oldest living World War II veteran was serenaded and showered with kisses during a celebration of his 110th birthday at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Lawrence Brooks was born Sept. 12, 1909, and served in the predominantly African...

Spanish man paddles his way from California to Hawaii

Aug. 27, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Antonio de la Rosa doesn't take it easy on his vacations. The Spaniard spent his summer paddling his way from California across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii. It took de la Rosa, who is from Valladolid, Spain, 76 days to paddle 2,500 miles (4,023 kilometers) while standing on a...

Spanish man paddles his way from California to Hawaii

Aug. 26, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Antonio de la Rosa doesn't take it easy on his vacations. The Spaniard spent his summer paddling his way from California across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii. It took de la Rosa, who is from Valladolid, Spain, 76 days to paddle 2,500 miles (4,023 kilometers) while standing on a...

Police: 7 adults shot at child's birthday party in Maryland

Aug. 25, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

CAMP SPRINGS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland police chief says seven adults were injured when shots were fired at a child's birthday party a few miles southeast of the nation's capital. Prince George's County police Cpl. Nicholas Clayton tells The Associated Press that the shooting occurred Saturday night near the...

British journalist says he was victim of planned assault

Aug. 18, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A well-known left-wing British journalist says he was pushed to the ground and kicked in the head in what he described as a "blatant premeditated assault." Guardian columnist Owen Jones said in a series of tweets that he was out celebrating his birthday late Saturday night with friends when...