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Prosecutor in girl's 1988 killing hails genealogy databases

Jul. 17, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana prosecutor is crediting genealogy databases with helping identify a suspect in the 1988 abduction, rape and killing of an 8-year-old girl, saying criminals should be worried about these powerful new crime-fighting tools. John D. Miller, 59, was arrested Sunday on...

Mother, friend charged after child drowns in home's basement

Jul. 16, 2018 5:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A 26-year-old woman and an acquaintance have been charged in the death of her 11-month-old daughter who drowned in standing water and sewage after falling through a hole in an upstairs floor and into the basement of their Detroit home. The Wayne County prosecutor's office says Dasiah Jordan...

Suspect in 1988 killing of Indiana girl, 8, appears in court

Jul. 16, 2018 3:57 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A man arrested in the 1988 slaying of an 8-year-old Indiana girl after authorities said they linked him to the crime with DNA appeared Monday before a judge who gave prosecutors 72 hours to formally charge him in the child's abduction, rape and killing. John D. Miller, 59, of...

Ex-school choir teacher sentenced in child sex assault case

Jul. 13, 2018 2:14 PM EDT

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey elementary school choir teacher accused of sexually assaulting a student twice a week for more than three years is now headed to a state facility for sex offenders. Brian McSee received a five-year sentence on Friday. The 53-year-old Port Republic man had...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 13, 2018 1:45 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: NOT REAL: 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame': Christmas 2021 THE FACTS: Sorry, Betty...

Woman convicted of murder in death of boyfriend's infant son

Jul. 13, 2018 1:06 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who prosecutors say shook her boyfriend's 7-month-old son so violently that he died from brain trauma has been convicted. The Blade reports a jury in Toledo deliberated for four hours Thursday before finding 41-year-old Angie Walker guilty of murder, felonious assault and...

US: Nearly half of youngest children not rejoining families

Jul. 13, 2018 12:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday all eligible small children who were separated from their families as a result of its zero-tolerance immigration policy have been reunited with their parents. But nearly half of the children under 5 remain apart from their families because of safety...

Chilean priest accused of sexually abusing minors arrested

Jul. 12, 2018 9:24 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Authorities arrested a priest Thursday on accusations of sexually abusing minors, the latest turn in a scandal engulfing Chile's Roman Catholic Church for having covered up abuses for decades. Oscar Munoz Toledo, a priest who was once the chancellor of Santiago's archbishopric, was...

20-year-old gets 3 life terms for torturing, killing 2 kids

Jul. 12, 2018 8:14 PM EDT

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — A judge sentenced a 20-year-old man to three life terms for torturing, starving and killing two children whose bodies were found in a California storage unit. While sentencing defendant Gonzalo Curiel, Judge Pamela Butler said he never deserves to walk free again, the Salinas...

Kellen Winslow Jr. charged with 2003 rape of teenager

Jul. 12, 2018 7:56 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has been charged with raping an unconscious teenager 15 years ago. Authorities say the 17-year-old girl was assaulted in 2003 in San Diego County. Other details haven't been released. Winslow hasn't entered a plea yet. The charge was added Thursday...