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Mechanic pleads not guilty in airliner sabotage case

Sep. 20, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former American Airlines mechanic who prosecutors say may have some links to terrorists has pleaded not guilty to charges that he sabotaged an aircraft with 150 people aboard. The plea came at a hearing Friday in Miami federal court for 60-year-old Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani. He's...

About 75 people gather at Area 51 gate, 2 people detained

Sep. 20, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — About 75 people arrived early Friday at a gate at the once-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada — at the time appointed by an internet hoaxster to "storm" the facility to see space aliens — and at least two were detained by sheriff's deputies. The "Storm Area 51"...

Nike drops Patriots' Brown amid 2d sexual assault charge

Sep. 20, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Nike has dropped New England Patriots receiver Antonio Brown. Shoemaker spokesman Josh Benedek told The Associated Press on Friday, "Antonio Brown is not a Nike athlete." The move comes after a second woman accused Brown of sexual assault. He was already facing accusations of rape...

Pittsburgh prepares to commemorate 2018 synagogue attack

Sep. 20, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As Pittsburgh prepares to commemorate last year's deadly shooting at a synagogue, Jewish leaders say returning to the synagogue remains a priority. While there is no set time frame, "it is indeed our goal we will one day return to Tree of Life," said Tree of Life's Rabbi Jeffrey Myers,...

Woman convicted in texting suicide case denied parole

Sep. 20, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

NATICK, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts woman convicted of urging her boyfriend to kill himself via text messages has been denied early release. The state Parole Board announced Friday it has rejected Michelle Carter's bid for release after serving about half her 15-month jail sentence. The board says...

Nebraska couple plead guilty in death of malnourished infant

Sep. 20, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska couple has taken a plea deal in the death of one of their malnourished infant twin daughters. Cass County District Court records show 24-year-old David and 21-year-old Kassandra Krutina, of Louisville (LOO'-iss-vihl), are scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 21. They...

Girlfriend of Kansas man who wounded 2 lawmen charged

Sep. 20, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

LYONS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities arrested the girlfriend of a man who killed his father and wounded two Kansas law enforcement officers this spring before killing himself and who had been suspected in the 2015 disappearance of a former girlfriend. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said 27-year-old Erin...

The Latest: At least 2 detained at alien festival in desert

Sep. 20, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on "Storm Area 51" events in two tiny Nevada towns near the once-secret military research site (all times local): 7:15 a.m. At least two people were detained by local sheriff's deputies at a gate to Area 51 in Nevada after an estimated 75 people gathered at the site early...

Activist: Egyptian authorities arrest brother to silence me

Sep. 20, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S.-based Egyptian activist whose Facebook page helped ignite the 2011 pro-democracy uprising said authorities have arrested his brother in Cairo. Wael Ghonim, a computer engineer, said his criticism of Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi prompted authorities to retaliate by...

Man accused in corn rake killing testifies: I didn't do it

Sep. 20, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa hog farmer accused of using a corn rake to kill his wife says he didn't do it and doesn't know who did. The Telegraph Herald reports that 43-year-old Todd Mullis also testified Thursday in Dubuque that he didn't know who used his iPad to conduct internet searches about...