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Milan seeks US apology for WWII bomb that killed children

Oct. 20, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Milan's mayor appealed Sunday to U.S. authorities to apologize for a World War II bombing raid that killed 184 elementary school children. Mayor Giuseppe Sala made the request following a Mass marking the 75th anniversary of the Gorla massacre, named for the quarter in the city that was...

Defense to seek reconsideration of request to move trial

Oct. 20, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. (AP) — A defense attorney says he plans to ask a judge to reconsider his decision against moving the trial of a man charged in the death of his girlfriend, whose remains were found in a northeastern Pennsylvania river. The (Scranton) Times-Tribune reports that defense attorney Timothy...

Killing took place in New York, but Nicaragua hosts trial

Oct. 20, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Witnesses have gathered in a small city in upstate New York over the past three weeks to testify in the trial of a man accused of strangling a young nursing student to death. But there is no jury, no American judge and the man accused is seated next to his defense attorney 2,200...

Today in History

Oct. 20, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2019. There are 72 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 20, 2011, Moammar Gadhafi, 69, Libya's dictator for 42 years, was killed as revolutionary fighters overwhelmed his hometown of Sirte (SURT) and captured the last major...

New Emmett Till marker dedicated to replace vandalized sign

Oct. 19, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

GLENDORA, Miss. (AP) — A new bulletproof memorial to Emmett Till was dedicated Saturday in Mississippi after previous historical markers were repeatedly vandalized. The brutal slaying of the 14-year-old black teenager helped spur the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. The 14-year-old African...

Hong Kong activist stabbed as protesters gird for march

Oct. 19, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A man distributing leaflets near a wall with pro-democracy messages was stabbed and wounded, as Hong Kong anti-government protesters prepared to hold an unauthorized march Sunday to press their demands. Police said they arrested a 22-year-old man Saturday in connection with the knife...

Prosecutors: 2 killed, 1 in custody in campground shooting

Oct. 19, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

SELLERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a shooting at a suburban campground left two Philadelphia men dead and another facing homicide and other charges. The Bucks County district attorney's office says the victims and suspect were among 16 friends and relatives on an annual get-together at Homestead...

2 charged in triple homicide during drug deal in Missouri

Oct. 19, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two people are charged in the deaths of three people who police say were shot during a drug deal at a Kansas City, Missouri, home. The Kansas City Star reports that Jackson County prosecutors on Friday charged 35-year-old Lynnsey Jones and 43-year-old Victor Sykes each with three...

Son says father accused of slaying is 'not a monster'

Oct. 19, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — The son of a Pennsylvania man charged with murder in a fire that killed his wife nearly nine years ago is defending his father, saying he is "not a monster." Carlos Montalvo-Rivera, 52, of Lancaster was charged last week with homicide and arson in the death of 30-year-old Olga...

Hong Kong says murder suspect wants to surrender to Taiwan

Oct. 19, 2019 3:00 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader said Saturday the murder suspect whose case inadvertently helped ignite the city's protest movement wants to surrender to authorities in Taiwan. Carrie Lam told reporters that Hong Kong's government would "actively follow up on" a letter she received from Chan Tong-kai...