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Man who fled Texas during 2008 murder trial caught in Mexico

Nov. 18, 2018 4:30 PM EST

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A man who disappeared on the last day of his 2008 murder trial has been captured in Mexico and returned to Texas, authorities said. Hidalgo County prosecutors said in a news release Friday that 35-year-old Oscar Davila Rodriguez was returned to the U.S. Wednesday. The statement...

Homicide trial slated in 1991 disappearance of woman

Nov. 18, 2018 11:07 AM EST

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) — A homicide trial is scheduled to open Monday in the disappearance a quarter-century ago of a central Pennsylvania woman whose body has never been found. Jurors were seated last week for the trial of Loyd Groves, 69, in the death of 40-year-old Katherine Heckel, who was last seen in...

Prison inmate death after run-in with staff ruled homicide

Nov. 18, 2018 4:07 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The death of an inmate following an "altercation with correctional staff" at Western Illinois Correctional Center in May has been ruled a homicide, according to an autopsy report provided to The Associated Press under a Freedom of Information request. Larry Earvin died from blunt...

Prison inmate death after incident with staff ruled homicide

Nov. 17, 2018 5:57 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The death of an inmate following an "altercation with correctional staff" at Western Illinois Correctional Center in May has been ruled a homicide, according to an autopsy report provided to The Associated Press under a Freedom of Information request. Larry Earvin died from blunt...

C. African Republic militia leader turned over to tribunal

Nov. 17, 2018 3:10 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A commander in a Central African Republic militia has been arrested and turned over to the International Criminal Court to face charges that include murder and torture, the court announced Saturday. The court, established to prosecute atrocities such as war crimes, said...

Witness who detailed double homicide found shot days later

Nov. 17, 2018 9:45 AM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A witness who shared the details of double homicide in a video posted to Facebook was found shot three days later. The Toledo Blade reports 29-year-old Jeray Saunders was found lying on the sidewalk on Wednesday with at least one gunshot wound. He was taken to a central Toledo hospital...

Thailand recovers boat that sank in July, killing 47 Chinese

Nov. 17, 2018 9:19 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Officials on Saturday recovered a boat that sank in rough weather off Thailand's southern resort island of Phuket in July, killing 47 Chinese tourists. Two tour boats sank off Phuket on July 5. Tourists from one boat were rescued, while the sinking of the double-decker Phoenix left 47...

Florida high school massacre panel considers recommendations

Nov. 17, 2018 3:40 AM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The state commission investigating the Florida high school massacre began discussions Friday on what recommendations it will make regarding student safety, mental health and steps to prevent future school shootings. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Commission didn't pass any...

Today in History

Nov. 17, 2018 12:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2018. There are 44 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 17, 1973, President Richard Nixon told Associated Press managing editors in Orlando, Florida: "People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm...

US official: US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killing

Nov. 16, 2018 11:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S. official said Friday. The Saudi government has denied the claim. The conclusion will bolster efforts in Congress to further punish the close...