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Police officer gets probation for kneeing handcuffed man

Jul. 15, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida police officer accused of kneeing a handcuffed suspect last year has been sentenced to probation and ordered to complete an anger management course. Paula McMahon of the Broward state attorney's office says 29-year-old Coral Springs Officer Sandy Gomez...

Judge weighs bail for Epstein; women urge jail until trial

Jul. 15, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Jeffrey Epstein accusers urged a judge Monday to keep the wealthy financier behind bars until he goes on trial on federal charges that he sexually abused underage girls. The women stood just feet from where Epstein was seated in his blue jail outfit as they asked a federal judge to...

Harris blasts, and takes money from, Epstein's law firm

Jul. 15, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris bemoaned the influence of the powerful and connected elite last Tuesday when she called on top Justice Department officials to recuse themselves from any matter related to Jeffrey Epstein. She said work done by their former law firm, which represented the financier accused...

'Doomsday prepper' accused of abusing adopted twins

Jul. 15, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida couple described as "doomsday preppers" is accused of sexually and physically abusing adoptive twins who escaped and reported them. Mirko and Regina Ceska were arrested Friday on charges including sexual assault and neglect. Wakulla County Sheriff's officials say the...

The Latest: 2 accusers speak at Epstein bail hearing

Jul. 15, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the bail hearing for Jeffrey Epstein (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Two of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers have spoken at his bail hearing. Courtney Wild said Monday in Manhattan federal court that she was abused by the wealthy financier in Palm Beach, Florida, starting at age 14....

Florida expert flies to Chicago to help catch alligator

Jul. 15, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An expert from Florida has been summoned to Chicago to help authorities catch an elusive alligator in a public lagoon. Sections of Humboldt Park are closed Monday while the search continues for the gator, which is at least 4 feet long. Investigators confirmed the sighting last week but don't...

Apollo 11 moon landing had thousands working behind scenes

Jul. 15, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It took 400,000 people to put Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon a half-century ago. That massive workforce stretched across the U.S. and included engineers, scientists, mechanics, technicians, pilots, divers, seamstresses, secretaries and more who worked...

Inside Epstein network, layer upon layer to protect the boss

Jul. 14, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A few cells away from drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman at a New York City jail, jet-setting financier Jeffrey Epstein sits accused of running a different kind of criminal network. There was the team of recruiters and enablers bringing Epstein dozens of underage girls to sexually abuse,...

Cano homers in 2nd straight game, Mets top Marlins 6-2

Jul. 14, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jeff McNeil joked with manager Mickey Callaway moments before leading off the game about hitting a home run on the first pitch. Callaway requested McNeil have an 11-pitch at-bat ending with a homer, but McNeil had other plans. "I just laughed and I said I'll do it on the first pitch," McNeil...

Cano's two-run homer in the 8th lifts Mets past Marlins, 4-2

Jul. 13, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Manager Mickey Callaway said before the Mets played Saturday night that he was not concerned with Robinson Cano's lack of power thus far. Why not? "Because I knew he was going to hit a bomb tonight to win it," Callaway quipped. "You guys didn't realize that?" Cano hit a tiebreaking, two-run...