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Boat carrying 91 migrants goes missing in Mediterranean

Feb. 20, 2020 12:48 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A rubber dinghy packed with 91 migrants that set out from Libyan shores in hopes of reaching Europe has apparently gone missing in the Mediterranean, the U.N. refugee agency said Thursday. The inflatable boat carrying mostly African migrants departed from al-Qarbouli, 50 kilometers (30 miles)...

This undated photo released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows Evelyn Mae Boswell. Investigators in Tennessee worked all night Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 and into Thursday morning searching for the 15-month-old girl who hasn't been seen since the day after Christmas. (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via AP)

Amber Alert issued for girl, 1, not seen since Dec. 26

Feb. 20, 2020 8:45 AM EST

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Investigatorsin Tennessee worked all night Wednesday and into Thursday morning in the search for a 15-month-old girl who hasn't been seen since the day after Christmas. Evelyn Mae Boswell was reported missing Tuesday, but was last seen Dec. 26, 2019, the Tennessee Bureau of...

Family members bury 7-year-old murder victim Fatima in Mexico City, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Fatima's body was found wrapped in a bag and abandoned in a rural area on Saturday. Five people have been questioned in the case, and video footage of her abduction exists. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Mexico City arrests 2 suspects in death of 7-year-old girl

Feb. 19, 2020 9:15 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities said late Wednesday they arrested a woman and a man suspected in the kidnapping of a 7-year-old girl whose dead body was found wrapped in a plastic bag days later, a case that has provoked outrage in Mexico as the latest brutal example of killings of women and girls. Mexico...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Boone County Sheriff's Department in Columbia, Mo., shows Joseph Elledge. Prosecutors have charged Elledge, the American husband of a Chinese woman who has been missing since October, 2019, with first-degree murder in her death, even though her body hasn't been found. Elledge, was charged Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, with first-degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Mengqi Ji. (Boone County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)

Missouri man charged in Chinese wife's death despite no body

Feb. 19, 2020 8:01 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The American husband of a Chinese woman who has been missing since October was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in her death, even though her body hasn't been found. Joseph Elledge, of Columbia, Missouri, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 28-year-old...

Man who went missing at music festival found dead in lake

Feb. 19, 2020 7:29 PM EST

WEST BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Detectives believe they've found the body of a man who went missing during a Florida music festival over the weekend, authorities said. A body suspected to be Matt Eastwood, 34, was spotted Wednesday morning floating in a lake near Sunset Cove Amphitheater in West Boca Raton,...

In this Dec. 21, 2016 file photo, Robert Durst sits in a courtroom in Los Angeles. Durst faces trial in the slaying of his best friend 20 years ago. Jury selection begins Wednesday, Jan.19, 2020, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, Pool, File)

Jurors promised trial of their lives in Durst murder case

Feb. 19, 2020 7:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge made a sales pitch of sorts Wednesday to a panel of would-be jurors facing the prospect of serving five months in the murder trial of Robert Durst: this will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Where some judges appeal to a sense of public duty and explain how the...

The American husband of a Chinese woman has been charged in her death, although her body remains missing

Feb. 19, 2020 6:28 PM EST
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The American husband of a Chinese woman has been charged in her death, although her body remains missing.

Spain: Morocco saves 14 migrants, 14 others feared drowned

Feb. 19, 2020 1:58 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Moroccan authorities rescued only 14 migrants from a boat carrying 28 people that capsized off the Western Sahara coast, raising fears that the others drowned, Spain's maritime rescue service said Wednesday. The news came after reports a day earlier from Alarm Phone — a...

2 teens arrested in library fire that killed firefighter

Feb. 19, 2020 1:35 PM EST

PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Two 13-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of starting a blaze at a public library in central California that left a firefighter dead and another missing, officials said. Porterville Police Chief Eric Kroutil said Wednesday the teenagers were arrested Tuesday in the...

This undated photo provided by the Cayce Department of Public Safety shows Faye Marie Swetlik, who has been missing since shortly after getting off her school bus near her South Carolina home Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Investigators say they have no evidence that the girl was kidnapped from her neighborhood in the state's central city of Cayce, S.C. Authorities have not ruled out that the girl was abducted (Cayce Department of Public Safety via AP)

Police: Girl, 6, was killed by neighbor who then killed self

Feb. 18, 2020 10:46 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her front yard after school was killed by a neighbor who then killed himself, authorities said Tuesday. Faye Marie Swetlik died of asphyxiation just hours after she was abducted, Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher told reporters Tuesday,...