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Skull found in '97 in remote Alaska belongs to New York man

Feb. 03, 2023 20:31 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A skull found in 1997 in a remote part of Alaska's Interior belongs to a New York man whose death was likely caused by a bear mauling, according to the Alaska State Troopers. Investigators used genetic genealogy to help identify the remains as those of Gary...

Israel probes legality of US giving artifact to Palestinians

Feb. 03, 2023 01:46 AM EST

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — An ivory spoon dating back 2,700 years that was recently repatriated to the Palestinian Authority from the United States has sparked a dispute with Israel's new far-right government over the cultural heritage in the occupied West Bank. The clash brings...

2 Nebraska officers wounded, suspect killed in shootout

Jan. 31, 2023 13:41 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two Nebraska police officers were wounded and a suspect was killed in a shootout during an attempted burglary, police said. Omaha police Chief Todd R. Schmaderer said the two officers responded to a report of a burglary at a storage business around 10:30 p.m....

2 workers charged with burglary after Chicago high-rise fire

Jan. 30, 2023 15:55 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Two workers with a company hired for restoration work on a Chicago high-rise apartment building following a deadly fire allegedly stole $19,000 and jewelry from one resident's apartment, authorities said. The men, ages 20 and 26, are both charged with felony...

Trial ordered in slaying of man who tried to stop robber

Jan. 29, 2023 14:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A man has been ordered to stand trial in the slaying of a bystander killed while trying to stop a bank robber in western Pennsylvania almost a decade ago. At a preliminary hearing Friday in Washington County, a judge ruled that prosecutors had enough evidence...

Man suspected in Florida serial rapes convicted in attack

Jan. 25, 2023 18:24 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A man suspected of being the “pillowcase rapist” in connection with a string of South Florida rapes back in the 1980s was convicted Wednesday in one of the attacks. Miami-Dade County jurors found Robert Koehler, 63, guilty of sexual battery, kidnapping and...

Delivery driver guilty of killing woman, setting fire

Jan. 25, 2023 17:42 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An appliance delivery man was convicted Wednesday of beating a 75-year-old woman to death and setting her on fire at her Florida home. A Palm Beach County circuit judge convicted Jorge Dupre Lachazo, 24, of first-degree murder, burglary and arson...

Burglary suspect is son of man convicted in officer's death

Jan. 24, 2023 11:57 AM EST

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — The son of a man serving life in prison for killing a New Castle County police officer has been charged in a home invasion that resulted in a New Castle County police shooting and wounding his suspected accomplice. David Salasky III, 22, of New Castle, and...

Man convicted in 2018 slaying of New Orleans-born rapper

Jan. 20, 2023 17:59 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jurors have convicted a man in the 2018 slaying of New Orleans rapper Young Greatness. After more than eight hours of deliberation, a jury late Thursday found Donald Reaux, 43, guilty of second-degree murder in the death of the 34-year-old musician whose real...

Woman stole veterans benefits for decades after mom's death

Jan. 20, 2023 14:54 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman who stole nearly $500,000 from the federal Veterans Affairs department by impersonating her dead mother for nearly 50 years has been spared a prison term. Irene Ferrin, 76, of Cincinnati, had pleaded guilty last August to theft of public money. She was...