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Maltese police search yacht amid journalist slaying probe

Nov. 22, 2019 11:07 AM EST

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Maltese police on Friday searched the yacht of a local businessman who is being questioned about the car-bomb slaying of an investigative journalist as the victim’s family presses authorities to find out who ordered the attack. Police searched businessman Yorgen...

Woman charged in boyfriend's suicide pleads not guilty

Nov. 22, 2019 10:38 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston College student pleaded not guilty Friday to involuntary manslaughter on allegations that she encouraged her boyfriend to take his life. Inyoung You, 21, appeared in Suffolk County Superior Court in Boston after returning to the U.S. from South Korea, where she has been since...

French women demand action amid high domestic violence rate

Nov. 22, 2019 10:24 AM EST

LES MUREAUX, France (AP) — Sylvia. Dalila. Aminata. Céline. Julie. Their names are plastered on buildings and headlines across France, calling attention to their shared fate: Each was killed, allegedly by a current or former partner this year. More than 130 women have died from domestic violence this...

Serbian police say no one injured in high school shooting

Nov. 22, 2019 8:38 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Police say a man broke into a high school in central Serbia and opened fire with an automatic weapon. No one was injured. A police statement says they arrested a man Friday in the town of Velika Plana. The man, in his mid-40s, fired twice into the ceiling before one of the teachers...

Attorney: Teen charged in 90 mph crash to plead insanity

Nov. 22, 2019 8:25 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The attorney for a Louisiana teenager who told authorities God instructed him to end his life, so he crashed his car into another driver says his client intends to plead not guilty by reason of insanity. The Advocate reports 18-year-old Jack Jordan was indicted this month on a...

UK police make new arrest over people-smuggling truck deaths

Nov. 22, 2019 6:34 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British police arrested a 23-year-old man from Northern Ireland on Friday over the deaths of 39 people from Vietnam whose bodies were found in a refrigerated container truck last month. The Essex Police force said the man was detained on a highway northwest of London on suspicion of...

Lawsuit: Church pressured victims into unfair settlements

Nov. 22, 2019 5:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two impoverished Mississippi men who say they were sexually assaulted by Franciscan missionaries filed a federal lawsuit Thursday claiming that Catholic officials pressured them into signing settlements that paid them little money and required them to remain silent about the alleged abuse....

Man shot by police on Vegas airport tarmac didn’t work there

Nov. 22, 2019 2:39 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police shot an intruder who fought with officers before dawn Thursday on the tarmac outside a terminal at McCarran International Airport, including an officer who was knocked unconscious, authorities said. The wounded intruder and the injured officer were hospitalized after the...

Man found guilty of murdering British tourist in New Zealand

Nov. 22, 2019 1:44 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand jury on Friday found a man guilty of murder in the death of 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane. Millane died last December on her birthday after meeting the man through the dating app Tinder, going out for drinks with him, and then returning to his...

Ex-athlete charged with 6 sex assaults awaits rape sentence

Nov. 22, 2019 1:14 AM EST

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A former University of Delaware baseball player accused of sexually assaulting six women awaits sentencing for his rape conviction in the first case to go to trial. Sussex County Superior Court Judge Richard Stokes is scheduled to sentence 23-year-old Clay Conaway on Friday for the...