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Jurors in Mafia boss trial to start 3rd day of deliberations

Jun. 21, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jurors are heading back to federal court for a third day of deliberations in the case against a former New England Mafia boss charged with killing a nightclub owner more than two decades ago. Jurors in the Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme case left the Boston courthouse Wednesday without...

Today in History

Jun. 21, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2018. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins at 6:07 a.m. Eastern time. Today's Highlight in History: On June 21, 1788, the United States Constitution went into effect as New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it. On this date: In...

Minneapolis man sentenced for fatal light rail stabbing

Jun. 20, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man previously convicted of murder has been sentenced to nearly 21 years in prison for fatally stabbing a 26-year-old man on a Minneapolis light rail station platform last fall. Forty-three-year-old Frank Runningshield Jr. of Minneapolis was sentenced Wednesday in Hennepin...

Woman convicted in 2017 killings of 3 people in Kansas

Jun. 20, 2018 11:34 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas woman accused of participating in the deaths of three people who were strangled or smothered with trash bags has been convicted of first-degree murder and other charges. Thirty-two-year-old Kora Liles was found guilty Wednesday of 11 counts, including three counts of...

Sexual abuses rampant in UAE-controlled prisons in Yemen

Jun. 20, 2018 11:01 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The torturers followed a schedule. Beatings on Saturdays, torture on Sundays, and Monday was a break. The next three days were the same routine. On Fridays, it was time for solitary confinement. From inside a Yemeni prison controlled by the United Arab Emirates — a top U.S. ally...

Detainees held without charges decry Emiratis' sexual abuses

Jun. 20, 2018 10:59 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The 15 officers who arrived at the prison in southern Yemen hid their faces behind headdresses, but their accents were clearly foreign — from the United Arab Emirates. They lined up the detainees and ordered them to undress and lie down. The officers then searched the anal cavity of...

Police fatally shoot 17-year-old boy fleeing traffic stop

Jun. 20, 2018 10:38 PM EDT

EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — A police officer fatally shot a 17-year-old boy just seconds after he fled from a traffic stop late Tuesday in a confrontation partly captured on video from a nearby home. Investigators said Wednesday that the car stopped in the town of East Pittsburgh matched the description of...

APNewsBreak: Kobach sought pardon for VP of corporate donor

Jun. 20, 2018 10:29 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach unsuccessfully sought a governor's pardon for a corporate campaign donor's vice president whose crime, police said, involved threatening a cab driver by putting a gun to his head. Kobach, a Republican and leading candidate for Kansas governor,...

Live animals, meat, ivory, wood seized in trafficking stings

Jun. 20, 2018 9:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of live animals along with tons of meat, ivory, pangolin scales and timber were seized in a monthlong global crackdown on the illegal wildlife trade that Interpol said exposed the international reach of traffickers. The live animals recovered in the stings included turtles in...

Guatemalan man recalls fear, agony of separation from child

Jun. 20, 2018 9:49 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Three-year-old Genesis Gonzalez Lopez giggled excitedly as she played with her father at a sunny Utah park, zipping down a slide again and again into his arms. The happy scene this week in Provo, south of Salt Lake City, was a far cry from what the pair experienced on Thanksgiving, when...