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Witness of fatal stabbing describes horror aboard train

Nov. 22, 2019 3:45 PM EST

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — A woman who witnessed the killing of a man who intervened during a theft on a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train is describing a horrific scene. College student Sophia Humphrey says a barefoot Jermain Brim was moving in erratic, twitchy motions before he attacked allegedly Oliver...

Attorney general unveils plan on missing Native Americans

Nov. 22, 2019 3:43 PM EST

PABLO, Mont. (AP) — Attorney General William Barr announced a nationwide plan Friday to address the crisis of missing and slain indigenous people as concerns mount over the level of violence they face. Barr announced the plan, known as the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Initiative, during a visit...

Alaska man arrested after drugs found in spoiled goat guts

Nov. 22, 2019 3:42 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 71-year-old Alaska man found with $400,000 in illegal drugs hidden in spoiled goat intestines at an airport has been arrested. Authorities say Cenen Placencia of Kodiak was arrested Wednesday at Anchorage’s international airport. An affidavit filed with charges say...

Sheriff: Man in bunker by Milwaukee River had weapons stash

Nov. 22, 2019 3:31 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man living in an underground bunker along the Milwaukee River had been there for a “considerable period” with a stash of weapons that included a bow with arrows fashioned from “snowplow stakes,” a Wisconsin sheriff said Friday. Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell...

Teacher blames misunderstanding after her kidnapping arrest

Nov. 22, 2019 3:29 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah elementary school teacher charged with felony kidnapping after leaving school property with a 6-year-old student said she was trying to help the upset girl get home. Prosecutors filed the case against Amy Martz this week, alleging she was gone with the child for 40 minutes in a...

Records: Wife of man found in freezer feared doctors

Nov. 22, 2019 3:23 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman whose husband’s body was found in a freezer feared that doctors would use her husband’s body for research as he battled terminal illness and blocked police and social workers from entering the home after they received reports that she was denying him...

The cost of coming forward: 1 survivor's life after #MeToo

Nov. 22, 2019 3:18 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (RNS) —Megan Lively glanced down furtively to the copious notes she had jotted in a thick spiral-bound notebook resting in her lap. She was about to speak to a room full of Southern Baptist pastors about the sexual abuse she experienced, and she was nervous. Her message to more than 50...

Boy, 13, arrested in Los Angeles-area school threat

Nov. 22, 2019 3:17 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 13-year-old boy was arrested and a rifle was seized after the teen threatened to shoot other students and staff at his Los Angeles-area middle school, authorities said Friday. Deputies serving a search warrant at the boy’s home Thursday discovered an AR-15-style gun, 100 rounds...

Police: Tow truck operator trying to take car shoots driver

Nov. 22, 2019 3:13 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina tow truck operator shot, wounded and slashed a driver who objected to his attempt to haul away the man’s vehicle while he was still in it, police said Friday. The argument began around 4 a.m. at an apartment complex minutes from Duke University in Durham when...

Oklahoma police lieutenant indicted on murder charge

Nov. 22, 2019 3:08 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma grand jury has indicted a police lieutenant on a second-degree murder charge, alleging he wasn’t justified in firing about 60 shots at a road-rage suspect. The grand jury found 40-year-old John Mitchell engaged in “imminently dangerous conduct” when he...