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Cyprus police searching for bodies in abandoned mineshaft

Apr. 22, 2019 6:31 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot authorities on Monday were searching a flooded mineshaft where two dead female bodies were discovered as well as a nearby lake for further bodies. Police on the east Mediterranean island nation, along with the help of the fire service, are conducting the search in the wake of...

Ex-Alabama officer pleads guilty to assaulting detained man

Apr. 22, 2019 6:06 AM EDT

TALLASSEE, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama police officer has admitted to slamming a compliant handcuffed man into the ground and then slamming the man's head into his patrol car. News outlets report 27-year-old Michael Brandon Smirnoff pleaded guilty Friday to federal excessive force charges. He's set to be...

Woman indicted in 1975 cold case dies before trial

Apr. 22, 2019 4:58 AM EDT

PERRY, Ga. (AP) — The suspect in the 1975 death of a teenager in Georgia has died before she could be put on trial. Georgia news outlets report that 16-year-old Cheryl White and then 18-year-old Mary Jane Stewart were roommates living in an apartment complex in the city of Warner Robins when White was...

Authorities probe preschool accused of overlooking sex abuse

Apr. 22, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorney general of Washington, D.C., and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education are investigating a preschool accused of ignoring signs that a teacher was sexually abusing children. The Washington Post reported Friday that both offices declined to specify the purpose and...

Islamic State group says it's behind attack in Saudi Arabia

Apr. 22, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group says it was behind an attack the previous day on a Saudi security building in the town of Zulfi in which all four gunmen were killed and three security officers were wounded. The kingdom's state-run al-Ekhbariya news channel had reported that police foiled Sunday's...

California police say teen lured to assault with dating app

Apr. 21, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — California police say a teenage victim of sexual assault was lured through a dating app. KABC-TV reports that Santa Ana police arrested 59-year-old Michael Komoto April 18 on a charge of engaging in sex acts with a minor. Police say Komoto told a 15-year-old boy he was 39 years old...

Police kill suspect at North Carolina shopping center

Apr. 21, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina investigators are conducting a probe into the fatal shooting of a man by a police officer in the state's capital city, authorities said Sunday. Soheil Antonio Mojarrad, 30, was killed in an encounter with an officer Saturday night at a shopping center in the eastern part...

Northern Ireland police free 2 men held in reporter's death

Apr. 21, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two teenagers who were arrested in the shooting death of a 29-year-old journalist in Northern Ireland have been released from police custody without being charged. Police let the 18- and 19-year-old men go Sunday night and appealed to anyone with information about whoever killed Lyra McKee to...

British, Nigerian nationals shot dead in central Nigeria

Apr. 21, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Police and the British High Commission say a British woman and a Nigerian citizen have been shot dead in north-central Nigeria. A High Commission statement says they were killed on Friday when gunmen attacked the Kajuru Castle holiday resort in Kaduna state. The statement identified...

Police: Peeping Tom suspect with shotgun killed by officer

Apr. 21, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia have identified an armed man shot to death by one of the officers who responded to a "Peeping Tom" call. The Athens-Clarke County Police Department said in a news release that the man was shot Saturday night. The victim who had made the call identified a suspect and...