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A locker, a chirp: How tiny clues help solve child sex cases

Dec. 6, 2019 1:56 AM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — It was the odd-looking locker handles that caught their eye. Investigators spent hours poring over graphic images of little boys changing in and out of their swimsuits at what looked like a YMCA. They were hunting for any clue to help them identify the location — and ultimately,...

Democrats say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly

Dec. 5, 2019 11:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats moved aggressively to draw up formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying he “leaves us no choice” but to act swiftly because he's likely to corrupt the system again unless removed before next...

Amber Alert issued for girl, 1, whose mother was found dead

Dec. 5, 2019 10:24 PM EST

ANSONIA, Conn. (AP) — Police have released the name of the mother of a still missing 1-year-old toddler, who was found dead inside a Connecticut home. On Thursday, authorities identified Christine Holloway, the mother of missing toddler Venessa Morales, as the woman who was found dead inside their home on...

Injured journalist seeks answers from Hong Kong police

Dec. 5, 2019 10:14 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — More than two months after being blinded in one eye by what she believes was a projectile fired by riot police, Indonesian video journalist Veby Mega Indah is still seeking answers. On Sept. 29, Indah was among a group of reporters covering one of the hundreds of clashes between armed...

Botched investigation allows Colorado student to avoid jail

Dec. 5, 2019 8:56 PM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Officials say a mishandled investigation into the shooting death of a Colorado State University student will allow his roommate to avoid prison. Authorities say 22-year-old Colemann Carver was given a deferred sentence in a plea deal following errors in a police investigation of...

Police seek mom accused of crashing car into son's barber

Dec. 5, 2019 7:30 PM EST

ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area barber is recovering Thursday after he says a customer rammed into him with her car, smashing him into a glass storefront and breaking his leg because of a small nick on her son's neck during a haircut. Brian Martin, 63, was at a hospital following surgery...

NY commission drops investigation into advocate's billboards

Dec. 5, 2019 5:44 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York ethics commission is dropping its investigation of a woman who paid for billboards criticizing the state's molestation laws. The state Joint Commission on Public Ethics in a Wednesday letter says it won’t take further action against Kat Sullivan. Commission lawyers...

Report: Investigators ask about Illinois House leader

Dec. 5, 2019 5:16 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The longest-serving state House speaker in modern American history is a subject of inquiries in an ongoing federal corruption investigation that has already entangled several top Illinois Democrats, according to a newspaper report published Thursday. Four people interviewed by investigators...

SC deputy unintentionally shoots mother of suspect

Dec. 5, 2019 5:04 PM EST

GREER, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in South Carolina unintentionally shot and wounded a shoplifting suspect's mother during a confrontation inside a home in October, authorities said. The unidentified deputy was found to have violated department policy governing arrests, Greenville County Sheriff's...

Investigators to brief Wisconsin Guard leader on sex probe

Dec. 5, 2019 4:30 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal investigators plan to brief the Wisconsin National Guard's top commander this weekend on findings from a seven-month review of the Guard's sexual assault reporting and investigation protocols, Gov. Tony Evers said Thursday in a letter to legislative leaders. The Guard has been...