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Officer shot in the head undergoes reconstructive surgery

Jan. 28, 2020 11:49 AM EST

WASECA, Minn. (AP) — The southern Minnesota police officer gravely wounded in a shooting has undergone reconstructive surgery for broken bones in his face and skull. A family post on Arik Matson's CaringBridge web page said the surgery Monday at North Memorial Health Hospital left him dealing with some...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prince Andrew accompanies Queen Elizabeth II to attend a church service at St Mary the Virgin, in Hillington, England. A U.S. prosecutor overseeing the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking investigation said Monday, Jan 27, 2020 that Britain's Prince Andrew has been uncooperative in the inquiry so far. Speaking at a news conference outside Epstein's New York mansion, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, said prosecutors and the FBI had contacted Prince Andrew's lawyers and asked to interview him. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)

New pressure on Prince Andrew to help Epstein investigation

Jan. 28, 2020 11:43 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The pressure on Britain’s disgraced Prince Andrew increased Tuesday after the revelation by U.S. authorities that he has failed to cooperate with the FBI’s investigation into his ties with the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Lawyer Lisa Bloom, who represents five of...

In this Jan. 24, 2020 photo, Michael Valva is led out of Yaphank police headquarters in Yaphank, N.Y. Valva is charged with second-degree murder in the death of his 8-year-old son, Thomas Valva, in Center Moriches, N.Y. It is alleged that the boy was forced to sleep in an unheated garage at the couple's home as temperatures dropped to under 20 degrees. (James Carbone/Newsday via AP)

County probes social services after boy's hypothermia death

Jan. 28, 2020 11:40 AM EST

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A county on Long Island has launched an internal probe of its social services department after an 8-year-old boy died of hypothermia while in the custody of his father, a New York Police Department officer. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Monday evening that a...

In this Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 photo made available by the Lake County Sheriff's Office, Wolfgang Halbig is under arrest. Halbig who repeatedly harassed parents of shooting victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School was arrested and charged Monday for possessing the identification of one of the parents, authorities said. (Lake County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Sandy Hook denier charged with having victim's dad's ID info

Jan. 28, 2020 11:40 AM EST

SORRENTO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who repeatedly harassed parents of shooting victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School has been arrested for possessing the identification of one of the parents, authorities said. Wolfgang Halbig, 73, was arrested Monday on a charge that he was in unlawful possession of...

1 -year-old Chicago toddler shot in parents' gun struggle

Jan. 28, 2020 11:40 AM EST

A 1-year-old boy whose father claimed had been shot in the head by a gunman in the street was actually struck by a bullet as his parents struggled over a gun inside their Chicago home, police said Tuesday. The shooting happened Monday night. The bullet did not penetrate the child's skull and he is listed in...

Teen accused of killing parents, sister pleads not guilty

Jan. 28, 2020 11:30 AM EST

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A teenager charged in the shooting deaths of his parents, sister and a family friend when he was 16 has pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons charges. A lawyer for Scott Kologi, 18, entered the pleas during a court hearing Monday. He initially was charged as a juvenile in the...

In this courtroom sketch, defendant Harvey Weinstein, far left, listens, as Assistant District Attorney Megan Hast, standing before the bench second from right, gestures while witness Mimi Haleyi, far right, holds a microphone during Haleyi's testimony in Weinstein's sexual misconduct and rape trial, Monday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Manhattan Supreme Court in New York. Supreme Court Judge James Burke, above, is shown seated between two flags. Haleyi testified Monday that weeks after arriving in New York to work for one of his shows, she found herself fighting in vain as the once-revered showbiz honcho pushed her onto a bed and sexually assaulted her, undeterred by her kicks and pleas of,

Weinstein trial moves swiftly with more accusers on deck

Jan. 28, 2020 11:23 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's trial is moving at a faster pace than predicted, with three more of his accusers expected to testify before the end of the week . A secondary witness took the stand Tuesday as part of the prosecution's effort to corroborate Mimi Haleyi's earlier testimony, where she...

Detroit police crack down on illegal weed sales, purchases

Jan. 28, 2020 11:22 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A spike in violent crime has prompted police in Detroit to crack down on the illegal sale and purchase of marijuana. Targeted enforcement focuses on people possessing firearms illegally and has resulted in 19 felony arrests since Wednesday, the police department said Tuesday in a release....

Authorities: Florida boy, 9, stabs younger sister with knife

Jan. 28, 2020 11:15 AM EST

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy was taken into custody after he stabbed his 5-year-old sister with a kitchen knife because he said he wanted her to die, authorities in Florida said. The boy stabbed his sister in the back on Monday, news outlets reported, citing the Ocala Police Department. When asked...

NFL free agent Antonio Brown appears at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., via video link  Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Brown was granted bail on Friday after spending the night in a Florida jail. The wide receiver will have to pay a bond of $110,000, surrender his passport, wear a monitor, get mental health evaluation and pass random drug tests. He also can't have guns. Brown is accused of attacking the driver of a moving truck that carried some of his possessions from California. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Judge frees NFL star Antonio Brown from house arrest

Jan. 28, 2020 11:14 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge freed NFL free agent Antonio Brown from house arrest Tuesday, allowing him to travel freely as he awaits trial on charges that he attacked the driver of a moving truck. Circuit Judge Michael Usan agreed to let Brown travel freely within the United States so he...