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The Latest: Taliban: Prisoner swap good for ‘building trust’

Nov. 19, 2019 7:29 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the Afghanistan prisoner swap with the Taliban for American and Australian hostage held by insurgents since 2016 (all times local): 4:55 p.m. The Taliban say the freeing of three of their ranking members from Afghan custody in exchange for an American and an...

Florida mother arrested after 2-year-old shot in the leg

Nov. 19, 2019 7:22 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 26-year-old Florida woman is accused of shooting her 2-year-old daughter in the leg. Davesha Pough was arrested Monday on a child neglect charge. She’s being held without bond in the Volusia County Jail. An arrest report says Pough told police that the bullet came...

Authorities: Shooting in Newark leaves 1 dead, 3 injured

Nov. 19, 2019 7:17 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a shooting in New Jersey’s largest city has left one person dead and three others injured. The gunfire in Newark erupted shortly after 5 p.m. Monday. But it wasn’t immediately clear what sparked the shooting or how many shooters may have been involved. The...

Delaware man charged with hiding camera in women’s bathroom

Nov. 19, 2019 7:13 AM EST

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man accused of placing a hidden camera in a women’s bathroom at the office where he worked has been charged with invasion of privacy. News outlets report that Newark police charged 59-year-old Desi Turner on Monday with two counts of the crime. Lt. Andrew Rubin said...

Girlfriend charged in death of Necedah man

Nov. 19, 2019 7:10 AM EST

NECEDAH, Wis. (AP) — The girlfriend of a man found dead in his Necedah home has been charged with killing him. Twenty-seven-year-old Crystal Pharis was charged Monday in Juneau County with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Jason Dailey. Pharis is also charged with hiding a corpse and...

Maryland man charged with raping woman he met on dating app

Nov. 19, 2019 7:02 AM EST

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland have charged a man they say raped and robbed a woman he met on a dating app. Montgomery County Police said in a statement Friday that 24-year-old Demitrious Harriott has been charged with second-degree rape, robbery and assault. Police say he and the victim...

Kuwait ruler names new prime minister amid embezzlement case

Nov. 19, 2019 6:55 AM EST

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait’s ruler has named a new prime minister after dismissing the government amid a row between powerful ministers from the ruling family. The state-run KUNA news agency Tuesday says the appointment names Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al Hamad Al Sabah as prime minister. It comes after...

2 killed in separate shootings in Milwaukee Monday

Nov. 19, 2019 6:48 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police say two men have died in separate shootings in Milwaukee, including one inside a liquor store. No arrests have been made in the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old man on the city’s southside about 10 p.m. Monday. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. In another shooting...

Former bank employee sentenced for theft

Nov. 19, 2019 6:37 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A woman accused of stealing from the bank she was working for in Fremont has been given 12 months and a day in prison. Prosecutors say 34-year-old Erica File was sentenced Monday in Omaha for theft by a bank employee. She also was ordered to pay more than $12,100 in restitution. Federal...

Malta arrest could yield lead in reporter assassination

Nov. 19, 2019 6:35 AM EST

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Maltese authorities say a man arrested in a money-laundering case claims to have information identifying the mastermind behind the car-bomb assassination of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Tuesday that he signed a letter offering an...