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About 75 people gather at Area 51 gate, 2 people detained

Sep. 20, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — About 75 people arrived early Friday at a gate at the once-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada — at the time appointed by an internet hoaxster to "storm" the facility to see space aliens — and at least two were detained by sheriff's deputies. The "Storm Area 51"...

Chicago-area police find $1M in goods taken from rail cars

Sep. 20, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

MARKHAM, Ill. (AP) — South suburban Chicago police say they've arrested five men in connection with the recovery of more than $1 million in goods stolen from rail cars. Markham police said Friday the stolen goods were found in a storage facility. They say five people are in custody and more arrests are...

Girlfriend of Kansas man who wounded 2 lawmen charged

Sep. 20, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

LYONS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities arrested the girlfriend of a man who killed his father and wounded two Kansas law enforcement officers this spring before killing himself and who had been suspected in the 2015 disappearance of a former girlfriend. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said 27-year-old Erin...

Florida girl arrested after threatening to shoot teacher

Sep. 20, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A 13-year-old girl is accused of threatening to shoot her teacher at a Florida Keys middle school. Monroe County Sheriff's spokesman Adam Linhardt says the girl was arrested on Thursday and charged with interfering with school functions. Linhardt says the teacher told school resource...

The Latest: At least 2 detained at alien festival in desert

Sep. 20, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on "Storm Area 51" events in two tiny Nevada towns near the once-secret military research site (all times local): 7:15 a.m. At least two people were detained by local sheriff's deputies at a gate to Area 51 in Nevada after an estimated 75 people gathered at the site early...

Activist: Egyptian authorities arrest brother to silence me

Sep. 20, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S.-based Egyptian activist whose Facebook page helped ignite the 2011 pro-democracy uprising said authorities have arrested his brother in Cairo. Wael Ghonim, a computer engineer, said his criticism of Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi prompted authorities to retaliate by...

Washington police arrest teen planning Columbine-like attack

Sep. 20, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state teenager has been arrested after his mother reported his journal contained plans of a school attack on the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting. The Bellingham Herald reported Thursday that the 17-year-old College Place High School student was...

Haze from Indonesian fires now affecting Philippines

Sep. 20, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Haze blown by monsoon winds from fires in Indonesia has begun affecting some areas of the Philippines and raised concerns about aviation safety and possible health risks, an official said Friday. Landrico Dalida Jr., the deputy administrator of the Philippine Atmospheric,...

Nigeria police nab main suspect in apparent serial killings

Sep. 20, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Police in Nigeria say they have arrested the main suspect in apparent serial killings that have sparked protests by women demanding greater security. Police announced on Twitter that they were questioning the man. At least eight women have been strangled in hotel rooms in southern...

Russian actor arrested at rally released pending appeal

Sep. 20, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian actor sentenced to 3-1/2 years in prison for allegedly assaulting a police officer has been released from custody following a massive outcry. Pavel Ustinov, 24, was charged on Sept. 16 with assaulting a police officer at an opposition rally in July. He pleaded not guilty, claiming...