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Investigators crack cold case murder of South Dakota woman

Jun. 18, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The murder of a pharmacist who was raped and strangled in her home in a South Dakota city more than half a century ago has been solved with the use of DNA technology and genealogy databases, police said. Investigators believe Eugene Carroll Field killed 60-year-old Gwen Miller in...

2 Minnesota wrestlers released without charges

Jun. 18, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two University of Minnesota wrestlers who were arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct were released from jail without charges Tuesday but prosecutors said the investigation remained active. The Hennepin County attorney's office said in a statement that it had reviewed the...

More families demand information on Virginia Beach shooting

Jun. 18, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — More families who lost loved ones in the Virginia Beach mass shooting are calling for an independent investigation. The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday that three victims' families also want the city to release more information. Civil engineer DeWayne Craddock opened fire in a...

Court favors Newark in police challenge to civilian board

Jun. 18, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark has gained a victory in its battle with its police union over a civilian review board. The city established the board in 2016 after a three-year U.S. Department of Justice investigation uncovered systemic problems with the police department. That led to federal oversight that is...

Republicans renew call for hearing on Fairfax allegations

Jun. 18, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans are renewing their push to hold a bipartisan hearing into sexual assault allegations two women have made against the state's Democratic lieutenant governor. Their effort looks doomed, as Democrats quickly opposed it and called it a political stunt. GOP Del. Rob...

Serbian students protest social media leak of key math exam

Jun. 18, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Hundreds of students protested Tuesday in the Serbian capital of Belgrade, blocking traffic, hurling eggs at police and demanding the resignation of the education minister after he postponed their final math exam following its leak on social media. Serbian 8th graders take exams in...

France detains soccer great Platini in 2022 World Cup probe

Jun. 18, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French police investigating whether corruption played a role in the stunning decision to award the 2022 World Cup to the desert nation of Qatar took former soccer superstar and top executive Michel Platini into custody Tuesday for questioning. Platini's representatives denied any wrongdoing on...

Judge chides firm over documents in Baylor sex assault cases

Jun. 18, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas says a Philadelphia law firm made "ill-advised" and "risky" decisions in ignoring his orders to turn over documents as part of lawsuits filed by women who say Baylor University mishandled their claims of sexual assault. U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman held a...

Texas police fatally shoot suspect after patrol cars rammed

Jun. 18, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Police in South Texas have fatally shot a 20-year-old driver after investigators say he used his vehicle to ram at least two patrol cars while fleeing during an assault investigation. Brownsville police say Mark Anthony Galvan was shot around 1:30 a.m. Monday after officers...

The Latest: Blatter says Paris meeting swayed vote for Qatar

Jun. 18, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French investigation involving Michel Platini (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter says he insisted for years that a meeting in Paris involving then-French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Michel Platini and Qatar's future Emir swayed the 2022 World Cup...