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Phoenix police: baby girl taken from foster family by mom

Aug. 07, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities were searching Sunday for a baby girl who allegedly was taken from her foster family’s home in Phoenix by her biological mother. Phoenix police said 24-year-old Angelica Salinas does not have custodial rights to the 5-month-old child named Eunice. ...

More human remains discovered as drought dries Lake Mead

Aug. 07, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — More human remains have been found at drought-stricken Lake Mead National Recreation Area east of Las Vegas, authorities said Sunday. It’s the fourth time since May that remains have been uncovered as Western drought forces the shoreline to retreat at the...

Trial set for Española man accused of killing stepdaughter

Aug. 07, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A March 13 trial date has been set for a Española man accused of killing his 5-year-old stepdaughter in 2019. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that 28-year-old Malcolm Torres recently rejected a plea agreement offered by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in...

17 missing, 121 hurt, 1 dead in fire at Cuban oil facility

Aug. 06, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A fire set off by a lightning strike at an oil storage facility raged uncontrolled in the Cuban city of Matanzas, where four explosions and flames injured 121 people and left 17 firefighters missing. Cuban authorities said a unidentified body had been found late Saturday. ...

Judge may question mom charged with killing missing children

Aug. 04, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A county prosecutor on Thursday urged a judge to question a Maryland woman before deciding if she is mentally fit to stand trial on murder charges stemming from the disappearance of her two young children nearly eight years ago. Montgomery County Circuit Court...

A 'daunting' job: Detroit cops comb landfill for teen's body

Aug. 04, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

LENOX TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The toughest summer assignment for Detroit police is about an hour from the city, off a dusty rural road where officers wearing protective suits, goggles and respirators try to close a crime in the most unlikely place: a vast landfill teeming with rotting trash from...

Gabby Petito's legacy: $100K for domestic violence hotline

Aug. 04, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even in hindsight, Nichole Schmidt can't be sure if anything could have been done to save her daughter Gabby Petito from a messy and violent relationship that ended in murder nearly a year ago in the western wilderness. But there is work to do, she said, to keep...

1 killed, 13 injured in massive warehouse fire near Moscow

Aug. 03, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A massive fire engulfed a warehouse outside Moscow on Wednesday, killing at least one person, injuring 13 others and leaving two missing, officials said. The fire, at a warehouse belonging to Russia's leading online retailer, Ozon, affected an area of 50,000 square...

Man charged with killing mother at sea to remain detained

Aug. 02, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The man charged with killing his mother at sea during a 2016 fishing trip off the coast of New England in a plot to inherit millions of dollars will remain detained pending trial, a federal judge in Vermont ruled Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Geoffrey...

Man who tried to save rafters found dead in California river

Jul. 31, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 31-year-old man who went missing after attempting to save two rafters in distress was found dead along Northern California's American River, authorities said. Joshua Brandon Crane couldn't be found after he jumped into the river Friday night, according...