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Attorney: Navy retaliating against SEAL helped by Trump

Nov. 20, 2019 2:25 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An attorney for a Navy SEAL convicted of posing with a dead Islamic State militant contended Wednesday that Navy leaders are trying to remove him from the elite force in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s decision last week to restore his rank. Rear Adm. Collin Green made his...

Armed person killed during federal drug bust in Los Angeles

Nov. 20, 2019 2:14 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At least one federal agent shot and killed an armed person Wednesday during a drug search inside a Los Angeles home, authorities said. Agents encountered the armed suspect as they executed a search warrant in the San Fernando Valley around 3:45 a.m., U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration...

Ex-Houston officers face federal charges in deadly drug raid

Nov. 20, 2019 2:13 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Two former Houston police officers are facing federal charges related to providing false information in a January drug raid that left two people dead and several officers injured, authorities announced on Wednesday. The federal counts follow state charges filed in the case in August,...

Malta arrests exec, apparently linked to journalist slaying

Nov. 20, 2019 2:06 PM EST

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Maltese authorities arrested a prominent businessman Wednesday who appears to be a “person of interest” in the assassination of a prominent investigative reporter on the Mediterranean island. Yorgen Fenech was on a yacht heading north from Malta that was intercepted by...

Man convicted of sexually assaulting boy given probation

Nov. 20, 2019 2:05 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man convicted of repeatedly sexually assaulting a child has been sentenced to probation in Dane County. The sentence handed down by Judge John Hyland Monday has upset advocates for sexual assault survivors and others. A criminal complaint says 45-year-old Nathan McQuillen started a...

Prison officers testify during hearing in inmate escape

Nov. 20, 2019 2:02 PM EST

RIPLEY, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee inmate charged with killing a corrections administrator before he escaped a prison was seen riding a tractor outside a lawn mowing shop at the facility about a half-hour before a search for him began, prison officers testified Wednesday. Curtis Ray Watson appeared before a...

Man, 20, charged after Los Angeles crash kills 2 teens

Nov. 20, 2019 1:59 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 20-year-old man is charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated following a Los Angeles crash that killed two teenagers who were passengers in his pickup. The district attorney’s office says Pablo Roman Trujillo Carrasco pleaded not guilty on Tuesday and was...

Royal scandal: Prince Andrew to step back from public duties

Nov. 20, 2019 1:58 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Andrew is stepping back from public duties with the queen's permission because of his association with a notorious sex offender. The second son of Queen Elizabeth II said in a statement Wednesday that it has become clear to him in recent days that his association with...

Man walking to synagogue stabbed in 'vicious’ attack

Nov. 20, 2019 1:55 PM EST

MONSEY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say an Orthodox Jewish man was stabbed in a “vicious, violent attack” while walking to synagogue in a New York City suburb. Ramapo town police say it happened around 6 a.m. Wednesday in the hamlet of Monsey. Ramapo Supervisor Michael Specht said the critically...

Mexican El Paso mass shooting victims, families sue Walmart

Nov. 20, 2019 1:48 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Representatives of families and victims of the Aug. 3 mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, have filed a lawsuit against the store chain. Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department said Wednesday it is assisting the 10 Mexican plaintiffs in the suit, filed in El Paso. The...