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Philly man wanted in fatal stabbing at Atlantic City casino

Jun. 14, 2021 08:15 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities on Monday were looking for a Philadelphia man wanted in the deadly stabbing of his girlfriend at Atlantic City's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Police found the body of Sharon Whaley, 57, of Philadelphia, with multiple stab wounds...

Myanmar puts Suu Kyi on trial on charges critics call bogus

Jun. 14, 2021 07:19 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi went on trial Monday on charges that many observers say are an attempt by the junta that deposed her to eliminate her as a political force, erase the country’s democratic gains and cement the military’s power. ...

Police: Car plows into protesters in Minnesota, killing 1

Jun. 14, 2021 07:16 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A woman was killed and another person was injured after being struck by a car during a protest in Minneapolis' Uptown neighborhood where a Black man was fatally shot earlier this month during an arrest attempt, police said Monday. The suspect was...

Police standoff in Ohio ends in gunfire, suspect killed

Jun. 14, 2021 06:43 AM EDT

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — A 12-hour police standoff in Ohio ended in gunfire with the suspect dead early Monday. The standoff began after an off-duty police officer in uniform was shot at in the parking lot of a gas station on Sunday, police said. An officer pursued a vehicle...

France drops emblematic probe into incestuous sexual abuse

Jun. 14, 2021 06:30 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors have dropped an investigation into incestuous sexual abuse of a 14-year-old by a prominent French political commentator, a case that unleashed an online movement against similar abuse. The Paris prosecutor's office had been investigating...

Americans stand trial in Japan, accused in Ghosn's escape

Jun. 14, 2021 06:17 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Two Americans charged with helping former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan while he was facing accusations of financial misconduct agreed Monday that they took part in a scheme for him to escape the country. Statements by Michael Taylor and his son,...

Cyprus: Probe into police in serial killer case dropped

Jun. 14, 2021 06:17 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ top lawyer on Monday suspended criminal cases against 15 members of the police force for allegedly botching the country’s first serial killer investigation, which eventually led to an army officer being jailed for life over the murder of seven foreign...

Florida man accused of fraud in ticket business scheme

Jun. 14, 2021 03:01 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is accused of defrauding investors he recruited for a business opportunity where he was supposed to secure coveted tickets and resell them for a profit. The federal indictment against Thomas Coelho, 52, of St. Petersburg, charges him...

Man cleared after 6 years in prison fights for compensation

Jun. 14, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Javon Davis spent nearly six years behind bars for attempted murder before he was cleared of the crime. In March 2020, a Hennepin County judge overturned Davis’ conviction based on ineffective counsel. Prosecutors could have decided to retry him,...

Suspect in Georgia officer shooting killed by police

Jun. 13, 2021 22:59 PM EDT

ACWORTH, Ga. (AP) — Police killed a man suspected of shooting a Georgia officer on Sunday following a search that involved multiple law enforcement agencies, authorities said. A Cobb County officer responded to a domestic dispute in Acworth during the afternoon, news...