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Police officer gets probation for kneeing handcuffed man

Jul. 15, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida police officer accused of kneeing a handcuffed suspect last year has been sentenced to probation and ordered to complete an anger management course. Paula McMahon of the Broward state attorney's office says 29-year-old Coral Springs Officer Sandy Gomez...

Official: Girl's death probe includes cruise line scrutiny

Jul. 11, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities investigating an 18-month-old Indiana girl's fatal fall from an open window on a cruise ship in Puerto Rico said Thursday they are considering many options, including the culpability of the cruise line. As Chloe Wiegand's family accompanied the toddler's body home to...

Pearl Harbor survivor dies at age 103 in Florida

Jul. 10, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — One of the oldest survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack has died at age 103. Doug Iscovitz says his father, Joseph Iscovitz, died Tuesday at a South Florida nursing home. The younger Iscovitz says his father could see the faces of the Japanese pilots as they dropped bombs around...

Financier in sex abuse case went from math whiz to titan

Jul. 10, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He has rubbed elbows with a prince and flown a former president on his private jet. He amassed a fortune that includes a 100-acre island in the Caribbean and one of the biggest mansions in New York. He has donated tens of millions of dollars to Harvard and other causes, becoming a darling...

The Latest: 2 Epstein victims ask for secret deal dismissal

Jul. 10, 2019 2:54 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on developments related to the sex trafficking case against financier Jeffrey Epstein (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Two of Jeffrey Epstein's victims again asked a Florida federal judge to throw out his once-secret deal that allowed him to avoid federal prosecution for...

1 Justice Department, 2 views on sex charges against Epstein

Jul. 9, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — There is only one Justice Department, but two of its largest U.S. attorneys' offices came to vastly different conclusions about what to do with financier Jeffrey Epstein over allegations he sexually molested dozens of underage girls. Eleven years ago, Miami U.S. Attorney...

Investigators recover helicopter that crashed in Bahamas

Jul. 7, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Accident investigators in the Bahamas say they have recovered the helicopter that crashed after taking off from a remote private island on July 4, killing coal billionaire Chris Cline and six other Americans, as well as a British citizen. The Bahamas Air Accident Investigation Department said...

Investigators scour scene of Bahamas chopper crash for clues

Jul. 6, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

Accident investigators in the Bahamas are going well below the surface of the water to try to figure out what went wrong in the moments before a helicopter crashed after takeoff and killed seven people, including West Virginia coal magnate Chris Cline. The Air Accident Investigation Department of the Bahamas said...

The Latest: Helicopter crash victim was helping friend

Jul. 6, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on a helicopter crash that killed seven people in the Bahamas (all times local): 5:15 p.m. One of the victims of the helicopter crash that killed seven people in the Bahamas was 22-year-old Delaney Wykle. Her mother, Paula Wykle, says her daughter had just passed her...

W.Va. coal billionaire Cline killed in helicopter crash

Jul. 6, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Coal tycoon Chris Cline, who worked his way out of West Virginia's underground mines to amass a fortune and become a major Republican donor, has died in a helicopter crash outside a string of islands he owned in the Bahamas. Cline and his 22-year-old daughter Kameron were on board...