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Funeral set for Chicago woman strangled, baby cut from womb

May. 19, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

STICKNEY, Ill. (AP) — The visitation, funeral and burial will take place this week for a Chicago woman who was strangled and her baby cut from her womb . According to Mount Auburn Funeral Home in the Chicago suburb of Stickney, Marlen Ochoa-Lopez will have a two-day visitation on Thursday and Friday. The...

Woman killed by Florida passenger train she tried to beat

May. 19, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida passenger train struck and killed a woman who was trying to cross the tracks. Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Sunday that 31-year-old Princess Davis was walking with another woman when they attempted to cross the tracks in Lake Worth Beach,...

2 Malta soldiers charged with race crimes in migrant death

May. 19, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Two Maltese soldiers have pleaded not guilty to charges they participated in a racially-motivated, fatal drive-by shooting of a migrant from Ivory Coast. The two men, Lorin Scicluna and Francesco Fenech, were also charged Sunday with the April 6 attempted murder of two other men from...

Illinois not alerted to early clues in womb-cutting case

May. 19, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Police and Illinois' child welfare agency say staff at a Chicago-area hospital didn't alert them after determining that a bloodied woman who arrived with a gravely ill newborn had not just given birth to the baby boy, as she claimed. The woman, Clarisa Figueroa, was charged more than three...

Sikhs say Nordstrom apologized for turban, waiting for Gucci

May. 18, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Nordstrom has apologized to Sikhs for selling a turban they found offensive, but a representative with the U.S. community's top civil rights organization said Saturday they are still waiting to hear from the Gucci brand that designed it. "We feel that companies are commodifying and...

Police: 1 arrested after shooting wounds 7 near Ball State

May. 18, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A shooting at an off-campus party near Ball State University in Indiana early Saturday left seven people injured, three of them critically, police said. It's not clear how many people might have opened fire, but police said one man was in custody. One of the wounded had to be airlifted...

The Latest: Ball State: Suspect in shootings not a student

May. 18, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on seven people have been shot at an off-campus party near Ball State University in Indiana (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Ball State University says a man arrested in the shootings of seven people at an off-campus party near its Indiana campus is not enrolled as a student. The...

Report: Iran gives death penalty for American woman's murder

May. 18, 2019 1:42 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state-owned newspaper says the country's Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for an Iranian man accused of murdering an American woman during a robbery. The Saturday report by the "Iran" daily identified the accused only by his first name, Siamak. The report says the...

Prosecutor: Mom plotted to kill pregnant woman, steal baby

May. 18, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A mother plotted for months to acquire a newborn before she and her daughter strangled a pregnant Chicago woman and cut her baby from her womb using a butcher's knife, prosecutors said Friday as they revealed gruesome new details about the case. Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, 19, was lured to the home...

Today in History

May. 18, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 18, the 138th day of 2019. There are 227 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 18, 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Plessy v. Ferguson, endorsed "separate but equal" racial segregation, a concept renounced 58 years later by Brown v. Board of Education...