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FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, Letecia Stauch makes her first appearance in El Paso County District Court in Colorado Springs, Colo. Stauch, charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 11-year-old stepson, is now accused of plotting to break out of jail. Stauch solicited help from a fellow inmate to escape from the El Paso County Jail, according to a probable cause affidavit dated Monday, June 1, 2020. (KRDO-TV/The Gazette via AP, Pool, File)

Woman charged in stepson's death accused of plotting escape

Jun. 4, 2020 7:37 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado woman charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 11-year-old stepson is now accused of plotting to break out of jail. Letecia Stauch, 36, solicited help from a fellow inmate to escape from the El Paso County Jail, according to a probable cause affidavit...

FILE - In this July 20, 2017, file photo, Carole Baskin, founder of Big Cat Rescue, walks the property near Tampa, Fla. A federal judge in Oklahoma has awarded ownership of the zoo made famous in Netflix's “Tiger King” docuseries to Joe Exotic's rival, Carole Baskin. In a ruling Monday, June 1, 2020, U.S. District Judge Scott Palk granted control of the Oklahoma zoo that was previously run by Joseph Maldonado-Passage — also known as Joe Exotic — to Big Cat Rescue Corp.  (Loren Elliott/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)

Sheriff: Will of 'Tiger King' star's missing husband forged

Jun. 4, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Someone forged the will of the missing husband of Carole Baskin, a woman prominently featured in Netflix’s “Tiger King" documentary series, a Florida sheriff said. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister told 10 Tampa Bay on Tuesday that two experts had confirmed the...

A view of the block of apartments from where British girl Madeleine McCann disappeared in 2007, in Praia da Luz, in Portugal's Algarve coast, Thursday, June 4, 2020. German police have identified a 43-year-old imprisoned German citizen as a suspect in the 2007 disappearance in Praia da Luz of British girl Madeleine McCann. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Police think Madeleine McCann is dead; parents still hope

Jun. 4, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

PRAIA DA LUZ, Portugal (AP) — German police said Thursday they presume a British girl who went missing in southern Portugal 13 years ago is dead, but Madeleine McCann's parents still nurture hope their daughter will be found alive. McCann was 3 at the time of her disappearance from an apartment while her...

New details revealed in death of UFC fighter's stepdaughter

Jun. 4, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — The family of the stepdaughter of a UFC fighter found dead last year was emotional as a police detective testified about how the Alabama college student was found. Auburn Police Detective Josh Mixon testified in a Lee County courtroom Wednesday that a witness said he was with Ibraheem...

Police: Man faked wife's disappearance so she'd avoid prison

Jun. 3, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

GRANDVIEW, W. Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman and her husband faked her disappearance by pretending she plummeted from an overlook as part of a scheme to keep her out of having to go to prison, authorities said. Julie Wheeler and Rodney Wheeler were arrested Tuesday on multiple charges including...

FILE - This undated file photo shows Madeleine McCann. British police said on Wednesday June 3, 2020, a German man has been identified as a suspect in the case of a 3-year-old British girl who disappeared 13 years ago while on a family holiday in Portugal. (AP Photo/File)

German man identified as suspect in case of missing UK girl

Jun. 3, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police said Wednesday that a German man has been identified as a suspect in the case of a 3-year-old British girl who disappeared 13 years ago while on holiday in Portugal. The Metropolitan Police did not name the man, but said he is 43 and was in and around the Praia da Luz resort...

Missing Mexican lawmaker's body found following abduction

Jun. 3, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The body of a missing Mexican congresswoman from the western state of Colima has been found in a hidden grave more than a month after armed men abducted her, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday. López Obrador expressed his condolences to the family of Anel...

Kentucky theft suspect on the run since 2018 found in SC

May. 29, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) — A Kentucky man accused of stealing around $25,000 from a nonprofit to pay off social media scammers was found in South Carolina, after being on the run since November 2018, authorities said. David Boggs Jr. was arrested Thursday, more than 570 days after his disappearance, news outlets...

In this Wednesday, May 27, 2020 photo, mourners grieve at a makeshift memorial at the spot where Miracle Crook, 3, and Tony Crook, 2, walked down to Mingo Creek at the Shoreline Apartments in Tulsa. Okla. Police said Wednesday a body found in an east Tulsa creek is believed to be that of a second missing toddler who disappeared with his sister last week.  (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Medical examiner identifies bodies as missing Tulsa toddlers

May. 29, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma medical examiner’s office confirmed Friday that two bodies found in Tulsa-area waterways are sibling toddlers who have been missing since last week. Three-year-old Miracle Crook and her 2-year-old brother were last spotted alive on security video at their east Tulsa...

In this image made from a Skype video interview with Chinese artist dissident Ai Weiwei comments on the recent security law planned for Hong kong from a location in Cambridge, England, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Ai Weiwei believes the newly passed national security law for Hong Kong augurs the end for the semi-autonomous city. (AP Photo/Park Juwon)

Ai Weiwei says new security law is the end of Hong Kong

May. 29, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei believes the newly passed national security law for Hong Kong augurs the end for the semi-autonomous city. Ai was arrested at Beijing's airport in April 2011 and held for 81 days without explanation during a wider crackdown on dissent that...