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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,...

Texas church opening new sanctuary 18 months after massacre

May. 19, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A South Texas church begins a new chapter of worship on Sunday as it unveils a new sanctuary a year and half after a gunman opened fire and killed more than two dozen congregants in the deadliest mass shooting in state history. Worshippers, elected leaders and relatives of...

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...

3 officers, 1 suspect recovering after shooting in Detroit

May. 19, 2019 8:02 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police say three officers are recovering, including one who was shot, following an incident on the city's west side. Police Chief James Craig said during a news conference Sunday that officers stopped a vehicle about 11:40 p.m. Saturday after witnessing it speeding and driving the...

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...

Female lawmakers speak about rapes as abortion bills advance

May. 19, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums — before her colleagues in South Carolina's legislature. A bill was being debated that would ban all abortions after a...

Columbine school shooting survivor found dead in home

May. 18, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man who survived the 1999 Columbine school shooting and later became an advocate for fighting addiction has died. Routt County Coroner Robert Ryg said Saturday that 37-year-old Austin Eubanks died overnight at his Steamboat Springs home. There were no signs of...

Police ID teen tackled after bringing gun to Oregon school

May. 18, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police released the identity Saturday of an 18-year-old student who was tackled after reportedly bringing a gun into classroom at an Oregon high school. Angel Granados Dias had been booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on suspicion of possessing a firearm in a public...

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...