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The Latest: Boy wounded in Iran parade attack has died

Sep. 23, 2018 9:08 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from Saturday's attack on a military parade in Iran (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Iran's state TV has reported that a 4-year-old boy who was wounded during Saturday's terror attack on a military parade in the city of Ahvaz has died at a hospital. Sunday's report...

Palm Coast daughter's tribute to slain mom grows daily

Sep. 23, 2018 8:56 AM EDT

PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) — It's a place of solace for Ilana Shimmel, one she now regards as her true "home." Ilana and her mother, Michele Shimmel, who was found stabbed to death at her Palm Coast home on Aug. 23, 2017, often volunteered together at the Florida Agricultural Museum in Palm Coast. Their bond...

Stolen smokes: Florida man gets 20 years for cigarette theft

Sep. 23, 2018 8:39 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who stole $600 worth of cigarettes from a convenience store has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison. A jury in Pensacola convicted 48-year-old Robert Spellman of burglary and grand theft in August. Authorities say Spellman took 10 cartons of cigarettes from a...

The Latest: Voting hours extended in Maldives election

Sep. 23, 2018 7:46 AM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Latest on the Maldives' presidential election (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Authorities in the Maldives say voting hours have been extended to accommodate high voter turnout in the country's presidential election. Election commission spokesman Ahmed Akram says the polls, which were...

Iran's president blames US after attack on military parade

Sep. 23, 2018 7:44 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that an unnamed U.S.-allied country in the Persian Gulf was behind an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded nearly 70. Rouhani did not identify those behind Saturday's attack, which was claimed by an Arab separatist...

Swiss-flagged cargo ship attacked off Nigeria, 12 kidnapped

Sep. 23, 2018 6:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss shipping company says that a bulk carrier has been attacked by pirates off Nigeria's coast and 12 of its 19 crew members have been kidnapped. Geneva-based Massoel Shipping said the MV Glarus was attacked early Saturday as it sailed from Lagos to Port Harcourt with a load of wheat. It...

Florida teen charged for shooting over closed restaurant

Sep. 23, 2018 6:11 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teenager is facing attempted murder charges after police say he fired shots on employees when denied late-night fast food at a Checkers restaurant. The Broward Sheriff's Office said in a news release that 17-year-old Albert Humberto Ponce was arrested Thursday and...

Iran executes 9 men convicted of rape

Sep. 23, 2018 5:08 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian media say nine men convicted of raping a woman have been hanged. The Arman daily reported Sunday that the men broke into the woman's villa in the southern Fars province and raped her, without specifying when the crime took place. They were hanged Saturday after the Supreme Court...

Details of Thursday hearing for Kavanaugh accuser to be set

Sep. 23, 2018 2:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Details must be worked out on a tentative agreement for a Thursday hearing for Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, to tell the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegation that the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted her decades ago. Talks were continuing Sunday....

Technology brings fresh look to unsolved Starkville murder

Sep. 23, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Advances in technology have allowed Starkville police to put a face on a cold-case suspect. A DNA sample from a rape and double homicide in 1990 was sent to a private lab that generated mug shots of what the suspect might have looked like 28 years ago and what he might look like...