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Serial killer linked to Arkansas woman's 1994 slaying

Jul. 15, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether possibly the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history is behind the death of an Arkansas woman in 1994. Police in Pine Bluff are reviewing the case of Jolanda Jones's death after Samuel Little confessed to her killing, which had been...

Telescope foes tie together, block road to Hawaii summit

Jul. 15, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators gathered Monday at the base of Hawaii's tallest mountain to protest the construction of a giant telescope on land that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred. At about daybreak, a group of kupuna, or elders, tied themselves together with rope at the road to...

5th suspect arraigned in death of North Providence man

Jul. 15, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A fifth suspect in the beating and stabbing death of a Rhode Island man killed after he left a Providence nightclub has been held without bail. Emery Page Janarelli, of Providence, was arraigned Monday on a first-degree murder charge in connection with the June 30 slaying of...

Giants suspend S Kam Moore after domestic violence charges

Jul. 15, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants suspended safety Kam Moore on Monday amid charges he punched a woman, stepped on her neck and rendered her unconscious. The alleged incident took place last Thursday. Moore appeared in Union County Superior Court on Monday to face charges of third-degree...

Intruder arrested for sexual assault attempt in Phoenix home

Jul. 15, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police have arrested a man who tried to sexually assault a woman in her sleep. Police Sgt. Tommy Thompson says the incident happened around 4:30 a.m. Monday when the suspect entered two homes through unlocked doors. He was confronted by the armed male homeowner in the first and fled....

Toddler struck, killed by father backing up vehicle

Jul. 15, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

OTIS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a toddler was struck and killed in northwestern Oregon by a pickup truck his father backed out of the driveway. KOIN reports that emergency responders rushed to the home in Otis, Oregon, around 9:45 p.m. Sunday, authorities said in a release. The pickup's 51-year-old...

Attorney: Plea deal possible for Jeff Bezos event protester

Jul. 15, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawyer says a plea deal may be in the works for an animal welfare activist from California who was arrested after approaching Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on a conference stage in Las Vegas. Attorney David Chesnoff told a judge on Monday he's talking with prosecutors about reducing...

The Latest: Elders brace for arrest for blocking summit road

Jul. 15, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the start of work to build a massive telescope on a site considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Hawaii officials have closed a road leading to the summit of the state's tallest mountain, the site of an embattled giant telescope...

Georgia inmate who fled work detail captured 2 months later

Jul. 15, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

BROXTON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia inmate has been recaptured more than two months after he escaped from a roadside work detail. The Georgia Department of Corrections said that Tommy Shane Morton was apprehended without incident Monday in Coffee County, about 220 miles (354 kilometers) from the...

Police release name of child killed in crash

Jul. 15, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of the young girl who died in a two-car crash in Massachusetts over the weekend. The Essex district attorney's office said Monday that the victim of the Saturday night crash in Lawrence was identified by family members as 11-year-old Taysha Rohena...