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Public's help sought in probe into child's death in minivan

Aug. 18, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

LINDENWOLD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are asking for help from the public in their investigation of the death of a 22-month-old girl found dead in a minivan at a New Jersey commuter rail station lot. Officials with the Pennsylvania-New Jersey rapid-transit system said the child was found Friday afternoon in...

3 family members shot in apparent break-in

Aug. 18, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

CHERRYVALE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after three South Carolina family members were shot when someone broke into their mobile home. The Sumter Item reports a man, a woman and a 7-year-old girl were shot during the Friday night break-in. A younger boy who was at home was not injured. Sumter...

The Latest: Organizers say 1.7 million at Hong Kong rally

Aug. 18, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Organizers say at least 1.7 million people turned out for the latest pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong. Civil Human Rights Front organizer Jimmy Shan says the figure does not include those who were not able to make it to...

Body suffering "obvious trauma" found in North Little Rock

Aug. 18, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Police in North Little Rock are investigating the weekend death of a man whose body was found lying in the street. Police Sgt. Amy Cooper says officers were responding to reports of a disturbance early Saturday when they discovered the man's body lying in a roadway about 1:44...

New York City subway scare suspect taken into police custody

Aug. 17, 2019 10:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A homeless man from West Virginia faced charges Saturday for allegedly placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a New York City subway station, forcing an evacuation and snarling the morning commute, police said. Larry Kenton Griffin II, of Bruno, West Virginia, was awaiting...

Appeals court rules for reporter in public records case

Aug. 17, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that the state does not have the right to withhold ordinary public records just because they become part of a criminal investigation. The Friday ruling overturned a lower court's decision and clarified when the criminal investigation...

Kansas City, Kansas, police investigating shooting death

Aug. 17, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

Kansas City, Kan. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Kansas, are investigating the overnight shooting death of a man. Police say officers were called around 8 a.m. Saturday to an area in the North Town Fork Creek neighborhood for a report of a body found. Arriving officers found a man who had been shot. Medics...

Pedestrian struck and killed on highway onramp

Aug. 17, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — State police are investigating a highway onramp accident that killed a pedestrian in Pawtucket. Troopers say 76-year-old Joao Daveiga, of Pawtucket, was struck while crossing the Lonsdale Avenue onramp to Interstate 95 south on Friday evening. Daveiga was later pronounced dead at...

Woman seriously injured in Portsmouth hit-and-run crash

Aug. 17, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Police are investigating a suspected hit-and-run that seriously injured a pedestrian in Portsmouth. Investigators say the 19-year-old Portsmouth woman was found lying in the road unconscious around 1 a.m. Friday. Police believe she was struck by a vehicle on Woodbury Avenue. The...

Medical examiner rules Epstein death a suicide by hanging

Aug. 16, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's medical examiner ruled Jeffrey Epstein's death a suicide Friday, confirming after nearly a week of speculation that the financier faced with sex trafficking charges hanged himself in his jail cell. Epstein, 66, was found dead at the Metropolitan Correctional Center on Aug....