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Volunteer group suspends Mississippi River search for girl

May. 19, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After nearly a month, a search-and-rescue boaters’ group has suspended its search for an 8-year-old girl who fell into the Mississippi River last month, the group said Thursday. “It is with an extremely heavy, and painfully broken heart” that the United...

Body of Oakland woman killed by boyfriend 18 years ago found

May. 19, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The body of a missing Oakland woman killed nearly 18 years ago by her then-boyfriend was found by construction workers in a shallow grave, authorities said. Cynthia Alonzo, then 48, was last seen getting into the car of Eric Mora on Thanksgiving Day 2004....

Captive medic’s bodycam shows firsthand horror of Mariupol

May. 19, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — A celebrated Ukrainian medic recorded her time in Mariupol on a data card no bigger than a thumbnail, smuggled out to the world in a tampon. Now she is in Russian hands, at a time when Mariupol itself is on the verge of falling. Yuliia Paievska is known in...

Jury hears closing arguments in trial over slain teacher

May. 19, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

OCILLA, Ga. (AP) — The trial of a man charged with murdering a popular high school teacher who vanished in from her rural Georgia hometown in 2005 closed Thursday with prosecutors and defense attorneys clashing over they key piece of evidence: the defendant's recorded confession. ...

'Twitter philanthropy' reveals chasms in social safety net

May. 19, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

Single father Billy Price was already struggling to make ends meet before someone broke into his Michigan storage unit, stole his identity and ruined his credit. Price filed a police report, and then tweeted about it to Bill Pulte, a multimillionaire who he'd heard uses Twitter to...

Former Boston nanny pleads guilty to child porn charges

May. 19, 2022 08:37 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston-area nanny has pleaded guilty to child pornography possession charges and been sentenced to three years in prison. Stephanie Lak, 37, was originally charged in April 2021 and had pleaded not guilty, but appeared in Suffolk Superior Court on Wednesday...

Alaska State Troopers: Kodiak boy died of hypothermia

May. 18, 2022 20:24 PM EDT

A 7-year-old Kodiak boy whose body was found after being missing a week died from hypothermia, Alaska State Troopers said Wednesday. Two people recreating in the Pillar Mountain area found the body of Sawyer Cipolla on Sunday. “No signs or indications of foul play or...

Former mayor's remains pulled from Willamette River

May. 18, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

YAMHILL, Ore. (AP) — A medical examiner has confirmed the human remains found inside a vehicle pulled from the Willamette River last week are those of the former mayor of Cornelius, Oregon, who had been missing for a year. The remains were confirmed to be that of 77-year-old Ralph...

Missing woman's body found in southeast Washington

May. 18, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — An autopsy has confirmed that a body found in southeastern Washington belongs to a Washington mother of three who had been reported missing. Yanira Cedillos was celebrating her 30th birthday before she disappeared in early March. Since then Moses Lake police...

Search ends for woman who fell from cruise ship in Alaska

May. 17, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 40-year-old woman who fell overboard off a cruise ship in Alaska’s Inside Passage. The Coast Guard ended the effort Tuesday after searching for the woman for about nine hours, Coast Guard Petty Office Ali...