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Expert: Stabbing by Navy SEAL could have killed prisoner

Jun. 24, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A pathologist has testified at a Navy SEAL's murder trial that a wounded Islamic State militant could have died from a stabbing described by other witnesses. Dr. Frank Sheridan on Monday declined to offer a cause of death because information was lacking. Special Operations Chief Edward...

Italian mobster Rocco Morabito escapes from Uruguayan prison

Jun. 24, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A top Italian organized crime boss escaped during the night from the Uruguayan prison where he was awaiting extradition to Italy, Uruguay's interior ministry said Monday. Rocco Morabito and three other inmates got out "through the roof" of a prison in Montevideo around midnight...

Former deputy gets prison for lying about LA jail beating

Jun. 24, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy convicted of lying to federal investigators looking into the beating of a jail visitor has been sentenced to a year in prison. A jury in January found Byron Dredd guilty of making false statements to the FBI. It marked the final conviction...

The Latest: Victim's family will request death penalty

Jun. 24, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the trial in the slaying of a visiting Chinese scholar in Illinois (all times local): 3:25 p.m. A lawyer says the family of a Chinese scholar will ask a federal jury to recommend that the man convicted of abducting and killing her be put to death. The jury found former...

85 arrested in human trafficking sting

Jun. 24, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say they've arrested 85 people in a monthslong human trafficking sting. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister announced the arrests Monday. Officials say "Operation Trade Secrets" began at the outset of the year, focusing on...

4 border deaths in Texas could be a preview of the summer

Jun. 24, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Two babies, a toddler and a woman were found dead near the U.S.-Mexican border, overcome by the sweltering heat in a glimpse of what could lie ahead this summer as record numbers of migrant families try to get into the United States. Authorities believe the four may have been dead for...

Florida inmate charged with murder in 1986 Michigan slaying

Jun. 24, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — A Florida prison inmate has been charged with murder in the strangling of a woman in southwestern Michigan more than three decades ago. Prosecutors charged 49-year-old Robert James Waite last week in the killing of 59-year-old Wilda Wilkinson of Bangor during a home invasion in July...

Prosecutors say member of armed border group is flight risk

Jun. 24, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man who has been spokesman for a group of armed civilians that patrols the U.S.-Mexico border is a flight risk and should remain jailed on accusations of impersonating a federal agent. A grand jury in New Mexico indicted 44-year-old James Christopher Benvie...

Officials: 4 detention officers hurt in inmate attack

Jun. 24, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff's office says four detention officers have been hurt in an attack by three inmates. Authorities say the assault happened Saturday night at the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Detention Center. One injured officer suffered a concussion, another received...

Phoenix man arrested in death of his malnourished daughter

Jun. 24, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix man whose 21-year-old daughter died of malnutrition and dehydration last year has been arrested in what authorities are calling a homicide case. Phoenix police say 46-year-old Richard Comer has been booked into jail on suspicion of second-degree murder and vulnerable adult abuse....