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Shooting, police chase in Pierce County

Nov. 22, 2019 11:09 AM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say one man was shot, another is in police custody and a second suspect is being sought after a shooting lead to a police chase and deputy-involved shooting across parts of Pierce County. KOMO reports police are still gathering details about the Friday morning mayhem, but...

Utah teacher charged with kidnapping says misunderstanding

Nov. 22, 2019 11:07 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah elementary school teacher charged with child kidnapping has said it was a misunderstanding after she tried to help a 5-year-old girl get home. Teacher Amy Martz says she walked with the girl off Fox Hollow Elementary property but did not kidnap her. Authorities say a woman...

Maltese police search yacht amid journalist slaying probe

Nov. 22, 2019 11:07 AM EST

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Maltese police on Friday searched the yacht of a local businessman who is being questioned about the car-bomb slaying of an investigative journalist as the victim’s family presses authorities to find out who ordered the attack. Police searched businessman Yorgen...

Iran internet slowly revives; US sanctions telecom minister

Nov. 22, 2019 11:07 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The internet slowly trickled back on in Iran on Friday after a dayslong shutdown by authorities amid protests and unrest that followed government-set gasoline prices sharply rising, as the U.S. sanctioned the country’s prominent telecommunications minister over the...

Man accused of confronting hunters reaches plea agreement

Nov. 22, 2019 11:04 AM EST

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man accused of confronting unwanted hunters on his property with a gun has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors. The Caledonian-Record reports 61-year-old Thomas D’Ambra, of Newark, pleaded no contest to an amended charge of misdemeanor simple assault in...

Report: Child neglect in group homes in Massachusetts rises

Nov. 22, 2019 10:59 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A new report says incidents of child neglect in group homes in Massachusetts have increased by 55% in the past year. The report from the state’s Child Advocate’s office says that at least 184 children were neglected in group homes during the last fiscal year. More than 10% of...

Man pleads guilty in fatal shooting of teen girls

Nov. 22, 2019 10:58 AM EST

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — One of eight people charged in connection with the fatal shooting of two 16-year-old girls in central Kentucky has pleaded guilty. WKYT-TV reports Ronnie Ellis pleaded guilty Thursday in Clark Circuit Court to two counts of murder, wanton endangerment and tampering with evidence....

Trump insists on debunked Ukraine theory, despite testimony

Nov. 22, 2019 10:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday promoted a debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, a day after a former White House adviser called it a “fictional narrative” and said it played into Russia’s hands. Trump called in to “Fox &...

Corvallis man sentenced to 6 years for child sex abuse

Nov. 22, 2019 10:43 AM EST

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A Corvallis registered sex offender was sentenced to more than six years in prison for sex abuse that happened in Albany. The Democrat Herald reports 30-year-old Shawn Truett pleaded no contest to first-degree sex abuse in Linn County Circuit Court. Court documents say the crime...

AG Barr: Epstein’s death was a ‘perfect storm of screw-ups’

Nov. 22, 2019 10:39 AM EST

ABOARD A US GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT (AP) — Attorney General William Barr said he initially had his own suspicions about financier Jeffrey Epstein’s death while behind bars at one of the most secure jails in America but came to conclude that his suicide was the result of “a perfect storm of...