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2 Mississippi jail guards arrested on drug charges

Aug. 21, 2018 7:26 AM EDT

RAYMOND, Miss. (AP) — Two guards at a county jail in Mississippi have been arrested on charges of supplying drugs and other contraband to inmates. Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason told news outlets that the officers were arrested when they reported to work at the jail in Raymond on Sunday afternoon. Mason...

Man who sexually assaulted several children gets prison term

Aug. 21, 2018 7:18 AM EDT

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man who sexually assaulted several children in Atlantic City has been sentenced to 17 years in prison. Atlantic County prosecutors say Adan Otero also faces the potential of civil commitment upon his release from prison. The 27-year-old Atlantic City man had...

Man, woman arrested in fatal stabbing near Times Square

Aug. 21, 2018 7:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a man and a woman have been arrested in a fatal stabbing in midtown Manhattan near Times Square. David Gamble and Chantel Davis were arrested early Tuesday in the death of a man who was found unconscious with a stab wound to the chest on Monday. The victim was pronounced dead at...

Indonesia woman irked by mosque noise convicted of blasphemy

Aug. 21, 2018 7:14 AM EDT

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court has sentenced a woman who complained about a noisy mosque to 18 months in prison for blasphemy. The ethnic Chinese woman, Meiliana, burst into tears as presiding Judge Wahyu Prasetyo Wibowo announced the sentence Tuesday. She was taken from the court in...

Police arrest 4th suspect in shooting death of girl, 7

Aug. 21, 2018 7:11 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say they've arrested a fourth person in death of a 7-year-old girl who was struck by a stray bullet. Jacksonville Sheriff's officials said Kezia Luckey Holmes was arrested Saturday on charges of tampering with evidence. The Florida Times-Union reports...

Prosecutors: Cop leaked info to criminals, had sex on duty

Aug. 21, 2018 7:09 AM EDT

MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a longtime New Jersey cop passed along information about police activity to help people he knew avoid arrest and also had sex with a woman while on duty instead of arresting her for outstanding warrants. Monroe Township police Sgt. Jody Collins also allegedly...

10 Things to Know for Today

Aug. 21, 2018 6:47 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. MICROSOFT UNCOVERS MORE RUSSIAN ATTACKS AHEAD OF MIDTERMS The tech giant says that hackers tied to the Russian government created fake internet domains that appeared to spoof two American conservative...

Indonesian officials defend parade of veiled kids with guns

Aug. 21, 2018 6:39 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian officials have defended a street parade that involved veiled kindergarteners carrying replica weapons , with police saying they will arrest the person who uploaded a video of the event to Facebook. The video of children dressed head-to-toe in black marching with wooden...

Alabama man accused of abusing girlfriend's 3-year-old son

Aug. 21, 2018 6:19 AM EDT

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy has been hospitalized in Alabama after police say he was beaten and burned by his mother's boyfriend after the child accidentally went to the bathroom. The Selma Times-Journal reports 29-year-old Rakeem J. Harris is charged with aggravated child abuse and second-degree...

Other suspected Nazi war criminals removed from the US

Aug. 21, 2018 6:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Since the 1970s, the U.S. government has initiated legal proceedings to expel just 137 of the estimated 10,000 suspected Nazi war criminals who immigrated to the U.S. after World War II. At least 67 have been deported, extradited or left voluntarily, and 28 died while their cases were...