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1959 racial slaying of Mississippi teen could get fresh look

Aug. 21, 2018 11:46 AM EDT

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — Eberlene King remembers her 15-year-old brother as he lay dying, after white teenagers cruised through their black neighborhood in a pickup on Halloween night 1959 and shot him in the face. "His eyes ... were hanging out," King recalled. "His head was full of pellets." William Roy...

1959 racial slaying of Mississippi teen could get fresh look

Aug. 21, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — Eberlene King remembers her 15-year-old brother as he lay dying, after white teenagers cruised through their black neighborhood in a pickup on Halloween night 1959 and shot him in the face. "His eyes ... were hanging out," King recalled. "His head was full of pellets." William Roy...

US deports former Nazi camp guard, 95, to Germany

Aug. 21, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The last Nazi war crimes suspect facing deportation from the U.S. was taken from his New York City home and spirited early Tuesday morning to Germany, following years of efforts to remove him from the United States. The deportation of the 95-year-old former Nazi camp guard, Jakiw Palij, came...

Prosecutors investigate hiker deaths in Italy gorge flood

Aug. 21, 2018 11:22 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy's environmental minister on Tuesday urged prosecutors to look at both possible criminal responsibility and administrative lapses that may have contributed to the deaths of 10 people swept away by a flash flood as they hiked through a narrow gorge in the southern region of Calabria....

5 under investigation in California Apple store thefts

Aug. 21, 2018 11:22 AM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Five people from Fresno, Sacramento and the East Bay city of Antioch are suspected of being an organized retail theft crew after a weekend heist at a Southern California Apple store led to an altercation with mall customers. Thousand Oaks police say three people wearing hooded...

Police find body believed to be Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts

Aug. 21, 2018 11:17 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Investigators have recovered a body believed to be that of 20-year-old college student Mollie Tibbetts, who disappeared from her small hometown in central Iowa a month ago, police said Tuesday. The body was discovered in rural Poweshiek County, which includes Tibbetts' hometown of...

Single-car crash kills 1 on Maine Turnpike

Aug. 21, 2018 10:24 AM EDT

WELLS, Maine (AP) — State police in Maine say they are investigating a single-vehicle crash near the southern end of the Maine Turnpike that killed one person. Police say the crash took place in the northbound lane near the border of Wells and Ogunquit at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. They have yet to name the...

Spanish police find no weapons in knife attacker's home

Aug. 21, 2018 10:10 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Police haven't found any guns or explosives in the house of a man who allegedly attacked police officers with a knife in Barcelona before being shot dead, a senior official in Spain's Catalonia region said Tuesday. Authorities are investigating whether the suspect in Monday's attack at the...

Man dies after deputies use Tasers during arrest

Aug. 21, 2018 10:00 AM EDT

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities are investigating the death of a man after sheriff's deputies used Tasers to try to subdue him during an arrest. The Orange County Sheriff's Department says deputies were called Monday afternoon to a street in San Juan Capistrano where the...

Human remains found along railroad tracks in St. Louis

Aug. 21, 2018 9:51 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Homicide detectives are investigating the discovery of human remains along a stretch of railroad tracks in St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that police say the remains were found Monday afternoon in an area where several train tracks meet. Evidence markers stretched over...