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Woman dies in mobile home fire

Jun. 19, 2018 6:22 PM EDT

EXETER, N.H. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fatal fire in Exeter that left one woman dead. The attorney general's office says the woman was found dead early Tuesday morning when authorities responded to a fire at the Hayes Mobile Home Park. The woman's identity is expected to be released following...

Black man's pickup painted with swastikas, slur

Jun. 19, 2018 6:07 PM EDT

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in Genesee County are investigating after a black man woke up to find swastikas and slashed tires on his pickup truck. Someone also spray-painted "wite pride" on the side of Hubert Roberts' Chevy Silverado in Vienna Township. White was misspelled. The 62-year-old...

Mob boss trial has brought closure, victim's family says

Jun. 19, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The family of a nightclub owner that a former New England Mafia boss is charged with killing said Tuesday the trial has provided the closure they have been seeking for more than two decades. Steven DiSarro's family released a statement after jurors finished their first day of deliberations in...

London police say short circuit caused minor subway blast

Jun. 19, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A battery short circuit caused a small explosion at a London Underground station that injured five people Tuesday evening, authorities said. British Transport Police said the incident did not seem to be related to terrorism. "The scene has been examined by specialist officers," London...

Police, FBI seeking Washington-area serial rapist

Jun. 19, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an unusual step, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia has issued an indictment for the DNA profile of a still-unidentified man linked to a string of rapes in area hotels dating back to 2002. Police have yet to determine the man's identity, but law enforcement...

House GOP steps up FBI criticism in wake of internal report

Jun. 19, 2018 4:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are escalating their monthslong standoff with the Justice Department, saying the FBI hasn't adequately addressed bias within the agency and threatening to hold top department officials in contempt — or even impeach them. The stepped-up criticism comes after the...

Ex-West Virginia deputy sheriff pleads guilty to gun charge

Jun. 19, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former deputy sheriff from West Virginia has pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge. The U.S. attorney's office said in a news release that 42-year-old Terry Lee Powell of Point Pleasant pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession of a stolen firearm. Powell is a former Mason County...

Iowa wrestler hospitalized after being shot in the knee

Jun. 19, 2018 1:25 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa All-American wrestler Sam Stoll has been hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after he was accidentally shot in the knee. Iowa City police said say they responded to a report of a gunshot victim who showed up at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics shortly...

Ex-North Carolina DA convicted of hiring fellow DA's wife

Jun. 19, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two former prosecutors have themselves been prosecuted after hiring each other's wives to get around ethics rules in North Carolina. News outlets reported that one of the former prosecutors pleaded guilty and testified against the other, who was sentenced Tuesday to between four and 14...

Houston charter school founders get prison in $4.4M scam

Jun. 19, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say a couple who founded a Houston charter school system meant to help low-income families must repay $4.4 million and serve time in prison for an embezzlement and tax scheme. The Houston Chronicle reports Varner charter schools Superintendent Marian Annette Cluff pleaded guilty...