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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...

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...

West Virginia woman says Planet Fitness worker spied on her

Jun. 24, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia say they are investigating a report that a health club employee spied on a gym member who was using a tanning booth, possibly with a recording device. Beckley Police Lt. Dave Allard told The Register-Herald a Planet Fitness member reported that she had been...

France to try former IAAF boss Diack and his son

Jun. 24, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Lamine Diack, once one of the most influential men in Olympic sport, has been ordered to stand trial in France for his alleged role in a system of corruption, extortion and doping cover-ups during his reign at the top of athletics. Diack was head of the IAAF for nearly 16 years. Arrested in...

Police, friends looking for missing Utah university student

Jun. 24, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police and friends are investigating the disappearance of a University of Utah student who hasn't been heard from in over a week after returning from a visit to California. Friends say Mackenzie Lueck texted her parents at 1 a.m. on June 17 letting them know her plane landed safely in...

Police investigate possible driver health issue in bus crash

Jun. 24, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities on Monday were trying to determine what caused a bus carrying a New Mexico high school church group home from a weekend retreat in Denver to veer off the highway and crash, killing two people and injuring at least 13 others. Investigators were looking into the possibility...

Former Nebraska officer convicted of on-duty sexual assault

Jun. 24, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former Nebraska police officer accused of repeatedly forcing a mentally ill woman into sex while he was on the force has been convicted of sexual assault. Lancaster County District Court records say a jury found 56-year-old Gregory Cody guilty on Friday. His sentencing is scheduled...

Ex-defense secretary faces probe over Sri Lankan blasts

Jun. 24, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's attorney general advised the acting police chief on Monday to launch a criminal investigation of the former defense secretary over "major lapses" that contributed to security failures ahead of Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people. Attorney...

Case on hold for man charged with posing as missing child

Jun. 24, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The case of a 24-year-old Ohio man charged with impersonating a long-missing child is on hold in federal court. U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett earlier granted a sealed motion filed by Brian Michael Rini's (REE'-neez) attorney and canceled a scheduled final pretrial hearing. A court...

Police in Bridgeport investigate fatal shooting

Jun. 24, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Police in Bridgeport are investigating the city's ninth homicide of the year. Police say a 30-year-old man was found shot in the head in a driveway in the city's East End at about 1:30 a.m. Monday. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was not released pending...