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Tennessee man charged with setting wife on fire

Sep. 21, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

GRAY, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been indicted after authorities say he lit his wife on fire. The Washington County Sheriff's Office says 35-year-old Todd Darrell Briggs of Gray was indicted earlier this month on charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault and aggravated arson. The...

Woman charged with killing 75-year-old man, torching house

Sep. 21, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A woman has been arrested on charges of beating a 75-year-old man to death and torching his Long Island house to cover up the crime. Jennifer Gross was arrested Friday on charges of killing James Coppola inside his Centre Island home on Nov. 20, 2018 and setting the house on fire....

Greek police make arrest in 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847

Sep. 21, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police say they have arrested a suspect in the 1985 hijacking of a flight from Athens that became a multi-day ordeal and included the slaying of an American. Police said Saturday a 65-year-old suspect in a 1985 hijacking and a 1987 abduction was arrested on the island of Mykonos...

2nd suspect arrested in Kentucky fatal shooting of man, dog

Sep. 21, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky have arrested a second suspect in the fatal shooting of a man and his dog in a parking garage earlier this month. News outlets report that the Frankfort Police Department arrested 39-year-old Nena M. Washington on Friday in the death of 24-year-old Coty Lee...

The Latest: Promoter cancels 2nd night of an Area 51 event

Sep. 21, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on "Storm Area 51" events in two tiny Nevada towns near the once-secret military research site (all times local): 8:40 a.m. A promoter has canceled a second day of music, speakers and movies in Hiko (HI'-koh), tied to ongoing "Storm Area 51" festivities in the Nevada desert....

Ex-Minnesota mayor suing officers who arrested him in 2017

Sep. 21, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

CROSBY, Minn. (AP) — A feud that began when the mayor of a northern Minnesota town criticized police during his 2016 campaign and was later arrested is not over yet. The Star Tribune reports that former Crosby mayor Jim Hunter is suing the town's former police chief and lieutenant for defamation. A civil...

Florida officer in custody battle charged with false report

Sep. 21, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer in the middle of an ongoing child custody fight is facing a charge of making a false report to child welfare authorities. Authorities say Lakeland Police Officer William Long turned himself in Friday evening. The Lakeland Police Department said in a statement...

City to pay Republican National Convention protester $50K

Sep. 21, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney for a protester arrested during the 2016 Republican National Convention says Cleveland will pay his client $50,000 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit. Attorney Subodh (soo-BODE') Chandra (CHAHN'-druh) says Richard Newburger in July 2016 joined fellow protesters preparing...

Charge against airline mechanic highlights 'insider threat'

Sep. 21, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

The arrest of an airline mechanic suspected of being sympathetic with terrorists and charged with sabotaging a jetliner has renewed fear about the "insider threat" to aviation security. Despite security upgrades since the hijacking terror attacks of 2001, breaches including a gun-running operation at the nation's...

Police: Man takes car with toddler inside, kills bicyclist

Sep. 21, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a man carjacked a vehicle with a 2-year-old in the backseat and then fatally struck a bicyclist while fleeing from police. A Cleveland police spokeswoman says a 38-year-old man has been arrested. The toddler who was secured in a car seat wasn't injured. Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia...