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Daughter charged in mother's stabbing death in Kansas City

Aug. 14, 2020 8:59 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The daughter of a Kansas City woman found stabbed to death in her home over the weekend has been arrested and charged in her mother’s death, officials said. Alina Bell, 20, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 56-year-old...

Mother charged in deaths of two infants 3 years apart

Aug. 14, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California woman has pleaded not guilty to smothering her infant daughter in March and causing the death of her other baby girl three years ago. Kristin Ann Brandon, 28, of Apple Valley, entered pleas on Aug. 6 to murder in the March death and two charges of assault...

Cook County prosecutors announce charges in week's looting

Aug. 13, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County's state’s attorney’s office on Thursday announced 42 people have been charged with felonies in connection with the looting of stores along the city’s premier retail street that occurred earlier this week. Prosecutors said among the charges filed include one...

Police: Man stabbed, burned teenager to death in NYC

Aug. 13, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man was charged Thursday with murder and manslaughter in the killing of a teenager who authorities say was stabbed and set on fire in the Bronx. Adones Betances, 22, was arrested in connection with the attack on Wednesday afternoon that killed 18-year-old Winston Ortiz,...

Woman accused of striking gate agent after not wearing mask

Aug. 13, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman who didn't wear a mask while on a flight was arrested at the Phoenix airport after being denied permission to board a second flight and allegedly striking an airline gate agent in the face with her hand, officials said. Yolanda Yarbrough, 47, was arrested on suspicion of assault...

In this photo provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Marines and sailors carry a casket inside a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, in Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The remains of seven Marines and a sailor, who died after a seafaring tank sank off the coast of Southern California last month, were transferred to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware for burial preparations. (Lance Cpl. Brendan Mullin/U.S. Marine Corps via AP)

Flag-draped coffins of troops from sunken tank sent to Dover

Aug. 13, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The flag-draped coffins carrying the remains of seven Marines and a sailor who died after a Marine Corps seafaring tank sank off the coast of Southern California have arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware for burial preparations. The Marine Corps said Tuesday that six pallbearers of...

Man arrested in mother's fatal beating in Cedar Rapids

Aug. 13, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Cedar Rapids man with first-degree murder and other counts in the fatal beating of his mother earlier this summer. George Alan Deason, 49, was arrested in July, shortly after his mother was found critically injured in her home by her daughter. Police...

Israel charges 5 border policemen with robbing Palestinians

Aug. 13, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel on Thursday charged five members of its border security force with stealing from Palestinians who were crossing illegally into Israel from the West Bank. The officers were charged with armed robbery, assault causing harm and abuse of a defenseless person, among other crimes....

Judge: Woman stabbed British tourist in psychotic episode

Aug. 13, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island judge found that a woman who stabbed a British tourist visiting her home did so in a moment of psychosis and is not responsible for second-degree murder. Justice Robert Bogle issued the verdict in the historic trial, which was conducted in part over video, in Nassau...

Police: Woman held in Norway suffered self-inflicted cuts

Aug. 13, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A woman wearing bloodied clothes who was detained Thursday in Norway's second-largest city suffered self-inflicted injuries and nobody else appeared to have been hurt, police said. Norwegian media earlier showed photos of ambulances lined up in Bergen, 300 kilometers (186 miles)...