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Athlete guilty in green card case after incriminating text

Jul. 18, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former pro soccer player from Liberia has been convicted of lying about his marriage to a Rhode Island woman in order to gain permanent legal residency in the U.S. Authorities started investigating after a U.S immigration official examining a phone belonging to the man's wife saw...

Records: Trump discussed quashing stories about affairs

Jul. 18, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Court records released Thursday show that in the days leading up to the 2016 election, President Donald Trump spoke with aides rushing to quash stories about alleged affairs he had with women. Newly unsealed search warrants shed new light on the president's role as his campaign scrambled to...

Anchorage police identify 2 found dead in apartment

Jul. 18, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police have released the names of two people found dead in an apartment. Police on Wednesday identified the dead as 36-year-old Elva Salazar and 2-year-old Thalia Severance. The Anchorage Daily News reports Salazar was the mother of the girl. The cause of death is under...

Central Valley deputies fatally shoot kidnap suspect

Jul. 18, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Central Valley authorities say a kidnap suspect was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy and the victim was rescued unharmed. The Modesto Police Department says the shooting occurred late Wednesday night when Stanislaus County sheriff's deputies investigating a kidnapping and false...

Philippine police file sedition case against vice president

Jul. 18, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police filed sedition and other criminal complaints Thursday against the vice president, three opposition senators, four Roman Catholic bishops and other critics of President Rodrigo Duterte for allegedly plotting to destabilize his administration. Vice President Leni...

Police: Kids seeking candy trapped in store by sex offender

Jul. 18, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

NEWPORT, N.C. (AP) — A sex offender working at a North Carolina convenience store is accused of locking children inside the shop and robbing them. Newport police Chief Keith Lewis tells reporters two children entered the shop near closing Sunday to buy candy and were trapped by 60-year-old Hector Sanchez,...

Brothers, ages 1 and 3, drown in swimming pool

Jul. 18, 2019 5:59 AM EDT

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police say two brothers, ages 1 and 3, have drowned in their swimming pool in western Pennsylvania. Uniontown Police were called to the home on Whiteman Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police say adults were at home. Authorities are investigating how the boys ended up in the pool....

Buried body in backyard; Kingman couple accused of murder

Jul. 17, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — A Kingman man and woman have been arrested in a homicide investigation in northwestern Arizona. Mohave County Sheriff's officials say 31-year-old Mark Anthony Baldanado Jr. and 23-year-old Carrie Conlyn Vanover have been booked into jail on suspicion of first-degree murder. They say...

Chicago firm to lead Virginia Beach shooting investigation

Jul. 17, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Chicago consulting firm has been chosen to lead an independent investigation into the Virginia Beach mass shooting that left 12 dead. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports security risk management firm Hillard Heintze can start the probe immediately after entering into a...

Probe: Oklahoma virtual charter founders embezzled millions

Jul. 17, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The founders of Oklahoma's largest virtual charter school embezzled millions of dollars in state funds through an illegal scheme that involved the use of "ghost students" to artificially inflate enrollment numbers, investigators allege. Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agent...