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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...

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...

Police seek answers on what precipitated fatal shooting

Jun. 19, 2018 10:26 AM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Police in suburban Maryland are investigating what precipitated a fatal confrontation between a police officer and a man who reportedly attacked him. Montgomery County Police issued an update Monday evening on their investigation of the June 11 shooting, in which an officer shot...

Police: Chicago-area man fatally shot wife, daughter

Jun. 19, 2018 9:07 AM EDT

DARIEN, Ill. (AP) — Police have determined that a man fatally shot his wife and 7-year-old daughter then turned the gun on himself in their west suburban Chicago home. In a statement released Monday, the Darien Police Department announced its investigation concluded that 42-year-old Olasunkanmi Esho killed...

17-year-old Chicago boy, still alive, is covered in a sheet

Jun. 18, 2018 11:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 17-year-old Chicago boy shot several times in the head was mistaken for dead and covered with a sheet until bystanders noticed him moving and told paramedics. Chicago Fire Department officials are trying to determine how the mix-up happened after the early Monday shooting that left one...

Director: FBI won't repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report

Jun. 18, 2018 8:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is determined to not repeat any of the mistakes identified in a harshly critical watchdog report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, Director Chris Wray said Monday at a congressional hearing at which he repeatedly sought to distance himself from his...