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Milwaukee police: Person in custody after boy fatally shot

Jun. 19, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say they have a person in custody in connection with the death of a 5-year-old boy whose mother said found a gun and shot himself. Authorities said Wednesday they would be making a recommendation on charges to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office "in the near...

Allen makes strong debut for Padres in 4-1 win over Brewers

Jun. 19, 2019 2:10 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Left-hander Logan Allen will have so many memories of his major league debut that he might not know where to start. There was the moment in the bullpen warming up when a fan handed him a button with a long-ago picture of him and his older brother, Philip, whose condition is best described...

Newtown parents score a win in growing fight against hoaxers

Jun. 18, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened — the latest victory for victims' relatives who have been taking a more aggressive stance against conspiracy...

5-year-old boy dies of gunshot wound in Milwaukee

Jun. 18, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 5-year-old boy has been shot and killed in Milwaukee. Police say the boy died Tuesday afternoon on the city's west side. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the death is under investigation. The child is the second to die in a shooting in Wisconsin in as many days. On Monday , a...

AP Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

Jun. 18, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

The last time Tanna Jo Fillmore talked with her mother, she was in a Utah jail, angry, pleading and desperate. She'd called every day that past week, begging for help. I need my medicine, she demanded. I have to get out of here! she screamed. Fillmore was in the Duchesne County Jail on a charge of violating...

Boy, 5, dies after being shot and dropped off at hospital

Jun. 18, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy has died of a gunshot wound after two men abandoned him at a hospital in southeast Wisconsin, according to police. The shooting happened before 2 p.m. Monday at a home in Kenosha, about 35 miles (55 kilometers) south of Milwaukee, authorities said. Staff at the...

Nick Hundley's care for ailing boy leads to lasting bond

Jun. 18, 2019 2:58 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Five years ago, veteran big leaguer Nick Hundley visited Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and met a boy named Zach Sprader. Hundley, then with the San Diego Padres, sought to give the young baseball fan a lift during his fight against leukemia. Little did Hundley know a lasting...

Great Lakes leaders to discuss funding Asian carp project

Jun. 14, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Great Lakes regional leaders will meet next month to consider a federal strategy for preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan and discuss helping foot the bill for the pricey project, officials said Friday. Representatives of the eight states and two Canadian provinces...

What's in a nickname? NFL has had great ones in its history

Jun. 14, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The memorable moments and teams in NFL history can be summarized by a word or phrase such as the "Steel Curtain" or "America's Team." And the NFL has had more than its share of those moments and teams through the years. Even though a list such as this could be virtually endless, here's a...

Prosecutor: Wisconsin officers justified in deadly shooting

Jun. 13, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Two Wisconsin officers were justified when they shot and killed a man who got in a gunfight with police that left a city firefighter dead in the crossfire last month, a prosecutor said Thursday. Outagamie County District Attorney Melinda Tempelis said that Officer Paul Christensen and...