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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...

The Latest: Police: Suspect in family slayings was boyfriend

Jul. 18, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the slayings of a Georgia woman and her three young children (all times local): 11:50 a.m. A Georgia police chief says a suspect charged with killing a woman and her three young children was the woman's live-in boyfriend, and likely the children's father. Police found...

Poker club cases end after potential conflict of interest

Jul. 18, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed charges against nine people who had been arrested in May after two Houston poker clubs were raided as part of a two-year organized crime investigation. Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said this week her office dropped the charges after discovering a...

School official accused of arson loses his lawsuit appeal

Jul. 18, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — A former school administrator in Dickinson who unsuccessfully sued the city after being accused of setting a fire at his workplace has lost his appeal. An 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel agreed with a district judge that Thomas Sander lacked evidence to prove his case. The...

Day 2 of deliberations on death penalty in scholar's slaying

Jul. 18, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) —  Jurors have resumed deliberations on whether an ex-University of Illinois doctoral student should be put to death for slaying a 26-year-old scholar from China. Thursday is the second day of deliberations in the penalty stage of the federal case against Brendt Christensen. Jurors...

Authorities recapture Alabama inmate mistakenly released

Jul. 18, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — An inmate in Alabama who was mistakenly set free has been taken back into custody ahead of a murder trial. News outlets report 34-year-old Andrea Duhreal Flagg was captured Wednesday morning in the Dothan area. He had been out since his July 11 release from Donaldson Correctional...

Jeffrey Epstein denied bail in sex trafficking case

Jul. 18, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge denied bail Thursday for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges after prosecutors argued the jet-setting defendant is a danger to the public and might flee the country. The federal judge's ruling means Epstein will remain behind bars while he fights charges that...

The Latest: Epstein denied bail in sex trafficking case

Jul. 18, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sex trafficking charges against Jeffrey Epstein (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A federal judge has denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges involving underage girls. The judge's decision Thursday comes after prosecutors argued Epstein...

3rd person charged in contract killing of Florida woman

Jul. 18, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Police say a third person has been arrested in the contract killing of a Florida woman. Jacksonville Sheriff's officials say 37-year-old Stephen Shelton Hand was charged Tuesday with murder in the May 9 stabbing death of 44-year-old Velvet Love Burns. The Florida Times-Union...