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Tips lead to birds apparently part of cockfighting operation

Jun. 26, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

SPENCER, Ind. (AP) — Officials say they've rescued 60 roosters, hens and chicks from a home in central Indiana that were apparently being raised as part of a cockfighting operation. The investigation began following anonymous tips and the Owen County sheriff's office searched the home last week, finding...

Robert Mueller to testify publicly before 2 House committees

Jun. 26, 2019 6:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before Congress on July 17 after Democrats issued subpoenas to compel him to appear, the chairmen of two House committees announced. Mueller's unusual back-to-back testimony in front of the House Judiciary and the Intelligence...

Police seek person who threw 2 kittens from vehicle

Jun. 26, 2019 6:15 AM EDT

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey are seeking the person who threw two kittens from a vehicle. Toms River police posted on Facebook witnesses observed a passenger in the vehicle toss the kittens onto Route 70 on Saturday night. One of the kittens was struck and killed by another vehicle. The...

Germany: Suspect in politician's slaying says he acted alone

Jun. 26, 2019 5:49 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The far-right extremist suspected in the killing of a politician from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has told authorities that he acted alone, but investigators are still probing whether anyone else was involved, Germany's top prosecutor said Wednesday. Walter Luebcke, who led the...

Amnesty wants impartial probe of Indonesia police violence

Jun. 26, 2019 4:56 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Amnesty International is calling for an independent investigation into allegations of police brutality and unlawful killings during post-election riots in the Indonesian capital last month. The rights organization said Wednesday in a publicly released letter to President Joko...

Navy rests murder case in Navy SEAL's trial

Jun. 25, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The government rested its murder case against a decorated Navy SEAL on Tuesday after a computer specialist testified that the Bronze Star recipient had texted a photo to a comrade in which he is clutching the hair of a dead Islamic State captive in one hand and a knife in the other....

Virginia Beach considers independent shooting investigation

Jun. 25, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The city of Virginia Beach may soon commission an independent investigation into the mass shooting that claimed 12 lives last month, but the findings might not come out quickly enough for some victims' families, state lawmakers and city officials. City Council members delved into...

The Latest: Separate probe considered for Virginia shooting

Jun. 25, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a possible independent investigation into the Virginia Beach shooting (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The city of Virginia Beach may soon commission an independent investigation into the mass shooting that claimed 12 lives last month, but the findings might not come...

Request for more prosecutors denied in fatal drug raid probe

Jun. 25, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials have rejected a request for money to hire more prosecutors to investigate a deadly January drug raid that killed a couple and injured five Houston police officers. Instead, Harris County commissioners suggested an independent probe may be needed. The Harris County District...

The Latest: Judge won't find Navy SEAL not guilty

Jun. 25, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The judge in the war crimes trial of a decorated Navy SEAL has refused to find him not guilty of murder and attempted murder. The judge in the...