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Prosecutor: Husband in missing mom case took memorial items

Jan. 23, 2020 8:55 AM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mother of five who is presumed dead violated the terms of his release on $6 million bond because he was seen removing items from a memorial for his wife set up near his home, according to a state prosecutor. Stamford State’s...

Caprice Cortez, Faith Goodsell, Autumn Barton and Mykaylla Darrow, all teammates on the Grantsville High School girls soccer team that Alexis Haynie played on, stand together at a candlelight vigil for the Haynie family at City Park in Grantsville, Utah, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Police say four members of the Haynie family were killed and one injured after being shot by a teenage family member on Jan. 17. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP)

Police seek motive for Utah family's killings as funeral set

Jan. 21, 2020 4:41 PM EST

GRANTSVILLE, Utah (AP) — As investigators try to unravel why a teenage boy shot and killed four of his relatives, loved ones prepared to mourn the family at a funeral this week in a small Utah town. Police said the boy surrendered peacefully after killing a 52-year-old woman and three of her kids and...

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, David Stern, a member of the 2014 class of inductees into the Basketball Hall of Fame, listens to a question during a news conference in Springfield, Mass. A tribute to late NBA Commissioner Stern is to be held at New York's Radio City on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Magic Johnson at Stern memorial: I'm going to miss my angel

Jan. 21, 2020 4:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern was remembered Tuesday as a mentor and a leader, a Little League parent and a loyal friend. To Magic Johnson, he was an angel. Johnson tearfully recalled Stern’s firm support after the Hall of Fame player learned he had HIV, and how it was the former NBA commissioner...

FILE - This March 29, 2018 file photo shows rapper Nipsey Hussle at an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Milwaukee Bucks in Oakland, Calif. Hussle, who was shot and killed outside of his clothing store in Los Angeles on March 31, 2019, is nominated for three Grammy Awards, His song “Racks In the Midldle is up for best rap performance and best rap song, while “Higher,” a collaboration with DJ Khaled and John Legend that one of the last songs Hussle recorded, is nominated for best rap/sung performance. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Nipsey Hussle's legacy takes center stage at Grammy Awards

Jan. 21, 2020 12:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Even before Nipsey Hussle laid down his first verse on “Higher,” DJ Khaled predicted he had a Grammy-nominated hit on his hands. At Khaled’s home in Miami, the hip-hop stars had deep and personal conversations about topics outside of music — family life, street...

Daughter's fight wins full-honor burials for POWs, veterans

Jan. 19, 2020 1:01 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Army Pfc. Robert Fletcher restarted his life in Ann Arbor after the Korean War, the trauma of combat and captivity never far from his mind. He’d survived nearly three years of extreme hunger, freezing temperatures and psychological abuse as a prisoner of war in Camp No. 5 along the...

Basketball Hall of Fame temporarily closes for renovations

Jan. 18, 2020 12:51 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Basketball Hall of Fame is closing to the public for nearly two months in early February for the final phase of a $23 million renovation project. Th interactive Jerry Colangelo Court of Dreams will be fully redeveloped during the closure of the Naismith Memorial Basketball...

Scholarship fund planned for missing Ohio teen found dead

Jan. 18, 2020 11:41 AM EST

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — A business owner and a volunteer search organizer are creating a scholarship fund in the name of an Ohio teen who went missing for weeks and was found dead inside the chimney of an unoccupied home. Marc Wolfe, owner of a Port Clinton bait and tackle store, and search organizer...

Work begins on NW Indiana war memorial delayed by recession

Jan. 18, 2020 10:30 AM EST

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Work is underway in northwestern Indiana for a war memorial that was delayed for years by the Great Recession after the 2008 financial crisis. Crews began clearing trees Wednesday in Crown Point for the memorial, which will feature three separate monuments: one for World War I...

This undated image provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, via the Mohave County Sheriff's Office, shows an artist’s rendering of a young girl, created from remains found in the Arizona desert in 2016. About a dozen people attended the girl’s burial ceremony at Mountain View Cemetery in Kingman, Ariz., on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children via AP)

Unidentified girl buried in Arizona following 3-year inquiry

Jan. 17, 2020 5:55 PM EST

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — The body of a teenager discovered near an Arizona highway three years ago has been buried without the discovery of her identity despite an extensive investigation. The girl was laid to rest Thursday with the help of a funeral home and cemetery, The Kingman Daily Miner reported....

Few statehouses feature memorials to actual historical women

Jan. 16, 2020 12:20 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Statehouse would join a small number of others around the country with outdoor monuments dedicated to real women in U.S. history under a proposal Thursday to create a memorial to Ohio women who fought for voting rights. Currently, all statues of historical figures outside the...