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Fetal remains cases raises lots of questions, few answers

Sep. 17, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The discovery of more than 2,200 medically preserved fetal remains at the Illinois house of a late doctor who had performed abortions in Indiana has left authorities in the two states trying to figure out how and why he came to amass such a collection, when he started storing fetuses at his...

Trial of 2 underway in 2015 murder of 9-year-old Chicago boy

Sep. 17, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The trial of two men charged with first-degree murder in the 2015 slaying of a 9-year-old Chicago boy got underway Tuesday with a prosecutor noting the victim brought a basketball to a park while his alleged killers "brought guns." Dwright Boone-Doty and Corey Morgan are charged with...

Justice Dept. files lawsuit against Snowden over memoir

Sep. 17, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government filed a lawsuit Tuesday against former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, alleging he violated nondisclosure agreements by publishing a memoir without giving the government an opportunity to review it first. The Justice Department is seeking to...

Texas oil company facing Idaho lawsuit files for bankruptcy

Sep. 17, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Texas company that made Idaho a natural gas and oil-producing state but is facing a federal lawsuit from disgruntled royalty recipients as well as an investigation by Idaho authorities has filed for bankruptcy protection. Alta Mesa Resources and associated companies filed for Chapter...

Arizona driver arrested after 31 immigrants found in big rig

Sep. 17, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say an Arizona man has been arrested on suspicion of human smuggling after 31 Mexican immigrants were found in the tractor-trailer he was driving. U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint near Amado say the 40-year-old driver is a...

US court: Media should be able to hear Arizona executions,

Sep. 17, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Journalists are entitled to hear and not just see the entire process of executing condemned inmates in Arizona, a U.S. appeals court said Tuesday in a ruling that criticized Arizona's "checkered past with executions." In the case stemming from what a lawyer called a botched execution, the...

Pirates closer Vázquez arrested on child sex charges

Sep. 17, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star closer Felipe Vázquez was arrested Tuesday on multiple felony charges, including statutory sexual assault, soliciting a child and pornography, and was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball. Vázquez was taken into custody by...

Officer on slain student case has quit, takes new police job

Sep. 17, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A police officer who investigators say failed to relay a report about a University of Utah student's ex-boyfriend before she was killed has resigned and joined another department. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Miguel Deras quit last week and has been hired to work as an officer in...

The Latest: Man faces capital murder in officer's death

Sep. 17, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of an Alabama police officer (all times local): 4:35 p.m. A man faces capital murder charges in the death of an Alabama police officer. Police said Tuesday that 20-year-old Luther Bernard Watkins is charged with capital murder in connection with the death...

Washington student arrested for social media video threat

Sep. 17, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington authorities have arrested a high school student after a threatening video was posted to the social media platform TikTok. The Seattle Times reported Monday that the Issaquah High School student was arrested Sunday after police discovered a video threat of a possible school...