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No defense witnesses called in Wisconsin dismemberment trial

Jan. 20, 2022 12:25 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Defense attorneys for a Wisconsin man accused of killing and dismembering his parents rested their case Thursday without calling witnesses or testimony from the defendant. Over seven days, prosecutors laid out their case that Chandler Halderson killed his...

Taliban storm Kabul apartment, arrest activist, her sisters

Jan. 20, 2022 11:06 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban stormed an apartment in Kabul, smashing the door in and arresting a woman rights activist and her three sisters, an eyewitness said Thursday. A Taliban statement appeared to blame the incident on a recent women's protest, saying insulting Afghan values will...

Coroner: Headless torso in freezer is that of missing woman

Jan. 20, 2022 08:36 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The dismembered body of a woman found in a freezer in New Orleans is that of a missing woman, a corner has determined. Julia Dardar, 36, died from blunt force injuries to the head and neck as well as asphyxia due to manual strangulation, The Orleans Parish...

DA: There were 'missed opportunities' to go after Durst

Jan. 19, 2022 18:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities decades ago blew chances to build a case against multimillionaire Robert Durst in the death of his first wife, a suburban New York prosecutor said Wednesday after Durst's death in a California hospital lockup last week quashed a case that took nearly 40 years to bring....

Missing woman found dead inside crashed car off I-80

Jan. 19, 2022 18:13 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The body of a 19-year-old Woodland woman who was reported missing earlier this week was found Tuesday inside a car that had crashed off of Interstate 80 in Natomas, authorities said. California Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeff Carlisle said a caller reported...

Woman missing in wildfire was last seen trying to save dogs

Jan. 19, 2022 17:38 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — As a fast-moving wildfire spread in suburban Denver, an emergency responder warned Edna Nadine Turnbull to evacuate. But the 91-year-old went back inside her home to rescue her dogs. Turnbull and her pets were never seen again. Authorities said...

Hikers find human remains in hilly, desert area of Kingman

Jan. 19, 2022 16:24 PM EST

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — Human remains have been found in a hilly, desert area of Kingman, police said Wednesday. They said say two hikers reported finding the remains Sunday in Monolith Garden. Police went to the location and said the remains had been exposed to the...

Body of missing Holmes Co. woman found near truck stop

Jan. 19, 2022 14:40 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — The body of a missing Mississippi woman was found Monday night near a truck stop, authorities said. Holmes County Sheriff Willie March said Jacqueline Epps, of Lexington, had been missing since Jan. 2, WLBT-TV reported. A group of people still...

Man gets 65 years for death of 11-month-old Indiana girl

Jan. 19, 2022 11:16 AM EST

KNOX, Ind. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to killing an 11-month-old northern Indiana girl whose remains were found buried in a wooded area has been sentenced to the maximum 65-year prison term. After Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall sentenced Justin Miller on Tuesday,...

NH gov. questions Massachusetts' handling of Montgomery case

Jan. 18, 2022 17:27 PM EST

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu harshly criticized a Massachusetts court on Tuesday for placing Harmony Montgomery, missing since 2019 at age 5, with her father and stepmother before the state could complete a study of their home. Sununu, in a letter to the chief justice of...