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Delivery man who rescued girls from alleged abuse honored

Jun. 19, 2019 3:33 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky police have honored a pizza delivery driver they say rescued two girls who were being abused by their father. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Mark Buede was honored Tuesday by the Lexington Police Department. Police say Buede was delivering a pizza to an area motel last...

Investigation team to announce progress in MH17 probe

Jun. 19, 2019 3:25 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An international team of investigators building a criminal case against those responsible in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is set to announce progress in the probe Wednesday, nearly five years after the plane was blown out of the sky above conflict-torn eastern...

Teacher accused of making terroristic threat fights for job

Jun. 19, 2019 1:42 AM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia school teacher charged with making terroristic threats is fighting to keep her job after her school system didn't renew her contract. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Tymille Baker appealed the loss of her job Tuesday before a three-member Cobb County School District...

Phoenix police chief promises change amid civil rights claim

Jun. 19, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police Chief Jeri Williams promised change in her department after being booed by some of hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night to discuss a videotaped police encounter that has caused a national outcry. The meeting at a downtown church was called by the city in the wake of the release...

Phoenix police chief promises change amid civil rights claim

Jun. 19, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police Chief Jeri Williams promised change in her department after being booed by some of hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night to discuss a videotaped police encounter that has caused a national outcry. The meeting at a downtown church was called by the city in the wake of the release...

Jury deliberations to begin in NXIVM sex-trafficking case

Jun. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A jury is about to begin deliberating at the trial of the former leader of an upstate New York self-help group that prosecutors say branded women. The deliberations in the case against Keith Raniere are set for Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn. Prosecutors have told jurors that said...

Was dead militant war casualty or Navy SEAL's murder victim?

Jun. 19, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Photos displayed at a military court martial show a decorated Navy SEAL holding up the head of a dead Islamic State fighter by the hair while clenching a knife in his other hand. A jury hearing testimony Wednesday will have to decide if it was a snapshot in poor taste of an enemy who died...

Federal child pornography charges added to teen murder case

Jun. 19, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two people charged with involvement in the fatal shooting of an Alaska teen have been indicted on child pornography charges. The Anchorage Daily News reported Tuesday that a federal grand jury indicted 18-year-old Denali Brehmer and 21-year-old Darin Schilmiller Tuesday. Brehmer...

LA school board votes to end random searches

Jun. 19, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's second-largest school moved Tuesday to end random metal-detector searches of students at secondary schools, a daily procedure that critics called ineffective, intrusive and offensive. The board of the Los Angeles Unified School District directed Superintendent Austin Beutner...

LA detective cited for filming in Angel Stadium restroom

Jun. 19, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty Los Angeles police detective has been cited for allegedly videotaping in a men's bathroom at Angels Stadium of Anaheim. Anaheim police say a citizen's arrest was made by someone who reported the alleged taping on June 8. KABC-TV says the LAPD employee is...