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Police: Motorcyclist in fatal crash had suspended license

Jun. 25, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a motorcyclist in Ohio who fatally struck a 15-year-old boy on a bicycle was driving with a suspended license. Akron police also have said that speed was a factor in Friday's crash that killed 15-year-old Damiyon Frazier. Police said witnesses told them three motorcycles were...

Police release more than 1,000 files from Smollett probe

Jun. 25, 2019 2:06 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police on Monday released more than 1,000 files from the investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim he was attacked by two men, including video footage that for the first time shows the "Empire" actor with a thin, white rope wrapped around his neck that he told detectives was a...

Defense to question investigator in case against Navy SEAL

Jun. 25, 2019 1:37 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Defense lawyers for a decorated Navy SEAL charged with war crimes are expected to grill the lead investigator in the case Tuesday as they try to paint a picture of an upstanding war hero being framed by lies. Attorneys for Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher planned to cross-examine...

Probe advised of ex-defense secretary over Sri Lankan blasts

Jun. 25, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's attorney general advised the acting police chief on Monday to launch a criminal investigation of the former defense secretary over "major lapses" that contributed to security failures ahead of Easter suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people. Attorney General...

The Latest: Official: 4 Texas victims died of heat exposure

Jun. 24, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

MISSION, Texas (AP) — The Latest on four bodies found at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Authorities say four people, including three children, found dead in South Texas near the border with Mexico likely died of dehydration and heat exposure after crossing the Rio Grande into the U.S....

Special prosecutor requested in South Bend police shooting

Jun. 24, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A special prosecutor was requested Monday to investigate the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in a case that has inflamed tensions between the black community and law enforcement and roiled the Democratic presidential campaign of Mayor Pete Buttigieg. St....

Doctor: Stabbing by Navy SEAL could have killed prisoner

Jun. 24, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A pathologist testified Monday at a Navy SEAL's murder trial that a wounded Islamic State militant in Iraq could have died from a stabbing described by other witnesses. Dr. Frank Sheridan said he couldn't determine a cause of death because of a lack of evidence. There was no body, no...

4 border deaths in Texas could be a preview of the summer

Jun. 24, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

Two babies, a toddler and a woman were found dead near the U.S.-Mexican border, overcome by the sweltering heat in a glimpse of what could lie ahead this summer as record numbers of migrant families try to get into the United States. Authorities believe the four may have been dead for days before the bodies were...

Police: Driver health may be issue in fatal church bus crash

Jun. 24, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado authorities on Monday were investigating what caused a bus carrying a New Mexico high school church group home from a weekend retreat to veer off a highway and crash, killing the driver and a man training to become a Catholic priest. Investigators were looking into the...

Missing Utah college student last seen in a park at 3 a.m.

Jun. 24, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A University of Utah student missing for over a week was last seen meeting an unknown person at a park at 3 in the morning, authorities said Monday. The Lyft driver who took Mackenzie Lueck from the airport and dropped her off at a park in a Salt Lake City suburb on June 17 told...