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Probe of Southern Baptist sex abuse response moves forward

Sep. 19, 2021 08:59 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — The Rev. Marshall Blalock feels the weight of his new responsibility. The South Carolina pastor serves as vice chair of a recently formed Southern Baptist Convention task force charged with overseeing an investigation into how a top...

Juvenile justice reforms allow demolition of youth lockup

Sep. 19, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (AP) — The Wasatch Youth Center is no more. Demolition crews on Monday began work in tearing down the former long-term, secure lockup for child offenders. A backhoe knocked down brick walls and tore off the roof of a gymnasium. A stray office chair...

Indonesia retrieves most-wanted militant's body from jungle

Sep. 19, 2021 01:53 AM EDT

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The bodies of Indonesia’s most wanted militant with ties to the Islamic State group and a follower, who were killed in a jungle shootout with security forces, were evacuated early Sunday to a police hospital for further investigation, police said. ...

Israeli army arrests last 2 of 6 Palestinian prison escapees

Sep. 19, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces on Sunday arrested the last two of six Palestinian prisoners who escaped a maximum-security Israeli prison two weeks ago, closing an intense, embarrassing episode that exposed deep security flaws in Israel and turned the fugitives into Palestinian heroes. ...

Netflix series touts ‘scandalous’ look at New Orleans jail

Sep. 19, 2021 00:27 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eight years ago, video shot inside the New Orleans jail of inmates using drugs, drinking beer and handling a gun prompted outrage and a costly federal consent decree that still hangs over Sheriff Marlin Gusman. Now, a different kind of reality TV is...

Agents search in Wyoming for woman, in Florida for boyfriend

Sep. 18, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police searched a vast Florida wildlife reserve on Saturday for 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the disappearance of his girlfriend, Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, while across the country the FBI hunted for clues about the missing woman in a...

Israeli military says last 2 of 6 Palestinian prisoners who escaped a maximum-security Israeli prison have been arrested

Sep. 18, 2021 20:38 PM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military says last 2 of 6 Palestinian prisoners who escaped a maximum-security Israeli prison have been arrested.

Student dead, ex-student arrested in stabbing after HS game

Sep. 18, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

LaGRANGEVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A 16-year-old student was fatally stabbed Friday night after a high school football game near Poughkeepsie, New York, authorities said. The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office said a former student, 18-year-old Nestor A. Ortiz-Ocampo, was...

Nevada court: Inmate no longer eligible for death penalty

Sep. 18, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada death row inmate convicted in the 1980 robbery-killing of a man for $2 is no longer eligible for capitol punishment and must be resentenced, the Nevada Supreme Court has ruled. The Nevada justices ruled Thursday that a New York court's recent...

1 suspect arrested in fatal Lawrence shooting of Wichita man

Sep. 18, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence police have arrested one suspect in the shooting death of a 21-year-old Wichita man near the University of Kansas campus and are looking for a second suspect. Police spokesman Patrick Compton said in an email that 18-year-old Javier...