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Officials: Brian Laundrie fatally shot himself in the head

Nov. 23, 2021 16:31 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Brian Laundrie, who was found dead last month in a Florida swamp, shot himself in the head, officials announced Tuesday. Laundrie had been the subject of a manhunt for more than a month as investigators searched for clues in the slaying of his girlfriend,...

Chile Senate rejects removing president in impeachment trial

Nov. 16, 2021 22:54 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Chilean Senate late Tuesday rejected an opposition-initiated impeachment process to remove President Sebastián Piñera over allegations that he favored the sale of a family property that hinged on the government not declaring the land a nature reserve. ...

Alaska corporation sues over Arctic refuge leases

Nov. 04, 2021 22:14 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska state corporation that was the main bidder in an oil and gas lease sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge earlier this year said it is suing federal officials over what it calls improper actions that are preventing lease activities. ...

9 wildlife refuges closed at Lake Between the Lakes

Nov. 02, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Nine wildlife refuges at Lake Between the Lakes National Recreation Area have closed until next year, officials said. Signs or buoys mark areas closed to activities that include hunting, fishing and boating. The areas will reopen on March 15, the...

Lawyer: Initial autopsy inconclusive on Laundrie death cause

Oct. 25, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The initial autopsy on the remains of Brian Laundrie did not uncover a cause of his death and a more intensive examination will be done, a Laundrie family lawyer said Monday. Laundrie's skeletal remains found in a Florida nature preserve were...

Remains of United executive found at suburban Chicago forest

Oct. 24, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

DARIEN, Ill. (AP) — An autopsy has confirmed that human remains found at a suburban Chicago nature preserve are of a United Airlines executive reported missing more than a year ago, officials said Sunday. Investigators used dental records to confirm the identity of...

Workers find human remains at suburban Chicago preserve

Oct. 23, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

DARIEN, Ill. (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether human remains found at a suburban Chicago nature preserve could be those of a United Airlines executive who vanished more than a year ago. Contractors found the remains Friday afternoon in an area of heavy brush...

Laundrie family hopes for answers after remains found

Oct. 22, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Family members were hoping for more answers from law enforcement regarding the cause of death for Brian Laundrie, who was a person of interest in the death of girlfriend Gabby Petito while the couple was on a cross-country road trip, an attorney said Friday. ...

FBI: Remains found in Florida park ID'd as Brian Laundrie

Oct. 21, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The FBI on Thursday identified human remains found in a Florida nature preserve as those of Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the death of girlfriend Gabby Petito while the couple was on a cross-country road trip. The remains, a...

Audubon lawsuit over Quivira Wildlife Refuge water dismissed

Oct. 20, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Audubon of Kansas over water rights at the Quivira Wildlife Refuge in central Kansas. Audubon sued the U.S. Department of Interior and other federal and state agencies in January, alleging...