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NJ man released from jail after triple-fatal crash in Maine

Sep. 21, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — A New Jersey man charged with manslaughter in a crash that killed three passengers in Acadia National Park will await trial at home. A federal magistrate ruled that 28-year-old Praneeth Manubolu, of Edgewater, New Jersey, will be on home detention except to go to work, to the...

Judge mulls bid to curb power to split families at border

Sep. 21, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge said Friday that he was struggling with a request to more narrowly define what behavior justifies separating children from their parents at the border after complaints that the Trump administration has abused discretionary powers to split families under limited...

Antonio Brown cut by Patriots amid sexual misconduct claims

Sep. 20, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Antonio Brown was released by the New England Patriots on Friday after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct — the third team in seven months to tire of the off-field behavior that has overshadowed his accomplishments as one of the NFL's most prolific receivers for...

Sheriff: 1 officer dead, 1 injured in Louisiana shooting

Sep. 20, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) — One police officer was fatally shot and another wounded Friday after a vehicle chase north of New Orleans, authorities said. Mandeville Police Chief Gerald Sticker confirmed one officer's death and the other's injury from gunfire in his community on the north shore of Lake...

US, El Salvador sign asylum deal, details to be worked out

Sep. 20, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States on Friday signed an agreement that paves the way for the U.S. to send many asylum-seekers to one of the world's most violent countries, El Salvador. But both countries must first take necessary legal actions and implement major border security and asylum procedures before...

Inmate dies after being stabbed at prison

Sep. 20, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate died this month after being stabbed by another inmate, the prison system said Friday. The Department of Corrections said in a news release that Joshua David Willingham, 29, died days after being stabbed by another inmate at Ventress Correctional Facility in Clayton....

Iowa officials: Anamosa prison staffer assaulted by inmate

Sep. 20, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

ANAMOSA, Iowa (AP) — Iowa state prison officials say an Anamosa State Penitentiary corrections officer has been assaulted by an inmate. Officials say in a news release that the officer was working at his post Friday morning when an inmate jumped across the officer's desk and kicked him in the face. The...

Officials: Police shoot suspect at Georgia hospital

Sep. 20, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Two police officers and a suspect were taken to hospitals after a shooting in Georgia. Gainesville police spokesman Kevin Holbrook told WSB-TV that a suspect was shot by officers Friday afternoon. He did not give details about the person's condition. Northeast Georgia Medical Center...

NYPD commander who took Son of Sam's confession dies at 99

Sep. 20, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — John Keenan, the police official who led New York City's manhunt for the Son of Sam killer and eventually took a case-solving confession from David Berkowitz, has died. His death Thursday at age 99 was announced by the police department and Keenan's family. He had been in declining health...

Oklahoma man gets no-parole life sentence for killing deputy

Sep. 20, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — A man who narrowly avoided the death penalty for the shooting death of an Oklahoma sheriff's deputy has been formally sentenced to life in prison without parole. A judge on Friday sentenced Nathan LeForce to life in prison without parole for the 2017 killing of Logan County Deputy...