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Hunter thought he would die in the swamp when gator bit him

Nov. 13, 2019 10:30 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Hours after an alligator bit James Boyce on the leg deep inside a swamp, the avid hunter had resigned himself to dying. He made his goodbyes with his wife, Terisa. They had tightened their belts around his thigh as a tourniquet, but he was bleeding heavily and going in and out...

Group stops search for UFC fighter’s missing stepdaughter

Nov. 13, 2019 8:54 AM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A Texas-based nonprofit that works to find missing people across the country has called off its search for UFC heavyweight Walt Harris’ missing stepdaughter. Destinie Duvall of Texas EquuSearch tells WRBL-TV the horse-mounted search group is heading home after using “every...

Court rules against warrantless searches of phones, laptops

Nov. 12, 2019 11:10 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A federal court in Boston has ruled that warrantless U.S. government searches of the phones and laptops of international travelers at airports and other U.S. ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment. Tuesday's ruling in U.S. District Court came in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil...

Mother of missing Florida girl charged; human remains found

Nov. 12, 2019 7:12 PM EST

DEMOPOLIS, Ala. (AP) — Police searching for a 5-year-old Florida girl who was reported missing last week by her mother found human remains in rural Alabama, authorities said Tuesday. Taylor Rose Williams' mother, who said her daughter disappeared from home overnight, was later charged with child neglect...

Search for missing Florida girl expands to Alabama

Nov. 11, 2019 2:51 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say they're expanding the search of a missing 5-year-old girl to Alabama, and the girl's mother is no longer cooperating with their investigation. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said during a news conference Monday that officers have been deployed to...

Marine deserter sought in fatal shooting of Virginia man

Nov. 11, 2019 3:20 AM EST

HARDY, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia are searching for a Marine who deserted his post in North Carolina and has since been named as a person of interest in the shooting death of his mother's boyfriend. News outlets report 22-year-old Michael Alexander Brown is wanted for questioning in the Saturday...

Police: Pulitzer Prize gold medal stolen from Ohio newspaper

Nov. 11, 2019 1:06 AM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are searching for a Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal that was reportedly stolen from an Ohio newspaper's former office. The theft was discovered Thursday morning after the Akron Beacon Journal's staff moved from the paper's former building. The Akron Beacon Journal reports the thief...

3 rescued, 1 missing after boat capsized off California

Nov. 10, 2019 6:14 PM EST

BODEGA BAY, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended a search for a man who went missing after a fishing boat capsized off Northern California. The search was called off Sunday after crews rescued three others who were on the boat and looked through the night for the missing man in the water about 30...

Mexico uncovers 10 more bodies from mass grave in Sonora

Nov. 10, 2019 5:53 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Forensic scientists in the Mexican state of Sonora have recovered 10 more bodies from mass graves near a beach town, raising the total number of bodies and skeletons found in the area since October to 52. The state attorney's office said Saturday they were tipped off to the desert burial...

Girl, 14, charged in beating death of animal rescuer

Nov. 10, 2019 1:26 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old girl has been charged with murder in the beating death of a well-known animal rescuer in his Philadelphia home. Court documents indicate the teenager is also charged with robbery, evidence tampering and other counts in the Nov. 4 death of 59-year-old Albert...