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Trial over Delaware prison riot ends with no convictions

Feb. 18, 2019 4:04 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The trial for four inmates charged with murder in a 2017 Delaware prison riot ended Monday with no convictions. Jurors deliberated about five days before acquitting Abednego Baynes, 26, and Kevin Berry, 28, of all charges filed after the uprising at Vaughn Correctional Center near...

The Latest: DOC chief disappointed in prison riot verdict

Feb. 18, 2019 4:03 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Latest on the verdicts of four inmates charged in the prison riot at Vaughn Correctional Center in February 2017 (all times local): 4 p.m. The commissioner of Delaware's Department of Correction says he's disappointed that a jury delivered no guilty verdicts against four inmates...

Police: Man accused of kidnapping his son found in Mexico

Feb. 18, 2019 3:32 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a man accused of kidnapping his 1-year-old son has been located in Mexico. Lowell Police said Monday that 37-year-old Fillemom De Lima, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, is being held by Mexican authorities at an immigration detention center. De Lima and his son were...

Illinois man known for white crosses makes 5 for hometown

Feb. 18, 2019 3:31 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man who has delivered more than 26,000 white crosses to sites around the U.S., largely to remember victims of gun violence, now finds himself doing the same in his hometown. "I just didn't see it coming," said Greg Zanis, who made crosses for the five victims of the shooting...

Aurora warehouse where 5 killed won't reopen until next week

Feb. 18, 2019 3:08 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse where five people were fatally shot won't reopen until next week, but its doors will be open to support workers, company officials said Monday. The Henry Pratt Co. facility in Aurora, Illinois, will be open any employees who want to spend...

Napkin, genealogy site leads to arrest in 1993 murder case

Feb. 18, 2019 2:48 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A businessman has been charged with fatally stabbing a Minneapolis woman in 1993 after investigators ran DNA evidence from the murder scene through a genealogy website and obtained his DNA from a discarded napkin. Jerry Westrom, 52, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of...

Oakland, California diocese names 45 accused of sexual abuse

Feb. 18, 2019 2:45 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of Oakland, California, has released the names of 45 priests, deacons and religious brothers who officials say are "credibly accused" of sexually abusing minors. The San Francisco Chronicle said Monday that Oakland's list goes back to 1962 — when the...

Police: Man fatally shot outside Everett restaurant

Feb. 18, 2019 2:37 PM EST

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Police say a man was shot and killed outside a fast-food restaurant in northwest Washington state. The Daily Herald reports Everett police responded to a Jack in the Box restaurant early Sunday, finding man with a gunshot wound and an uninjured woman. Officers began CPR on the man,...

Bengals RB Mark Walton is facing a drug charge in Florida

Feb. 18, 2019 1:48 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors say Cincinnati Bengals running back Mark Walton is facing a marijuana possession charge in Florida. Walton was arrested late Friday on an unrelated battery charge after police say he got into an argument with a Miami couple about his SUV blocking a parking garage entrance. The drug...

Ancient site linked to Caesar's murder to open to public

Feb. 18, 2019 12:30 PM EST

ROME (AP) — A complex of ancient temples in Rome that are linked to the scene of Julius Caesar's murder will be opened to the public. The below-street-level temple ruins at Largo Argentina in downtown Rome is visible to pedestrians peering from above but closed to visitors. For decades, access was enjoyed...