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Oregon man arrested in death of man near Mount St. Helens

Apr. 24, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say a 22-year-old man from Dayton, Oregon, was arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of Brian Bodle, a Newberg man who was found near Mount St. Helens earlier this year. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Damian Belander was taken into custody in Yamhill County after...

Hate charge: White man drove car at interracial couple

Apr. 24, 2019 8:09 AM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A white Louisiana man is charged with a hate crime after allegedly running down an interracial couple. News outlets report Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies say 50-year-old James Descant holds "disdain" for mixed couples. Deputies say the black man and white woman were standing...

Man pleads guilty to murdering 5 family members in Australia

Apr. 24, 2019 7:17 AM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A 25-year-old man pleaded guilty in an Australian court on Wednesday to murdering his three children, wife and mother-in-law in the west coast city of Perth last year. Anthony Robert Harvey made the plea in an appearance in Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court via video link from...

Boy Scouts could be hit with more sex abuse claims

Apr. 24, 2019 7:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The lawyers' ads on the internet aggressively seeking clients to file sexual abuse lawsuits give a taste of what lies ahead this year for the Boy Scouts of America: potentially the most fateful chapter in its 109-year history. Sexual abuse settlements have already strained the Boy Scouts'...

Everett store clerk stabbed to death in apparent robbery

Apr. 24, 2019 6:56 AM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Police say a man working in an Everett mini-mart was stabbed to death in an apparent robbery. The Daily Herald reports a man went to the store with a plan to rob it and then stabbed the man working behind the counter at about 10 p.m. Monday, according to the Everett Police Department....

Video of officers in Alabama hitting woman investigated

Apr. 24, 2019 6:55 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police department is investigating a video of an arrest that shows two Tuscaloosa police officers punching and using a baton to hit a woman during a traffic stop. News outlets report 22-year-old Jhasmynn Sheppard is charged with disarming a police officer, assault and...

Cyprus murders: Police search mineshaft for missing girl

Apr. 24, 2019 6:41 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot authorities say they are using a remote-controlled camera to search a flooded mineshaft where the bodies of two murdered women were found this month. Police are seeking the missing 6-year-old daughter of one of the victims, a 38-year-old Filipino woman. An army officer is in...

5 accused in abuse, rape, starvation of Louisiana girl

Apr. 24, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A little girl in Louisiana allegedly endured years of beatings and rapes before she ended up in a mental health facility in Mississippi and was able to report being abused. Now five people have been arrested on charges related to rape. The girl is now 12 years old. Authorities testified...

Sheriff: SC man shoots into girlfriend's car, kills her son

Apr. 24, 2019 5:27 AM EDT

NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man angry he was locked out of his house after a night out in South Carolina has shot and killed his girlfriend's son. Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster said 26-year-old X'Zavier Sharif Davis' girlfriend let him in the house around 3:15 a.m. Saturday and he started...

Israel demolishes West Bank home of Palestinian attacker

Apr. 24, 2019 3:56 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli military says its forces have demolished the home of a Palestinian who killed two Israelis in a shooting and stabbing attack last month. Israel says 19-year-old Omar Abu Layla fatally stabbed a soldier and shot and killed another while wounding others near the...