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Missouri woman charged after husband’s body found in freezer

Nov. 14, 2019 6:49 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a woman whose husband’s corpse was found in a freezer in a bedroom inside their southwest Missouri home, where it may have been stored for nearly a year. Barbara Watters, 67, of Joplin, was arrested Thursday, a day after she was charged with...

Cyprus president: Arsonists won’t stop national park plan

Nov. 14, 2019 2:16 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ president vowed on Thursday to press ahead with creating a national park in a largely untouched area of the tourism-reliant island, following a string of deliberately-set forest fires that were blamed on local landowners’ development plans. Nicos Anastasiades...

Police: Body found in freezer at southwest Missouri home

Nov. 13, 2019 2:55 PM EST

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Police say they are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a freezer at a home in southwestern Missouri. The Joplin Globe reports that Joplin police learned of the body Monday while investigating an arson case at a neighboring property. Police said in a statement...

Tear gas and fires: Hong Kong protests from morning to night

Nov. 12, 2019 11:19 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong battled police on multiple fronts Tuesday, from major disruptions during the morning rush hour to a late-night standoff at a prominent university, as the 5-month-old anti-government movement takes an increasingly violent turn. Gasoline bombs and fires lit up the...

Hong Kong police shoot protester, man set on fire

Nov. 11, 2019 4:02 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Following a day of violence in which one person was shot by police and another set on fire, Hong Kong's leader pledged Monday to "spare no effort" to halt anti-government protests that have wracked the city for more than five months. The comments by Carrie Lam are likely to fuel...

The Latest: Hong Kong leader refuses to accept demands

Nov. 11, 2019 4:01 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 6 p.m. Hong Kong's leader says her administration will "spare no effort" in bringing an end to anti-government protests that have wracked the city for more than five months. Carrie Lam spoke to reporters Monday during a day of spiraling...

The Latest: Pilot dies as plane crashes into California home

Nov. 7, 2019 4:40 PM EST

UPLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a plane crash into a Southern California house (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Police say the pilot of a small plane that crashed into a Southern California home has died. Upland police Capt. Marcelo Blanco said Thursday that authorities believe the pilot was the only...

2 men charged as juveniles in 2014 covered bridge arson

Nov. 5, 2019 12:52 PM EST

NEW BLOOMFIELD, Pa. (AP) — Authorities allege that two teenagers set a fire that destroyed a covered bridge in Pennsylvania five years ago. State police say the defendants are now adults but are charged as juveniles because they were 14 and 15 years old at the time of the November 2014 fire at the...

Sheriff: Bodies found may be linked to arson, murders

Nov. 5, 2019 8:46 AM EST

MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. (AP) — The remains of three people found in a charred pickup truck in Virginia appear to be connected to the deaths of two children in North Carolina. News outlets report Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman says the bodies are believed to be Maria Calderon Martinez, Juan Carlos...

Judge: 2 to stand trial in death of man stabbed, set on fire

Nov. 5, 2019 8:17 AM EST

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Two alleged gang members accused in the death of a man who was stabbed and set on fire while he was still alive will stand trial on numerous charges, including homicide and arson. A judge issued the ruling Monday following a lengthy court hearing where Yzire Jenkins-Rowe and Miles...