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A police K-9 walks outside the Merrimack County correctional facility, Friday, July 3, 2020 , in Boscowen N.H., where Ghislaine Maxwell was being held after her arrest Thursday at a wooded estate in Bradford, N.H. The British socialite faces charges she helped lure at least three girls — one as young as 14 — to be sexually abused by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Epstein cohort's arrest becomes new test for plea deal

Jul. 3, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Before Jeffrey Epstein’s jailhouse suicide last year, his defense hinged on a 2008 deal with federal prosecutors in Florida over his alleged sexual abuse of multiple teenage girls. His lawyers said it prevented him from being charged with further crimes. Could that same deal now help...

Dawn Gomez holds her 3-year-old granddaughter, Saryia Greer, who waves at Vanessa Guillen's mural painted by Alejandro

Complaint: Missing Texas soldier was killed at Fort Hood

Jul. 3, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal and military investigators say a soldier missing since April was killed and dismembered by a fellow soldier stationed at the same Texas base. The revelation followed demands for the Army to release details about its investigation of the disappearance. A criminal complaint...

Family: Human remains found in Texas are missing soldier

Jul. 1, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — The family of a soldier who has been missing since April believes partial remains that were found in Central Texas are her remains, the lawyer for her family said Wednesday, and the Army said it has identified two suspects in her disappearance. Pfc. Vanessa Guillen was last seen...

A pastor eulogizes Robert Fuller as attendees practice social distance during a funeral in his honor Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Littlerock, Calif. Fuller, a 24-year-old Black man was found hanging from a tree in a park in a Southern California high desert city. Authorities initially said the death of Fuller appeared to be a suicide but protests led to further investigation, which continues. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Funeral held for Black man found hanging from tree

Jun. 30, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

LITTLEROCK, Calif. (AP) — A 24-year-old Black man found hanging from a tree at a park in Southern California was remembered Tuesday as a cheerful young man who loved music, sports, video games and spending time with family. Relatives, friends and community members attended the funeral of Robert Fuller. A...

Law enforcement enter the C1 building to the west of the Bunn-O-Matic warehouse during an active shooter situation, Friday, June 26, 2020, in Springfield, Ill. Police say officers are searching for a gunman at a warehouse in the Illinois state capital after at least one person was shot and wounded. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP)

Coroner: 3rd Illinois shooting victim dies, 2 identified

Jun. 27, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A third person died Saturday afternoon who was critically wounded in a shooting at a warehouse in central Illinois where the suspect had fatally shot two coworkers before apparently killing himself, authorities said. Police believe Michael L. Collins opened fire on three of his...

Deputies kill half-brother of black man found hanged in park

Jun. 18, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

ROSAMOND, Calif. (AP) — The half-brother of a black man found hanged in a California park was killed in a gunbattle with Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies seeking him as kidnap and assault suspect, according to authorities and a family lawyer. A woman with him was wounded and a child was uninjured. ...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jun. 17, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ June 17 The Post and Courier on remembering the nine African American parishioners at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church who were massacred by a white supremacist: Most of us remember where we were and what we were doing on the evening of...

Police rescue family after dad drove with toddlers off cliff

Jun. 16, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego man was in police custody Tuesday and his twin toddlers were in the hospital after he drove off a cliff with them in his car in what police say was a suicide attempt. Robert Brians was booked Monday on suspicion of two counts of attempted murder, kidnapping and child cruelty,...

This undated photo provided by the family of Robert Fuller via Najee Ali shows Robert Fuller, who was found dead Wednesday, June 10, 2020, hanging from a tree in Poncitlán Square, in Palmdale, Calif. (Courtesy of Robert Fuller Family via AP)

Feds to review cases into hanging deaths of 2 black men

Jun. 15, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal authorities will review local investigations into the hanging deaths of two black men in Southern California to determine whether federal law was violated, officials said Monday. Local authorities have said there is no evidence of foul play in the deaths of Robert Fuller in...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence steps away from the microphone after speaking Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Clemson, S.C., during a protest rally over the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The Latest: Clemson football players lead march on campus

Jun. 13, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Members of Clemson football team lead demonstration on campus. — Bust of slave owner torn down, thrown in river in New Orleans. — Protesters gather at Lee monument in Virginia's capital. — Authorities investigating death of black man found hanging from tree in...