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    Baby found under interstate overpass; suspect in custody

    MINDEN, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man is accused of aggravated kidnapping after a 2-month-old boy was found abandoned on the ledge of an interstate overpass. Police say 25-year-old Kyshaun Wilson abducted the boy from a family he knew. He told police God told him to do it. KSLA-TV reports police began searching for baby […]
  • FILE - In this April 10, 2017 file photo, a protester holds up a flag outside of a federal courthouse in Las Vegas in support of defendants accused of wielding weapons against federal agents during a 2014 standoff involving cattleman and states' rights advocate Cliven Bundy. A federal jury in Las Vegas is deliberating again Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in the retrial of four men accused of wielding assault weapons against federal agents in a 2014 standoff near the Nevada ranch of anti-government figure Cliven Bundy. Jurors returned to work Monday, after spending a little more than two days last week going over five weeks of evidence in the case against four defendants. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) National News

    Jury refuses to convict in Nevada ranch standoff

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal jury in Las Vegas refused Tuesday to convict four accused gunman in a 2014 standoff with federal authorities near the Nevada ranch of states’ rights figure Cliven Bundy. In a verdict that delivered a stunning setback to federal prosecutors, the jury acquitted Ricky Lovelien and Steven Stewart of all […]
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    UN official sees genocide threat in Central African Republic

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien says he saw “the early warnings of genocide” during a recent visit to Central African Republic, which has faced sectarian fighting since 2013. He said in an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press that “there’s a terrible development of militias now using ethnic or religious” reasons […]
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    Michigan man in prison for decades transferred to Florida

    DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man is headed to a Florida prison after 29 years in a Michigan prison for drug crimes as a teen. Richard Wershe (WER’-shee), who was known on the streets as “White Boy Rick,” was turned over to federal authorities Tuesday, five weeks after he was granted parole. The Michigan Corrections […]
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    Trump wants atheist group’s suit over church order dropped

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Trump administration wants to nix a legal challenge to a presidential order easing enforcement of an IRS rule that limited religious organizations’ political activity. The Justice Department on Tuesday asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed in May by a Wisconsin-based atheist group. The Freedom From Religion Foundation […]
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    Suit: Teen incarcerated despite video proving his innocence

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The family of a 15-year-old who was incarcerated for three weeks despite dashcam video proving his innocence is suing Kansas City police. The Kansas City Star reports the wrongful arrest suit was filed Monday in federal court in behalf of Tyree Bell. He was arrested on June 8, 2016, while […]
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    Ex-cashier pleads guilty to theft from Navy base in Japan

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Filipino woman has pleaded guilty in Kansas to stealing nearly $100,000 from a U.S. Naval base in Japan. The prosecutors announced Monday that Cynthia Lopez Creseni pleaded guilty Friday to theft of public money. She stole $99,068 from the Morale Welfare and Recreation Center at the […]
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    Regulators to dig deeper into US luxury property deals

    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators searching for money laundering schemes are digging deeper into who is behind luxury real estate purchases in certain parts of the U.S. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network said Tuesday it’s adding wire transfers to the list of all-cash buys it monitors during certain types of high-end deals. Previous orders […]
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    American Legion reaffirms stance against hate groups

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The American Legion has reaffirmed its position against hate groups as President Donald Trump prepares to address its national convention in Reno on Wednesday. National Commander Charles E. Schmidt says the Legion on Monday approved the resolution that was first passed 94 years ago. The move came less than two weeks […]
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    Mom pleads guilty to cutting daughters’ necks; gets 15 years

    CANTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of cutting her two daughters’ necks, then cutting her wrists and calling 911 has pleaded guilty to attempted murder charges and has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Court officials say 31-year-old Nicole Auman also pleaded guilty Monday to felonious assault charges and was sentenced in […]