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Family of missing teen feels 'extreme relief' she is alive and an arrest has been made: 'It was a nightmare … pure torture'

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CHICAGO -- Authorities and a relative of a 16-year-old girl for whom an Amber Alert was issued by Indiana State Police said she was found safe in Arkansas about 24 hours after she was last seen in Crown Point, and an arrest has been made in connection with her abduction.

About 1:40 p.m. Sunday, state police confirmed the teenager's safety by ...Read more

Days away from moving for a dream job, Miami doctor is killed in fall from cliff on vacation

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A man living in Miami fell over 82 feet to his death while on vacation with his fiance on the Spanish island of Ibiza, friends and relatives reported in a crowd-funding page.

Daniel Sirovich, who was completing his medical residency at Kendall Regional Medical Center, was sightseeing on Aug. 14 with his fiance Kristi Kelly in Sa Pedrera de Cala...Read more

Adnan Syed's attorneys ask U.S. Supreme Court to hear 'Serial' case

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BALTIMORE -- Attorneys for Adnan Syed, the subject of the "Serial" podcast, are trying to take his case to the Supreme Court.

The petition, filed Monday after an extended deadline, asks the justices to reverse a ruling by Maryland's highest court. It had refused to grant a new trial to Syed, who was convicted in the 2000 of killing of Hae Min ...Read more

'Ready to throw officers under the bus': Baltimore police feel angst over leadership, consent decree

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BALTIMORE -- Many Baltimore Police officers say making an arrest can be nerve-wracking because they feel overburdened by documenting even necessary force, they worry they will be harshly punished for their actions and they don't feel supported by commanders, according to a recent report.

"I don't feel pride for having 20 uses of force," one ...Read more

California teacher is fatally shot at park; police seek gunman

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LOS ANGELES -- A gunman who shot and killed a middle school teacher as she sat in her truck with her 5-year-old son and boyfriend at a San Bernardino, Calif., park over the weekend remained at large Sunday, according to police.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting at Delmann Heights Park near the intersection of 30th and Flores streets ...Read more

Deportations to Iraq stoke fear among immigrant families in Michigan

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DETROIT -- Sixteen Iraqi nationals -- half from metro Detroit -- have been deported to Iraq since an April court decision allowed their removal from the U.S. The move has sparked anxiety for some immigrant families, heightened by the recent death in Baghdad of a diabetic deportee from Oakland County, Mich.

This summer, several detained Iraqi ...Read more

Gunman who opened fire on LAPD patrol car killed in shootout with police, officials say

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LOS ANGELES -- A man who authorities say was armed with a handgun and opened fire on two officers in their patrol car was killed by police in a shootout in El Sereno late Sunday.

Two LAPD officers were stopped at Lombardy Boulevard and Alhambra Avenue about 11:30 p.m. when a man began shooting at them, Officer Drake Madison said.

The man ran ...Read more

'Why would you just come out shooting?' Mother of 14-year-old boy killed by homeowner questions man's account

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CHICAGO -- Tyiesha Annan sounded tired, but mostly angry, as she talked about her 14-year-old son and the questions she has for the homeowner in Lake County, Ill., who shot and killed him, telling police he fired his gun to scare the boy and five other teens off his property.

"Why would you just come out shooting?" Annan asked. "Two things are ...Read more

Chicago Teachers Union group's trip to Venezuela, praise of socialist leader slammed as 'propaganda tour'

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CHICAGO -- The recent trip to Venezuela by a group calling itself a Chicago Teachers Union delegation has upset some union members and expats who question the point of the tour and take issue with the group's praise of the country's disputed government.

The four travelers, who crowdfunded the July trip under the banner of the CTU, met with ...Read more

Analysis: 'The Mooch' is under President Trump's skin amid recession warnings

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WASHINGTON -- Anthony Scaramucci is under Donald Trump's skin, hitting a nerve as the president frets about his re-election chances amid economic warning signs.

The former White House communications director was back on CNN Monday morning, delivering another broadside on his former boss just four days after a Trump's stated favorite news ...Read more

Judge continues case of Michelle Troconis, charged in disappearance of Jennifer Farber Dulos, to next month

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STAMFORD, Conn. -- The case of Michelle Troconis, charged in the disappearance of New Canaan mother Jennifer Farber Dulos, was continued Monday in Superior Court during a brief pre-trial hearing.

Her next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 20.

Troconis, 44, and Fotis Dulos, 51, were both charged in June with tampering with evidence and ...Read more

Separated Congolese father given another chance in immigration court

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SAN DIEGO -- A Congolese father who was separated from his family at the U.S.-Mexico border after they asked for asylum together and who was ordered deported will be given another chance to present his case.

Unlike the first time he faced a judge in one of the nation's toughest immigration courts for asylum seekers, this time Constantin Bakala ...Read more

Chickenpox and flu: Migrants are getting sick at the US-Mexico border

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TIJUANA, Mexico -- On her first day out of quarantine Thursday, 6-year-old Fernanda Martinez was ecstatic. She raced a mini-green quad up and down the hall outside the dark room where she spent four weeks separated from everyone because of a severe case of the chicken pox.

Greeting all the other children at the Agape Mision Mundial shelter in ...Read more

Detroit man went to prison posing as his dead brother. Here's what happens next

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LANSING, Mich. -- When Kevin Lee Gray was arrested for home invasion in 2017, he gave police the name of his dead brother -- Sammie Lee Gray.

Somehow, the 37-year-old Detroit man went through the Wayne County court system and was convicted under his brother's name, and he was sent to state prison as Sammie Lee Gray.

In fact, in order to find ...Read more

Britain's Prince Andrew rejects involvement in Epstein scandal

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LONDON -- British Prince Andrew has rejected any involvement in alleged sex crimes by the late U.S. billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.

Epstein's death on Aug. 10 in his New York prison cell has been ruled a suicide.

He was due to face trial on child sex-trafficking charges.

"The Duke of York (Andrew) has been appalled by the recent reports of ...Read more

Iran warns US against targeting oil tanker headed to Greece

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LONDON -- Iran warned the U.S. against targeting a supertanker carrying the Middle East country's oil as the vessel departed Gibraltar after being seized last month by U.K. forces and held in the British territory.

The tanker, detained by the British on suspicion of hauling oil to Syria in violation of European sanctions, set sail from ...Read more

K. Connie Kang, pioneering Korean American journalist, dies at 76

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LOS ANGELES -- When riots broke out in Los Angeles in the spring of 1992, few local reporters covering the historical unrest were able to interview the Koreans whose neighborhoods were suddenly besieged by violence. They couldn't speak the language.

In the eyes of the Korean American Journalists Association, this was a huge problem. So, on the ...Read more

A $100,000 bribe got teen a UCLA soccer scholarship without even playing

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LOS ANGELES -- On paper, the high school senior from British Columbia was a promising soccer player. So much so that UCLA admitted the teen last fall as an athletic recruit and even awarded him a scholarship.

The teen, however, didn't play soccer -- and his admission to UCLA was bought with a $100,000 bribe William "Rick" Singer paid to Jorge ...Read more

A tale of two rallies: Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders have similar ideas, competing paths to 2020 victory

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FRANCONIA, N.H. -- For progressive voters such as Richard Poulin, the 2020 Democratic presidential primary offers an agonizing choice between two heroes of the left, Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Poulin, a New Hampshire store owner, was a devoted supporter of Sanders' unsuccessful 2016 campaign. Now, he ...Read more

Odor advisory issued for Salton Sea area; hydrogen sulfide leads to rotten-egg smell

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LOS ANGELES -- An odor advisory was issued Sunday for the Salton Sea area in Riverside County due to elevated levels of a gas that smells like rotten eggs, according to California air regulators.

The advisory was issued for the Coachella Valley and will remain in effect until at least Monday because of winds from the south, with peak ...Read more


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