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July 29, 2016 - 7:50pm
14 hours 26 min ago

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say they charged a 12-year-old boy for smothering a 4-month-old baby after the boy told a school resource officer that he had killed his nephew.

West Palm Beach police released a probable cause affidavit Friday saying that the boy approached a Riviera Beach police officer at his school on Dec. 10 and told the officer that he placed a pillow over the baby's face to prevent him from crying.

The report...

July 29, 2016 - 7:44pm
14 hours 26 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman suspected of crashing a car into a Los Angeles home, killing one person and injuring eight others, has surrendered to police.

Authorities say 34-year-old Rashanda Norman was arrested Thursday evening on suspicion of hit-and-run. She remained jailed Friday, and it isn't clear if she has an attorney.

Investigators believe Norman was behind the wheel of a Buick Regal that jumped over a curb Wednesday night.

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July 29, 2016 - 7:21pm
14 hours 26 min ago

DALLAS (AP) — A newly released military report details how the Army reservist who killed five Dallas police officers stole a female soldier's underwear and tried to hide what he did under investigation.

The Army on Friday released a partially redacted report on Micah Johnson, who was killed July 8 in a standoff after opening fire on officers during a rally protesting police shootings.

The investigation into the stolen underwear two years earlier led...

July 29, 2016 - 7:20pm
14 hours 26 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Guatemalan soccer federation president has pleaded guilty in New York to charges related to a sprawling corruption investigation of world soccer.

Brayan Jimenez pleaded guilty Friday to federal racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud conspiracy charges, each carrying up to 20 years in prison. It's unclear when he'll be sentenced.

The 62-year-old Jimenez is among 40 people from around the world charged in a FIFA (FEE'-fuh)...

July 29, 2016 - 7:18pm
14 hours 26 min ago

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's governor is asking the company that runs the "Pokemon Go" app to return the Pokestops and gym that are the backbone of the popular game to the state capitol.

The sites had become hugely popular in the past few weeks, drawing dozens of people to the Statehouse at all hours of the day and night to hunt Jigglypuffs and Squirtles. But nearly all of them except one on the edge of the capitol grounds disappeared without warning Friday....

July 29, 2016 - 7:16pm
15 hours 6 min ago

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is investigating a charter school system that the Turkish government claims has ties to a moderate Islamic cleric it's accused of inspiring a military coup attempt.

The Texas Education Agency said Friday that Turkey alleges Harmony Public Schools gave preferential treatment to Turkish owned and operated vendors in violation of competitive bidding requirements. Turkey also alleges the school system misused U.S. and state funds by guaranteeing a...

July 29, 2016 - 6:41pm
15 hours 6 min ago

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Federal authorities say a woman who was recently released from prison in Oregon robbed a bank in Wyoming only to throw the cash up in the air outside the building and sit down to wait for police.

Investigators say 59-year-old Linda Patricia Thompson told them she wanted to go back to prison.

Oregon correctional authorities say Thompson was released in June after serving six years on a robbery conviction.

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July 29, 2016 - 6:36pm
15 hours 6 min ago

MIAMI (AP) — One of three South Florida-based men accused of stealing $4.8 million in gold from a truck along a North Carolina interstate has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison.

A federal judge sentenced Roberto Cabrera on Friday. He had faced up to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty in April to robbery, firearms and other charges.

The FBI says Cabrera, Adalberto Perez and an unidentified third person used a GPS device in March 2015...

July 29, 2016 - 6:22pm
15 hours 26 min ago

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge in Wisconsin has declared multiple Republican-authored election laws unconstitutional in a sweeping ruling.

Two liberal groups filed a lawsuit in May challenging the laws, including a requirement that voters show photo identification. U.S. District Judge James Peterson issued a ruling Friday that upheld the voter ID law but struck down a number of GOP-written statutes and policies that restricted voting.

He...

July 29, 2016 - 6:17pm
15 hours 46 min ago

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A man and two women have been indicted on multiple charges accusing them of injuring children at a San Antonio house, including chaining two in the backyard.

A Bexar (BEAR) County grand jury has indicted 34-year-old Porucha Phillips, 36-year-old Deandre Dorch and 30-year-old Cheryl Reed on felony injury-to-a-child charges after eight children were found unattended in April.

A statement from the district attorney's office says...

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