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  • Father of Kokomo teen killed in pursuit crash sues police

    KOKOMO, Ind. — The father of a 15-year-old boy who was killed in a car crash during a police pursuit is suing two police departments and an officer, alleging that “careless and negligent acts” on their part led directly to his son’s death. Travis L. Abston Jr. of Battle Ground died in a two-car crash in Kokomo last September during a police chase that followed reports the teen was potentially armed and dangerous, and driving a stolen car. The lawsuit filed by […]

  • South African musician Johnny Clegg dies at 66 from pancreatic cancer

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Johnny Clegg, a South African musician who performed in defiance of racial barriers imposed under the country’s apartheid system decades ago and celebrated its new democracy under Nelson Mandela, died Tuesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 66. The Grammy-nominated and British-born singer sometimes called the “White Zulu” died peacefully at home in Johannesburg with his family there, according to Clegg’s manager, Roddy Quin. “He fought it to the last second,” Quin told the South […]

  • 2-year-old girl who disappeared from Michigan campsite found, police say

    UPDATE: Detroit, MI (WXYZ ) — 2-year-old Gabriella Vitale, who was missing for 24 hours in northern Michigan, has been found alive, per Michigan State Police. Police say she was found a quarter to a half mile west of the campsite she wandered away from. She reportedly walked up to a porch – people in the home knew she was missing and called police right away. Police say Gabriella has autism and doesn’t respond to people the same way other 2-year-olds […]

  • HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ lands record-setting 32 Emmy nominations

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO’s “Game of Thrones” slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from atop the increasingly crowded television heap. The bloodthirsty saga’s total eclipsed the all-time series record of 27 nods earned by “NYPD Blue” in 1994. If “Game of Thrones” successfully defends it best drama series title and claims a fourth trophy, […]

  • Boater saves Indiana toddler in Lake Michigan after he drifted away on inflatable duck

    MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Witnesses say a toddler was rescued in Lake Michigan after he drifted away from his family on an inflatable duck in Indiana. Dave Benjamin tells WBBM-TV that a boater finally grabbed the boy after the duck flipped over Monday, off Washington Beach in Michigan City. Benjamin tried to reach the boy on a paddleboard. He says there was a feeling of “exhaustion and high anxiety” as the child’s inflatable was carried away by wind. The […]

  • DOJ won’t charge New York police officer in 2014 death of Eric Garner

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors won’t bring civil rights charges against a New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday. The decision not to bring charges against Officer Daniel Pantaleo comes a day before the statute of limitations was set to expire, on the fifth anniversary of the encounter that led to Garner’s death. The person was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to […]

  • Proposed Facebook currency faces scrutiny from Trump, Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook’s ambitious plan to create a financial eco-system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers, as it’s shadowed by negative comments from President Donald Trump, his treasury secretary and the head of the Federal Reserve. Congress begins two days of hearings Tuesday on the currency planned by Facebook, to be called Libra, starting with the Senate Banking Committee. Meanwhile, a House Judiciary subcommittee will extend its bipartisan investigation of the market power of Facebook, Google, Amazon and […]

  • Fundraising goal met for memorial park honoring Delphi teens

    DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — Organizers have reached their public fundraising goal toward building a memorial park for two teenage girls who were killed while out on a northern Indiana recreation trail more than two years ago. The planned Abby and Libby Memorial Park near Delphi is named for 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams, whose February 2017 deaths remain unsolved. WLFI-TV reports more than 250 donations to the online fundraising drive put it over the $50,000 goal over the past weekend — a […]

  • Man detained for American scientist’s death in Greece

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek man has been detained for questioning in the slaying of an American scientist on the island of Crete, police said Monday. Authorities said the 27-year-old man detained Monday was one of 10 people interviewed over the weekend for the investigation of Suzanne Eaton’s slaying. He was not named in accordance with Greek law. Eaton, a 59-year-old molecular biologist, was attending a conference on Crete when she went missing on July 2. Her body was […]

  • Avowed white supremacist receives 2nd life sentence in Charlottesville rally car attack

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life plus 419 years on federal hate crime charges Monday for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia. James Alex Fields Jr., 22, received the sentence for killing one person and injuring dozens during the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017. Last month, Fields received a life sentence on 29 federal hate crime charges. Charlottesville Circuit Court Judge Richard Moore […]

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