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  • Woman charged with killing autistic daughter; police find human teeth, meat grinder, knife and 26 bottles of lye

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri woman was charged Tuesday with killing the autistic teenage daughter she gave up for adoption as a baby, weeks after the girl’s remains were found in a burn pit on her remote property and months after the girl moved back from Minnesota, where she was raised. Rebecca Ruud, 39, is charged with first-degree murder, abuse of a child resulting in death and second-degree felony murder in the killing of her 16-year-old biological daughter, Savannah […]

  • Trump to talk immigration at Phoenix rally; large protests expected

    YUMA, Ariz. — Fresh off a speech on Afghanistan that moved him in a different direction from many of his core voters, President Donald Trump is highlighting his pledge to combat illegal immigration by visiting a Marine Corps base along the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday and inspecting a Predator drone used to patrol the region. Trump also scheduled a nighttime rally in Phoenix, which left local officials concerned that emotions may run hot among those inside and outside of the hall […]

  • NY students’ math, English scores up slightly in 2017

    NEW YORK  — Math and English scores for students who took New York state standardized tests last spring inched up slightly compared with 2016 scores, education officials announced Tuesday. The state Education Department said 39.8 percent of students in grades 3 through 8 were proficient in English language arts, compared with 37.9 percent in 2016. The department said 40.2 percent of students passed the math tests, compared with 39.1 percent the previous year. A grade of 3 or 4 on […]

  • German police seize thousands of ‘Trump’ ecstasy tablets

    BERLIN  — German police say they have seized thousands of tablets of the party drug ecstasy in the shape of Donald Trump’s head, a haul with an estimated street value of 39,000 euros ($45,900.) Police in Osnabrueck, in northwestern Germany, say they found the drugs while checking an Austrian-registered car on the A30 highway on Saturday. They say the people in the car, a 51-year-old man and his 17-year-old son, told officers they had been in the Netherlands to buy […]

  • Syracuse boy, 9, fatally shot by brother, 10

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — New York authorities say a 9-year-old boy fatally shot inside his family’s Syracuse home was hit by a bullet fired by his older brother from a gun illegally owned by the boys’ father. The Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office says Shaleek Carrears died early Monday morning after being shot by his 10-year-old brother. Prosecutors say the shooting appears to have been accidental but the investigation is continuing. The district attorney’s office says the boys’ father didn’t have […]

  • Human remains found at construction site near psychiatric hospital in East Flatbush

    EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — Police in New York City have opened an investigation after human remains were unearthed at a construction site near a psychiatric hospital. Police say workers were doing sewer repair work at the Brooklyn construction site when they found remains 13 feet (4 meters) below the surface Monday afternoon. Investigators say workers found a skull, arm and leg bones. The city medical examiner later confirmed the remains found at the East Flatbush site belonged to a human. […]

  • Confederate flag hanging in Lower East Side apartment window met with lawsuit, rock hurling, tarp

    NEW YORK — The Confederate flags had been in a Manhattan apartment window for over a year. And then, in a matter of days last week, they were met with hurled rocks, a punched-out window, a tarp hung over them and legal action. By Monday, the lighted flags were no more to be found in the seventh-floor windows in the East Village neighborhood, where the Confederate symbol had been displayed alongside an Israeli flag and a colonial-era American one. They’d […]

  • Philadelphia train crash injures 42 people

    PHILADELPHIA — A regional rail spokeswoman says the driver of a train that crashed into a parked train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal has been treated at a hospital and released. Agency spokeswoman Heather Redfern says 42 people were injured in the Tuesday morning crash at the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby. She says none of the injuries are life threatening. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority officials are investigating the cause. The inbound Norristown High Speed train crashed into an unoccupied, […]

  • Trump says US will fight to win in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON  — Declaring the U.S. will win “in the end,” President Donald Trump vowed Monday night to keep American troops fighting in Afghanistan despite his earlier inclination to withdraw. But he insisted the U.S. would not offer “a blank check” after 16 years of war, and he pointedly declined to say whether or when more troops might be sent. In a prime-time address billed as the unveiling of his new Afghanistan strategy, Trump said the U.S. would shift away from […]

  • Hours for NYC’s J’ouvert festival shifted to fight violence

    NEW YORK  — City officials shifted the start time of a pre-dawn festival celebrating Caribbean culture and are taking other security precautions to stem violence ahead of the West Indian Day Parade this year. J’ouvert usually begins at 4 a.m. on Labor Day on the streets of Brooklyn but will start this year at 6 a.m. Barriers will be placed along the route. Revelers will have to pass through metal detectors, and no alcohol or backpacks will be allowed. Light […]