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Security video captures jail inmate’s fall through ceiling

February 22, 2020

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A security camera captured footage of a jail inmate's apparent escape attempt from a holding room that ended with her falling through a ceiling and landing head-first in a trash can.Jessica Boomershine, 42, was charged with escape...

Mexican suspect once lived with dead girl’s family

February 20, 2020

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A woman who allegedly took a seven-year-old girl away from school to be killed may have lived with the girl's family for a while in Mexico City to escape domestic violence.The revelation may explain why the girl identified only as...

Police: Girl, 6, was killed by neighbor who then killed self

By JEFFREY COLLINS | February 18, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her front yard after school was killed by a neighbor who then killed himself, authorities said Tuesday.Faye Marie Swetlik died of asphyxiation just hours after she was abducted, Lexington...

Gunmen kill 24 in attack near church in Burkina Faso

By SAM MEDNICK and ARSENE KABORE | February 17, 2020

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Gunmen killed 24 civilians, including a church pastor, and kidnapped three others on Sunday in Burkina Faso, an official said. It was the latest attack against a religious leader in the increasingly unstable West African...

2 Ohio State football players dismissed amid rape charges

By MITCH STACY | February 12, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio State University football players were kicked off the team Wednesday after being charged with rape and kidnapping.Defensive backs Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint, both 21, were booked into jail earlier in the day after they...

Italian Senate votes to lift right-wing leader’s immunity

By FRANCES D'EMILIO | February 12, 2020

ROME (AP) — The Italian Senate voted by a large margin Wednesday to allow the prosecution of right-wing opposition leader Matteo Salvini for making 131 rescued migrants to remain on a coast guard vessel for days when he was Italy's interior minister.Salvini's...

Report highlights dangers for asylum seekers in Mexican city

By MARÍA VERZA | February 11, 2020

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo continues to be a dangerous place for asylum seekers waiting to cross into the United States after being sent back to await the outcome of their petitions, according to a report released Tuesday.Doctors...

Violence, intimidation threaten Cameroon’s legislative vote

By EDWIN KINDZEKA MOKI | February 9, 2020

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A surge of violence derailed voting in Cameroon's English-speaking regions Sunday because residents were too scared to cast ballots in legislative and municipal elections after militant separatists kidnapped scores of candidates...

Official: US citizen believed kidnapped in Afghanistan

By ERIC TUCKER | February 6, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American citizen has been kidnapped in Afghanistan by a Taliban-affiliated group, a U.S. official said Thursday, and authorities are working to rescue him.U.S. officials believe Mark Frerichs of Lombard, Illinois, was kidnapped...

Elizabeth Smart says she was sexually assaulted on flight

February 6, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah kidnapping and rape survivor Elizabeth Smart said Thursday that she was sexually assaulted on an airplane last year while she was sleeping.Smart, now a 32-year-old mother of three, referenced her kidnapping from her Salt Lake...

Husband accused of killing Jennifer Dulos in dire condition

By MICHAEL MELIA and CHRIS EHRMANN | January 29, 2020

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with murder in the death of his missing wife is in dire condition following an apparent suicide attempt, his lawyer said Wednesday shortly before detectives arrived to search his client's home.Fotis...

Man accused of killing missing wife is in critical condition

By CHRIS EHRMANN and DAVE COLLINS | January 28, 2020

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with murdering his estranged wife was hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday after being found unresponsive in a vehicle inside his garage, authorities said.Fotis Dulos was found when officers went...