• Remains of Michigan woman last seen at Halloween party found

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    ASH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The skeletal remains found at a home construction site in southeastern Michigan are those of a 22-year-old woman who went missing last fall after attending a Halloween party, a medical examiner's spokesman said Saturday. Ryan Bridges with the medical examiner's office in Wayne County told The Associated Press that dental records identified the remains as being Chelsea Bruck's. Bruck, of Maybee, disappeared after attending the party in Newport, southwest of Detroit and about 15 miles away from where her body was discovered Friday in Monroe County's Ash Township. She was dressed as the fictional comic villain Poison Ivy at the party and was wearing a leaf-covered top and a dark purple wig.

  • Baseball fans asked to stay at stadium after violent protest

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Fans at the Baltimore Orioles-Boston Red Sox baseball game were briefly asked to stay inside the stadium toward the end of the game after a small group of Freddie Gray protesters became violent. The protesters blocked an intersection near Oriole Park at Camden Yards for several hours and had a tense standoff with police Saturday night. The protesters were eventually cleared. In the middle of the ninth inning, the public address announcer told fans that city officials requested no one leave because of "ongoing public safety issues." They were later allowed to leave but advised to avoid certain areas of the city. The Orioles won 5-4 in 10 innings. The attendance was 36,757.

  • Toll climbs after powerful quake hits Nepal: Things to Know

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    The death toll climbed and aftershocks continued a day after a powerful earthquake struck the Nepal region, triggering an avalanche on Mount Everest and setting off an urgent aid response. The key information known at this time: ___ HOW BAD IS THE DAMAGE? Early indications suggest the figure of almost 1,900 people killed in four countries is likely to rise substantially in the coming days. The magnitude-7.8 quake was the worst to hit Nepal in eight decades and caused damage and fatalities in neighboring countries. In addition to more than 1,800 people killed in Nepal, at least 51 were killed in India, 17 in Tibet and two in Bangladesh. Two Chinese citizens died at the Nepal-China border.

  • Compton, Day top leaderboard in rain-plagued Zurich Classic

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    AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Erik Compton birdied three of five holes after a nearly six-hour rain delay Saturday, giving the two-time heart transplant recipient a share of the lead with Jason Day early in the third round of the rain-plagued Zurich Classic. Compton and Day were at 13 under, a shot ahead of Justin Rose, Blayne Barber, Jerry Kelly and David Hearn at TPC Louisiana when play was suspended because of darkness. Compton finished six holes, and Day played three. Before rain halted play at 12:14 p.m., Day finished off a 7-under 65 to take the second-round lead. Winless on the PGA Tour, Compton also completed a 65 in the second round. "It was nice to come out this morning and finish the round," Compton said.

  • Fans at Orioles-Red Sox game asked to stay after small group of Gray protesters turn violent

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    BALTIMORE (AP) — Fans at Orioles-Red Sox game asked to stay after small group of Gray protesters turn violent.

  • Teen, missing for 4 days, lived off school's fruit trees

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old boy who went missing for nearly four days before he returned to his Northern California home told his family he hid on his high school campus, surviving on fruit from trees and drinking from the water fountain. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1QuLiLL) the boy went to his first-period class Monday morning and missed his remaining classes. His disappearance led law enforcement officers to search his school, shopping centers and local parks. They also contacted hospitals in the area. The teen's parents said in a statement that their son came home during dinnertime Thursday. They said the teen "has expressed the deepest sorrow and regret for his actions.

  • Search goes on for missing fisherman; was rescued last year

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    HONOLULU (AP) — The Coast Guard says it's continuing to look for a Hawaii fisherman who went missing just a few months after surviving 12 days at sea. A patrol boat based in Hilo, a medium response boat from Maui and a helicopter crew from Oahu were searching for Ron Ingraham on Saturday. The Coast Guard rescued Ingraham's shipmate Kenny Corder a few hours after receiving a mayday call from their vessel early Friday. Corder says Ingraham wasn't wearing a life jacket when their boat capsized about 1 mile west of Lanai. Ingraham was rescued in December after putting out a mayday call on Thanksgiving saying he was in danger of sinking. He had been trying to sail from Molokai island, where he lives, to Lanai island,

  • Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. Google confirmed his death. Lawrence You, the company's director of privacy, posted online that Fredinburg was in Nepal with three other Google employees climbing Mount Everest. The other three, he added, are safe. Google would not give further details. According to the technology blog Re/Code, Fredinburg was an experienced climber who co-founded, in his spare time, Google Adventure.

  • Autopsy: Indiana University student died from head injuries

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A coroner said Saturday that an Indiana University student found dead in a rural area hours before she was reported missing had been fatally beaten in the head with an unknown weapon. Authorities, meanwhile, were holding a southern Indiana man on a preliminary murder charge in the death of 22-year-old Hannah N. Wilson, of Fishers, an Indianapolis suburb. Daniel E. Messel, 49, of Bloomington, was arrested Friday in the death of the IU senior, said State Police Sgt. Curt Durnil. Messel was being held at the Brown County Jail. Police have not disclosed a possible motive or said whether Messel and Wilson knew one another. No additional details on the killing had been released by Saturday evening.

  • Chokehold case questions follow NY congressional candidate

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Even if Dan Donovan prefers to talk about Iran, immigration or taxes, there's another topic the Republican congressional hopeful can't avoid: the death of Eric Garner at the hands of a police officer. The Staten Island district attorney drew national attention when a grand jury he impaneled declined to charge a white New York Police Department officer, despite a widely watched cellphone video showing him putting the black Garner in what the medical examiner later called a fatal chokehold. The outcome further fueled the debate over whether police officers are too quick to use force against minorities and if the grand jury system is too lenient on those officers accused of abusing their authority.

  • Starbucks stores reopen Saturday after computer glitch

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks was back in business Saturday after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early the night before. The company said the outage was resolved Friday night after several hours. The glitch affected registers at 7,400 company-operated stores in the U.S. and 1,000 in Canada, and prompted some stores to give away drinks. "All Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada are expected to open for business as usual on Saturday," the company said in a statement late Friday. "We apologize to our customers for this inconvenience." Starbucks said the outage was caused by "a failure during a daily system refresh." Jim Olson, a company spokesman, stressed it was an internal issue and that no ext

  • Teen's life celebrated on anniversary of prom-day stabbing

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — The life of a 16-year-old girl stabbed to death at a Connecticut school a year ago on the day of prom was celebrated Saturday by hundreds of people with a road race, fried food and live music. Wearing shirts in Maren Sanchez's favorite color of purple, the crowd filled a baseball field behind Milford's Jonathan Law High School, where she was attacked and killed in a hallway on April 25, 2014. A classmate has been charged with murder. After a week of somber remembrances at the school, her classmates and event organizers said the idea was to remember Sanchez on the anniversary of her death as she would have wanted, with smiles and joy. "I don't think there's anything sad about this," said Darby Hud

  • Burundi president nominated by ruling party for third term

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi's ruling party on Saturday nominated President Pierre Nkurunziza to be its candidate for a third term in elections on June 26, a move expected to stoke political tensions. The party announced Saturday that Nkurunziza had been nominated unanimously and unopposed during a retreat for party leaders. On the streets of Bujumbura, Burundi's capital, armed police were immediately deployed after the announcement. Burundi's constitution stipulates that a president can only serve for two terms, but Nkurunziza's party says he is eligible for another term as popularly elected president because for his first term he was elected by lawmakers. Critics say this is not a proper interpretation of the law and

  • Sweden: 2 Swedish hostages released in Syria

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden says that two of its nationals, held hostage in Syria, have been released and are reunited with their families. The Swedish Foreign Ministry in Stockholm says in a statement it worked closely with several authorities and were particularly grateful to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who was "crucial" in the release. It also singled out Jordan as helping in the releases. Ministry officials on Saturday did not identify the hostages or say when or where they were released. They also declined to say where the Swedes had been held or for how long, or give further information.

  • Former Guantanamo detainees keep up protest in Uruguay

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Four former Guantanamo Bay prisoners protested for a second day Saturday demanding more help from both the Uruguayan and the U.S. governments for adapting to life in their new home in this South American country. The men began their protest in front of the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo on Friday and said they slept there through the night. They insisted would stay until they met with the U.S. ambassador. "We'll be here until Monday. We are not leaving until with speak with the ambassador," former detainee Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi said. The men began their protest after the embassy closed for the weekend, and U.S. officials had not responded to messages requesting comment.

  • Israeli police: 2 Palestinians shot dead after knife attacks

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police officers on Saturday shot dead two knife-wielding Palestinians in response to separate stabbing attacks against Israeli officers, police said, before a third attack against police forces later in the day left three officers injured. In the first incident, police spokeswoman Luba Samri said a 17-year-old east Jerusalem resident named Ali Mohammed Abu Ghannam approached a roadblock with a butcher's knife and tried to attack officers there. Samri said officers shot Abu Ghannam dead after he refused to lay down his weapon. Dozens of Palestinian youth clashed with police forces following the incident, hurling rocks at the police who responded with tear gas. In a separate incident a firebomb was th

  • Experts gathered in Nepal a week ago to ready for earthquake

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Nepal's devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming. Just a week ago, about 50 earthquake and social scientists from around the world came to Kathmandu, Nepal, to figure out how to get this poor, congested, overdeveloped, shoddily built area to prepare better for the big one, a repeat of the 1934 temblor that leveled this city. They knew they were racing the clock, but they didn't know when what they feared would strike. "It was sort of a nightmare waiting to happen," said seismologist James Jackson, head of the earth sciences department at the University of Cambridge in England. "Physically and geologically what happened is exactly what we thought would happen." But he didn't expect the massive quak

  • Love, cookies help Oklahoma woman, sister lost in Michigan woods survive

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    CRISP POINT, Mich. (AP) — Two sisters from Oklahoma and Nebraska said Saturday that they survived in a remote part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula on love for their family, melted snow and the little food they had in their snow-crippled SUV. A day after being spotted by a police helicopter in Luce County, Leslie Roy, 52, and Lee Marie Wright, 56, offered thanks to their rescuers and others involved in the nearly two-week search after they disappeared earlier this month. "Through the days and nights while in the woods, we survived using love and hope in our families," they said in an emailed statement. "Our faith in God held our confidence that we would eventually be found. We took note of circling aircraft, available water re

  • Each death in Baltimore makes mistrust harder to overcome

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner came in making big promises to the inner-city residents and police who spent decades staring each other down in neighborhoods ravaged by crack and heroin. But with each death of a black man in custody, their efforts to overcome mistrust have hit hard walls of skepticism and outrage. Two and a half years into his job leading the city's police department, Commissioner Anthony Batts is frustrated that the people he was appointed to serve have lost their faith in justice. "They don't believe what I say," Batts said in an interview Thursday with The Associated Press.

  • UN chief appeals to Indonesia to stop planned executions

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief is appealing to Indonesia to stop the planned executions of nine foreigners and one local who were convicted for drug crimes. A statement from Ban Ki-moon's office says the United Nations opposes the death penalty "in all circumstances." The executions have caused widespread outcry and threats from France, Australia and others of diplomatic consequences. Ban is calling on President Joko Widodo to "urgently consider declaring a moratorium on capital punishment in Indonesia, with a view toward abolition." Indonesian officials have not said when the executions will take place but have vowed to carry them out. Widodo has said Indonesia is suffering a "drug emergency.




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