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  • Repeatedly deported gang member accused of sexually assaulting 2-year-old

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Police say a member of the MS-13 street gang who had been deported from the U.S. four times stabbed two women and sexually assaulted a 2-year-old girl in a New York City suburb. Tommy Vladim Alvarado-Ventura, of Hempstead, pleaded not guilty and was ordered held without bail Thursday. His court-appointed attorney declined to comment. Alvarado-Ventura is accused of assaulting the child Tuesday while the girl’s mother was at work. Prosecutors say he then stabbed a woman outside […]

  • 75-year-old man injured in London attack dies from injuries

    LONDON — London police say a 75-year-old man injured in the attack on Westminster Bridge has died of his wounds. In a statement late Thursday, police said life support was withdrawn from the man and his family has been notified. The announcement brings to four the number of victims killed in the attack Wednesday in central London. Police named the perpetrator Thursday as a 52-year-old British man, Khalid Masood. As the inquiry into the atrocity gathered pace, Prime Minister Theresa […]

  • Candymaker Haribo to build 1st North American plant near Kenosha

    MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker says international candymaker Haribo will build its first North American plant employing 400 people in southeast Wisconsin. Walker announced the $242 million planned facility on Thursday surrounded by state and local economic development officials. The company is expected to be operational in Pleasant Prairie, near Kenosha, by 2020. The German-based Haribo is known for its gummy candy. Walker held up two bags of Haribo candy when he made the announcement, but says he won’t […]

  • 22-year-old Chicago man charged in death of his two children

    CHICAGO — A Chicago man already charged with his 3-year-old son’s death now also faces charges in his 4-month-old daughter’s death. Cook County prosecutors on Tuesday charged 22-year-old Devon Thomas with first-degree murder in Janylah Mack’s March 2 death. Authorities say the baby was born premature and blind and deaf with traumatic brain injuries. Authorities say her birth came after Thomas attacked his 8-month pregnant girlfriend, and repeatedly punched their son Tayveon Thomas last October, according to the Chicago Tribune. […]

  • Utah man killed, wife injured in London attack

    SALT LAKE CITY — A statement from the Mormon church issued on behalf of relatives says a Utah man was among those killed in a London attack and his wife was seriously injured. Kurt W. Cochran and his wife, Melissa, were on the last day of a special European trip celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary when the deadly attack played out in the heart of London. The woman remains hospitalized. An attacker plowed an SUV into pedestrians Wednesday on London’s […]

  • Indiana district OKs alcohol tests for students who attend prom, dances

    FORT BRANCH, Ind. — A southwestern Indiana school district is cracking down on underage drinking by requiring all students to pass a Breathalyzer test before they can attend school-sponsored dances. The South Gibson School Corp. board on Tuesday unanimously approved spending $16,000 to buy 40 Breathalyzer devices for the district’s new alcohol-testing effort. Superintendent Stacey Humbaugh says all students and their guests who attend Gibson Southern High School’s prom on April 29 will have to take one of the tests […]

  • Illinois House votes against making Obama birthday a holiday

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Barack Obama’s name is revered in his home state. But the Illinois House has rejected making his birthday a state holiday. Legislation to make the 44th president’s Aug. 4th birthday a state holiday fell six votes short Tuesday. Chicago Democratic Rep. Sonya Harper says it would honor a man who adopted Chicago as his home and served in the Illinois State Senate. But Rep. Steven Andersson of Geneva suggested it be honorary. The Republican floor leader says […]

  • US routs Puerto Rico 8-0 to win 2017 World Baseball Classic

    LOS ANGELES — The eagle has landed on top. The United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries on Wednesday night behind six hitless innings from Marcus Stroman. The Americans planted their eagle statue mascot on the mound in celebration, a blue cap jauntily hanging from one of its large wings. “It’s a different feeling when the USA is on your chest,” first baseman Eric Hosmer said. “We wanted to get the […]

  • Congress backs bill to lift Obama-era rule on hunting bears and wolves in Alaska

    WASHINGTON — Congress has approved a bill that would allow aerial hunting of grizzly bears and killing of bears and wolves near dens on federal lands in Alaska. The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a measure that repeals an Obama-era rule on hunting on Alaska’s 16 national wildlife refuges. The Fish and Wildlife Service said last year the rule would promote ethical hunting practices while maintaining sustainable populations of bears, wolves and coyotes. Alaska’s three Republican lawmakers said […]

  • Body cam video shows charged Illinois officer punching man

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Newly released police body camera footage from Springfield, Illinois, shows an officer punching a 19-year-old man nearly a dozen times. WARNING: Video may be considered graphic to some viewers. Discretion is advised. The footage released Monday stems from an altercation last month that led to 32-year-old officer Samuel A. Rosario facing misdemeanor battery and felony official misconduct charges. The video also shows Rosario taunting the man. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports that the 19-year-old man isn’t charged. […]