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INDIANAPOLIS | Trump calls Pittsburgh synagogue attack ‘evil’ anti-Semitism

INDIANAPOLIS — President Donald Trump on Saturday condemned the “wicked act of mass murder” at a Pittsburgh synagogue, saying anti-Semitism “must be confronted anywhere and everywhere it appears” and speculating that the death toll would have been curbed if an armed guard had been in the building. With both the number of deaths and details … Continue reading INDIANAPOLIS | Trump calls Pittsburgh synagogue attack ‘evil’ anti-Semitism

FREDERICK, Colo. | Defense DNA request denied in deaths of Colorado mom, kids

FREDERICK, Colo.  — A Colorado judge has denied a request by a defense attorney for a man accused of killing his wife and two daughters to require a coroner to collect DNA from the necks of the young girls. KMGH-TV and the Daily Camera newspaper in Boulder reported the judge said in an order he … Continue reading FREDERICK, Colo. | Defense DNA request denied in deaths of Colorado mom, kids

FREDERICK, Colo. | Man who lamented family’s disappearance arrested in deaths

FREDERICK, Colo.  — After his pregnant wife and two daughters disappeared, Christopher Watts stood on his porch in Colorado and lamented to reporters how much he missed them. He longed for the simple things, he said, like telling his girls to eat their dinner and gazing at them as they curled up to watch cartoons. … Continue reading FREDERICK, Colo. | Man who lamented family’s disappearance arrested in deaths

DOYLESTOWN, Pa.  | Cousins could avoid trial in deaths of 4 men found on farm

DOYLESTOWN, Pa.  — Two cousins charged in the deaths of four young men found buried on a suburban Philadelphia farm are expected to resolve their criminal case without a trial. Cosmo DiNardo and Sean Kratz, both 21, will be in court on Wednesday for hearings seen as the final step in closing the matter. Police … Continue reading DOYLESTOWN, Pa.  | Cousins could avoid trial in deaths of 4 men found on farm

Families sue Chiquita over deaths of Americans in Colombia

MIAMI/February 03, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The families of six Americans kidnapped and killed in Colombia during the 1990s by the terrorist organization known as FARC are seeking potentially tens of millions of dollars in damages from banana giant Chiquita Brands International because of payments the company made to the group. Trial is scheduled to begin with jury … Continue reading Families sue Chiquita over deaths of Americans in Colombia

Canada police dig for clues after landscaper tied to deaths

TORONTO/February 01, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Vian Ewart quickly figured out why police showed up at his elegant town house with a cadaver dog to search the waist-high stone planter at his doorstep. Ewart had for five years hired a burly landscaper named Bruce McArthur, who is suspected of being a serial killer, and police have set out … Continue reading Canada police dig for clues after landscaper tied to deaths

Deaths of Canadian billionaire, wife a tantalizing mystery

TORONTO  /January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — There were no signs of forced entry on the cold December morning when a Canadian billionaire businessman and his wife were found dead inside their mansion, reportedly hanging from a railing at the edge of their indoor pool. Since that time, investigators have scoured the 12,000-square-foot home, hauled away … Continue reading Deaths of Canadian billionaire, wife a tantalizing mystery

The Latest: UN chief following protests in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran/January 02, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on the protests in Iran (all times local): 9:15 p.m. The U.N. says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is following news of the protests in Iran and assessing whether to make contact with the government or anyone else about them. Deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said Tuesday that the U.N. was “evaluating … Continue reading The Latest: UN chief following protests in Iran

Despite warnings, drivers continue to die on flooded roads

ST. LOUIS/May 12, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Christina Thompson was joking when she texted her dad last month after days of unrelenting thunderstorms near his rural southern Missouri home: “Are you getting washed away?” She didn’t realize that hours earlier, the 69-year-old retiree had been swept to his death as he tried to cross a flooded … Continue reading Despite warnings, drivers continue to die on flooded roads

Weight swings may be risky for overweight heart patients

CHICAGO (AP)(STL.News) — Losing and regaining weight repeatedly may be dangerous for overweight heart patients, a study suggests. Heart attacks, strokes and death were more common in patients whose weight changed the most over four years. For some, weight changes might have reflected yo-yo dieting, which some previous studies have suggested may be unhealthy for … Continue reading Weight swings may be risky for overweight heart patients

Vehicles kill 3 tortoises in Joshua Tree National Park

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP)(STL.News) — People driving in Joshua Tree National Park are being asked to watch out for wildlife after the deaths of three desert tortoises in the past week. Two of the tortoises were killed in a campground. The National Park Service said Wednesday that factors contributing to the deaths include … Continue reading Vehicles kill 3 tortoises in Joshua Tree National Park

2016 traffic deaths jump to highest level in nearly a decade

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — A jump in traffic fatalities last year pushed deaths on U.S. roads to their highest level in nearly a decade, erasing improvements made during the Great Recession and economic recovery, a leading safety organization said Wednesday. Fatalities rose 6 percent in 2016, reaching an estimated 40,200 deaths compared to 37,757 deaths the … Continue reading 2016 traffic deaths jump to highest level in nearly a decade

Study: Most drivers, not just young, are taking risks

DETROIT (AP)(STL.News) — Young drivers aren’t alone in behaving badly on U.S. roads, a trend that could be contributing to a spike in highway deaths. Well over half of drivers in every age group have texted behind the wheel, run a red light or driven faster than the speed limit in the last 30 days, … Continue reading Study: Most drivers, not just young, are taking risks