NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two men searching the back country of northeastern Tennessee on Thursday found a 9-year-old girl who has been missing for more than week and held the uncle accused of abducting her at gunpoint until police arrived, authorities said.
Two other U.S. citizens of Gambian descent who pleaded guilty with the coup plot leader, Cherno Njie, 58, received six-month prison terms, and a third was sentenced to time already served, federal prosecutors said. The below-guideline sentences, more lenient than those recommended by federal prosecutors, were handed down by U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle in Minnesota, where the case originated. Ben Petok, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office for Minnesota, declined to comment on the rationale for the relatively light punishment leveled against the four men.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of one of the "Grim Sleeper's" murder victims slowly made her way to the witness stand Thursday, using a cane to steady herself under the grief she's been carrying for nearly 30 years.
PHOENIX (AP) — More than 3,000 checked bags missed their outbound flights in Phoenix on Thursday because of a problem with a screening system at Sky Harbor International Airport, officials with Transportation Security Administration said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a mountain of bills addressing the nation's opioid abuse crisis, fueled by lawmakers' bipartisan craving for election-year action on the deadly epidemic. Yet the measures are leaving anti-drug advocates underwhelmed, and Congress won't decide till later how much money it's willing to provide.
A 37-year-old Brownsville, Texas, man was killed after being struck in the head and neck early on Wednesday by a falling 6-foot-long, 6-inch-diameter pipe while working at Exxon Mobil Corp's Beaumont, Texas refinery, a sheriff's office spokesman said on Thursday. Miguel Barron was on an elevated platform working on a heat exchanger when he was struck by the pipe at about 12:30 a.m. CDT (1.30 a.m. ET) Wednesday, said Deputy Marcus McLellan, public information officer for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Barron was initially treated by the refinery's emergency medical personnel but had died by the time Jefferson County deputies arrived at about 1:30 a.m., McLellan said.