Suspect in decades-old murder, rape cold cases in Maryland identified through DNA: Police

Suspect in decades-old murder, rape cold cases in Maryland identified through DNA: Police

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The man behind a 1989 rape and a 1994 rape and murder in suburban, Washington, D.C., has finally been identified through DNA and genetic genealogy, according to local police. But the suspect, Kenneth Earl Day, died in 2017 in West Virginia at the age of 52, the Montgomery County, Maryland, Police Department said Friday. Police allege Day raped a woman who was walking in Rockville, Maryland, on June 25, 1989. (Montgomery County, Maryland, Police Department) Kenneth Earl Day, the suspect in a 1989 rape and a 1994 rape and murder, died in 2017. Authorities said he was also behind the rape and strangulation of Le Bich-Thuy, whose body was found near her Rockville home on October 3, 1994. (Montgomery County, Maryland, Police Department) Kenneth Earl Day, the suspect in a 1989 rape...
13-year-old boy falls to death climbing in Utah state park, may have been trying to free solo

13-year-old boy falls to death climbing in Utah state park, may have been trying to free solo

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A 13-year-old boy was climbing in Snow Canyon State Park, Utah, when he fell to his death. Elijah Baldwin of Farragut, Iowa, who was identified on Monday by Utah State Parks, was visiting the park with his mother and two younger siblings, Regan Wilson, lieutenant with Utah State Parks, told ABC News. He was climbing south of Pioneer Names, a popular hiking and climbing area, on Sunday around 4:15 p.m. when he fell. The family had been hiking together, Wilson said, and Baldwin's mother and younger siblings stayed on the trail while Elijah would occasionally venture off to hike and climb. According to Wilson, the family was trying to stay in view of each other, but Elijah went ahead and eventually got separated from his family. "They could hear him yelling, saying that he needed...
Clear similarities between Ethiopian, Lion Air crashes: Ethiopias transport minister

Clear similarities between Ethiopian, Lion Air crashes: Ethiopias transport minister

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Flight data from last week's deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash showed "clear similarities" with another fatal crash that involved Boeing's 737 Max 8 aircraft, Ethiopia's transport minister said Sunday. Dagmawit Moges told journalists flight recorder data showed links between the crashes of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on March 10 and Lion Air Flight 610 in October, according to the Associated Press. Moges didn't offer up specific details to support her claim, but she did say the government would release a detailed report within a month or so. (@Bea_Aero/Twitter) Officials released this photo of the Flight Data Recorder for Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 which crashed on March 10, 2019, killing 157 people. Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board said they're worki...
Suspect in alleged Gambino family boss killing set to appear in court after giving conflicting statements to police

Suspect in alleged Gambino family boss killing set to appear in court after giving conflicting statements to police

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The man police suspect killed a reputed mob boss appeared in court Monday as investigators work to piece together whether or not the assassination had anything to do with the mafia. New York Police Department detectives announced over the weekend that 24-year-old Anthony Comello was the suspect in the shooting death of Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali, who is believed by police to be a boss of the Gambino crime family. Comello appeared in court in Ocean County, New Jersey, on Monday afternoon and waived his right to fight extradition to New York. Investigators are still working to pin down a motive for the shooting on March 13, which marked the first alleged mob boss murder in New York in over 30 years. (Ocean County’s Department of Corrections) Anthony Comello, 24, seen in this police
Fiance of slain DC jogger Wendy Martinez plans to run Boston Marathon in her honor

Fiance of slain DC jogger Wendy Martinez plans to run Boston Marathon in her honor

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Newly engaged, with a list of goals that could fill five lifetimes, 35-year-old Wendy Martinez, an ambitious Washington, D.C., woman, was on her after-work run when it all came to an end. Six months later, Martinez's fiancé is coping with the shock of the loss as he vows to fulfill a major goal she couldn't reach: running the Boston Marathon. A brutal attack Martinez was running in D.C.'s bustling Logan Circle neighborhood on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, when she was stabbed seven times in the face, neck and back, in an unprovoked attack by a stranger, according to court documents. Surveillance video showed Martinez alerting others around her about the danger, authorities said. (Metropolitan Police Department) Surveillance video shows a 35 year old woman who police say was killed on S
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vows stricter gun laws in wake of twin mosque massacres that left 50 dead

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vows stricter gun laws in wake of twin mosque massacres that left 50 dead

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New Zealand's prime minister vowed "our gun laws will change" just three days after a self-described white supremacist allegedly livestreamed his twisted rampage at two mosques in Christchurch in which he fatally shot 50 people, including a 3-year-old boy, with an arsenal of high-powered weapons he purchased legally. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern held an emergency meeting with her cabinet members Monday to discuss a plan to reform the country's gun laws, which she promised to present to the public by next week. "The time to act is now," Ardern said at a news conference on Monday before the meeting with her cabinet. "I have some initial proposals for [the] cabinet to discuss today. I don't want to preempt that discussion but what I can assure you is our gun laws will change." (Jorge S...
California governor on The View: Halting death penalty moral decision

California governor on The View: Halting death penalty moral decision

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Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom defended the suspension of the death penalty in his state during his appearance on "The View" on Friday. On Wednesday, Newsom introduced a moratorium on the death penalty, putting 737 executions in the state on hold. He categorized the decision as a “moral” and “very emotional” one. “I would be asked to sign off on one death every single day for two-plus years, one a week for 14 years,” he told The View hosts, “knowing that at least 4 percent of those, 30-plus people, were innocent.” California has the Western Hemisphere’s highest number of people on death row, according to the governor. “We had a person 26 years on death row that was just exonerated last year,” he added, as an example of the more than 100 US citizens on death row that have been found i
Girl found dead in 1971 is finally identified through novel DNA technique

Girl found dead in 1971 is finally identified through novel DNA technique

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After a teenage girl's remains were discovered in Oregon in 1971, her identity remained a mystery for decades. Investigators worked to identify the girl, who became known as Jane "Annie" Doe, but were unsuccessful. But thanks to DNA and genetic genealogy, officials have finally discovered who she was -- Anne Marie Lehman. Now they're determined to learn how she died. The mystery dates back to August 1971, when Lehman's scattered skeletal remains were found in the woods in Josephine County, Oregon, the Josephine County Sheriff's Office said Thursday. Investigators exhausted their leads and the case was deemed inactive. Then in 2004, a deputy made a clay facial reconstruction of the victim, nicknaming her Jane "Annie" Doe, the sheriff's office said. The image was relea...
US Muslim advocacy group to Trump: We hold you responsible for Islamophobia rise

US Muslim advocacy group to Trump: We hold you responsible for Islamophobia rise

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A top Muslim organization is blasting President Donald Trump after a mass shooting at two mosques in New Zealand left 49 people dead and dozens more injured. Interested in New Zealand? Add New Zealand as an interest to stay up to date on the latest New Zealand news, video, and analysis from ABC News. "During your presidency and during your election campaign, Islamophobia took a sharp rise and attacks on innocent Muslims, innocent immigrants and mosques have skyrocketed," Nihad Awad the Executive Director and co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim civil rights and advocacy group, said at a press conference. Police in New Zealand say the alleged gunman, described as being in his late 20s, opened fire inside a mosque in Christchurch and that a...
Pompeo, Bolton deny derailing North Korea nuclear talks after regime calls them out

Pompeo, Bolton deny derailing North Korea nuclear talks after regime calls them out

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton on Friday denied that they derailed talks between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un two weeks ago in Vietnam after a fiery statement from North Korea accused the two men of creating a environment of hostility. While both said that categorization was "inaccurate" or "wrong," there has been little contact between the two sides since the Hanoi summit ended without a deal, and each country said their offer would not change. North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui told reporters and foreign diplomats on Friday that Kim will soon make a decision on whether to continue talks with Trump, but said the regime has no intention of compromising or even continuing conversations unless the U.S. makes concessions...

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