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Illinois boy found buried in shallow grave; parents charged

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities searching for a missing 5-year-old Illinois boy who had lived in deplorable conditions dug up his body Wednesday and charged his parents with murder, sadly declaring that the youngster would “no longer have to suffer.” The body, believed to be that of Andrew “AJ” Freund, was covered in plastic…

Vladimir Putin

The Latest: Putin, Kim shake hands before start of talks

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — The Latest on the summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 2 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have shaken hands before heading to talks at a university in Russia’s far-eastern city of Vladivostok. TV coverage…

Some women of color frustrated by Biden’s expected 2020 bid

HOUSTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden’s decision to enter the Democratic presidential race is causing consternation among some Democrats, particularly women of color, who have been hoping for a nominee who better reflects the nation’s diversity. At the She the People forum, billed as the first presidential forum focused on women of color,…

Carlos Ghosn

Nissan ex-chair Ghosn’s release on bail approved by court

TOKYO (AP) — Detained former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn paid 500 million yen ($4.5 million) in bail, the Tokyo District court said Thursday, signaling he would likely soon be released. Ghosn was arrested in November, released on bail in March but re-arrested in April on new allegations and taken to the Tokyo Detention House. He…

James Harden, Derrick Favors

Harden helps Rockets eliminate Jazz with 100-93 win

HOUSTON (AP) — In a series where their shots weren’t falling like normal, the Houston Rockets managed to close it out with some tough defense. James Harden scored 26 points and the Rockets outlasted the Utah Jazz 100-93 on Wednesday night to win their first-round playoff series 4-1. Houston advanced to the Western Conference semifinals…

AP Top International News at 12:05 a.m. EDT

Trump threatens more troops to border after Mexico incident In Mexico, migrants turn to ‘The Beast’ after highway raids Russia’s Putin arrives for summit with North Korea’s Kim Australia leader plays down terror threat at Gallipoli event Nissan ex-chair Ghosn’s release on bail approved by court Sri Lanka shakes up top security posts after deadly…

AP Top Business News at 12:04 a.m. EDT

Facebook anticipates an FTC privacy fine of up to $5 billion Tesla posts surprisingly large 1Q loss as sales slump 31% Boeing’s troubled jet is costing $1 billion to fix so far Nissan ex-chair Ghosn’s release on bail approved by court Asian shares mixed after US stocks retreat from record high Occidental tries to outbid…

AP Top U.S. News at 12:19 a.m. EDT

NRA beset by infighting over whether it has strayed too far Agents find 3-year-old migrant boy alone near Texas border Police: Motorist said he drove into people, did not say why Wealthy stock trader convicted in man’s death in bunker fire Boy Scouts: Handful of sex-abuse cases emerged in 2018 US measles cases hit highest…

AP Top News at 12:19 a.m. EDT

Russia’s Putin arrives for summit with North Korea’s Kim Texas executes avowed racist in black man’s dragging death Illinois boy found buried in shallow grave; parents charged Some women of color frustrated by Biden’s expected 2020 bid US measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years Authorities keep distance, yet work with armed border group…

Hurricanes stun defending champion Capitals in 2OT in Game 7

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jordan Staal tied it in the third period, Brock McGinn scored in the second overtime and the Carolina Hurricanes stormed back to stun the Washington Capitals 4-3 in Game 7 on Wednesday night to eliminate the defending Stanley Cup champions. McGinn dived to prevent a goal in the final minutes of regulation…