Actor John Heard, of 'Home Alone' movies, dies at 71

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NEW YORK (AP) — Actor John Heard, whose many roles included the father in the "Home Alone" series and a corrupt detective in "The Sopranos," has died. He was 71.

  • Written by By DAVID BAUDER , AP Television Writer

8 people found dead in truck in 'human trafficking crime'

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer loaded with at least 30 others outside a Walmart store in Texas' stifling summer heat in what police are calling a horrific human trafficking case. The driver was arrested.

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Experts: No duty for laughing teens to rescue drowning man

MIAMI (AP) — It may be reprehensible and morally outrageous, but legal experts say a group of Florida teens had no obligation to rescue a drowning disabled man they instead mocked, laughed at and recorded on a video that was later posted online. Still, authorities are pursuing possible misdemeanor charges against them for failing to report a death.

  • Written by By CURT ANDERSON , AP Legal Affairs Writer

Minneapolis chief resigns after shooting of Australian woman

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau says she is "willing to step aside to let a fresh set of leadership eyes" be in charge of the department, which has been criticized in the wake of last weekend's fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911.

  • Written by By AMY FORLITI and STEVE KARNOWSKI , Associated Press