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Alabama woman arrested after reporting fake burglary on husband she suspected was cheating: police

An Alabama woman reported a burglary to get back at her husband who she suspected of cheating, but the ruse backfired after she was arrested for making a false police report, police said.

Amber Lewis, 33, suspected her husband was with another woman in their Millbrook, Ala., home when she called the police to report a burglary around 9 a.m. on Wednesday. Responding officers found Lewis and another unidentified woman at the home, The Montgomery Advertiser reported. Both women said they did not know who was inside the home.

The officers found what appeared to be marijuana, cocaine and other drugs throughout the house – including their 5-year-old’s bedroom – but no burglar inside the home, police said. The officers also found that the reported “burglar” was Lewis’ husband.

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Lewis was arrested charged with making a false report to law enforcement and second-degree possession of marijuana and chemical endangerment of a child, the report said. She was being held at the Elmore County Jail on $12,500 bond.

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Millbrook Police Chief PK Johnson told The Advertiser that Lewis’ husband faces drug charges and the unidentified woman was charged with lying to police.

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Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx subpoenaed over Jussie Smollett case: report

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Chicago’s top prosecutor, Kim Foxx, has been subpoenaed Friday over her handling of the Jussie Smollett case, according to The Chicago-Sun Times.

Foxx, Cook County’s state’s attorney, will have to appear in court after a retired appellate judge, Sheila O’Brien, filed a petition last week for a special prosecutor to probe the Smollett case, in which a 16-count indictment against the “Empire” actor was dropped last month.

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Foxx’s top deputy, Joseph Magats, was also subpoenaed, and another document requested that Smollett appears at the hearing, the report said.

O’Brien requested Foxx, Magats, and Smollett produce original documents in the criminal case to assure the public “that they have not been altered or destroyed and will not be destroyed throughout this case,” the Sun-Times reports.

The petition for a special prosecutor claimed Foxx’s handling of the case was “plagued with irregularity.”

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O’Brien argues that Foxx, who informally recused herself from the case due to contact she had with a relative of Smollett’s during the investigation, should have appointed a special prosecutor.

“Foxx’s conflict in this matter is beyond dispute,” O’Brien wrote, “instead, Foxx misled the public into believing that Smollett’s case was handled like any other prosecution and without influence.”

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Smollett told police he was attacked on Jan. 29 around 2 a.m. as he was returning home from a sandwich shop in Chicago. He said two masked men shouted racial and anti-gay slurs, poured bleach on him, beat him and tied a rope around his neck. He claimed they shouted, “This is MAGA country” — a reference to President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan.

After an intense investigation, police said Smollett staged the entire incident to drum up publicity for his career.

Barnini Chakraborty contributed to this report.

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Chinese national arrested in San Francisco on child porn charges: prosecutors

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A Chinese national who was arrested earlier this month at San Francisco International Airport pleaded not guilty on Thursday to child pornography charges, prosecutors said.

Minghong Xia, a Chinese national who lives in San Francisco on a work permit, was arrested April 17 at SFO after investigators determined he had child pornography on his laptop, San Mateo County prosecutors said.

Authorities had learned of a possible intent to distribute illicit material through a peer-to-peer software system from an apartment in San Francisco, but an investigation of the apartment yielded no evidence, the district attorney’s office said.

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Police learned that the suspect was in Seattle for work and had all of his digital devices with him. After learning he was on his way back to San Francisco, authorities obtained a search warrant for Xia and his belongings. He was detained at SFO and his laptop was found to have hundreds of child pornography images, including a child under 10 years old, prosecutors said.

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Xia was taken into custody on $100,000 bail, prosecutors said. His next court appearance is on May 9, the Bay City News Service reported.

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Rabbi in California synagogue shooting says gunman’s gun jammed, or would have been ‘bloodbath’

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The Rabbi who was shot inside a Southern California synagogue on the last day of Passover said Sunday that it was nothing short of a miracle that the gunman’s semiautomatic rifle jammed and prevented what would have been a “bloodbath.”

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein appeared in bandages during a press conference outside Chabad of Poway on Sunday. He lost his index finger after being shot in a shooting spree that killed one and injured three. Two worshippers — 34-year-old Almog Peretz and 8-year-old Noya Dahan — suffered shrapnel wounds.

He said he looked up on Saturday and saw a young man wearing sunglasses standing in front of him with a rifle. He said he lifted his hands and was shot. He says he lost his index finger. And then, Goldstein said, “miraculously the gun jammed.”

There was a room nearby that was crowded with people and children.

“It could have been a blood bath,” he said. “I don’t want to think of it.”

A 19-year-old, John T. Earnest, was arrested after the attack is expected to be arraigned this week on charges including murder and attempted murder.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Goldstein recently asked a Border Patrol agent to attend the temple while armed and it apparently paid off. The agent gave chase to the suspect and fired as he sped off.

Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, died of injuries she sustained in the shooting near San Diego. Gilbert-Kaye is believed to have thrown herself in front of Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, possibly saving his life. One witness tol the Los Angeles Times that Kaye’s husband began to do CPR on an injured person and was overcome when he realized it was his wife.

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An online manifesto written by a person identifying himself as Earnest says he was inspired by the mass shooting at two New Zealand mosque that killed 50 Muslims last month.

Fox News’ Robert Gearty and The Associated Press contributed

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Closing arguments expected in trial of ex-Minneapolis cop

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Closing arguments are expected Monday in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman in July 2017.

Mohamed Noor is on trial for murder and manslaughter in the death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia who called 911 to report a possible rape behind her home.

Noor testified he was in a squad car’s passenger seat when he heard a bang on the driver’s side, then his partner, Officer Matthew Harrity, yelled and tried to pull his gun. Noor said he then saw a woman raise her arm outside Harrity’s window and he fired to save Harrity’s life.

Noor’s attorneys have argued he was justified in using deadly force. Prosecutors say he acted unreasonably.

Prosecutors are expected to call at least one rebuttal witness Monday before closing arguments. Jurors will likely start deliberating Monday and will be sequestered.

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Check out the AP’s complete coverage of Mohamed Noor’s trial.

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At least 1 dead, 6 injured in Baltimore shooting, police say

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At least one person was dead and six others were injured Sunday following a shooting in Baltimore, officials said.

Police responded to a reported shooting just after 5 p.m. in 2500 block of Edmonson Avenue, Baltimore Police spokesperson Chakia Fennoy confirmed to Fox News.

Investigators said the incident happened during a cookout, but further information was not immediately available.

This is a developing story; please check back for updates.

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The Latest: Rabbi says Trump called to extend condolences

The Latest on the shooting at a California synagogue (all times local):

3:51 p.m.

A Southern California rabbi who was shot during a deadly attack on his synagogue says he has received a call from President Donald Trump.

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein on Sunday told reporters Trump called him to share his condolences on behalf of the American people.

Goldstein says Trump was comforting and spoke about his love of peace, Judaism and Israel.

Authorities say a 19-year-old man opened fire on the synagogue in Poway, California, during a service on Saturday, killing a woman and wounding three people, including Goldstein.

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2:30 p.m.

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein says the gunman fled after the weapon used in the attack at a San Diego-area synagogue jammed.

Goldstein spoke in front of Chabad of Poway on Sunday, one day after an attack killed a woman and injured three others — including the rabbi.

He says he looked up on Saturday and saw a young man wearing sunglasses standing in front of him with a rifle. Goldstein says he lifted his hands and was shot. He says he lost his index finger.

And then, Goldstein says, “miraculously the gun jammed.”

A 19-year-old arrested after the attack is expected to be arraigned this week on charges including murder and attempted murder.

Goldstein said “terrorism like this will not take us down.”

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1:30 p.m.

An 8-year-old girl hit by shrapnel during a shooting at a San Diego-area synagogue says she had just finished praying and was getting ready to go play with other kids when gunshots rang out.

Noya Dahan says Sunday that her uncle rushed her and the other children outside as the gunman fired repeatedly inside Chabad of Poway. A worshipper, 60-year-old Lori Kaye, was killed in Saturday’s attack.

Noya says her leg was bleeding but doctors at the hospital told her she wouldn’t need surgery. Her uncle, 34-year-old Almog Peretz, was also struck by shrapnel and has been released from a hospital.

Noya says she was very scared.

Her father, 32-year-old Israel Dahan, says he flipped over a folding table as soon as he saw the man enter carrying a long rifle. A suspect has been arrested.

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, who was also wounded, plans an afternoon press conference outside the synagogue.

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12:30 p.m.

Officials say the three people wounded in a shooting at a Southern California synagogue have been released from hospitals.

The attack during a Passover service Saturday at Chabad of Poway killed one congregant, 60-year-old Lori Kaye.

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein was shot in the hand. Two worshippers — 34-year-old Almog Peretz and 8-year-old Noya Dahan — suffered shrapnel wounds.

Hospital officials say Sunday that all three have been discharged.

Goldstein tells CNN that his scarred hand will serve as a reminder how vulnerable we all are to acts of terror.

Police are searching the home of the 19-year-old alleged shooter who was arrested shortly after the attack. He’s expected to be arraigned this week on charges including murder and attempted murder.

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10:30 a.m.

Shimon Abitbul says when gunfire erupted inside a San Diego-area synagogue, he immediately placed his 2-year-old grandson on the floor.

Abitbul says Sunday that he was attending a service at Chabad of Poway a day earlier with his son-in-law and grandson when the shooting started.

Abitbul he grabbed the toddler and sprinted away when there was a break in the gunfire. He later returned to try to help a woman he described as having a hole in her chest. He later found out 60-year-old Lori Kaye died of her wounds.

He says the congregation’s rabbi was shot in the hand and had wrapped his wounded fingers in a prayer shawl.

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein and two other people who were injured are expected to recover.

Abitbul says he’s still coming to terms with the carnage.

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10:15 a.m.

A friend of the woman killed in the Southern California synagogue shooting says the victim’s physician husband was called to tend to a wounded worshipper and fainted when he realized it was his wife.

Sixty-year-old Lori Kaye died after being shot Saturday at Chabad of Poway near San Diego. Three others were hurt.

Congregation member Roneet Lev related an account from Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein of how Kaye threw herself in front of him, possibly saving his life. Goldstein is recovering from a gunshot wound to the hand.

Lev tells the Los Angeles Times that Kaye’s husband began to do CPR on an injured person and was overcome when he realized it was his wife.

Lev says Kaye had gone to the synagogue to say the Kaddish Jewish prayer for the dead for her mother, who had recently died. Lev says now the irony is people will be saying the prayer for her now.

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10 a.m.

A shrine of flowers to honor those shot at a San Diego-area synagogue is growing on the sidewalk near the location where a gunman killed a congregant and injured three others.

Next door to the Chabod of Poway synagogue, Father Alexander Federoff said Sunday that he is praying for the recovery of Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, who was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the hand after Saturday’s shooting.

Federoff says his Orthodox Christian congregation was in the middle of a prayer service when the gunshots rang out and that his church welcomed Jewish congregants and tried to offer them comfort.

One worshipper, 60-year-old Lori Kaye, was killed.

Goldstein tells CNN that two other victims have been released from hospitals.

Investigators are searching the San Diego home of the 19-year-old shooter, who surrendered to police.

Poway Mayor Steve Vaus has been meeting with residents, offering hugs, and vowing solidarity.

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6:20 a.m.

The rabbi of a California synagogue that was the scene of a mass shooting recalls the moment the suspected shooter pointed a gun at him.

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein says he was in the middle of his Saturday sermon at the Chabad of Poway when he heard loud noises. Goldstein says during a phone interview Sunday on “Today” he was “face-to-face with this murderer, this terrorist” when he turned around.

He says he put his hands up to protect himself and lost one of his fingers in the shooting.

One person, 60-year-old Lori Kaye, was killed in the shooting. The rabbi remembered her as a “pioneering, founding member” of the congregation and says he is “heartbroken” by her death.

At least three others, including Goldstein, were injured.

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Man jailed in Oklahoma after being hurt in police shooting

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A man arrested on a robbery warrant after police opened fire on the truck he was in, injuring three young children, is in custody in an Oklahoma jail.

Choctaw County Jail records indicate that 21-year-old William Devaughn Smith was being held Sunday on an aggravated robbery complaint. He had been in custody in Texas after being released from a hospital there. The records don’t indicate whether Smith has an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says four children and their mother were with Smith when two officers approached him and gunfire broke out on Friday in Hugo, near the Texas state line.

Smith was treated for injuries at a hospital in Paris, Texas. The bureau says that three children, ages 5, 4 and 1, received injuries that are not life-threatening.

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The Latest: Tenn. police increase death toll at 2 homes to 7

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The Latest on the deaths of multiple victims at two homes in rural Tennessee (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

Authorities say a sixth body has been found in a residence in rural Tennessee, bringing the death toll at two area homes to seven.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Sunday in a news release that forensic scientists working at the scene at a home near the community of Westmoreland found the sixth body.

Another victim’s body was found at another home in the area Saturday. The state’s top law enforcement agency believes the two scenes are related.

Efforts to identify the victims are ongoing.

A 25-year-old suspect was arrested Saturday after being shot and wounded by police.

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1:30 p.m.

Authorities say the death toll at two homes in rural Tennessee has now reached six.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Sunday in a news release a fifth body was found at one home near the community of Westmoreland. Another victim’s body was found at another home in the area. The TBI believes the two scenes are related.

The statement says efforts to identify the victims are ongoing. Police haven’t released how the victims died.

TBI spokesman Josh DeVine says 25-year-old Michael Cummins was taken into custody Saturday night after being shot about a mile (1.6 kilometers) away from one of the crime scenes.

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8:40 a.m.

Police are investigating whether a suspect captured after an hours-long manhunt knew five people whose bodies were discovered in two homes in rural Tennessee.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine says 25-year-old Michael Cummins was taken into custody Saturday night after being shot about a mile (1.6 kilometers) away from one of the crime scenes near the community of Westmoreland.

Police say officers responding to a 911 call from a family member led to the original discovery of four bodies and an injured person at the first home. The injured victim was transported to the hospital with unspecified injuries. The fifth body was found in another home.

DeVine says Cummins was taken to a hospital for treatment of what’s believed to be injuries that aren’t life threatening.

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Worshippers recall fatal attack on California synagogue

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When gunfire erupted inside a Southern California synagogue during a service on the last day of Passover, Shimon Abitbul recalls he immediately placed his 2-year-old grandson on the floor and waited for a break in the shooting to grab the boy and sprint away.

Then Abitbul ran back to the shooting scene to try to help a woman he described as having a hole in her chest and who later died, he said, tears streaming down his face as he spoke Sunday outside the Chabad of Poway synagogue. The congregation’s rabbi, who was shot in the hand, had wrapped a prayer shawl around his bloodied fingers, Abitbul said.

The attack Saturday came exactly six months after a mass shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue.

John T. Earnest, 19, surrendered to police after bursting into the synagogue north of San Diego and opening fire as about 100 people were worshipping inside. Congregant Lori Kaye, 60, was killed in the attack, which injured Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, 8-year-old Noya Dahan and Almog Peretz, 34, authorities said.

Earnest, who had no previous contact with law enforcement, may be charged with a hate crime in addition to homicide, San Diego County Sheriff William Gore said. Police searched Earnest’s house and said he was also being investigated in connection with an arson attack on a mosque in nearby Escondido, California, on March 24.

Goldstein told NBC’s “Sunday Today” he was in the middle of his sermon when he heard loud noises. He turned around and saw he was “face-to-face with this murderer, this terrorist,” he said. He raised his hands to protect himself and lost one of his fingers in the shooting.

There were indications an AR-type assault weapon might have malfunctioned after the gunman fired numerous rounds inside, Gore said. An off-duty Border Patrol agent working as a security guard fired at the shooter as he fled, missing him but striking his getaway vehicle, the sheriff said.

Shortly after fleeing, Earnest called 911 to report the shooting, San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit said. When an officer reached him on a roadway, “the suspect pulled over, jumped out of his car with his hands up and was immediately taken into custody,” he said.

Goldstein described Kaye as a “pioneering, founding member” of the congregation and said he was “heartbroken” by her death.

A friend of Kaye’s, Audrey Jacobs, said on Facebook that she was told by a friend who was at the synagogue during the attack that Kaye was “taking bullets” for the rabbi to save his life, and that the rabbi continued to give his sermon after being shot.

Another friend, Roneet Lev, told the Los Angeles Times that Kaye’s physician husband was called to tend to a wounded worshipper and fainted when he realized it was his wife.

Lev said Kaye had gone to the synagogue to say Kaddish, a Jewish prayer for the dead, for her mother, who had recently died.

“The irony is, people will be saying it for her now,” Lev said.

Abitbul, who was visiting from Israel and staying with his daughter and her family in Southern California, said he was still coming to grips with the carnage.

“All of us are human beings,” he said. “It doesn’t matter if you are Jews or Christians or Muslims.”

Almog Peretz, who was wounded in the leg, had moved to California just a few months ago from the Israeli town of Sderot near the Gaza border, a frequent target of rocket attacks by the Hamas militant group. He said a man entered the synagogue and started shooting in all directions.

“I was with my back to the shooter. I heard a shot or two and then turned around to face him and that’s when he fired at me. I ran quickly, picking up a small girl in my hands,” he told the Israeli YNet news site. “He hit me once in the leg and I kept running. I didn’t feel it much since there were so many bullets flying by. I heard them and I saw them right next to me.”

Gore said authorities were reviewing Earnest’s social media posts, including what he described as a “manifesto.”

A person identifying himself as John Earnest posted an anti-Jewish screed online about an hour before the attack. The poster described himself as a nursing school student and praised the suspects accused of carrying out deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand last month that killed 50 and at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue on Oct. 27, in which 11 people were killed.

“It was a hate crime, no doubt about it,” national security adviser John Bolton said on “Fox News Sunday.” He said investigators have not seen any connection between the suspect and other extremist groups.

California State University, San Marcos, confirmed that Earnest was a student who was on the dean’s list and said the school was “dismayed and disheartened” that he was suspected in “this despicable act.”

Deb Lira, 71, of nearby Rancho Bernardo, said she was angry and sickened by the attack in what has long been a peaceful community. “I’m here because I’m Jewish and this is my message,” she said, pointing to a sign that read “never again” and “never forget.”

“I will not be silent,” she said.

There was no known threat after Earnest was arrested, but authorities boosted patrols at places of worship Saturday and again on Sunday as a precaution, police said.

President Donald Trump offered his sympathies Saturday, saying the shooting “looked like a hate crime.”

“Our entire nation mourns the loss of life, prays for the wounded and stands in solidary with the Jewish community,” Trump said later at a rally in Wisconsin. “We forcefully condemn the evils of anti-Semitism and hate, which must be defeated.”

Gov. Gavin Newsom said he joins the community in grief.

“No one should have to fear going to their place of worship, and no one should be targeted for practicing the tenets of their faith,” he said.

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Associated Press writers Elliot Spagat in Poway and Daisy Nguyen in San Francisco contributed to this report.

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This story has been corrected to show the victim’s name is Lori Kaye, not Kayne.

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