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wi­chita » A Mex­i­can man ac­cused of rap­ing a 13-year-old girl on a Grey­hound bus that trav­eled through Kansas had been de­ported 10 times and vol­un­tar­ily re­moved from the U.S. an­other nine times since 2003, records ob­tained by The As­so­ci­ated Press show.

Three U.S. Repub­li­can se­na­tors — in­clud­ing Kansas’ Jerry Mo­ran and Pat Roberts — de­manded this month that the De­part­ment of Home­land Se­cu­rity pro­vide im­mi­gra­tion records for 38-year-old To­mas Martinez-Mal­don­ado, who is charged with a felony in the al­leged Sept. 27 at­tack aboard a bus in Geary County. He is be­ing held in the Geary County jail in Junc­tion City, which is about 120 miles west of Kansas City.

Syria’s cease-fire hold­ing de­spite mi­nor vi­o­la­tions.

A na­tion­wide Syr­ian cease­fire bro­kered by Rus­sia and Tur­key that went into ef­fect at mid­night held Fri­day de­spite mi­nor vi­o­la­tions, mark­ing a po­ten­tial break­through in a con­flict that has dis­re­garded high­level peace ini­tia­tives for over five years.

For­mer Okla. sher­iff will not face more charges

B tulsa, okla.» Pros­e­cu­tors said Fri­day that they won’t file new crim­i­nal charges against a for­mer Ok­la­homa sher­iff who has faced scru­tiny since a re­serve deputy fa­tally shot an un­armed black man last year.

For­mer Tulsa County Sher­iff Stan­ley Glanz al­ready had been sen­tenced in July to a one-year sus­pended term on mis­de­meanor charges stem­ming from a sep­a­rate grand jury in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Robert Bates, the for­mer vol­un­teer deputy who shot Eric Har­ris, has been sen­tenced to four years in prison for sec­ond-de­gree man­slaugh­ter.

Coast Guard sus­pends search for miss­ing plane with six aboard

B cleve­land» The Coast Guard on Fri­day sus­pended its search for an air­plane that was car­ry­ing a bev­er­age dis­tri­bu­tion com­pany ex­ec­u­tive and five other peo­ple when it van­ished over Lake Erie shortly after take­off from the city’s lakeshore air­port.

The Coast Guard said it would step aside to al­low Cleve­land to be­gin re­cov­ery ef­forts of the plane and the vic­tims.

John T. Flem­ing, the chief ex­ec­u­tive of a Colum­bus-based bev­er­age dis­tri­bu­tion com­pany, was pi­lot­ing the plane, which was car­ry­ing his wife, their teenage sons, a neigh­bor and the neigh­bor’s daughter. The plane sud­denly lost al­ti­tude about 2 miles out dur­ing a sched­uled re­turn trip to Colum­bus, ac­cord­ing to a flight-track­ing ser­vice.

Of­fi­cial says power won’t be fully back at casino for days B The

las ve­gas» busy New Year’s hol­i­day week­end is likely to come and go be­fore a Rio casino ho­tel tower in Las Ve­gas fully re­cov­ers from a power out­age that prompted a 900-room evac­u­a­tion, of­fi­cials said Fri­day.

Brazil­ian po­lice say Greek am­bas­sador killed by wife’s lover B

rio de janeiro» Greece’s am­bas­sador to the coun­try was killed by his wife’s lover un­der her or­ders, po­lice said Fri­day. They have de­tained three sus­pects.

Am­bas­sador Kyr­i­akos Amiridis went miss­ing on Mon­day in Nova Iguacu, a city just north of Rio, where the am­bas­sador had been va­ca­tion­ing. The cou­ple lived most of the time in Brasilia.

On Fri­day, po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tor Evaristo Pontes Ma­gal­haes said that 29year-old po­lice of­fi­cer Ser­gio Gomes Mor­eira Filho had con­fessed to killing Amiridis, al­leg­ing self-de­fense.

He said Filho was hav­ing an af­fair with the am­bas­sador’s 40-year-old wife, Fran­coise Amiridis.

Filho’s cousin, Eduardo de Melo, ac­knowl­edged

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