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Death row inmate says Mormon church interfered in his trial

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah man sentenced to death in a 1985 murder case is appealing his conviction by arguing the Mormon church interfered in his trial. Douglas Lovell, 58, has been counseled by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bishops in prison, and he wanted them to testify as character witnesses after he was granted a new trial, his lawyers wrote in court documents.

Tata Motors Profits Benefit From Jaguar Land Rover Sales

(NEW YORK) -- Profits at Tata Motors are on the rise thanks to strong sales of the luxury brand Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), according to the BBC. The BBC reports the major Indian carmaker saw quarterly profit triple to $771 million. The jump in profits comes after JLR sales rose 28 percent in the three months leading up to March. This is the biggest increase in sales in Europe, according to the BBC.

Rossi chased a career in Europe but is still very American

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- When Alexander Rossi pulled into victory lane following his upset win in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 victory, the American had no idea what he was supposed to do during the famed celebration. He knew there was milk involved, but wasn't sure what to do with the bottle. The wreath? Rossi had no clue how to slide it over his firesuit.

Five People Injured in Memorial Day Shooting in Baltimore

(BALTIMORE) -- Memorial Day in Baltimore was marred by a shooting that left five people with apparent gunshot wounds, according to the Baltimore Police Department. All injuries are non-life threatening, police said. Four of the victims were male -- ages 20, 25, 30, and 59 -- while the female is 56. All of the victims were transported to the hospital.

Bogaerts hit streak at 23 as Red Sox beat Orioles 7-2

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Xander Bogaerts extended his hitting streak to 23 games and drove in two runs, Jackie Bradley put Boston ahead for good with a sixth-inning homer and the Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 Monday in a matchup of the top two teams in the AL East. David Ortiz and rookie Marco Hernandez also homered for the Red Sox, who stretched their division lead to two games.

How Researchers Are Using Google to Find Chickenpox Seasons

(NEW YORK) -- Researchers have found that the chickenpox virus may actually be a seasonal disease, with more cases reported in the spring, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. To identify chickenpox rates, the researchers turned to an unconventional source: Google Trends. The search engine has actually successfully been used by researchers before to estimate and examine influenza rates.

The Latest: Jack Hanna backs decision to kill gorilla at zoo

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Latest on the killing of a gorilla after a child fell into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Jack Hanna says the Cincinnati Zoo made the right call by killing a gorilla that grabbed a 4-year-old boy who had entered its enclosure. The host of "Jack Hanna's Into the Wild" tells WBNS-TV (http://bit.

1 man killed, 1 wounded in shooting at Round O nightclub

ROUND O, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say one man is dead and a second man wounded in a shooting outside a Colleton County nightclub. Investigators told media outlets deputies were called to Leon's Club in Round O around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Deputies say they found two men shot. One man died at the hospital, while the other man was in critical condition. The names of the men have not been released.

Vandals Set Off Illegal Fireworks, Setting Home Ablaze in Maryland

(RIVERDALE, Md.) -- Vandals were caught on camera setting off fireworks on the front porch of a home in Riverdale, Maryland, setting it partially ablaze, the homeowner and the local fire department said. The homeowner, Lavonia, who asked that her last name not be used for privacy reasons, told ABC News that the incident took place at 2 a.m. on Saturday, and they still do not know who set the fireworks off, or why.

North Carolina tops Maryland, wins men's NCAA lacrosse title

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- After a 3-3 start to begin the season, North Carolina had a team meeting at a hotel in Massachusetts following a loss to UMass. That proved the turning point. North Carolina won the men's NCAA lacrosse championship Monday, defeating Maryland 14-13 on Chris Cloutier's overtime goal. "I'm thinking shoot it as hard as you can to that low corner. That's my go to spot every time," Cloutier said.

Fleeing biker dies in head-on crash with unmarked police car

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a 27-year-old man fleeing from police has died after her wrecked his motorcycle into an oncoming unmarked police car. The North Carolina Highway Patrol said that troopers were trying to pull Alex Gibbs over for speeding on Business 40 in Winston-Salem around 1 a.m. Sunday when he refused to stop.

Bloody Weekend Leaves 4 Dead, Dozens Wounded in Chicago

(CHICAGO) -- It has been a violent Memorial Day weekend in Chicago, and the holiday is not even over yet. Weekend shootings across the city have left four people dead and nearly 50 wounded, the Chicago Tribune reported. Official numbers won't be released until Tuesday, a Chicago Police Department spokesman told ABC News Monday.

AP Source: Baylor will hire former Wake coach Grobe

Baylor will hire former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe to lead its football program this season, a person involved in the decision tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because a deal between Grobe and the school was still being finalized.

Harvey rediscovers form, leads Mets over White Sox 1-0

NEW YORK (AP) -- Matt Harvey rediscovered his form with seven dominant innings of two-hit ball, Neil Walker homered off Jose Quintana, and the New York Mets beat Chicago 1-0 Monday to send the reeling White Sox to their seventh straight loss. Harvey (4-7) has been one of baseball's biggest puzzles, transforming from a premier pitcher to baffled ballplayer.

Rare Hitler Code Machine Found on eBay for $15

(LONDON) -- A rare teleprinter that German Adolf Hitler used to message his top Nazi officers during World War II was found for sale on eBay. A volunteer from the National Museum of Computing in the U.K. stumbled on an eBay ad for the device. He recognized it as a rare Lorenz teleprinter, which in this case was used to transmit coded messages.

Burkina Faso provisionally frees ex-ruling party head

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- A military tribunal in Burkina Faso says it has provisionally released the chairman of the country's former ruling party pending further investigations into a short-lived September coup. Military tribunal director Col. Sita Sangare said Eddie Komboigo was provisionally released Monday from a military prison in Ouagadougou, the capital.

Huskies Receiver Isaiah Renfro Quits Football to Get Help

(PULLMAN, Wash.) -- Washington Huskies receiver Isaiah Renfro officially announced that he will take a break from football to care for his depression and anxiety, ESPN reports. Coach Chris Peterson said that Renfro, a sophomore, didn't participate in the team's spring camp because of "personal issues.

Police look for green Pontiac that struck and killed teen

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Investigators are looking for the car that struck and killed a 16-year-old boy as he walked in the bicycle lane on a North Charleston street. Authorities told media outlets that Davon McNeil was hit around 5 a.m. Saturday as he walked near the old Charleston Naval Complex. Police say a green Pontiac was seen driving away from the collision without stopping.

Police: Man shot by officers refused to leave truck

CLINTON, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a man shot to death by police after holding a shotgun for 20 minutes in a North Carolina parking lot told officers he was not coming out of his pickup truck. Clinton Police said Monday in a news release that their officers went to the Burger King parking lot after a 911 call from someone who said a man asked him to call police.