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Texan linked to 'boogaloo' convicted of attempted murder

Sep. 17, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

NEW BOSTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas man linked to the “boogaloo” movement who livestreamed threats to kill police has been convicted of attempted murder of a peace officer, a violation of the Texas Hate Crimes Act. Aaron Caleb Swenson, 38, was found guilty Thursday by...

Prosecutors drop murder charge against Rhode Island man

Sep. 17, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a first-degree murder charge against a Rhode Island man who had been accused of fatally shooting his friend, because surveillance video showed he was not at the scene of the crime. Kenneth Hernandez, 33, of Cranston, was...

3 charged in death of boy, 8, hit by stray bullet

Sep. 17, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Three men have been charged in the death of an 8-year-old Maryland boy who was struck by a stray bullet last month, police said. Prince George’s County Police have charged Desmond Nkwocha, 21; Mark Nkwocha, 23; and George Shamman, 23, with...

Virginia teenager sentenced to 17 years for fatal shooting

Sep. 17, 2021 08:18 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Virginia teenager to 17 years in prison after his guilty plea earlier in the year to second-degree murder in a fatal shooting outside a restaurant. Cameron Barclift, 18, was identified by witnesses and arrested just...

2 charged with murder of N Ireland journalist Lyra McKee

Sep. 17, 2021 07:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two men appeared in court Friday in connection with the murder of Lyra McKee, a Northern Irish journalist shot dead as she covered rioting in Londonderry in 2019. Gearoid Cavanagh, 33, and Jordan Devine, 21, were charged with murder, possession of a...

Woman charged with killing 3 young girls in New Zealand

Sep. 17, 2021 06:48 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A 40-year-old woman was charged Friday with killing three young girls in a crime that has shocked New Zealand. Police did not immediately identify the woman but the Stuff news agency said she was the girls' mother, Lauren Dickason, a...

Officers found justified in shooting Tennessee man 58 times

Sep. 17, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Five Tennessee officers who fatally shot a man 58 times after he wounded a sheriff's deputy inside a trailer did not break the law during the shooting, a prosecutor said. Members of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Team...

Man who fled during trial gets 28 years for attacking camper

Sep. 17, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A 44-year-old Prescott man who fled in 2019 while on trial for a brutal attack on a camper the previous year has been sentenced to 28 years in prison after being apprehended in Payson in late July, authorities said. Robert David Pearsall III was...

Bodycam: Gabby Petito argued with boyfriend before vanishing

Sep. 16, 2021 22:13 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police video shows a Florida woman who disappeared during a cross-country journey in a converted camper van had an emotional fight with her boyfriend in a Utah tourist town before she vanished. The video released by the Moab Police Department...

Haiti PM, under fire, addresses evidence in leader's slaying

Sep. 16, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The office of Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry issued its first public statement Thursday about evidence authorities say they have of phone calls between him and a key suspect in the presidential assassination, saying he received countless calls from people...