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Illinois sheriff's deputy charged with murder in fatal shooting of woman who called 911

Jul. 18, 2024 10:32 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois sheriff's deputy has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a woman inside her home, a death that led to protests about justice for the Black victim. Sonya Massey was killed after Sangamon County deputies responded to her 911 call...

Alabama set to execute man for fatal shooting of a delivery driver during a 1998 robbery attempt

Jul. 18, 2024 01:05 AM EDT

A man convicted of killing a delivery driver who stopped for cash at an ATM to take his wife to dinner is facing scheduled execution Thursday night in Alabama. Keith Edmund Gavin, 64, is set to receive a lethal injection at a prison in southwest Alabama. He was convicted of capital...

Former Trump defense secretary urges Biden to do more to stop Iran's threats on officials

Jul. 17, 2024 20:47 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper, one of the Trump administration officials under constant security because of Iranian threats, said Wednesday that it was time for the Biden administration “to do better than just playing defense.” His remarks were some of...

Delay of Texas death row inmate's execution has not been the norm for Supreme Court, experts say

Jul. 17, 2024 18:59 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas inmate Ruben Gutierrez had spent some of the hours leading up to his scheduled execution Tuesday evening talking with his wife and attorney before being eventually transferred to a holding cell at the state prison in Huntsville to await his lethal injection. ...

2 arrested related to the killing of a woman whose body was found in a toolbox on a river sandbar

Jul. 17, 2024 17:55 PM EDT

DERBY, Vt. (AP) — Two men were arrested Wednesday in connection with the February killing of a Vermont woman whose body was found in a container on a Missisquoi River sandbar in northern Vermont, state police said. Aaron Camp, 34, of Derby, faces charges of unauthorized burial or...

Gunmen in Mexico kill 6 people, including a boy, as mass killings of families increase

Jul. 17, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Six members of two families were killed in Mexico's violent state of Guanajuato, the second massacre of a family in a month there, authorities confirmed Wednesday. An increasing number of women, children and entire families have fallen victim to the increasingly...

Mother of 3-year-old found dead at recycling center feared ex-husband would harm daughter

Jul. 17, 2024 16:30 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mother of a 3-year-old girl whose body was found in a San Francisco Bay Area recycling center over the weekend said Tuesday she feared for her daughter’s well-being whenever the child was with her ex-husband, who authorities said died by suicide and is suspected in the...

Police pursuit leads to arrest of 2nd man in Maine death investigation

Jul. 17, 2024 15:23 PM EDT

CUSHING, Maine (AP) — An Augusta man arrested following a police pursuit and crash became the second person to be charged in connection with the death of a man in the coastal community of Cushing, police said Wednesday. Jason Hewett, 39, was charged with manslaughter after his...

House Oversight panel subpoenas Secret Service director to appear Monday at first hearing on Trump assassination attempt

Jul. 17, 2024 14:48 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Oversight panel subpoenas Secret Service director to appear Monday at first hearing on Trump assassination attempt.

French anti-terror police detain alleged neo-Nazi sympathizer suspected of targeting Olympic torch

Jul. 17, 2024 12:17 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French anti-terror police have detained an alleged neo-Nazi sympathizer suspected of wanting to target the Olympic torch relay, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said Wednesday. The Paris prosecutor's office said the man was detained Wednesday morning at his home in...