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Illinois prison guards face federal charges in inmate death

Dec. 6, 2019 9:53 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Three Illinois prison guards were arraigned in federal court Friday on charges of assault and civil rights violations in the May 2018 death of an inmate at Western Illinois Correctional Center. A grand jury indicted the correctional officers, who also face charges that they...

Driver gets 16 years for striking pregnant woman in Gresham

Dec. 6, 2019 9:00 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man on methamphetamine was driving his Jeep with a suspended license in 2010 when he crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed into a sedan, causing catastrophic injuries to the pregnant woman inside, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports...

Brinks driver and Samaritan shot during botched ATM robbery

Dec. 6, 2019 8:33 PM EST

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities were searching Friday for a man after a botched ATM robbery left two people wounded by gunfire east of Tampa. Deputies swarmed a Brandon apartment complex about a mile from the shooting, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said. They believed the robbery...

Police: Man stabbed family, himself, in suburban NY killings

Dec. 6, 2019 8:07 PM EST

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Investigators believe a suburban New York man stabbed his wife, their two children and himself to death in their home, police said Friday as they worked to understand what prompted the bloodshed the day before. There had been no reports of domestic violence involving Chuan-Kai...

3 injured, 3 arrested in shooting southwest of Wasilla

Dec. 6, 2019 6:18 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three men have been arrested after a shooting outside Wasilla that left three other people injured. Peter Williams, 32, Darin Smith, 26, and Andre Franklin, 41, were taken into custody Thursday night on suspicion of attempted murder, kidnapping, robbery and assault counts, Alaska...

15 killed in Iraqi capital as assailants fire live rounds

Dec. 6, 2019 5:31 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen in cars opened fire Friday in Baghdad's Khilani Square. leaving at least 15 people dead and 60 wounded, Iraqi security and medical officials said. At least two of the dead were policemen. Protesters fearing for their lives ran from the plaza to nearby Tahrir Square and mosques to...

County prosecutor pleads guilty amid sex harassment review

Dec. 6, 2019 4:26 PM EST

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor under investigation over sexual misconduct allegations pleaded guilty Friday to negligent assault. Sandusky County Prosecutor Timothy Braun agreed to a plea deal that will spare him jail time but force him to resign by the end of June. He also agreed not to seek...

North Carolina police investigate audio detailing abuse

Dec. 6, 2019 3:29 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — An investigation is underway following the release of an audio recording in which the assistant police chief in Winston-Salem apparently admits that he physically assaulted his wife. The Winston-Salem Journal reports City Manager Lee Garrity acknowledged on Thursday that...

Russian student given suspended sentence for protest calls

Dec. 6, 2019 3:25 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Friday handed a suspended sentence to a student vlogger on charges — widely seen as politically motivated — of inciting protests. Yegor Zhukov, 21, was arrested in August on accusations of making extremist calls on his YouTube vlog. He is among several dozen...

Man charged with killing mom indicted on murder charge

Dec. 6, 2019 3:19 PM EST

PLAINVILLE, Mass. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a 21-year-old Massachusetts man on a murder charge in the death of his mother in the family home in October, prosecutors said Friday. Sean Murphy, of Plainville, was indicted on Thursday but his Superior Court arraignment has not yet been scheduled. Murphy...