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Ex-Colorado coach sentenced to 30 days in jail for assault

Apr. 25, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A former assistant football coach for the University of Colorado has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for assaulting his ex-girlfriend. Joe Tumpkin was sentenced in Broomfield District Court on Thursday after he pleaded guilty in February to misdemeanor domestic violence assault, the...

Pipeline firm fined $3.3M for worst CA oil spill in 25 years

Apr. 25, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A company that caused the worst California coastal oil spill in 25 years has been fined more than $3.3 million. A judge in Santa Barbara issued the fine and penalty Thursday against Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline. Additional damages could be levied at a restitution...

Police-shooting drama brings young actress into spotlight

Apr. 25, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aliyah Royale imagined her TV series debut might be a comedy. Instead, she plunged into an emotionally demanding role in a police-shooting drama that brought the 19-year-old into the daunting orbit of a veteran star and heavyweight producers. Whatever the challenges, Royale said she felt...

Report: Chiefs' Hill, fiancee discuss domestic incident

Apr. 25, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A television station aired audio Thursday it says shows Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill telling his fiancee about punching and using a belt to discipline their son one day after prosecutors reluctantly declined to file charges in a domestic incident. Police were called to...

Ex-cop: Saw woman at window, fired 'to stop threat'

Apr. 25, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer on trial in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman testified Thursday that he saw fear in his partner's eyes, then saw a woman in a pink shirt with blond hair appear at the partner's window and raise her right arm before he fired his gun "to stop the...

2 dead, 1 wounded, child OK after driveway shootout in Vegas

Apr. 25, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say two people are dead, one is wounded and a child is OK after an apparent shootout involving an arguing couple and two men in a driveway at a southeast Las Vegas home. Officer Larry Hadfield said officers found a man and a woman mortally wounded about 12:30 p.m. Thursday and a man...

Waffle House shooting suspect's father pleads not guilty

Apr. 25, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

PEKIN, Ill. (AP) — The father of the man accused of killing four people at a Waffle House in Tennessee last year pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges related to the gun used in the shooting. Jeffrey Reinking is accused of giving an AR-15-style rifle to his 30-year-old son, Travis Reinking, who...

Kansas agency finds abuse and neglect in Wichita boy's death

Apr. 25, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas child welfare authorities investigated two reports of possible abuse or neglect involving a Wichita couple in the 17 months before their 3-year-old son was found dead in his crib. The Kansas Department of Children and Families on Thursday completed its investigation into the...

Fake German heiress convicted of bilking banks, businesses

Apr. 25, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York jury on Thursday convicted an extravagant socialite who bankrolled an implausibly lavish lifestyle with tens of thousands of dollars she swindled from banks, hotels and friends who believed she was a wealthy German heiress. The Manhattan jury found Anna Sorokin guilty of four...

Retired NYPD officer charged in Long Island DWI fatal

Apr. 25, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A retired New York City police officer has been indicted on charges he drove drunk and caused a crash on Long Island that killed his passenger. The Suffolk County district attorney's office said 48-year-old Patrick McMahon, of Commack, was arraigned Thursday on aggravated...