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Driver arrested after fatal wrong-way crash in Scottsdale

Oct. 23, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A motorcyclist is dead after colliding head-on with a vehicle going the wrong way on a Scottsdale freeway, authorities said. Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said 25-year-old Nicholas Sajovic was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of second-degree murder. ...

Today in History

Oct. 23, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 23, the 297th day of 2020. There are 69 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 23, 1983, 241 U.S. service members, most of them Marines, were killed in a suicide truck-bombing at Beirut International Airport in Lebanon; a near-simultaneous...

Human remains are those of mother who vanished in 1979

Oct. 22, 2020 11:13 PM EDT

Human remains found in the ocean off of Northern California have been identified as a mother of four who vanished in 1979, authorities announced Thursday. DNA evidence from one of her children was used to match a femur from 45-year-old Dolores Wulff, who disappeared in the middle of the night from her home in...

FILE - This combination of June 3, 2020, file photos, provided by the Hennepin County, Minn.m, Sheriff's Office, shows, from left, Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. A Minnesota judge on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, has dismissed a third-degree murder charge filed against Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee against George Floyd's neck, but the more serious second-degree murder charge remains. The judge also denied defense requests to dismiss the aiding and abetting counts against the three other former officers, Lane, Kueng and Thao. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Judge dismisses 1 charge against former cop in Floyd’s death

Oct. 22, 2020 9:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge has dismissed a third-degree murder charge filed against the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee against George Floyd's neck, saying there was not enough probable cause for that count to proceed to trial. The more serious second-degree murder charge...

White teen sentenced; planned to kill black churchgoers

Oct. 22, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A white 17-year-old girl was sentenced Thursday to four years in juvenile detention for planning to stab north Georgia churchgoers to death because they were Black. The girl pleaded guilty to attempted murder as part of a plea agreement and was sentenced in Gainesville, Georgia,...

Colorado woman sentenced in 1996 death of newborn girl

Oct. 22, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Colorado woman to 90 days in prison, three years in a community corrections program and eight years of probation in the death of an unidentified newborn girl whose body was found in a garbage bag in a reservoir in 1996. Jennifer Katalinich, 43, also known...

Rayon Edwards speaks on a megaphone as he marches with protesters during a protest rally for Marcellis Stinnette who was killed by Waukegan Police Tuesday in Waukegan, Ill., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Stinnette, 19, was killed and his girlfriend the mother of his child, Tafara Williams, was wounded when a police officer in Waukegan opened fire Tuesday night after police said Williams' vehicle started rolling toward the officer following a traffic stop. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Relative: Black couple didn't provoke shooting by police

Oct. 22, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The mother of a Black woman who was injured in a police shooting in suburban Chicago that left a Black man dead said the couple did nothing to provoke the officer. Marcellis Stinnette, 19, was killed and his girlfriend and the mother of his child, Tafara Williams, was wounded when a...

6 alleged members of "murder squad" linked to 8 killings

Oct. 22, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — Six alleged gang members who were part of a “murder squad” that roamed the streets of Monterey County looking for rival gang members and are suspected in eight killings have been arrested and charged with murder and other crimes, authorities announced Thursday. The...

Chicago Police make arrest in slaying of pregnant woman

Oct. 22, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A suspect in the fatal shooting of a pregnant woman whose baby died days after being delivered has been arrested, Chicago Police said Thursday. “Area 2 Detectives currently have a suspect in custody in the connection to the fatal shooting of a 35-year-old female and the subsequent...

Charges dropped against man in fatal shooting

Oct. 22, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Charges have been dropped against a South Dakota man who was accused of fatally shooting one man and injuring another. Jamys Flying Horse, 22, was arrested on Sept. 15. He was charged with the first-degree murder in the death of of William Clifford, and attempted first-degree...