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Women shout during a protest against gender violence outside the National Palace that includes the presidential office and residence, in Mexico City, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. The killing of a 7-year-old girl on the southern outskirts of Mexico City has stoked rising anger over the brutal slayings of women, including one found stabbed to death and skinned earlier this month. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Mexico City to tighten school safety after girl, 7, killed

Feb. 18, 2020 5:01 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City officials said Tuesday they will tighten rules for children leaving government schools on their own after a 7-year-old girl was found murdered over the weekend. In Mexico City, even grade-school students often simply walk out of school after classes to meet parents waiting...

Trial begins in lawsuit over missing woman's murdered sons

Feb. 18, 2020 4:56 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A final chapter in the horrific saga of a Utah woman who vanished about a decade ago and the killings of her young sons in a fiery attack by their father years later began Tuesday with opening statements in a lawsuit against Washington state over the boys' deaths. Josh Powell was...

Paulette Neemann, left, and Dave Ellis, relatives of murdered victims of Charles Starkweather, hug in Lincoln, Neb., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, before a hearing of he Nebraska Board of Pardons to consider a request for clemency from Caril Ann Clair, the 76-year-old former girlfriend of Charles Starkweather, who went on an infamous killing spree in Nebraska and Wyoming in the late 1950s. The pardon board voted 3-0 to deny the application from Clair, even though some relatives of Starkweather's victims lobbied in her favor. Ellis and Neemann were against pardoning Clair. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Nebraska denies pardon for notorious killer's ex-girlfriend

Feb. 18, 2020 4:51 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's pardons board refused Tuesday to pardon the murder conviction of the ex-girlfriend of Charles Starkweather, the infamous killer who went on a rampage in the 1950s that was later immortalized in movies, books and two hit songs. The board voted 3-0 to deny the application from...

4 officers cleared in fatal shooting of former mayor's son

Feb. 18, 2020 4:38 PM EST

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Four police officers were justified in a shooting that killed the son of the former mayor of Rutland, the Vermont attorney general said Tuesday. “This has been a tragic event for our community and of course personally for my family," current Mayor David Allaire said. ”I...

This undated photo provided by the Cayce Department of Public Safety shows Faye Marie Swetlik, who has been missing since shortly after getting off her school bus near her South Carolina home Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Investigators say they have no evidence that the girl was kidnapped from her neighborhood in the state's central city of Cayce, S.C. Authorities have not ruled out that the girl was abducted (Cayce Department of Public Safety via AP)

SC authorities: Neighbor strangled missing girl, killed self

Feb. 18, 2020 4:33 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her front yard after school was strangled by a neighbor who then killed himself, authorities said Tuesday. Faye Marie Swetlik died just hours after she was abducted, Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher told reporters Tuesday. Her body was...

Man wanted for 20 years arrested on attempted murder charge

Feb. 18, 2020 4:27 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who’s been wanted in Multnomah County for almost 20 years was arrested and arraigned in court Tuesday morning, authorities said. Pablo Salazar-Cruz is facing charges of first-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault, KATU-TV reported....

Massachusetts man gets life sentence for killing mother

Feb. 18, 2020 4:17 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing his mother and leaving her body under the family Christmas tree has been sentenced to life in prison. John Madulka, 28, of Worcester had been scheduled for a jury trial on a first-degree murder charge in the beating and...

Arzel J. Ivery is seen in an undated photo provided by the Shelby County, Tenn., Sheriff's Office. Ivery, boyfriend of Amarah Banks, is charged in Milwaukee County, Wis., Ivery is charged with three counts of first-degree homicide. The bodies of Amarah Banks, 5-year-old Zaniya Ivery and 4-year-old Camaria Banks were discovered Sunday. Feb. 16, 2020. Autopsies are planned Monday on the bodies of Banks and her two young daughters that were found in a Milwaukee garage more than a week after they were reported missing.  (Shelby County, Tenn.  Sheriff's Office via AP)

Charge: Man strangled girlfriend, 2 girls, burned bodies

Feb. 18, 2020 4:15 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man strangled his girlfriend then killed her two young daughters, kissing the girls and telling them their mother wanted them to be in heaven with her, prosecutors said Tuesday. Arzel Ivery, 25, was charged in Milwaukee County with three counts of first-degree intentional...

FILE - This file photo provided by The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows Curtis Ray Watson. State prosecutors will be seeking the death penalty in the trial of Watson, a Tennessee convict charged with killing a corrections administrator and escaping prison on a tractor. (The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via AP, File)

Prosecutors seeking death penalty against Tennessee inmate

Feb. 18, 2020 4:07 PM EST

RIPLEY, Tenn. (AP) — State prosecutors will be seeking the death penalty in the trial of a Tennessee convict charged with killing a corrections administrator and escaping prison on a tractor. Lauderdale County district attorney Mark Davidson said Tuesday that he has filed a notice of intent to seek death...

FILE - This photo provided by Tennessee Department of Correction shows death row inmate Nicholas Sutton. According to the Tennessee Department of Correction, Sutton is scheduled to be executed Thursday, Feb. 20 for killing a fellow inmate. (Tennessee Department of Correction via AP, File)

Ultimate choice: Tennessee inmates wrestle with how to die

Feb. 18, 2020 4:05 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After more than three decades on death row, Don Johnson weighed the options for his own demise: He could keep a promise to his daughter that he wouldn't die in the electric chair. Or, he could opt for the chair and avoid a method that he had heard might make him feel like he was...