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Officers attend to one of several shooting victims, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Seattle, after a gunman opened fire in the heavily trafficked downtown area. (David Silver via AP)

Mayor, police pledge action after deadly Seattle shooting

Jan. 23, 2020 6:05 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A shootout in downtown Seattle that left a woman dead and a 9-year-old boy injured was the third violent incident this week in a part of the city long known for rampant drug use and street unrest. Business groups implored officials to improve public safety. And while crime rates in Seattle...

Man charged with using Craigslist to lure robbery victims

Jan. 23, 2020 6:04 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted an Anchorage man suspected of robbing two people who had used Craigslist to advertise items for sale. Cloyd Lacap, Jr., 21, is charged with interference with commerce by robbery and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime, U.S....

Coroner rules death of baby found in trash homicide

Jan. 23, 2020 6:02 PM EST

HIRAM, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio coroner ruled Thursday that the death of a baby found in a trash can was a homicide. The boy was found with the umbilical cord still attached in a women's bathroom in Whitcomb Hall at Hiram College last October. According to a coroner report obtained by the Record-Courier, the...

A Phoenix woman has been arrested on suspicion of killing her three children after they were found dead inside the family home at this location Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Children's aunt says she was home when they were suffocated

Jan. 23, 2020 5:55 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix woman accused of suffocating her three young children never appeared to be a danger to them, according to an aunt who was in the house at the time of the killings. Pearl Rebolledo Velazco, the children's great-aunt, spoke at length at a candlelight vigil Wednesday night outside the...

Wisconsin lawmaker accuses Kaul of bullying to pass kit bill

Jan. 23, 2020 5:52 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican chairman of the Assembly's health committee accused Wisconsin's Democratic attorney general Thursday of trying to bully him into passing a bipartisan bill designed to prevent backlogs of untested sexual assault evidence kits. The charge from Rep. Joe Sanfelippo came...

Police investigators take pictures and gather evidence following an officer involved shooting, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Midland, Texas. (Tim Fischer/Reporter-Telegram via AP)

Texas man: Police shot, hurt 3-year-old daughter, teen son

Jan. 23, 2020 5:46 PM EST

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A state agency was investigating Thursday after a man said police officers in West Texas shot and injured his 3-year-old daughter and teenage son while searching a home. Luis Gomez told KOSA-TV that his daughter and son were shot around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home in Midland. It...

2 men indicted in death of Alabama teen found dead in 2017

Jan. 23, 2020 5:43 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Two men have been indicted on murder charges in the death of an Alabama teenager whose body was found in the Tennessee River more than two years ago. WHNT-TV reported that Eugene Defredrick Collyear, 56, and Chandler Demetrius Herring, 19, were charged in the death of 17-year-old...

Teacher charged with sex with multiple students takes plea

Jan. 23, 2020 5:34 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey high school teacher who was charged with having sex with multiple students pleaded guilty on the eve of her criminal trial. The Essex County prosecutor's office said Thursday that Nicole DuFault entered a plea Wednesday as jury selection was underway. DuFault, 40,...

Autopsy: Woman, at least 2 children stabbed in Florida home

Jan. 23, 2020 5:27 PM EST

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A woman and at least two of her three children who were found dead in a central Florida home near Walt Disney World had been stabbed, according to a preliminary autopsy report released Thursday. Megan Todt, 42, suffered at least two stab wounds to her abdomen, while her two sons,...

Actress Annabella Sciorra returns after a lunch break in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

`Sopranos' actress says Weinstein raped her in the mid-1990s

Jan. 23, 2020 5:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — “Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra confronted Harvey Weinstein from the witness stand Thursday, testifying that the former Hollywood studio boss overpowered and raped her and made other crude overtures that included sending her X-rated chocolates and showing up uninvited in...