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Several police officers wounded in eastern Kentucky shooting

Jul. 01, 2022 01:24 AM EDT

ALLEN, Ky. (AP) — Several police officers were shot and wounded while trying to serve a warrant in eastern Kentucky on Thursday, authorities said. A suspect was taken into custody and at least one person was killed, Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt told WYMT-TV. The sheriff's...

EXPLAINER: How will R. Kelly sentence impact other trials?

Jun. 30, 2022 23:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly could be in his 80s before the singer is free again, based on a 30-year prison term imposed this week by a New York federal judge for parlaying his fame to sexually abuse young fans, including some who were children. And if the 55-year-old loses at three...

Lawyer: Hussle lifted up neighborhood he was gunned down in

Jun. 30, 2022 23:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle was a hip-hop star who sought to raise up his neighborhood with him until a friend from the same streets gunned him down, a prosecutor said in his closing argument Thursday. “This man was different,” Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney...

DUI driver sentenced for killing 4 in Southern California

Jun. 30, 2022 23:10 PM EDT

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A driver who ran onto a Southern California sidewalk and killed four people, including two young children, was sentenced Thursday to 25 years to life in prison. Prosecutors say Ashley Williams, 30, was under the influence of difluoroethane, a gas used in...

Police: Shooting in Newark wounds 9; all expected to survive

Jun. 30, 2022 22:43 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Nine people, including a teenager, were wounded Thursday evening in gunfire outside a neighborhood grocery shop in Newark, police said. All of the victims are expected to survive and police are searching for a vehicle believed to have been involved in the...

Delaware lawmakers wrap up this year's legislative session

Jun. 30, 2022 22:43 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware lawmakers wrapped up the year’s legislative session with a flurry of action on secondary bills Thursday, after a successful push by majority Democrats to enact higher-profile measures tightening gun ownership laws and expanding abortion access. Gov....

San Diego County to pay $8.1 million for unarmed man's death

Jun. 30, 2022 22:24 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County will pay $8.1 million to the family of an unarmed man who was shot in the back by a sheriff's deputy after he jumped out of a patrol car. The county and the family of Nicholas Bils agreed to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit on June 20, the San...

MS-13 member pleads guilty to luring 15-year-old to killers

Jun. 30, 2022 20:07 PM EDT

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A teenage member of the MS-13 gang pleaded guilty Thursday to charges she lured a 15-year-old boy to his death in 2019 on Long Island. Lidia DelCarmen-Rodriguez, 19, pleaded guilty in federal court to a single count of aiding and abetting the murder of...

Texas orders districts to audit, fix school security issues

Jun. 30, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State officials on Thursday ordered local school districts across Texas to audit and correct security deficiencies at their schools before the start of the next school year. The Texas Education Agency issued directives requiring the districts “to support the...

Police: 5 teens arrested in carjacking of shot Uber driver

Jun. 30, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Five New Orleans teens are in custody after being found with an SUV stolen from an Uber driver who had been shot and left wounded by a New Orleans roadside, police in the suburb of Slidell said Thursday. The teens were arrested in Slidell late Tuesday morning,...