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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, Morgan Geyser, one of two Wisconsin girls charged with stabbing a classmate multiple times in 2014 to impress the fictitious horror character Slender Man, enters a Waukesha County Court for a status hearing in Waukesha, Wis. Geyser, who was 12 at the time of the attack, argued that her case belonged in juvenile court. But on Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020, Wisconsin's 2nd District Court of Appeals denied her appeal. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool, File)

1 of 2 girls convicted in Slender Man stabbing loses appeal

Aug. 12, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One of two Wisconsin girls who repeatedly stabbed a classmate because she believed a fictional horror character named Slender Man would attack her family if she didn’t kill the girl lost an appeal Wednesday. Morgan Geyser was 12 at the time of the 2014 attack, which Payton...

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, Morgan Geyser, one of two Wisconsin girls charged with stabbing a classmate multiple times in 2014 to impress the fictitious horror character Slender Man, enters a Waukesha County Court for a status hearing in Waukesha, Wis. Geyser, who was 12 at the time of the attack, argued that her case belonged in juvenile court. But on Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020, Wisconsin's 2nd District Court of Appeals denied her appeal. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool, File)

1 of 2 girls convicted in Slender Man stabbing loses appeal

Aug. 12, 2020 11:59 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One of two Wisconsin girls who repeatedly stabbed a classmate because she believed a fictional horror character named Slender Man would attack her family if she didn’t kill the girl lost an appeal Wednesday. Morgan Geyser was 12 at the time of the 2014 attack, which Payton...

Arrest made in stray-bullet shooting death of Topeka woman

Aug. 12, 2020 10:18 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Police have made an arrested in the death of a Topeka woman who was killed by a stray bullet as she stood in her front yard. The shooting happened late the night of Aug. 5 as Jerrie Lyn Ross, 62, was in her yard. Tony Reece Dante Baird, 29, was arrested late Tuesday, the Capital-Journal...

Ex-military couple faces 3rd sentencing in child abuse case

Aug. 12, 2020 8:53 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A convicted former Army major and his wife who prosecutors said routinely beat their young foster children and denied them food and water will be sentenced for a third time, after a federal appeals court ruled the trial judge again failed to adequately address the seriousness of their...

Officials: Inmate stabs 2 officers in North Carolina prison

Aug. 12, 2020 1:11 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two correctional officers in North Carolina were stabbed by an inmate when they attempted to remove him from his cell, officials said. The incident happened Tuesday evening at Central Prison in Raleigh, news outlets reported. One of the injured officers was transported to a hospital...

Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar addresses media after lunch at the Mercado Central in Minneapolis Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, primary Election Day in Minnesota. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

The Latest: Omar holds off well-funded primary challenger

Aug. 11, 2020 10:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's elections (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota has survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an issue of her national celebrity. Omar defeated Antone Melton-Meaux, an attorney and mediator who...

LA sheriff concerned after deputies detain Black teens

Aug. 11, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County sheriff said Monday he is ordering a review of tactics deputies used to detain three teenagers at gunpoint after the mother of one said the youths had been threatened by a man holding a knife. Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a social media post that he had seen a...

CORRECTS DAY TO FRIDAY - A protester leads a crowd of demonstrators toward the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)

Prosecutor won't act on low-level Portland protest arrests

Aug. 11, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The newly elected district attorney in Portland, Oregon, said Tuesday that under a new policy, his office will not prosecute people who have been arrested since late May on non-violent misdemeanor charges during protests in Oregon's largest city. The new policy recognizes the outrage...

AG: Resident faces stiffer hate crime penalties if convicted

Aug. 11, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

BARRINGTON, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's attorney general has determined that a Barrington man facing an assault charge after being caught on video yelling racial slurs at his neighbor can face a stiffer sentence under the state's hate crimes law if convicted. Attorney General Peter Neronha said in a legal...

Montana man accused of shooting has bail set at $50,000

Aug. 11, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man is accused of stealing a cellphone and shooting at a group of people after arguing with them over their noise levels in West Yellowstone, just outside Yellowstone National Park. Brian Jones Marks, 47, faces a felony charge of robbery and three felony counts of assault...