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Pittsburgh prepares to commemorate 2018 synagogue attack

Sep. 20, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As Pittsburgh prepares to commemorate last year's deadly shooting at a synagogue, Jewish leaders say returning to the synagogue remains a priority. While there is no set time frame, "it is indeed our goal we will one day return to Tree of Life," said Tree of Life's Rabbi Jeffrey Myers,...

Woman convicted in texting suicide case denied parole

Sep. 20, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

NATICK, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts woman convicted of urging her boyfriend to kill himself via text messages has been denied early release. The state Parole Board announced Friday it has rejected Michelle Carter's bid for release after serving about half her 15-month jail sentence. The board says...

Mother accused of trying to kill baby, self takes plea deal

Sep. 20, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls woman accused of attempting to kill her baby and herself in a car crash may avoid any time in jail as part of a plea agreement. Thirty-five-year-old Julia Alzoubaidi pleaded guilty Thursday to abuse or cruelty to a minor, a charge punishable by up to 15 years in...

Woman, 19, charged in deadly Kansas trailer park shooting

Sep. 20, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 19-year-old woman has been charged in the deadly shooting of a man at a Kansas City Kansas, trailer park over Labor Day weekend. The Kansas City Star reports that Alexia Lasha Hendricks is jailed on $150,000 bond on charges of second-degree murder and aggravated robbery in the...

Mayor asks why police shooting video wasn't released sooner

Sep. 20, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants to know why the city's police oversight agency that's required to release police shooting videos within 60 days took more than a year to make public a fatal officer-involved shooting video. Lightfoot spokesman Patrick Mullane tells the Chicago Sun-Times...

North Dakota man pleads guilty to beating 20-month-old baby

Sep. 20, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man accused of beating an infant with his fists and shoving the child into walls has pleaded guilty in federal court. Authorities say Jonathan James Hill, of Fort Totten, admitted assaulting the 20-month-old baby on New Year's Day of this year. The infant was intubated and...

Nebraska couple plead guilty in death of malnourished infant

Sep. 20, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska couple has taken a plea deal in the death of one of their malnourished infant twin daughters. Cass County District Court records show 24-year-old David and 21-year-old Kassandra Krutina, of Louisville (LOO'-iss-vihl), are scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 21. They...

Girlfriend of Kansas man who wounded 2 lawmen charged

Sep. 20, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

LYONS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities arrested the girlfriend of a man who killed his father and wounded two Kansas law enforcement officers this spring before killing himself and who had been suspected in the 2015 disappearance of a former girlfriend. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said 27-year-old Erin...

Florida girl arrested after threatening to shoot teacher

Sep. 20, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A 13-year-old girl is accused of threatening to shoot her teacher at a Florida Keys middle school. Monroe County Sheriff's spokesman Adam Linhardt says the girl was arrested on Thursday and charged with interfering with school functions. Linhardt says the teacher told school resource...

The Latest: At least 2 detained at alien festival in desert

Sep. 20, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on "Storm Area 51" events in two tiny Nevada towns near the once-secret military research site (all times local): 7:15 a.m. At least two people were detained by local sheriff's deputies at a gate to Area 51 in Nevada after an estimated 75 people gathered at the site early...