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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2019, file photo, Casanova attends the world premiere of Amazon Prime Video's

18 indicted, including rapper, in gang-related activity

Dec. 1, 2020 10:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday announced the indictment of 18 people, including New York City rapper Casanova, in connection to a litany of gang-related crimes including racketeering, murder, drugs, firearms, and fraud offenses. Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss and other law enforcement...

This undated booking photo provided by the Henderson Police Department shows Christopher McDonnell, 28, of Tyler, Texas, following his arrest Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, on murder, attempted murder, battery and firearm charges. McDonnell, his wife, Kayleigh Lewis, and his brother, Shawn McDonnell, are identified by authorities as suspects in a two-state Thanksgiving day rampage of shootings including the killing of a man at a convenience store in suburban Las Vegas and more shooting around the Colorado River town of Parker, Ariz. Authorities say they were arrested after a chase involving the Arizona Department of Public Safety, a vehicle crash, and the wounding of Shawn McDonnell by two troopers wielding assault-style rifles in La Paz County, Arizona. (Henderson Police Department via AP)

Terror, hate-crime counts mulled in Vegas in 2-state rampage

Dec. 1, 2020 9:47 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A prosecutor in Nevada said Tuesday that three people from Texas could face terrorism and hate-crime charges following several Thanksgiving day shootings in suburban Las Vegas, including one that killed a man at a convenience store, and more shootings before their arrests in rural Arizona....

Alaska State Troopers investigate a fatal shooting scene at a home on North Valley Way in Palmer, Alaska, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. An 18-year-old Alaska man just out of jail for assaulting a family member has been charged with killing four members of his family, including two cousins under the age of 10, charging documents released Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 said. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP)

Alaska man charged in the shooting deaths of aunt, 3 cousins

Dec. 1, 2020 9:13 PM EST

An 18-year-old Alaska man just out of jail for assault has been charged with killing four members of his family, including two cousins ages 7 and 10, charging documents released Tuesday said. Alaska State Troopers say another 6-year-old was apparently spared during the early Monday morning shooting spree north of...

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2019, file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, the dive boat Conception is engulfed in flames after a deadly fire broke out aboard the commercial scuba diving vessel off the Southern California Coast. The captain of a scuba diving boat that caught fire and sank off the coast of California last year, killing 34 people who were trapped below deck, was indicted Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, on federal manslaughter charges for one of the deadliest maritime disasters in recent U.S. history. (Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)

California boat captain indicted in fire that killed 34

Dec. 1, 2020 9:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The captain of a scuba diving boat that caught fire and sank off the coast of California last year, killing 34 people who were trapped below deck, was indicted Tuesday on federal manslaughter charges for one of the deadliest maritime disasters in recent U.S. history. Jerry Boylan, 67,...

This photo provided by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes shows U.S. Attorney, Kurt Alme, center, being presented with a blanket honoring Selis, Slispe, and Ksanka people after a Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Council meeting by tribal councilwoman Ellie Bundy, right, and tribal chairwoman Shelly Fyant, left, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, on the Flathead Reservation in Pablo, Mont. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and Alme launched on Tuesday a pilot project to improve the response to the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous people. (Robert McDonald /The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes via AP)

Tribes eye program to address missing Native Americans

Dec. 1, 2020 7:36 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Native American tribe in Montana and federal prosecutors launched a test project Tuesday that they hope will lead to a blueprint for addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous people across the U.S. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and U.S. Attorney for...

California scuba boat captain charged with manslaughter for 2019 fire that killed 34 people trapped below deck

Dec. 1, 2020 7:09 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California scuba boat captain charged with manslaughter for 2019 fire that killed 34 people trapped below deck.
FILE - In this April 22, 2019, file photo, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel waves as he arrives at a news conference outside of the south air traffic control tower at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

Joe Biden weighs Rahm Emanuel for transportation secretary

Dec. 1, 2020 6:53 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is considering former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a substantial and somewhat divisive figure in Democratic Party politics, to serve as his transportation secretary. Biden’s selection of his nominee to lead the Transportation Department is not believed to be...

Police investigate homicide in Sioux City apartment

Dec. 1, 2020 6:07 PM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sioux City police are investigating the death of a person whose body was found inside an apartment used by transients as a homicide. Police said the body found Tuesday appeared to have signs of blunt force trauma. They did not release the gender of the victim, who apparently had...

FILE - In this July 6, 2019, file photo, a woman views the memorial site for seven bikers who were killed in a collision while riding with the Jarheads Motorcycle Club June 2019, in Randolph, N.H. The National Transportation Safety Board found Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, a pickup driver’s drug use was the reason he crashed last year into the oncoming group of motorcyclists in New Hampshire, leading to the death of the bikers.   (Paul Hayes/Caledonian-Record via AP, File)

NTSB: Safety processes failed in crash that killed 7 bikers

Dec. 1, 2020 5:48 PM EST

Systems meant to keep motorists safe failed to prevent a pickup driver on drugs from crashing last year into an oncoming group of motorcyclists in New Hampshire, leading to the death of seven bikers, the National Transportation Safety Board found Tuesday. The board unanimously approved a report that determined...

Court overturns conviction in 2010 murder, orders new trial

Dec. 1, 2020 5:07 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A divided Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned the 2017 murder conviction of a man accused of fatally shooting another man in Bridgeport in 2010, and ordered a new trial. The court said in a 4-3 ruling that the judge who oversaw the trial of Billy Ray Jones failed to...