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Iowa prisoner who killed wife in 2003 dies of COVID-19

Jan. 28, 2021 10:44 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa prisoner serving a life sentence for the shooting death of his wife 18 years ago has died after contracting coronavirus in prison, officials said. Harold Duncan, 89, died Tuesday from complications from COVID-19 and other pre-existing medical conditions, the Iowa Department...

Teen charged in killing of 84-year-old women in her home

Jan. 28, 2021 10:24 AM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A 14-year-old has been charged in the killing of an 84-year-old woman who was found stabbed and beaten to death in her apartment, officials said. Eva Fuld was found dead Monday afternoon, four days after authorities believe she was killed during a home invasion at her Syracuse...

Police: 3 people stabbed or cut in Grand Rapids

Jan. 28, 2021 9:55 AM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Three people have been stabbed or cut during an incident in western Michigan. Officers found the victims shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday after responding to 911 calls, according to Grand Rapids police. They were being treated at hospitals for wounds that were not considered...

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2020 file photo, police in riot gear stand guard in Kenosha, Wis. According to police officials, two police officers who were on the scene when a white officer shot and partially paralyzed a Black man in Wisconsin, triggering several nights of violent protests, have returned to duty. The update announced Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, comes as Officer Rusten Sheskey, who shot Jacob Blake seven times on Aug. 23, in Kenosha, remains on administrative leave while a police review board examines the case.  (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)

2 of 3 officers at Blake shooting in Wisconsin back on duty

Jan. 28, 2021 9:52 AM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Two police officers who were on the scene when a white officer shot and partially paralyzed a Black man in Wisconsin, triggering several nights of violent protests, have returned to duty, according to police officials. The update announced Wednesday comes as Officer Rusten Sheskey, who...

Albuquerque police: Triple shooting leaves 2 dead, 1 injured

Jan. 28, 2021 9:24 AM EST

Albuquerque police say no immediate arrest has been made in a triple shooting that left two people dead and a third person wounded. No identities were released but police said two women were killed and a man wounded in the Wednesday night incident at an apartment complex in northeast Albuquerque. The wounded man...

FILE - In this March 29, 2002 file photo, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the alleged mastermind behind Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl's kidnap-slaying, appears at the court in Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 has ordered the release of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh convicted and later acquitted in the gruesome beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002. The court also dismissed an appeal of Ahmad Saeed Omar Sheikh's acquittal by Pearl's family. (AP Photo/Zia Mazhar, File)

Pakistani court: Release man accused in Daniel Pearl's death

Jan. 28, 2021 9:15 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s Supreme Court ordered the release Thursday of a Pakistani-British man convicted and later acquitted in the beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002. The court also dismissed an appeal of Ahmad Saeed Omar Sheikh's acquittal filed by Pearl’s family and...

Sheriff: Homeowner shot, killed man who broke into home

Jan. 28, 2021 9:12 AM EST

WILLARD, Mo. (AP) — A homeowner in southwestern Missouri shot and killed a suspect in a home invasion early Thursday, sheriff’s officials there said. The break-in happened around 4 a.m. Thursday in a residential area near Willard, Springfield television station KYTV reported. That's when Greene...

Police: Man found dead outside Kansas City apartment complex

Jan. 28, 2021 8:47 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police in Kansas City are investigating the city’s latest homicide after finding a man shot to death outside an apartment complex early Thursday. The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. Thursday at a complex near 54th and North Summit streets, where police were summoned for a...

Main defendant Stephan Ernst looks on in the courtroom at the higher regional court in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. The German court has convicted the 47-year-old far-right extremist Stephan Ernst of the murder of Walter Luebcke, a regional politician, in a brazen killing that shocked the country, and sentenced to life in prison. (Kai Pfaffenbach/Pool Photo via AP)

Far-right extremist convicted of murdering German politician

Jan. 28, 2021 7:35 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A far-right extremist in Germany was convicted Thursday and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a regional politician who had advocated helping refugees — a brazen killing that shocked the country. In its verdict against 47-year-old Stephan Ernst, the Frankfurt state court...

Police ask for public's help in effort to solve slaying

Jan. 28, 2021 4:28 AM EST

CORBIN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police are asking for the public's help in an effort to solve a slaying in Knox County. Anyone with information in the death of Adam Pinkley, 34, is asked to contact the state police post in Harlan, officials said in a statement this week. Pinkley's remains were found in...