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Court papers: Man accused of Oahu killing led police to body

May. 22, 2018 2:20 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Court documents say the 21-year-old man accused of killing an Oahu teenager told police that he fatally choked the victim before leading officers to her body. Hawaii News Now reports that Kaniala Avilla-Rapoza pleaded not guilty Monday to second-degree murder in the case. His attorney,...

Utah 22-year-old pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges

May. 22, 2018 2:09 AM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Payson, Utah, resident charged with sexual assault has pleaded not guilty. The Daily Herald reports that 22-year-old Toby Howarth pleaded not guilty Monday to first-degree rape and third-degree tampering with a witness. He is accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. Payson...

Tennessee driver pleads guilty in hit and run of cyclist

May. 22, 2018 1:09 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has pleaded guilty after video was posted online of a hit and run that injured a cyclist. According to U.S. Attorney Donald Cochran's office, 59-year-old Marshall Neely III of Franklin pleaded guilty Monday to reckless aggravated assault, lying to a federal agent and...

Australian archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up

May. 22, 2018 12:58 AM EDT

NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — An Australian archbishop on Tuesday became the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse and faces a potential two years in prison when he is sentenced next month. Magistrate Robert Stone handed down the verdict against Archbishop of...

School shooting not likely to decide Texas runoff races

May. 22, 2018 12:43 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A key Texas runoff for a U.S. House seat will test whether the national Democratic Party's establishment can overcome an insurgent wing more openly hostile to President Donald Trump. Others will set up November contests where Democrats hope to flip three Republican-held congressional...

Mass school shootings mostly happening in small-town America

May. 22, 2018 12:30 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — If you want to know where mass school shootings are most likely to occur, look no farther than small-town and suburban America. The massacre that killed 10 people at a high school in Texas last week was just the latest to happen in a small or suburban city. Of the 10 deadliest school...

School shooting unlikely to bring gun restrictions in Texas

May. 22, 2018 12:20 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has vowed to address school violence and safety in the wake of another mass school shooting. But Abbott's call to do "more than just pray" for the victims comes in a state that has fully embraced its gun culture and resisted previous attempts to scale it back....

Actress who accused Weinstein needs money to finish film

May. 22, 2018 12:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Paz de la Huerta has started a crowdfunding campaign to finish a movie she began making years before she publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of rape. The movie "Valley of Tears" is her take on the Hans Christian Andersen story "The Red Shoes," about a little girl with a pair of...

Ohio inmate claims innocence in slaying of 3, wants retrial

May. 22, 2018 12:14 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — From the day of his arrest in 1994 for fatally shooting three people, Kevin Keith has proclaimed his innocence. He pointed to alibi witnesses who placed him elsewhere, an alternative suspect and a host of inconsistencies in the evidence against him. Keith's arguments did not stop his...

Ohio police identify armed man fatally shot in SWAT standoff

May. 22, 2018 12:12 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus police have identified the central Ohio man who was fatally shot by SWAT officers after they say he made a "threatening gesture" with a handgun during a weekend standoff. Police say 30-year-old Corey Cordova was a Columbus resident. Police say he was shot early Sunday morning...