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Hong Kong police shoot protester, man set on fire

Nov. 11, 2019 4:02 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Following a day of violence in which one person was shot by police and another set on fire, Hong Kong's leader pledged Monday to "spare no effort" to halt anti-government protests that have wracked the city for more than five months. The comments by Carrie Lam are likely to fuel...

The Latest: Hong Kong leader refuses to accept demands

Nov. 11, 2019 4:01 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 6 p.m. Hong Kong's leader says her administration will "spare no effort" in bringing an end to anti-government protests that have wracked the city for more than five months. Carrie Lam spoke to reporters Monday during a day of spiraling...

The Latest: Pilot dies as plane crashes into California home

Nov. 7, 2019 4:40 PM EST

UPLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a plane crash into a Southern California house (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Police say the pilot of a small plane that crashed into a Southern California home has died. Upland police Capt. Marcelo Blanco said Thursday that authorities believe the pilot was the only...

Sheriff: Bodies found may be linked to arson, murders

Nov. 5, 2019 8:46 AM EST

MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. (AP) — The remains of three people found in a charred pickup truck in Virginia appear to be connected to the deaths of two children in North Carolina. News outlets report Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman says the bodies are believed to be Maria Calderon Martinez, Juan Carlos...

Oklahoma officer convicted of 2nd-degree murder in shooting

Nov. 4, 2019 9:37 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A jury on Monday found an Oklahoma City police officer guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of a suicidal man who was threatening to set himself on fire. The jury deliberated about 5½ hours before finding Sgt. Keith Sweeney guilty in the Nov. 15, 2017, death of...

The Latest: Oklahoma officer convicted of 2nd-degree murder

Nov. 4, 2019 9:05 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on the trial of an Oklahoma City police officer in the shooting of an unarmed man (all times local): 8:04 p.m. A jury has convicted an Oklahoma City police officer of second-degree murder in the shooting death of a man who was threatening to set himself on fire. The jury on...

Jury convicts Oklahoma police officer of second-degree murder in shooting of man who threatened to set himself on fire

Nov. 4, 2019 9:00 PM EST
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Jury convicts Oklahoma police officer of second-degree murder in shooting of man who threatened to set himself on fire.

The Latest: 70% of Southern California wildfire contained

Nov. 4, 2019 4:17 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Authorities say they have now contained 70% of the wildfire northwest of Los Angeles known as the Maria fire. They say firefighters are being helped by the cooler temperatures and lighter winds. Crews are checking...

Jury to deliberate Oklahoma officer's fate in murder trial

Nov. 1, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A jury is to begin deliberations Monday in the trial of an Oklahoma City police officer who fatally shot a suicidal man who was apparently trying to set himself on fire. Attorneys delivered closing statements Friday in the trial of Sgt. Keith Sweeney, who is charged with second-degree...

The Latest: Wildfire threatens homes in Southern California

Nov. 1, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Authorities have ordered evacuations for about 7,500 people as a wildfire burns on a hilltop north of Los Angeles. The fire on South Mountain near Santa Paula erupted Thursday evening and quickly grew to over 6...