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Cardi B pleads not guilty to new charges in strip club brawl

Jun. 25, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning rapper Cardi B was arraigned Tuesday on new felony charges in connection with a fight last year at a New York City strip club. "Not guilty, sir, honor," said the rapper dressed in a dark blue and light pink pantsuit with her hair tinted blue as she pleaded in state court to...

Judge OKs execution of South Dakota man in 1993 slaying

Jun. 25, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota judge has signed off on the execution of a man convicted of stabbing a former co-worker to death during a doughnut shop burglary in 1993. Judge Robert Mandel granted a motion Tuesday for a November execution for Charles Rhines. Rhines was convicted of stabbing...

Florida officer fatally shoots man during domestic call

Jun. 25, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a Florida police officer fatally shot a man who had stabbed the mother of his child. The Miami Herald reports that the shooting occurred Tuesday morning in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood. Officials say police responded to a domestic violence call at an apartment and found a...

Cosby files appeal over testimony from other women accusers

Jun. 25, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

Comedian Bill Cosby has filed a lengthy appeal of the sex assault conviction that landed him in prison, complaining the testimony of five other accusers was "strikingly dissimilar" to the pending felony charges and should not have been aired in court. The appeal Tuesday challenges Judge Steven O'Neill's view that...

Trial site chosen for suspect in 2018 Texas school shootings

Jun. 25, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A teenager accused in the fatal shooting of 10 people at his Houston-area school faces trial 45 miles (72.42 kilometers) from where the attack happened. A judge in Galveston County has moved the capital murder trial of 18-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who attended Santa Fe High...

Texas woman charged with capital murder in death of son, 8

Jun. 25, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas woman has been charged with capital murder in the death of her son after a relative told police the mother said demons told her to kill the 8-year-old. Tisha Sanchez was being held Tuesday in the Dallas County jail on a $750,000 bond after being arrested in the suburb of Irving. The...

Man convicted in road rage attack won't get more jail time

Jun. 25, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A man who was convicted of battery for beating another man who subsequently died of a heart attack during an apparent road rage attack in northeastern Indiana won't get more time in custody. Twenty-eight-year-old Brandon Cook was sentenced Tuesday to a year behind bars for the...

Woman indicted for crash that injured Eugene officers

Jun. 25, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Springfield woman has been indicted in connection with a traffic crash that injured two Eugene police officers. The Register-Guard reports 25-year-old Jade Jensen was charged in April by the Lane County District Attorney's Office on assault and driving under the influence of...

2 who set booby traps on bike path get community service

Jun. 25, 2019 8:56 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two people who strung booby traps along a Portland bike path in 2018 have been ordered to complete community service, and one of them will write an apology letter to a woman who was injured. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office says Raven Jones pleaded guilty to...

2 killed, 3 hospitalized following shootings, stabbing

Jun. 25, 2019 7:17 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A domestic dispute in a Philadelphia neighborhood ended with a man stabbed and three people shot, one fatally. Authorities say the incident may have also spurred another shooting that killed a 24-year-old man. The domestic dispute occurred around 9:40 p.m. Monday. Authorities say a...