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Jury selection set to begin in newspaper shooting case

Jun. 23, 2021 01:44 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin Wednesday for the second part of a trial in the case of a man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper in 2018. Jarrod Ramos pleaded guilty to all 23 counts against him in 2019, but he has pleaded not...

Indicted Rochester mayor defeated in Democratic primary

Jun. 23, 2021 01:39 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, who ran for a third term while under indictment in a campaign finance case and under fire for her handling of a police killing, was defeated Tuesday in the Democratic primary by City Councilman Malik Evans. Evans’...

'It's a family': Wreck shatters life's work at girls home

Jun. 23, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

CAMP HILL, Ala. (AP) — Caring for abused and neglected girls is Candice Gulley’s life work, and that's what she was doing when she helped load vans from an Alabama children’s home for a trip to the beach. The kids walked on the sand, ate seafood and threw an early, dinosaur-themed...

Man is first to stand trial under Hong Kong's security law

Jun. 23, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The first person to stand trial under Hong Kong's national security law pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of terrorism and inciting secession by driving a motorcycle into police officers while carrying a protest flag. Tong Ying-kit was arrested...

Today in History

Jun. 23, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 23, the 174th day of 2021. There are 191 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June 23, 1972, President Richard Nixon signed Title IX barring discrimination on the...

Police ID man killed in drive-by shootings in metro Phoenix

Jun. 23, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was killed during a 90-minute string of drive-by shootings in metropolitan Phoenix last week. Peoria police on Tuesday said 67-year-old David Liebler was shot in the neck and found dead inside a pickup...

Journalist killed in northern Mexico, 4th this year

Jun. 22, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A journalist was found stabbed to death Tuesday in the northern Mexico city of Ciudad Acuna, across the border from Del Rio, Texas. Saul Tijerina Rentería was the fourth journalist killed in Mexico so far this year. Tijerina...

Man charged with stealing cop’s vehicle after fatal hit, run

Jun. 22, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle man was charged Tuesday with felony hit and run and the theft of a vehicle of an off-duty Seattle police officer, who was fatally struck by a car while helping people involved in a crash, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. ...

Police chief: Slain Colorado officer was ambushed

Jun. 22, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A police officer who was one of three people killed in a shooting at a suburban Denver shopping district was ambushed by a suspect who expressed hatred toward police, authorities said Tuesday. Arvada Police Officer Gordon Beesley “was targeted because he...

Prosecutors balk at Avenatti's 7th sentencing delay request

Jun. 22, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors did not find Michael Avenatti’s seventh request to delay sentencing a charm, saying Tuesday that the once high profile California lawyer should be forced to hear his punishment next week for trying to extort Nike for up to $25 million. In...