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Illinois man gets life in prison for killing Chinese scholar

Jul. 18, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A former University of Illinois doctoral student is facing life in prison for the rape and murder of a 26-year-old scholar from China whom he abducted from a bus stop near campus in 2017, after a federal jury said Thursday that they failed to agree on sentencing him to death. The jurors...

The Latest: Illinois face gets life in prison for killing

Jul. 18, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing deliberations in scholar's slaying (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A former University of Illinois doctoral student is facing life in prison in the abduction, rape and killing of a scholar from China after a federal jury failed to agree on a death sentence. The...

The Latest: $100K bond for trucker in deadly Indiana crash

Jul. 18, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on charges in a Indianapolis highway construction zone crash that killed three people (all times local): 2:55 p.m. A judge has set a $100,000 bond for a Missouri truck driver facing felony charges for a highway construction zone crash in Indianapolis that killed a woman and...

Morocco: 3 sentenced to death in Scandinavian women slayings

Jul. 18, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

SALE, Morocco (AP) — Three men were convicted of terrorism and sentenced to death by a Moroccan court Thursday for the brutal slaying of two Scandinavian women hiking in the Atlas Mountains. A fourth suspect who fled the scene was given life in prison. After several hours of deliberation, the court handed...

Asylum seekers waiting in Nuevo Laredo fear lurking dangers

Jul. 18, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — The round-faced woman from La Ceiba, Honduras, and her 5- and 12-year-old sons arrived in this city across the border from Laredo, Texas, where she had been promised a job and hoped to build a new life. Instead they were met by unidentified men, taken to a hotel, held in a room...

Deemed dangerous, Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case

Jul. 18, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges Thursday, saying he poses a danger to the public and might use his "great wealth and vast resources" to flee the country. Epstein, with his hands folded before him, showed no reaction to the announcement by...

Rapper YG's home searched after deputy-involved shooting

Jul. 18, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities searched the Los Angeles-area home of rapper YG on Thursday in connection with a police shooting in Compton that killed a bystander earlier this month. Deputy Marvin Crowder, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, said the rapper, whose real name is Keenon...

The Latest: Guatemalan man says he didn't shoot Iowa kids

Jul. 18, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the slaying of a Des Moines woman and her two children. (all times local): 1:25 p.m. A Guatemalan man believed to be in the U.S. illegally has told an Iowa judge that he shot a woman in self-defense after she killed her two children. The Des Moines Register reports...

Texas cop who shot bystander won't be charged

Jul. 18, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Texas police officer will not face criminal charges for fatally shooting an 18-year-old, who authorities say was hit by gunfire aimed at someone else. Prosecutors announced Thursday that a grand jury voted not to indict San Antonio Officer Steve Casanova for the 2018 death of Charles...

Greek police name suspect in US scientist's killing, rape

Jul. 18, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say they have identified a suspect accused of the brutal killing and rape of American scientist Suzanne Eaton. In a statement Thursday, police identified the man as 27-year-old Yiannis Paraskakis, from the port of Chania on the island of Crete. Police have published...