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Jury selection set to begin in newspaper shooting case

Jun. 23, 2021 01:19 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...

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...

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...

Claims of murder plot against GOP candidate in Florida court

Jun. 22, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Claims by a Republican congressional candidate that another GOP hopeful plotted to kill her landed Tuesday in a Florida courtroom. Anna Paulina Luna, who plans to run for Florida's District 13 seat after losing a race for the slot in 2020 to...

Alaska man pleads guilty in death, abuse of 10-year-old girl

Jun. 22, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man linked to the 2018 death of a 10-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and sexual abuse of a minor, authorities said. Peter Vance Wilson entered his plea Monday in the death of Ashley Johnson Barr in the remote...

Austin backs change in military sex assault prosecution

Jun. 22, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, for the first time, said Tuesday he will support long-debated changes to the military justice system that would remove decisions on prosecuting sexual assault cases from military commanders. In a statement, obtained by...

Biden pushes effort to combat rising tide of violent crime

Jun. 22, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to lay out new steps to stem a rising national tide of violent crime, with a particular focus on gun violence, as administration officials brace for what they fear could be an especially turbulent summer. The worry over crime...

Sheriff: Mississippi suspect dies in New Orleans custody

Jun. 22, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans jail inmate awaiting extradition to Mississippi to face a homicide charge died at a hospital where he was taken Tuesday after he was found unresponsive at the lockup, the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office said. The sheriff's statement said...

Fire that killed father, son also claimed life of mother

Jun. 22, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An early morning fire in an eastern Pennsylvania home that killed a father and his teenage son also claimed the life of the youth's mother, authorities said. Bernadette Norton, 47, of Pottstown was pronounced dead just before 4:30 p.m. Monday at...