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Woman charged with murder in crash that killed 3 in Kentucky

Sep. 20, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A woman with four previous drunken driving convictions now faces three counts of murder for a wrong-way crash during a high-speed police chase on Interstate 75. News outlets report 42-year-old Tammy Marie Bevins Rodriguez also was charged Thursday with assault and wanton endangerment....

Russian actor arrested at rally released pending appeal

Sep. 20, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian actor sentenced to 3-1/2 years in prison for allegedly assaulting a police officer has been released from custody following a massive outcry. Pavel Ustinov, 24, was charged on Sept. 16 with assaulting a police officer at an opposition rally in July. He pleaded not guilty, claiming...

North Carolina university shooting suspect pleads guilty

Sep. 19, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The man charged with killing two North Carolina university students and wounding four others in April pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of first-degree murder and other charges, then apologized for his crimes. Trystan Andrew Terrell also pleaded guilty Thursday to four counts of...

Man who robbed 3 doughnut shops sentenced to up to 13 years

Sep. 19, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who robbed three doughnut shops on consecutive days in 2017 has been sentenced to up to 13 years in prison. The Bristol district attorney's office announced Wednesday that 34-year-old Paul Curtis was sentenced last week after pleading guilty to armed robbery and...

Sex crime suspect says underage girl's family attacked him

Sep. 19, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man accused of having sex with a 13-year-old said he was beaten by the girl's family after they caught the two together. News outlets report 18-year-old Javionne Thomas is charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. A Monroe sheriff's arrest report says deputies...

Suspect in German politician's killing linked to 2nd attack

Sep. 19, 2019 5:17 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say a far-right extremist arrested over the killing of a regional politician from Chancellor Angela Merkel's party is also now suspected in the attempted killing of an Iraqi asylum-seeker. Stephan Ernst, a German man with a string of convictions for violent anti-migrant...

Man gets 30 years in prison for stabbing DC runner to death

Sep. 19, 2019 2:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for fatally stabbing a runner in Washington, D.C. News outlets report Anthony Marquell Crawford was sentenced last week in the death of 35-year-old Wendy Martinez, who was attacked while running in her gentrifying neighborhood. Crawford...

Trump names hostage envoy O'Brien national security adviser

Sep. 18, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday named Robert O'Brien, his chief hostage negotiator and an established figure in Republican policy circles, as his new national security adviser. O'Brien, the fourth person in two years to hold the job, becomes the administration's point person on...

CB Bryce Thompson will travel to Vols' game at No. 9 Florida

Sep. 18, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee cornerback Bryce Thompson will travel to the Volunteers' game at No. 9 Florida after getting arrested last month on a misdemeanor domestic assault charge. Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt said Wednesday that Thompson will make the trip but noted that doesn't necessarily mean the...

Prosecutor: Man charged in killings of 4 women in Detroit

Sep. 18, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A prosecutor announced murder charges Wednesday against a 34-year-old man in the slayings of four women in Detroit whose deaths authorities have characterized as the work of a serial killer. Deangelo Martin is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and four counts of felony murder...