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Man charged with attempted murder of Illinois state trooper

Aug. 17, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

WHEELING, Ill. (AP) — A 43-year-old suburban Chicago man has been charged with attempted murder for shooting and wounding an Illinois state trooper who was serving a warrant at the man's home. Authorities say Volodymyr Dragan of Wheeling shot the 32-year-old trooper about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The trooper...

Philadelphia standoff suspect charged with attempted murder

Aug. 17, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man suspected of shooting six police officers during an hourslong standoff that ended when tear gas caused the man to surrender was charged with attempted murder. Authorities have said that the criminal background of suspect Maurice Hill should have prevented him from legally owning...

New Zealand police make arrest after tourist killed in van

Aug. 17, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand police arrested a 23-year-old man and charged him with murder on Saturday, bringing relief to a community that was on edge after an Australian tourist was killed in a seemingly random attack on his van that sparked a large manhunt. The suspect made his first court...

Man found guilty in fatal shooting of Chicago police officer

Aug. 16, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A guilty verdict has been returned against a homeless man who defended himself against murder and aggravated battery charges in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Chicago police officer. Jovan Battle rejected an attorney appointed by the court to represent him for the March 25 fatal shooting...

The Latest: Epstein lawyers dissatisfied with autopsy result

Aug. 16, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Jeffrey Epstein's death (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Lawyers for financier Jeffrey Epstein say they're dissatisfied with the medical examiner's conclusions and plan to view prison videos themselves from a facility operating under "medieval conditions." Three...

Longest-serving wrongfully convicted woman sues Nevada

Aug. 16, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The longest-serving wrongfully convicted woman in U.S. history has sued Nevada and could receive up to $3.5 million under a state law signed this year. Cathy Woods, 68, filed a lawsuit Tuesday after spending 35 years behind bars for the 1976 murder of a Reno college student, The Las Vegas...

Man charged in officer's death pleads in unrelated case

Aug. 16, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A man charged in the shooting death of a Louisiana police officer has pleaded guilty to unrelated federal firearms and drug charges. U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph says in a statement that 38-year-old Glenn Frierson, of Shreveport, entered the plea in federal court Friday to...

Arrest made in Miami causeway bicyclist shooting

Aug. 16, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man has been arrested two days after a bicyclist's fatal shooting on a Miami causeway. A Miami police arrest report says 41-year-old Kadel Piedrahita was arrested Friday and charged with second-degree murder and aggravated assault. Piedrahita's attorney Sabino...

Family, friends bid goodbye to slain corrections employee

Aug. 16, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hundreds of family and friends gathered Friday in a Tennessee church to bid goodbye to a beloved correctional administrator killed last week, allegedly by an escaped inmate who sparked a four-day manhunt. The 64-year-old Debra Johnson was remembered for being a devout Christian,...

UK police officer slain investigating burglary, 10 arrested

Aug. 16, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A 28-year-old police officer investigating a reported burglary in southeast England has died after being dragged by a vehicle, police said Friday. Police have arrested and detained 10 males on suspicion of murder in the death of Andrew Harper, 28. The youngest is 13 while the oldest is 30....