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Priest shot dead in Mexico marks 2nd clerical murder in week

Apr. 21, 2018 3:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Roman Catholic authorities in Mexico say a priest has been killed in the west-central state of Jalisco, the second cleric slain in the country this week. The Catholic Multimedia Center says that 33-year-old Juan Miguel Contreras Garcia was shot dead late Friday in Tlajomulco de Zuniga,...

Woman killed, child wounded in Southern California shooting

Apr. 21, 2018 3:16 PM EDT

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Southern California man initially thought to be a witness to a shooting that killed his girlfriend and wounded their 8-year-old daughter has been arrested for the crime. The Los Angeles County sheriff's department says 29-year-old Juan Rodriguez of Compton was...

Man killed in random knife attack at California steakhouse

Apr. 21, 2018 1:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless man is facing a murder charge in what authorities say was a random attack on a California father, who was stabbed in the neck as his 5-year-old daughter sat on his lap in a crowded beachside steakhouse. Jamal Jackson, 49, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of...

The Latest: Police got earlier call on suspect in stabbing

Apr. 21, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a man charged with stabbing a father to death at a Southern California restaurant (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Police say they received a call about a man yelling and being disruptive a few hours before he allegedly stabbed a father holding his daughter in the neck in...

'I had nightmares': Nanny slay trial took toll on jurors

Apr. 21, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One has recurring nightmares. Another can't take a bath anymore. Still another can't sleep. Jurors in the murder trial of a nanny who stabbed two small children to death in the bathtub of their Manhattan apartment said the nearly two-month-long experience took an emotional toll they fear...

India approves death penalty for rape of young children

Apr. 21, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government on Saturday approved of the death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12, responding to widespread outrage over the recent rape and killing of a young girl and other attacks on children. An order was approved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet...

Woman killed, man and 2 infants hurt in Amish buggy crash

Apr. 21, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

SIDNEY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Amish buggy has been struck from behind in Ohio, killing a woman and critically injuring a man and two infants. The Springfield News-Sun reports the Shelby County Sheriff's Office says the buggy was properly lit when it was struck around 9 p.m. Friday. Sidney is about...

Husband charged in death of wife whose body still missing

Apr. 21, 2018 11:28 AM EDT

HARTVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A 73-year-old Ohio man who has given conflicting stories about what happened to his wife's body has been charged with aggravated murder in her death. The Record-Courier reports Philip Snider was arrested Friday in the northeast Ohio city of Hartville. He's being held on a $5 million...

Off-duty LAPD officer charged with murder in DUI crash

Apr. 20, 2018 11:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was charged Friday with murder in a fiery freeway crash that killed three members of a family. Edgar Verduzco, 27, also was charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence in connection with the Sept. 26 crash. Verduzco appeared...

Jury ends week with no decision on Border Patrol shooting

Apr. 20, 2018 10:18 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A judge in the murder trial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent charged in the fatal shooting of a rock-throwing Mexican teenager told jurors to keep trying to reach a verdict after they reported they were unable to reach a unanimous decision. U.S. District Judge Raner Collins on Friday sent...