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Man whose info found on Jersey shooter nabbed on gun charge

Dec. 15, 2019 2:25 PM EST

KEYPORT, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man whose number was found in the back pocket of one of the perpetrators of last week's fatal attack on a Jewish market has been arrested for illegally possessing a weapon, federal authorities said. Ahmed A-Hady, of Keyport, 35, was charged with being a felon in possession...

Argentina: British tourist killed in mugging attempt

Dec. 14, 2019 7:12 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Assailants shot two British tourists while trying to rob them in Argentina's capital Saturday, killing one and seriously injuring the other, authorities said Saturday. The attack occurred as the tourists approached a luxury hotel in the Puerto Madero area of Buenos Aires,...

Police investigating fatal shooting on man in his driveway

Dec. 14, 2019 4:04 PM EST

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old man who was slain in his Brockton driveway. Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz's office said in a tweet issued Saturday that investigators do not believe the Friday night shooting was a random...

FBI recovers van it says may be linked to Jersey City attack

Dec. 14, 2019 3:47 PM EST

ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities have recovered a van that may be connected to the Jersey City shootings that killed four people and are now being investigated as domestic terrorism, the FBI said Saturday. The white van recovered Saturday morning in Orange, New Jersey, about 11 miles (17 kilometers)...

Woman sentenced in deadly 2017 Christmas drug deal

Dec. 14, 2019 11:58 AM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has been sentenced to prison for her role in a 2017 Christmas drug deal that turned deadly. Sixty-year-old Susan Dixon of Worcester will serve eight-to-10 years behind bars, after previously pleading guilty to manslaughter, robbery and leaving the scene of the...

South Dakota upholds death sentence in 2000 torture killing

Dec. 14, 2019 11:51 AM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court upheld the sentence of the state's only death row inmate, an Alaska man who pleaded guilty to taking part in a 2000 torture killing. The justices said the arguments from Briley Piper, 39, of Anchorage, were “untimely" and didn't contest his guilt,...

Man charged with murder in death of woman found shot in car

Dec. 14, 2019 11:34 AM EST

A Massachusetts man has been charged with the murder of a 20-year-old woman found shot in the driver's seat of her car. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Hudson Chief of Police Michael Burks announced that Luis Santos, 23, of Hudson, was in custody after turning himself in at the Hudson Police...

Boy, 13, arrested in killing of Barnard College freshman

Dec. 13, 2019 11:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 13-year-old boy was arrested Friday in the stabbing death of a Barnard College freshman who was approached in a park by as many as three youths as she ventured from her New York City campus on the eve of final exams. The arrest of such a young suspect added another tragic element to the...

Funeral set for Texas sergeant amid anger over initial bond

Dec. 13, 2019 9:06 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been set for a Houston-area police sergeant who was killed this week while trying to arrest a suspect during a traffic stop, officials announced Friday. The details of Nassau Bay police Sgt. Kaila Sullivan’s funeral come as law enforcement agencies and...

Gang of gunmen on motorcycles kill head of Honduran prison

Dec. 13, 2019 9:00 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A gang of gunmen on motorcycles on Friday killed Pedro Ildefonso Armas, the director of Honduras'maximum security prison. The prison run by Armas was where a key witness against the president's brother was killed in October. Armas was seen on a video in October talking to...