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Sketch of suspect in killings of 2 girls was made in 2017

Apr. 24, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — A newly released sketch of a man suspected of killing two Indiana teenagers in 2017 was created only days after the girls' slayings, but authorities aren't saying why they held onto it for more than two years. Indiana State Police initially released a composite sketch five months after...

Jury deliberations resume in trial over deadly bunker fire

Apr. 24, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Jurors have resumed deliberating in the trial of a wealthy stock trader charged with murder in the fire death of a man who was helping him dig tunnels for a nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home. The 12 jurors deliberated for more than two hours Tuesday after hearing attorneys'...

Teacher of the Year works with youths in juvenile detention

Apr. 24, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As a veteran teacher at a troubled high school in Richmond, Virginia, Rodney Robinson wanted to better understand why so many students go directly from school to prison. So he took a job teaching students at a juvenile detention center. Four years later, Robinson has been chosen as the...

DA: 2 people dead after shooting in Massachusetts home

Apr. 24, 2019 8:23 AM EDT

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say two people have died in a shooting inside a Massachusetts home that appears to be a murder-suicide. Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. says in a statement that Northborough police responding to a 911 call late Tuesday night found the victims. One was...

Man pleads guilty to murdering 5 family members in Australia

Apr. 24, 2019 7:17 AM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A 25-year-old man pleaded guilty in an Australian court on Wednesday to murdering his three children, wife and mother-in-law in the west coast city of Perth last year. Anthony Robert Harvey made the plea in an appearance in Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court via video link from...

Cyprus murders: Police search mineshaft for missing girl

Apr. 24, 2019 6:41 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot authorities say they are using a remote-controlled camera to search a flooded mineshaft where the bodies of two murdered women were found this month. Police are seeking the missing 6-year-old daughter of one of the victims, a 38-year-old Filipino woman. An army officer is in...

Sheriff: SC man shoots into girlfriend's car, kills her son

Apr. 24, 2019 5:27 AM EDT

NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man angry he was locked out of his house after a night out in South Carolina has shot and killed his girlfriend's son. Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster said 26-year-old X'Zavier Sharif Davis' girlfriend let him in the house around 3:15 a.m. Saturday and he started...

Woman charged in Maryland wreck that killed 5 kids, 1 man

Apr. 24, 2019 3:55 AM EDT

BOWIE, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman has been indicted on charges of vehicular manslaughter and vehicular homicide in a February wreck that killed a man and five children. News outlets report 32-year-old Dominique R. Taylor, of Bowie, was indicted Tuesday. It's unclear if she's been arrested. An...

Prosecutors target officer's report of noise before shooting

Apr. 24, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors in the case of a Minneapolis police officer who shot an unarmed woman have been hammering away at what could be a key element of Mohamed Noor's defense — that he heard a loud slap against his police SUV that stirred fears of an ambush. The prosecution has tried to...

Convicted ringleader in Texas dragging death to be executed

Apr. 24, 2019 12:50 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history was set to be executed Wednesday for the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. nearly 21 years ago. John William King, who is white and an avowed racist, was put on death row for chaining Byrd to the back of a...