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Utah officials: DUI suspected in head-on crash, 6 dead

Oct. 20, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

HEBER, Utah (AP) — A truck crossed a highway median in Utah and collided with a pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction, killing all six men in the pickup in an accident authorities suspect may was caused by alcohol and prescription drugs, state troopers said Saturday. Another two people were...

Saudis blame 'fistfight' for Jamal Khashoggi's death

Oct. 19, 2018 11:31 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a "fistfight" in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom claimed early Saturday, finally admitting that the writer had been slain at its diplomatic post. Authorities said 18 Saudi suspects were in custody and intelligence officials had been...

Man who killed 3 in Colorado Walmart gets life in prison

Oct. 19, 2018 11:12 PM EDT

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — The man who gunned down three people in a suburban Denver Walmart last year was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole. But more than 11 months after the crime, his motive remains a mystery. Scott Ostrem, 48, received three consecutive life terms plus 48 years as part of a...

Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death a 'good first step'

Oct. 19, 2018 11:12 PM EDT

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday called Saudi Arabia's announcement that suspects are in custody in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi a "good first step" and said he would work with Congress on a U.S. response. The president spoke to the media at a defense roundtable...

The Latest: Trump: I do find Saudi explanation credible

Oct. 19, 2018 9:20 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local): 4:15 a.m. Asked whether he thought Saudi Arabia's explanation for the death of Jamal Khashoggi...

Florida city commissioner charged with killing alleged thief

Oct. 19, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city commissioner has been charged with fatally shooting a man he accused of shoplifting a hatchet from an Army-Navy surplus store. The Ledger reports that a Polk County grand jury indicted 47-year-old Michael Dunn on a second-degree murder charged Friday. A conviction could...

The Latest: Man gets life for Walmart shooting that killed 3

Oct. 19, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a man who shot and killed three people in a suburban Denver Walmart (all times local): 3:50 p.m. A man who shot and killed three people at a Walmart in suburban Denver has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Scott Ostrem was sentenced...

Alleged MS-13 members charged with murder in 2 deaths

Oct. 19, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Two alleged MS-13 gang members have been charged with murder in separate killings of two teenagers who were hacked to death in New York. Josue Figueroa-Velazquez and Kevin Lopez-Morales were arraigned on a grand jury indictment Friday in the deaths of 15-year-old Angel Soler and...

Sessions says reforms of Chicago police could boost crime

Oct. 19, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned Friday that reforms planned for the Chicago police force could cause a surge in violent crime and pointed to the recent murder conviction of a police officer as evidence that such reforms aren't necessary because officers who break the law are already...

Suspect says he didn't mean to kill Bulgarian journalist

Oct. 19, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A 21-year-old suspect in the rape and slaying of a Bulgarian television journalist said Friday that he killed Viktoria Marinova, but didn't mean to. Handcuffed and surrounded by police officers, Severin Krassimirov spoke to reporters inside a courtroom where he appeared for a custody...