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Police: 'High chance' of Hollywood mass shooting prevented

Feb. 02, 2023 21:19 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A “high chance” of a mass shooting in Hollywood has been thwarted by police seizing a cache of guns and ammunition in a high-rise apartment where several rifles were pointed toward a nearby park, the Los Angeles Police Department said. Braxton Johnson was...

California bicyclist struck by car and then stabbed to death

Feb. 02, 2023 20:35 PM EST

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — A driver was arrested for allegedly running into a bicyclist and then fatally stabbing him on a Southern California roadway, authorities said. Vanroy Evan Smith, 39, of Long Beach was taken into custody Wednesday on suspicion of murder for the attack...

Military places restive areas of Myanmar under martial law

Feb. 02, 2023 20:12 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Martial law was declared in several areas of military-run Myanmar on Thursday, a day after authorities extended a state of emergency throughout the country wracked by violence that some U.N. experts have described as a civil war. State-run MRTV television broadcast...

Murder case dropped in 2021 death of private eye Palladino

Feb. 02, 2023 19:18 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Prosecutors in San Francisco have dropped all charges against two men accused in the murder of famed private investigator Jack Palladino two years ago, citing a lack of evidence. Palladino, whose clients included presidents, corporate whistleblowers and...

NJ councilwoman found shot to death outside of her home

Feb. 02, 2023 19:15 PM EST

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey borough councilwoman was found shot to death in an SUV outside of her home in a quiet townhouse complex, where police Thursday searched the area without making an arrest. Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour, 30, was found around 7:20 p.m....

Execution of man convicted in killing of 3 in Texas delayed

Feb. 02, 2023 19:08 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has delayed next week’s scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing three teenagers while they slept in a Texas Panhandle home more than 25 years ago. John Balentine, 54, had been set to receive a lethal injection at the state prison in Huntsville on...

Financial misdeeds allowed in Alex Murdaugh murder trial

Feb. 02, 2023 18:54 PM EST

A judge has ruled that prosecutors can call witnesses to testify how Alex Murdaugh allegedly stole money as part of the double murder trial for the disbarred South Carolina attorney as long as they can show it is convincing evidence and linked to the killings. Murdaugh, 54, is...

Oregon man accused of stalking charged in accuser's killing

Feb. 02, 2023 17:19 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has been charged with murder in the killing of a man who had accused him of stalking after the defendant allegedly had an affair with the victim's wife. Hillsboro police said they arrested Steven Milner on Tuesday in the killing of 56-year-old...

7th Memphis officer disciplined, EMTs fired in Nichols death

Feb. 02, 2023 16:29 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two more Memphis police officers have been disciplined and three emergency responders fired in connection with the death of Tyre Nichols, officials said Monday, widening the circle of punishment for the shocking display of police brutality after video showed many more people...

Jury: Suspected serial killer guilty in teen's death in '70s

Feb. 02, 2023 15:11 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Suspected serial killer Warren Forrest was found guilty by a southwest Washington jury for slaying 17-year-old Martha Morrison of Portland, Oregon, nearly 50 years ago. After about 90 minutes of deliberation Wednesday, the Clark County jury found Forrest...