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Minneapolis renames intersection to honor George Floyd

May. 26, 2022 06:33 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The intersection where George Floyd died at the hands of Minneapolis police officers was renamed in his honor Wednesday, among a series of events to remember a man whose killing forced America to confront racial injustice. Floyd's brother Terrence was among...

Nearly 6 years later, man indicted in mother's death at sea

May. 26, 2022 01:23 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The circumstantial evidence against Nathan Carman had been lying in plain sight for years before his surprising indictment and arrest this month on allegations he killed his mother at sea off New England in a plot to inherit millions of dollars. Federal...

States divided on gun controls, even as mass shootings rise

May. 26, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was quick to react to this week’s carnage at a Texas elementary school, sending a tweet listing the gun control measures the Democratic-controlled state has taken. He finished with: “Your turn Congress.” But gun control...

Two years after Floyd murder, racial trauma permeates US

May. 25, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

Black Men Heal co-founder Zakia Williams was deeply moved as she watched a young Black man become emotional while speaking about the mental health toll the past few years have taken on him. “He said ‘I just want to play basketball without fear of getting shot, I just want to...

Driver charged with attempted murder for hitting children

May. 25, 2022 20:29 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man who drove onto a Southern California sidewalk and hit three children walking to school has been charged with premeditated attempted murder, prosecutors said Wednesday. Jason Carlos Guzman, 26, of Valencia remained hospitalized with a self-inflicted...

Trial begins for ex-Virginia Tech football player in killing

May. 25, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A trial began Wednesday for a former Virginia Tech football player accused in the fatal beating of a Tinder match he originally believed was a woman. Isimemen Etute, a former linebacker, is charged with second-degree murder in the 2021 death of...

Lawyer: 5 of 6 subway shooting witnesses couldn't ID gunman

May. 25, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of randomly murdering a fellow passenger on a New York City subway train made his first appearance in court Wednesday, where his lawyer urged the judge and the public not to rush to judgment. Andrew Abdullah, 25, was ordered held without bail in the...

'How to Murder Your Husband' writer found guilty of murder

May. 25, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury in Portland has convicted a self-published romance novelist — who once wrote an essay titled “How to Murder Your Husband” — of fatally shooting her husband four years ago. The jury of seven women and five men found Nancy Crampton Brophy, 71,...

Texas court spares man who killed girl, 11, from execution

May. 25, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas' top criminal appeals court on Wednesday ordered a man convicted of killing an 11-year-old Fort Worth girl be removed from the state's death row. In a three-page opinion, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled by a 6-3 vote that Juan Ramon Meza...

2 accused of shooting, wounding pregnant woman after wreck

May. 25, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — A pregnant woman was shot multiple times following a traffic accident, and two men each face attempted murder charges, a North Carolina police department said. High Point police said three cars were waiting to make a left turn on Monday evening when the...