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Jury recommends 40 years in teen's death

Sep. 21, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A jury has recommended 40 years in prison for a former Virginia Tech student found guilty for her role in the death of a 13-year-old girl. News outlets report that the jury recommended the sentence for Natalie Keepers on Friday after convicting her Thursday. A judge will consider...

Race central to Chicago case, even if jury doesn't hear it

Sep. 21, 2018 3:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — In front of jurors in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of a black teenager, race is hardly mentioned at all. Just once, during opening statements, have prosecutors even brought up the fact that 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was black, drawing a...

Grand jury indicts Alaska man tied to girl's death

Sep. 20, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man physically took the cellphone away from a 10-year-old girl who was later found dead, and he lied to authorities when he said he found her phone on the ground, according to a federal grand jury indictment filed Thursday. The indictment filed in U.S. District Court in...

The Latest: Jury views photos of Laquan McDonald's wounds

Sep. 19, 2018 3:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a Chicago police officer charge with murder in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local): 2:10 p.m. A doctor testifying in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the death of Laquan McDonald says it's impossible to...

Thousands of fans request grand jury probe of Prince's death

Sep. 19, 2018 8:53 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Thousands of Prince fans are asking federal authorities to open a grand jury investigation into his death. The petition to the U.S. Attorney's Office has been signed by more than 6,000 people. One of the petition's organizers, Nicole Welage, says more answers are needed about the rock...

Chicago cops reluctantly testify against 1 of their own

Sep. 18, 2018 9:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago police officers clearly do not want to be in court testifying against a colleague accused of murder, with one of them so uncomfortable he couldn't bring himself to point to the man on trial, something witnesses are routinely asked to do. But one after another — whether...

California jury: Career criminal guilty of killing 2 teens

Sep. 18, 2018 9:10 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California jury on Tuesday found guilty a career criminal thought to be the "Gypsy Hill Killer" of raping and murdering two teenage girls more than 42 years ago. The San Mateo County jury deliberated for a little more than an hour before finding Rodney Halbower guilty....

California jury: Career criminal thought to be 'Gypsy Hill Killer' guilty of killing two teens

Sep. 18, 2018 8:21 PM EDT
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — California jury: Career criminal thought to be 'Gypsy Hill Killer' guilty of killing two teens.

Prosecutor: Texas man mistaken as thief shot with hands up

Sep. 18, 2018 4:18 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas-area black man mistaken for a thief last year as he tried to unlock his own truck had his hands in the air and was begging not to be shot when a police officer shot him twice, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Dallas County prosecutor Bryan Mitchell told jurors during opening statements in...

Man accused of threatening reporters indicted by grand jury

Sep. 18, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Los Angeles man accused of making a series of phone calls threatening to kill journalists at The Boston Globe. Federal prosecutors in Massachusetts on Tuesday announced the indictment against 68-year-old Robert Chain. He was arrested last month at his home...