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Charges dismissed in 2003 slaying; man released from prison

Aug. 15, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man who spent about 15 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit was released Wednesday— on his birthday. A review determined that Aaron Salter's case was primarily based on mistaken identification and the charges against him have been dismissed, Wayne County Prosecutor...

Attorney weighs insanity defense in newspaper shooting

Aug. 15, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — An attorney for a man charged with killing five people at The Capital newsroom has asked a Maryland court for more time to consider an insanity defense for his client. William Davis, a public defender, asked the court to find "good cause" to grant an extension of time limitations for...

Body camera video shows police responses to Vegas shooting

Aug. 15, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police have released 15 more officer body-camera videos from the Oct. 1 shooting that killed 58 people and injured more than 800 on the Las Vegas Strip. The public records released Wednesday come after Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Aug. 3 that the police investigation has ended with no motive...

16-year-old arrested in friend's fatal shooting near Seattle

Aug. 15, 2018 4:05 PM EDT

BURIEN, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has been arrested for investigation of manslaughter after he accidentally shot and killed his 14-year-old friend near Seattle. King County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Ryan Abbott said the older boy was recklessly handling the gun when it went off inside...

Man charged with murder, robbery held without bail

Aug. 15, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man charged in connection to a Massachusetts shooting death has been ordered held without bail at his arraignment. Prosecutors say 26-year-old Frederick Reynoso was arraigned in Boston on Wednesday on charges of murder and armed robbery in connecting to the June shooting death of...

Parkland students start school year with tightened security

Aug. 15, 2018 2:46 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned to a more secure campus on Wednesday as they began their first new school year since a gunman killed 17 people in the freshman building. But some say they still won't feel protected despite $6.5 million in security...

Judge: Paper 'shameful' for printing shooting suspect's info

Aug. 15, 2018 2:18 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has branded a newspaper "shameful" for publishing educational material about Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz that was supposed to be kept private. But Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer stopped short Wednesday of finding the South Florida Sun Sentinel...

Man charged in Walmart shooting apologizes in court

Aug. 15, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

WYNCOTE, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia man apologized as he was arraigned on charges including attempted murder and aggravated assault in a shooting that wounded several people in a Walmart near the city. Keenan Jones, 30, apologized in a Montgomery County courtroom Wednesday, saying he hadn't slept for five...

Court document details moments before fatal police shooting

Aug. 15, 2018 1:59 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Investigators say a man fired gunshots into a bedroom wall and pointed a gun at his roommate before he was fatally shot by St. Paul police. A search warrant filed Tuesday by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension contains details about the moments leading up to the fatal...

AP Photos: Anxiety evident as Marjory Stoneman year begins

Aug. 15, 2018 1:58 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Shebes had too much anxiety to sleep the night before the first day of his junior year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. He wants to forget but not be forgotten. Returning to the campus where 17 people were shot to death, he says he's tried not to relieve the past: "I saw...