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Family urge investigation of journalist slain in South Sudan

Aug. 26, 2019 6:34 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Lawyers for the family of slain American-British journalist Christopher Allen are urging South Sudan's government to investigate his death as a potential war crime, two years after he was killed. The 26-year-old freelancer died on August 26, 2017, during an opposition-led offensive...

Officials say California deputy lied about being shot

Aug. 26, 2019 6:13 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County deputy lied when he said he was shot in the shoulder while standing in a sheriff's station parking lot last week and will face a criminal investigation, authorities said. "The reported sniper assault was fabricated" by Deputy Angel Reinosa, Assistant Sheriff Robin...

Authorities probe Sacramento light rail crash, 27 injured

Aug. 23, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An investigation was underway Friday to determine why a Sacramento light rail commuter train struck a maintenance train, injuring 27 people. The accident occurred around 9:40 p.m. Thursday and was initially believed to be a derailment, but Sacramento Regional Transit spokeswoman...

Judge orders woman in Capital One case to remain in custody

Aug. 23, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday ordered a woman accused of hacking Capital One and at least 30 other organizations to remain in custody pending trial because she is a flight risk and poses a physical danger to herself and others. At a hearing in Seattle, U.S. Magistrate Judge Michelle Peterson said...

Former Houston police officer charged with murder over raid

Aug. 23, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A former Houston police officer has been charged with murder in connection with the deadly January drug raid of a home that killed a couple who lived there and injured five officers, prosecutors announced Friday. Former Officer Gerald Goines, who was shot in the ensuing gunfight during the...

Police make arrests over esports match-fixing at tournament

Aug. 23, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Police say six Australian men allegedly fixed matches in an online esports game and bet on the rigged results. Victoria Police raided three homes in Melbourne's suburbs on Wednesday and two more homes on Friday, arresting six men aged 19 to 22. The investigation began in March...

Special prosecutor named to look into Jussie Smollett case

Aug. 23, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge appointed a special prosecutor Friday to look into why the Chicago state's attorney's office abruptly dropped the case against Jussie Smollett, leaving open the possibility that the former "Empire" actor could yet face charges in what police say was a phony attack on himself that he...

Roman Catholic priest stabbed to death in Mexico border city

Aug. 23, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest was stabbed to death in the northern Mexico border city of Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas, church officials said Friday. The Diocese of Matamoros identified the victim as Rev. José Martín Guzmán Vega and called on authorities to...

Son charged in death of ex-NFL lineman Bennett, wife

Aug. 23, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The son of former NFL lineman Barry Bennett is accused of shooting Bennett and his wife multiple times, killing them, then driving out of state and boarding a flight to Mexico, according to criminal charges filed Friday. Authorities issued an arrest warrant and were searching for...

Serial killer pleads guilty in 4 slayings

Aug. 23, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man who claims he has killed more than 90 women across the country pleaded guilty Friday to murdering four women in Ohio. Samuel Little appeared via Skype from the California state prison where he's serving multiple life sentences. He admitted in separate hearings that he killed two...