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South Carolina man pleads guilty in federal court to fatally shooting Virginia police officer

Jun. 12, 2024 19:24 PM EDT

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — A South Carolina man pleaded guilty to federal charges Wednesday in the shooting death of a police officer in southwest Virginia in 2021. Michael Donivan White, 36, of Cross, South Carolina, had already pleaded guilty to first-degree murder charges in state...

4 people, including 2 children, dead in apparent murder-suicide in Colorado, authorities say

Jun. 12, 2024 17:23 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Four people, including two children, were shot and killed in an apparent murder-suicide late Tuesday in a small city in southeastern Colorado, authorities said. Two adults and two children were found shot in a home in La Junta, city of about 7,100 people in a farming...

Man convicted in killings of 8 from another Ohio family seeks new trial

Jun. 12, 2024 16:46 PM EDT

A man convicted in the killings of eight people from another Ohio family is seeking a new trial. George Wagner IV made the request in a filing Monday with the Ohio Court of Appeals. He claims there were several errors during his 2022 trial in which he was found guilty of all 22...

Dutch court convicts 3 men of murder in fatal shooting of investigative reporter in 2021

Jun. 12, 2024 11:49 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Dutch court on Wednesday convicted three men of murder for their roles in the 2021 shooting of investigative reporter Peter R. de Vries, a brazen attack in downtown Amsterdam that sent a shockwave through the Netherlands. His assassination appeared to be linked...

Dutch court convicts 3 men of murder in fatal shooting of investigative reporter Peter R. De Vries in 2021

Jun. 12, 2024 06:30 AM EDT
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch court convicts 3 men of murder in fatal shooting of investigative reporter Peter R. De Vries in 2021.

Family of Texas man who died after altercation with jailers wants federal investigation

Jun. 11, 2024 23:04 PM EDT

The family of a Texas man who died after an altercation with jailers, including one who pinned his knee to the inmate's back, on Tuesday called for a federal investigation into the practices at the jail. Anthony Johnson Jr., 31, a former Marine, died April 21 after the altercation,...

UN says violence against children in conflict reached extreme levels in 2023, including in Gaza

Jun. 11, 2024 21:54 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Violence against children caught in multiplying and escalating conflicts reached “extreme levels” in 2023, with an unprecedented number of killings and injuries in crises, from Israel and the Palestinian territories to Sudan, Myanmar and Ukraine, according to a new U.N....

Alabama seeks more nitrogen executions, despite concern over the method

Jun. 11, 2024 21:28 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is seeking to carry out another nitrogen gas execution, months after the state became the first to put a person to death with the previously untested method. The attorney general’s office on Monday asked the Alabama Supreme Court to authorize an...

Man convicted of killing former lover and her husband is executed in Missouri

Jun. 11, 2024 19:48 PM EDT

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A man convicted of killing his former lover and her husband in what prosecutors described as a fit of rage was executed Tuesday evening in Missouri. David Hosier, 69, was pronounced dead at 6:11 p.m. following a single-dose injection of the sedative...

Man arraigned in fatal shooting of off-duty Chicago police officer

Jun. 11, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 22-year-old man entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Chicago police officer. Xavier L. Tate Jr. was arraigned on first-degree murder, aggravated vehicular hijacking and possession of a stolen firearm charges in the April 21...