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Former VA pathologist charged in deaths of 3 patients

Aug. 20, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A pathologist fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital after officials said he had been impaired while on duty was charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three patients who authorities say he misdiagnosed and whose records he later altered to conceal his...

Brazilian police kill man who held bus passengers hostage

Aug. 20, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brandishing a fake gun, a man on Tuesday took dozens of hostages on a bus in Brazil and threatened to set the vehicle on fire with gasoline before police shot him dead in a four-hour standoff on Latin America's longest bridge. All the hostages were freed unharmed on a 13-kilometer...

Jury selected in Florida parking lot shooting case

Aug. 20, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Jurors and alternates have been sworn in for a manslaughter trial of a white man who fatally shot an unarmed black man during a dispute over a parking space in Florida. The Tampa Bay Times reports a jury of five men and one woman was seated Tuesday afternoon for 49-year-old Michael...

Delivery man charged in fatal attack on elderly woman

Aug. 20, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 75-year-old woman has died after being beaten and set on fire by an appliance delivery man. Boca Raton police posted on social media Tuesday that the woman had succumbed to her injuries from a day earlier. Police say 21-year-old Jorge Luis Dupre Lachazo and another...

Former judge pleads guilty in ex-wife's stabbing death

Aug. 20, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former county judge in Cleveland pleaded guilty Tuesday to fatally stabbing his ex-wife moments after she had dropped off their two daughters last November. Lance Mason, 51, told a visiting judge in a Cuyahoga County courtroom that he wanted to "take responsibility for my crimes,"...

Nevada man, 72, guilty of murder; stabbed victim 250 times

Aug. 20, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Washoe County jury has convicted a 72-year-old man of first-degree murder in the February killing of an elderly man he stabbed at least 250 times. Ralph Goad faces up to life in prison without the possibility of parole at his sentencing set for Oct. 2. The Washoe District Court jury...

Suspect in Utah student's death charged in 2018 assault

Aug. 20, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The highly publicized arrest of a man in the killing of a Utah college student this summer prompted a woman to come forward and report that he had sexually abused her during a dinner date at his home in 2018, authorities said Tuesday. Ayoola Ajayi is charged in a new court filing with...

Victim of 1994 serial killings remembered as execution nears

Aug. 20, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Milton Bradley was a 72-year-old World War II Navy veteran living in Savannah, Georgia, in May 1994 when he met Gary Ray Bowles, a serial killer who had already taken the lives of two men and was looking for his next victim. Bradley had suffered a severe head injury when his ship...

Sketch of suspect released in California campus slaying

Aug. 20, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Police on Tuesday released a sketch and surveillance images of a suspect in the stabbing death of a retired college administrator at California State University, Fullerton. Authorities were trying to identify the man a day after Steven Shek Keung Chan, the university's former...

Victim of 1994 serial killings remembered as execution nears

Aug. 20, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — People in Savanah, Georgia, still talk about the 1994 homicide of Milton Bradley, a 72-year-old World War II veteran who was one of six people slain by serial killer Gary Ray Bowles. The 57-year-old Bowles is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at Florida State Prison on...