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San Francisco police not charged in black man's 2015 killing

May. 24, 2018 6:31 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco prosecutors said Thursday that they will not charge officers in two shooting deaths, including the killing of a black man that led to citywide protests three years ago and federally recommended police reforms. District Attorney George Gascon declined to prosecute five...

Officials trade blame after teen arrested in officer's death

May. 24, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A police officer crushed by a stolen Jeep isn't even buried yet, and already authorities in Maryland are blaming each other for having allowed the teenage driver to be on the streets while he awaited sentencing for auto theft. The state was formally supervising the 16-year-old driver, who...

Police: Missing Mexican woman's body found in Utah canyon

May. 24, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — The body of a Mexican woman who disappeared on her way home from her English language class in Utah three years ago has been found in a rugged, mountainous canyon area and police are investigating her death as a homicide, officials said Thursday. The skeletal remains of...

Judge appoints brain experts in case of slain Muslim teen

May. 24, 2018 6:08 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A judge on Thursday appointed two brain experts to evaluate a man facing the death penalty in the slaying of a teenage Muslim girl last year, despite the objections of a prosecutor who derided the requests as "neuro-witchcraft." Circuit Court Judge Randy Bellows agreed to the...

Worker breaks down describing restaurant crash in 911 call

May. 24, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — A worker at a North Carolina restaurant where a man drove through the front wall, killing two family members, broke down when she recognized the driver. In a 911 call released Thursday, the Surf and Turf Lodge worker says she knows Roger Self and thinks he drove into the building...

The Latest: Court says defendants could get Facebook info

May. 24, 2018 5:05 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California high court's decision on social media access for criminal defendants (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The California Supreme Court has ruled that Facebook and other social media companies could be required to turn over user content that is public to criminal...

Man accused of slaying grandparents, uncle pleads not guilty

May. 24, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man accused of fatally shooting his grandparents and uncle has pleaded not guilty. The Glasgow Daily Times reports that 28-year-old Edward D. Siddens was arraigned Wednesday and entered the plea to charges including murder. Siddens is accused of killing 73-year-old Jimmy...

Teen faces aggravated murder charges in death of woman, 98

May. 24, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A 17-year-old Ohio boy who police say strangled a 98-year-old woman from his neighborhood and left her body inside a closet at her home has been charged. The Medina County Gazette reports Gavon Ramsay, of Wadsworth, was indicted on Tuesday on aggravated murder charges in the death of...

London couple convicted of murdering nanny, burning her body

May. 24, 2018 2:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A London couple delusionally obsessed with a former boy-band star were found guilty Thursday of murdering their French nanny and burning her body on a bonfire in their backyard. A jury at the Central Criminal Court convicted 35-year-old Sabrina Kouider and 40-year-old Ouissem Medouni after...

Chief defends officers cleared by grand jury in shooting

May. 24, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police chief said Thursday that officers acted professionally and appropriately when they fatally shot a 20-year-old man in January, and he urged the public to review all the evidence and witness statements in the case. Savannah Police Chief Mark Revenew's comments came a day...