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Mexico sees 16 percent rise in murders in 1st half of 2018

Jul. 23, 2018 1:07 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Homicides in Mexico rose by 16 percent in the first half of 2018, as the country again broke its own records for violence. The Interior Department said over the weekend there were 15,973 homicides in the first six months of the year, compared to 13,751 killings in the same period of...

Police search for motive in shooting at Nevada Mormon church

Jul. 23, 2018 1:06 PM EDT

FALLON, Nev. (AP) — Police in the northern Nevada city of Fallon were trying to determine Monday why a 48-year-old man walked into his Mormon church on Sunday and opened fire, killing one man and injuring another. Fallon Police Chief Kevin Gehman said it does not appear that 48-year-old gunman John Kelley...

Woman convicted of murder, arson in KC firefighters' deaths

Jul. 23, 2018 12:59 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A nail salon manager has been convicted of setting a fire that killed two firefighters in Kansas City, Missouri. The Kansas City Star reports that a Jackson County circuit judge on Monday found 46-year-old Thu Hong Nguyen guilty of two counts of second-degree murder, second-degree...

Death sentence appeal rejected in triple murder case

Jul. 23, 2018 12:52 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court has rejected the appeal by a man who was sentenced to death for killing two adults and a 9-year-old girl in Bridgeport in 2006. The 5-0 decision Monday dismisses arguments by Richard Roszkowski (roz-'COW-ski) that his 2014 death sentence be declared null...

DJ charged in 1992 killing of teacher waives hearing

Jul. 23, 2018 12:43 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania man charged with the 1992 sexual assault and strangulation of an elementary school teacher has waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Raymond Rowe was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing in Lancaster County Court Thursday, and his attorney did not immediately...

The Latest: Nevada police ID man killed in church shooting

Jul. 23, 2018 12:43 PM EDT

FALLON, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Mormon church in Nevada (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Police have named the man killed in a shooting at a Mormon church in northern Nevada as 61-year-old Charles E. Miller. Authorities identified Miller late Sunday. Officials have not released the name of a...

The Latest: Girl, 10, and woman, 18, dead in Toronto rampage

Jul. 23, 2018 12:36 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on a mass shooting in Toronto (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Toronto's police chief says a 10 year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman were killed in the mass shooting in the city's Greektown neighborhood. Police chief Mark Saunders said 13 other victims have injuries ranging from...

Man firing into Toronto cafes shoots 14 people, killing 2

Jul. 23, 2018 12:06 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — A man walked along a Toronto street firing a handgun into restaurants and cafes, shooting 14 people and killing two before dying after an exchange of gunfire with police. Police Chief Mark Saunders did not rule out terrorism as a motive, though officials did not immediately identify the...

Infowars host Alex Jones moves to dismiss Sandy Hook lawsuit

Jul. 23, 2018 11:47 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is moving to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by the families of some of the 26 people killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting. In written arguments filed Friday, Jones' lawyers argue he was acting as a journalist in...

Family of woman killed by Minneapolis officer sues

Jul. 23, 2018 11:47 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of an Australian-American woman who was killed by a former Minneapolis police officer last year after she called 911 to report a possible assault filed a lawsuit Monday alleging the officer was inexperienced and unfit for duty. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court alleges...