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Suspect shot by police was free despite probation violations

May. 22, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An armed robbery suspect who was shot this month by Iowa City police had been released from jail days earlier, despite probation violations that could have kept him behind bars, a review by The Associated Press shows. Hours after bonding out of jail on charges of assaulting a police...

Police look at whether transgender women's deaths connected

May. 21, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The shooting deaths of two transgender women and the stabbing of a third are being investigated to determine whether they are connected, police in Dallas said Tuesday. No arrests have been made. The most recent killing occurred over the weekend. "These cases, although not directly related at...

Report: Mississippi lawmaker punched wife in face over sex

May. 21, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) — A south Mississippi lawmaker punched his wife in the face after she didn't undress quickly enough when the lawmaker wanted to have sex, according to a police report in the case. Republican state Rep. Doug McLeod of Lucedale was arrested Saturday on a misdemeanor domestic violence...

Abducted Idaho girl found safe in Arizona, suspect jailed

May. 21, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl abducted from an Idaho fast-food restaurant where she worked was found safe in Arizona on Tuesday and the man accused of taking her was jailed on a $1 million bond, authorities said. Police in the Phoenix suburb of Surprise said 18-year-old Miguel Rodriguez-Perez...

The Latest: Lawmaker asked to resign if abuse charge true

May. 21, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a Mississippi lawmaker accused of punching his wife (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Mississippi's House speaker says a state lawmaker should resign if he punched his wife in the face. Republican Speaker Philip Gunn says he has tried to contact Republican Rep. Doug McLeod...

Dodgers' Urías reinstated from administrative leave

May. 21, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías was reinstated from administrative leave by Major League Baseball on Tuesday. Urías was placed on leave while MLB officials looked into his May 13 arrest for investigation of misdemeanor domestic battery. Police said Urías...

Man indicted in fatal shooting of rapper Nipsey Hussle

May. 21, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a 29-year-old man in the fatal shooting of rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles. Eric Ronald Holder Jr. was indicted on one count of murder, two counts each of attempted murder and assault with a firearm, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. He...

Former Texas prison sergeant set for trial in inmate's death

May. 21, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

ROSHARON, Texas (AP) — A former Texas prison sergeant is slated to stand trial, accused of throwing a handcuffed prisoner onto a concrete floor so viciously that the inmate died. Lou Joffrion slammed inmate David Witt in August 2017 in an attack that was captured on video at the Darrington Unit in...

Lifer inmates excluded from Washington '3 strikes' change

May. 21, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Dozens of inmates, many of them black, are set to stay in Washington state prisons for life — left out of the latest in a multi-year wave of reforms easing tough-on-crime "three-strikes" laws around the U.S. At least 24 states including Washington passed such laws during the...

Indicted sheriff ordered to surrender gun, not make threats

May. 21, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal prosecutor suggested a suspended sheriff in South Carolina has tried to intimidate former deputies from cooperating with investigators that continue to look into corruption charges. The lawyer for Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood called the case an assault on law...