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Kentucky man now charged with 3 murders, shooting at lawman

Dec. 13, 2018 9:47 AM EST

A man accused of shooting at a state police trooper rushing to the scene of a triple slaying has been charged in the murders of an eastern Kentucky couple and their adult son, police said Thursday. Investigators connected the slayings to the attack on the trooper after the suspect, Paul Douglas Sizemore, was...

Florida man awaits execution in stabbing of elderly woman

Dec. 13, 2018 9:24 AM EST

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — The state of Florida was preparing to execute a man Thursday for beating and stabbing an elderly woman to death in Miami-Dade County 26 years ago. His defense still maintains he didn't do it, saying all the evidence against him was circumstantial, and accusing investigators of lying to...

Slain teen's family drops suit after seeing police video

Dec. 13, 2018 7:15 AM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The family of a teenager killed by an Alabama police officer last year has dropped its lawsuit after watching body and dash camera video of the shooting. Attorney Hank Sherrod says the family of 15-year-old Gabriel Sage Barnes of Madison, Tennessee, agreed last week to drop the...

SC teen pleads guilty to murder in death of father, boy

Dec. 12, 2018 8:57 PM EST

A 16-year-old pleaded guilty Wednesday to two charges of murder for fatally shooting his father in their home and a 6-year-old boy at the South Carolina elementary school he once attended. Jesse Osborne faces 30 years to life in prison without parole when he is sentenced several months from now in an extensive...

The Latest: France issues wanted poster for shooting suspect

Dec. 12, 2018 7:59 PM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on a shooting attack at a Christmas market in France (all times local): 8:15 French authorities have issued a wanted poster and are calling for witnesses amid a massive manhunt for the suspected shooter nearly 24 hours after a deadly attack at the Strasbourg Christmas...

4th conviction in Los Angeles murder of Chinese student

Dec. 12, 2018 7:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 21-year-old man was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in the beating death of a University of Southern California graduate student from China. Albert Ochoa is the fourth person convicted in the 2014 attack on 24-year-old engineering student Xinran Ji. Ochoa and three others...

TN woman who died in 1975 was likely victim of serial killer

Dec. 12, 2018 7:36 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a woman whose body was found along a road in 1975 was likely the victim of a serial killer who may have had 90 victims. Martha Cunningham's death was considered to be from natural causes at the time. But now Cunningham is one of dozens of murder victims that...

After Khashoggi murder, Senate debates US role in Yemen

Dec. 12, 2018 7:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is debating a resolution that would call on the U.S. to pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure that has won new support in the aftermath of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Senate voted 60-39 on Wednesday to open debate on the resolution,...

Florida school massacre panel recommends arming teachers

Dec. 12, 2018 6:53 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The panel investigating the Florida high school massacre recommended Wednesday that teachers who volunteer and undergo extensive background checks and training be allowed to carry concealed guns on campus to stop future shootings. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public...

No psychiatric hospital employee responsible for escape

Dec. 12, 2018 6:45 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — No single employee was directly responsible for the escape of a man from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital, a state investigation found, but questions remain about how he was able to walk out of the facility and fly to California, officials said Wednesday. The state attorney general's office...