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Jury picked in quadruple murder case; opening statements set

Aug. 03, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Opening statements in the trial of man charged with killing four employees of a North Dakota property management firm are scheduled to begin Wednesday. After two days of questioning, a jury of six men and six women was seated Tuesday in the trial of...

Video shows San Diego police shooting man on his knees

Aug. 03, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego police officers shot a man in the back while he was on his knees and appeared to be about to point a gun at authorities, according to video released by the Police Department. Jesus Salvador Valeta, 22, was shot by two officers on the night of...

Warden at NYC federal jail charged with killing husband

Aug. 03, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The associate warden at the federal jail in New York City has been charged with killing her husband after she shot him in the face in their New Jersey home. Antonia Ashford is the associate warden at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, which...

Fears over impunity grow as Haiti probes president's slaying

Aug. 03, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Police have detained more than 40 suspects in the killing of President Jovenel Moïse, but many people fear Haiti’s crumbling judicial system could result in the assassination going unpunished. Interrogations are continuing, while dozens...

Two deaths in Kansas City, Kansas, ruled homicides

Aug. 03, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The deaths of a man and woman in Kansas City, Kansas, are being investigated as a double homicide, police said Tuesday. Jordan Horton, 24, and Heather Miller, 22, were found dead at a Kansas City, Kansas apartment on Thursday. Police initially...

Man sentenced to five years for crash that killed woman

Aug. 03, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man who was driving drunk when he hit another car, killing one person and injuring two others, was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison. Jeremy Crowder, 37, was pleaded guilty in May to involuntary manslaughter while driving under...

Community honors slain Washington detective

Aug. 03, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of law enforcement and first responder vehicles lined up at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington on Tuesday for a procession to honor Clark County Sheriff’s Detective Jeremy Brown, who was shot to death while doing surveillance work. ...

Garden to open for El Paso Walmart shooting 2nd anniversary

Aug. 03, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Officials in the border city of El Paso will unveil a garden Tuesday that is meant to bring healing two years after a gunman targeting Latinos opened fire at a Walmart, killing 23 people in an attack that stunned the U.S. and Mexico. Much like the...

Pro skateboarder faces murder charge in suburban Chicago

Aug. 03, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. (AP) — A professional skateboarder who has been featured in music videos by Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams was ordered held without bond Tuesday after being charged with first-degree murder in the death of a suburban Chicago man. Terry Kennedy...

Relatives of Dayton shooting victims sue gun magazine maker

Aug. 03, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The high-capacity magazine used by the man who gunned down nine people in Dayton two years ago serves no purpose other than allowing for the killing of as many people as possible, family members of four victims alleged in a lawsuit against the magazine maker. ...