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Woman charged with murder in crash that killed 3 in Kentucky

Sep. 20, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A woman with four previous drunken driving convictions now faces three counts of murder for a wrong-way crash during a high-speed police chase on Interstate 75. News outlets report 42-year-old Tammy Marie Bevins Rodriguez also was charged Thursday with assault and wanton endangerment....

Nigeria police nab main suspect in apparent serial killings

Sep. 20, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Police in Nigeria say they have arrested the main suspect in apparent serial killings that have sparked protests by women demanding greater security. Police announced on Twitter that they were questioning the man. At least eight women have been strangled in hotel rooms in southern...

Couple charged in death of malnourished infant take deal

Sep. 20, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska couple has taken a plea deal in the death of one of their malnourished infant twin daughters. Cass County District Court records show 24-year-old David and 21-year-old Kassandra Krutina, of Louisville (LOO'-iss-vihl), are scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 21. They'd...

Trial prep to start for officer accused of killing veteran

Sep. 20, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A trial is set to begin for a white former Georgia police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed, naked, mentally ill black veteran. WXIA-TV reports jury selection may start Monday in the trial of former DeKalb County police Officer Robert Olsen on charges including felony murder....

Judge set to rule on trial for suspect in synagogue shooting

Sep. 20, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge was expected to rule Friday whether a 20-year-old former college student should stand trial on charges of firing an assault rifle inside a synagogue, killing one woman and injuring three, including a rabbi and an 8-year-old girl. Prosecutors on Thursday played a 12-minute recording...

California's dive boat, Ghost Ship fires share legal lessons

Sep. 20, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One was a ship in name only, an artist commune set up in an Oakland warehouse. The other was a bona fide boat afloat on the ocean off Santa Barbara. Both became fiery death traps for a combined 70 souls, two of the worst disasters in modern California history. Each has brought a search...

Former fugitive couple plead not guilty to Arizona killing

Sep. 19, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A couple arrested after a 16-day escape from extradition to southern Arizona to face charges in a Tucson murder pleaded not guilty in the case Thursday. Blane Barksdale, 56, and his 59-year-old wife, Susan Barksdale, had a video arraignment in Pima County Superior Court. The couple is...

Recording details synagogue shooting suspect's 911 call

Sep. 19, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Prosecutors on Thursday played a 12-minute recording of a gunman calmly telling a 911 dispatcher that he had just fired an assault rifle inside a synagogue to save white people from Jews, describing terms for a peaceful surrender and scolding law enforcement for taking too much time to...

State sending troopers to help fight St. Louis crime

Sep. 19, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is sending highway patrol troopers and other state workers to St. Louis as part of an effort to fight the surge of violent crime that has included the killings of more than a dozen children in the region so far this year. The Republican governor on Thursday...

NJ man charged with terrorism offenses targeting landmarks

Sep. 19, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey man who allegedly photographed or recorded video of landmarks including the Statue of Liberty, the White House and Boston's Fenway Park as potential terrorism targets in the early to mid-2000s has been charged with terror offenses by authorities who say he was working on behalf...