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Today in History: July 20, Armstrong and Aldrin walk on the moon

Jul. 20, 2024 00:17 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 20, the 202nd day of 2024. There are 164 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon...

Man pleads guilty to federal charges in attack on Louisville mayoral candidate

Jul. 19, 2024 19:43 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man accused of shooting at Louisville's current mayor when he was a candidate in 2022 pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges stemming from the attack. Quintez Brown pleaded guilty to interfering with a federally protected activity and...

El Paso man sentenced to 19 years for shooting at border patrol agent

Jul. 19, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced an El Paso man to 19 years in prison for shooting at a U.S. Border Patrol agent, the U.S. District Attorney of New Mexico announced Friday. Robert Esquivel was convicted of attempted murder of an officer, aggravated assault of an...

Firefighter killed at Trump rally honored with bagpipes, gun salute and a bugle sounding taps

Jul. 19, 2024 18:00 PM EDT

CABOT, Pa. (AP) — The keen of bagpipes, a three-volley gun salute and a bugle sounding taps pierced the air of a small Pennsylvania town on Friday as hundreds gathered to honor an ex-fire chief who was shot and killed at a rally for former President Donald Trump. Following funeral...

Illinois deputy charged with murder shot woman in face after ordering her to move pot of water

Jul. 19, 2024 17:10 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois sheriff’s deputy charged with murder in the death of a Black woman shot her in the face during a tense moment over a pot of water in her home and then discouraged his partner from trying to save her, authorities said Thursday. The details were...

Carroll Fitzgerald, former Baltimore council member wounded in 1976 shooting, dead at 89

Jul. 19, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Carroll J. “Fitz” Fitzgerald, a former Baltimore City Council member who survived a 1976 shooting rampage at a temporary City Hall office, has died. He was 89. The Baltimore Sun reports that Fitzgerald died July 8 of a pulmonary embolism at Sinai Hospital of...

Indianapolis anti-violence activist is fatally shot in vehicle

Jul. 19, 2024 16:09 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A community activist who started a nonprofit group to combat violence in Indianapolis was found shot to death in a vehicle at a gas station, authorities said. The victim was Ronald Frieson, 39, who was known around the city as Ron Gee, the Marion County...

Idaho inmate gets life sentence for escaping state custody at Boise hospital

Jul. 19, 2024 15:24 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho inmate was sentenced Friday to life in prison for escaping state custody at a Boise hospital after the corrections officers guarding him were violently attacked. Skylar Meade pleaded guilty to the escape and to sentencing enhancement for being a...

5 people, including 4 children, killed in Alabama shooting

Jul. 19, 2024 15:07 PM EDT

An Alabama man is accused of killing his wife along with four children, between the ages of 2 and 9, in a Thursday night shooting that shocked the rural central community where they lived. Brandon Allan Kendrick II, 32, was arrested on five counts of capital murder for the death of...

Political divisions stall proposed gun policies in Pennsylvania, where assassin took aim at Trump

Jul. 19, 2024 12:30 PM EDT

Months before an armed man took aim at Donald Trump at a presidential campaign rally in rural Pennsylvania, some state lawmakers had proposed to outlaw the type of rifle used in the assassination attempt. The legislation stalled without coming to a vote, but that was no surprise....