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Houston police sergeant charged in fatal shooting of wife

Mar. 24, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Investigators say a Houston police officer has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his librarian wife. Pearland police said in a statement that the body of 52-year-old Belinda Hernandez was located Saturday by a relative at her home in the Houston suburb. Her husband,...

Man charged in Indiana woman's 1988 slaying dies in jail

Mar. 24, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to the 1988 beating death of a pregnant mother in South Bend, Indiana, has died in jail. The St. Joseph County prosecutor's office says 78-year-old George Kearney was found unresponsive Saturday night in the county jail's medical unit. He was pronounced dead...

Woman charged in 2018 traffic crash that killed daughter

Mar. 24, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon driver has been charged with manslaughter for a 2018 traffic crash in Salem that killed her 2-year-old daughter. The Salem Statesman Journal reports 33-year-old Janie Miller of Turner also is charged with driving under the influence, possession of methamphetamine and four...

Italy: Infant dies after parents circumcise him at home

Mar. 24, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — An infant boy in Italy has died as the result of a circumcision performed by his parents at home, according to Italian media reports on Sunday. The ANSA news agency reported that the 5-month-old baby was brought to a hospital in Bologna by helicopter in cardiac arrest on Friday afternoon and...

Man accused of fatally stabbing woman after freeway crash

Mar. 23, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A 25-year-old Arizona man who was driving a San Diego-area woman's car is accused of fatally stabbing her after the vehicle veered off a freeway and crashed in a Phoenix suburb, resulting in a chaotic scene involving passers-by who stopped to help. Fernando Acosta of Phoenix got out of...

Protests held in Pittsburgh after cop cleared in shooting

Mar. 23, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The father of a slain black teenager pleaded for peace Saturday after the acquittal of a white police officer triggered an apparent retaliatory shooting at the defense attorney's office and touched off protests in the streets of Pittsburgh. Police put officers on 12-hour shifts until...

Atlanta police set up hotline for 'child murders' case

Mar. 23, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's mayor and police chief are leading a push to re-examine evidence from a string of murders that terrorized the city's black community between 1979 and 1981. As a result, authorities are being inundated with calls. Now, officials have set up a central hotline for anyone with...

The Latest: Teen's dad: 'Very painful to see what happened'

Mar. 23, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the homicide trial of a white Pennsylvania police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black 17-year-old (all times local): 2:55 p.m. The father of a black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer outside Pittsburgh says "it's very painful to see what happened, to...

Seaside man's murder convictions overturned

Mar. 23, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals has overturned the murder convictions of a Seaside man who was found guilty of killing his girlfriend's toddler, ruling that bite-mark testimony should not have been allowed as evidence at his trial. The Daily Astorian reports Randy Roden was sentenced to...

Family of slain boy visits Christchurch mosque as it reopens

Mar. 23, 2019 3:25 AM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A Jordanian prince and the family of a slain 3-year-old boy and were among those who visited a New Zealand mosque Saturday when it reopened for the first time since a terrorist killed dozens of people there. Hundreds of people stopped at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch...