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Memorial set at Florida arena for slain rapper XXXTentacion

Jun. 23, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — A major public memorial is planned at a Florida arena for rising rap star XXXTentacion (ex-ex-ex-ten-ta-see-YAWN), who was shot and killed this week. The family of the 20-year-old rapper whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy announced Saturday that a memorial will be held next...

Cold case murder trial could be in jurors' hands by Tuesday

Jun. 22, 2018 9:50 PM EDT

GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) — The murder trial of one of two white Georgia men accused of killing a black man in 1983 could go to the jury as early as Tuesday. WXIA-TV reports jurors on Friday heard a profanity-laced audio recording of defendant Frank Gebhardt and police. Gebhardt repeatedly denied any involvement...

Man charged in bike path killings speaks in court of 'Allah'

Jun. 22, 2018 8:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The man charged with murdering eight people on a New York City bike path and injuring many more spoke out in court Friday over a prosecutor's objection, invoking "Allah" and defending the Islamic State. Sayfullo Saipov, 30, raised his hand to speak immediately after U.S. District Judge...

Police make separate arrests in 1986 deaths of young girls

Jun. 22, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A man who police said was linked by DNA to the killing of a 12-year-old girl more than three decades ago was charged Friday with first-degree murder and first-degree rape. It is the second suspect that Tacoma, Washington, police have arrested in the past two months in cold cases...

Police: Oregon toddler dies after being left in hot car

Jun. 22, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A toddler in Oregon died after being left alone in a hot car while her mother went to work as a family nurse practitioner, authorities said Friday. Nicole Engler, 38, of Roseburg told investigators she thought she had taken her 21-month-old daughter Remington to daycare before heading...

Virginia man found guilty of fatally poisoning ex-girlfriend

Jun. 22, 2018 6:31 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been found guilty of attacking his ex-girlfriend outside of her home and injecting her with a fatal dose of cyanide. The Virginian-Pilot reports 30-year-old Joseph Merlino III was convicted Friday of first-degree murder for the death of 35-year-old Ellie Tran....

Inmate charged with capital murder in Kansas deputy deaths

Jun. 22, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 30-year-old inmate was charged Friday with capital murder in the shooting deaths of two Kansas sheriff's deputies who were overpowered by him while they were trying to move him between a courthouse and jail. Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree announced that his office...

The Latest: Prosecutor: Trial ends 'long and dark chapter'

Jun. 22, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the guilty verdicts for Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme and his co-defendant Paul Weadick (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The top federal prosecutor for Massachusetts says the murder conviction of an 84-year-old former New England Mafia boss "ends a long and dark chapter" in the...

Ex-New England Mafia boss 'Cadillac Frank' guilty in slaying

Jun. 22, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme was convicted Friday of killing a nightclub owner to keep him from ratting out the mobster to authorities in 1993, all but ensuring that the 84-year-old former New England Mafia boss will die behind bars. It's a fate the once feared and powerful gangster...

The Latest: Man charged with capital murder in deputy deaths

Jun. 22, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on charges in the death of two Kansas sheriff's deputies shot in the line of duty (all times local): 4:11 p.m. A suspect has been charged with capital murder in the deaths of two Kansas sheriff's deputies who were shot while transporting him last week. Wyandotte County...