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Justices' DC sniper case examines teen murderers' sentences

Sep. 21, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lee Boyd Malvo, who terrorized the Washington region in 2002 as one-half of a sniper team, is at the center of a case the Supreme Court will hear this fall. But the justices' eventual ruling probably will mean less for him than for a dozen other inmates who, like the now-34-year-old...

Hays robs Guerrero, Jays sweep Orioles with 8-4 victory

Sep. 19, 2019 11:26 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — It didn't matter to Austin Hays that the game he was in had absolutely no bearing on the playoff picture. That was the last thing on his mind as he chased after a soaring line drive that appeared destined to go over the wall. The Orioles rookie made a highlight-reel grab, one that will be...

Thieves take 2 million euros in jewels from French chateau

Sep. 19, 2019 5:11 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French authorities say six unidentified thieves have broken into one of France's most opulent chateaus, tied up its owners and escaped with at least 2 million euros' ($2.2 million) worth of jewels and cash. Prosecutor Béatrice Angelelli-Lamotte told The Associated Press that police are...

Tekashi 6ix9ine recounts abduction for jury at NYC trial

Sep. 18, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine described for a Manhattan jury Wednesday details from his life of crime with a violent street gang, including getting abducted at gunpoint amid a dispute between warring factions of the crew. Testifying as a prosecution witness at the federal trial of two alleged...

Tekashi 6ix9ine testifies for prosecution at gang trial

Sep. 17, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine testified on Tuesday against two alleged members of a Brooklyn street gang, describing how he discovered a formula for success with the crew before betraying it by becoming a prosecution witness. 6ix9ine - his rainbow-colored hair gone but trademark "69" tattoo on his...

Today in History

Sep. 16, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2019. There are 106 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Sept. 16, 2001, President George W. Bush, speaking on the South Lawn of the White House, said there was "no question" Osama bin Laden and his followers were the prime suspects...

Man tied to armed robberies sentenced to nearly 16 years

Sep. 14, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison after he was convicted of six armed robberies that occurred within five hours in the Portland area. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Jesus Alberto Martinez was convicted of six counts of robbery with a firearm following...

3 teens charged with murder in Michigan woman's slaying

Sep. 13, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Three teens have been charged with murder and armed robbery in the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old woman in suburban Detroit. Prosecutors say 17-year-old Jamel Philson, 14-year-old Demaurio Dismuke and a 13-year-old boy were arraigned Friday. Prosecutors allege Dismuke robbed and...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 13, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Photo shows former President Ronald Reagan meeting with Taliban...

3 teenagers arrested in Michigan woman's fatal shooting

Sep. 12, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A 14-year-old Detroit boy wearing a GPS tether is one of three teens arrested in the armed robbery and fatal shooting of a 29-year-old woman. The 14-year-old, a 13-year-old and 17-year-old are being held in connection with last week's killing of Saja Aljanabi and they could be...