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Texas appeals court blocks execution of Rodney Reed amid new questions about evidence in murder case

Nov. 15, 2019 5:58 PM EST
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas appeals court blocks execution of Rodney Reed amid new questions about evidence in murder case.

Clashes break out in Bolivia, challenging interim government

Nov. 15, 2019 5:49 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Supporters of former Bolivian President Evo Morales clashed with security forces in a central town and the capital on Friday, challenging efforts by the interim government to restore stability. Thousands of largely indigenous protesters had gathered peacefully in the town of Sacaba...

Shields and Habazin rescheduled for January in Atlantic City

Nov. 15, 2019 5:47 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Claressa Shields is scheduled to fight in January at the Ocean Casino Resort, resuming a matchup in the ring after the previous attempt was canceled because Ivana Habazin’s trainer was hit and hospitalized. A prosecutor filed an assault charge against Shields’...

Private prison firm preps for 2020 ‘worst case scenario’

Nov. 15, 2019 5:42 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The head of a giant private prison company says his firm is prepared for the “worst case scenario” should a Democratic presidential candidate win the 2020 election and attempt to abolish private involvement in the prison sector. CoreCivic CEO Damon Hininger addressed...

The Latest: Police: Teen who killed 2 planned the attack

Nov. 15, 2019 5:20 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a Southern California high school in which two students were killed (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Police say the 16-year-old gunman who killed two students and wounded three others at his Los Angeles-area high school planned the attack. Los Angeles...

No diary, note, motive found in California school shooting

Nov. 15, 2019 5:18 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Investigators said Friday they have yet to find a diary, manifesto or note that would explain why a boy killed two students outside his Southern California high school on his 16th birthday. No motive has been established in the Thursday morning shooting at Saugus High School in...

Man who shot, wounded school bus driver sentenced to prison

Nov. 15, 2019 5:15 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man who shot and wounded a school bus driver on a Minneapolis freeway during a snowstorm has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison. Thirty-two-year-old Kenneth Lilly, of St. Paul, pleaded guilty in August to first-degree assault for the February attack that left...

Marine deserter’s mother names him in fatal shooting

Nov. 15, 2019 5:12 PM EST

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The mother of a wanted Marine told investigators that she saw her son kill her boyfriend, according to a federal criminal complaint. The criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Roanoke, Virginia, on Wednesday shows Vanessa Hanson told a U.S. Marshal that she witnessed Michael...

Real estate heiress who posted $35M bail acquitted of murder

Nov. 15, 2019 4:56 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area real estate heiress who was under house arrest on $35 million bail for more than two years plans to reconnect with her children and visit family in China after a jury acquitted her of killing the father of her kids, her attorney said Friday. After deliberating...

Shooting outside Charlotte bars draws police, leaves 1 dead

Nov. 15, 2019 4:47 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Witnesses described chaos outside bars early Friday during a fatal shooting that involved two police officers at an entertainment complex in North Carolina’s biggest city. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a news release that two of its officers were working...