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Houston Police chief Art Acevedo talks to reporters about the death of Sgt. Harold Preston, at Memorial Hermann Hospital on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Houston. Two officers were shot by a suspect during a domestic violence call at an apartment complex. (Godofredo A. Vásquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Man faces state, federal charges in death of Houston officer

Oct. 21, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting a Houston police officer during a domestic disturbance call is facing both state and federal charges and could face the death penalty, authorities announced on Wednesday. In state court, Elmer Manzano is facing a capital murder charge for the death of...

Woman pleads no contest crash that killed sleeping mother

Oct. 21, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman whose car smashed into a South Los Angeles apartment building, killing a woman as she slept next to her young daughter, has pleaded no contest to manslaughter and drunken driving charges. Connie Jo Howard, 60, entered pleas Tuesday to gross vehicular manslaughter while...

Rimrock man allegedly tries to burn trailers; family escapes

Oct. 21, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

RIMROCK, Ariz. (AP) — A Rimrock man has been arrested for allegedly trying to burn down two trailers including one that had his wife and two teenage daughters inside, authorities said. Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials said Wednesday that 34-year-old Jerry Follett remains jailed on a $500,000 bond...

Flathead County man charged with killing father in fire

Oct. 21, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A northwestern Montana man is charged with killing his father by setting their house on fire and blocking the exits, Flathead County prosecutors said. Jason Daivd Weldele, 42, made an initial appearance in Justice Court on Wednesday on a charge of deliberate homicide in the death of...

Clerk charged in fatal shooting of man inside gas station

Oct. 21, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A clerk has been charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a 30-year-old man inside a Detroit gas station. Mohammed Hizam, 18, of Hamtramck, was arraigned Wednesday in 36th District Court, according to the Wayne County prosecutor's office. Joshua Lewis was shot once in the...

French anti-terrorist state prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard holds a press conference Wednesday Oct.21, 2020 in Paris. The French government issued an order to dissolve a domestic militant Islamic group after the beheading last week near Paris of Samuel Paty, a teacher who had shown students caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. A terror investigation is under way into the killing by an 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen refugee, who was later shot dead by police. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)

Macron says beheaded teacher was victim of stupidity, hate

Oct. 21, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron promised Wednesday that France will not renounce freedoms taught by a schoolteacher beheaded by a radical Islamist last week after showing caricatures of the prophet of Islam to his class. At a national memorial at the Sorbonne University in central Paris, Macron...

FILE - In this July 30, 2020, file photo, supporters of the family of slain Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen march to the White House along the National Mall as Capitol Hill is seen in the distance after a news conference in Washington. The death of Guillen, who was slain by a fellow soldier at the Texas Army base where they both worked, has been classified as

Army: Slain Texas soldier's family entitled to compensation

Oct. 21, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — The family of a Texas soldier whose on-base killing sparked calls in Congress for changes in the way the military handles sexual abuse and harassment is entitled to benefits, including compensation, because her death happened “in the line of duty,” U.S. Army officials...

Man arrested in Texas in 1996 slaying of Los Angeles girl

Oct. 21, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 25 years after a Los Angeles girl was found slain, a suspect was arrested in Texas based on DNA evidence, California authorities said Wednesday. Jose Luis Garcia, 42, was arraigned this week on a charge of murder, said Lt. Hugo Reynaga of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's...

FILE - This undated file booking photo provided by the Denver Police Department shows Matthew Dolloff. A lawyer representing Dolloff, a television station security guard who shot and killed a demonstrator following opposing rallies, says there was

TV guard's lawyer: Evidence of self-defense in shooting

Oct. 21, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A lawyer representing a television station security guard who shot and killed a demonstrator during opposing right- and left-leaning rallies this month told a judge Wednesday that there was “obvious evidence of self-defense." Public defender Valerie Cole also asked a judge during a...

2 inmates from central Mississippi prison die; autopsies set

Oct. 21, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — One inmate has died at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility and another who had been at that prison died in a Jackson hospital. Frank Mackabee, 61, was pronounced dead Tuesday at Merit Health Central, where he had been since Sept. 29, the state Department of Corrections said in a...