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Virginia man arrested in fatal shooting in North Carolina

Jul. 05, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

YANCEYVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Virginia man has been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting in North Carolina, authorities said. Ky’Un Talik Thompson, 20, of Danville, Virginia, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Kimora Johnson, of...

Chauvin faces sentencing on federal charges in Floyd killing

Jul. 05, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge will this week sentence former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for federal civil rights violations in the killing of George Floyd. U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson on Tuesday set Chauvin's sentencing hearing for 2 p.m. Thursday in St....

Prosecutors: 2 more suspects arrested in De Vries slaying

Jul. 05, 2022 04:29 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Two suspects in the slaying a year ago of Dutch crime reporter Peter R. de Vries have been arrested overseas, prosecutors in the Netherlands announced Tuesday, a day after the suspected “director” of the shocking killing was detained. The national...

Mother of abandoned newborn receives 18-month sentence

Jul. 04, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — The mother of a newborn girl who was found abandoned in the woods has been sentenced to 18 months of incarceration but may be able to serve much of the time in a residential facility. The Capital newspaper reports that Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Stacy...

6 gang members killed in Honduras prison

Jul. 04, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Inmates from one of Honduras' powerful street gangs have killed six of their own inside a prison in northwest Honduras, authorities said Monday. Prison guards found the bodies of six inmates from the Barrio 18 gang piled in a hallway during a routine...

A list of recent high-profile shootings in the US

Jul. 04, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

The latest high-profile shooting in the United States happened on July Fourth, when a gunman opened fire on parade-goers in a Chicago suburb. Other notable episodes of gun violence in recent weeks: VESTAVIA HILLS, ALABAMA At least two...

Flags to be lowered in Kentucky after 3 officers killed

Jul. 04, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Flags at Kentucky state buildings will be lowered to half-staff Tuesday morning in honor of three officers who were killed when a man with a rifle opened fire on police attempting to serve a warrant, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday. Flags will remain at...

Motive likely not terror-related in ‘brutal’ Danish shooting

Jul. 04, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A gunman who killed three people when he opened fire in a crowded shopping mall acted alone and apparently selected his victims at random, Danish police said Monday, all but ruling out that the attack was related to terrorism. Authorities filed...

Video shows Akron police kill Black man in hail of gunfire

Jul. 04, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A Black man was unarmed when Akron police chased him on foot and killed him in a hail of gunfire, but officers believed he had shot at them earlier from a vehicle and feared he was preparing to fire again, authorities said Sunday at a news conference. Akron...

Virginia law stops early inmate releases, angering families

Jul. 04, 2022 08:26 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Christopher Ford was a baby when his father was sentenced to 28 years in prison for participating in a murder-for-hire scheme that led to the killings of two people at a car dealership. After serving 25 years, prison officials told Robert Glenn Ford he would...