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German authorities find 46 guns linked to politician's death

Aug. 21, 2019 6:13 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they have found 46 guns in the possession of three men suspected in the killing of a regional official from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party. A spokesman for Germany's interior ministry on Wednesday confirmed a report in daily Tagesspiegel, adding the...

Florida man gets 25 years for killing classmate in robbery

Aug. 21, 2019 5:10 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for fatally shooting a high school classmate during a robbery. Court records show that 20-year-old Willie Davis was sentenced Tuesday after being convicted of second-degree murder with a firearm and robbery with a firearm....

Maryland prison inmate indicted in death of fellow inmate

Aug. 21, 2019 4:58 AM EDT

PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP) — Law enforcement authorities in Maryland say a state prison inmate has been indicted in the death of a fellow inmate. Maryland State Police on Tuesday announced 39-year-old Thomas H. Cole was indicted on multiple charges, including second-degree murder and assault. Authorities say...

Florida man guilty of killing his mother sentenced to life

Aug. 21, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who was found guilty of killing his mother has been sentenced to life in prison. News outlets report 33-year-old Yuzo Nishi was sentenced Tuesday in the 2016 death of 51-year-old Maria Bertalmio. Nishi was found guilty in June of second-degree murder. A Collier County...

Body found in Maryland brush fire ruled to be DC homicide

Aug. 21, 2019 3:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A body found over the weekend by Maryland firefighters attempting to put out a brush fire has been determined to be a woman slain in Washington, D.C. Police in Prince George's County, Maryland, tell reporters that the District's Metropolitan Police Department has now taken over the...

Man set to be executed for killing of Texas college student

Aug. 21, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas death row inmate is set to be executed for the abduction, rape and murder of a suburban Houston college student more than 20 years ago, even though he has always maintained his innocence and contends his conviction was based on junk science. Larry Swearingen, 48, is...

Court ruling: Second-degree murder not 'crime of violence'

Aug. 21, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a man's second-degree murder conviction but threw out another conviction based on the first while ruling that the murder isn't always a crime of violence under federal law. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel's 2-1 ruling Monday said Randly Begay...

Tucson man convicted of fatally shooting man in 2017

Aug. 21, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson man has been convicted of a 2017 murder. Pima County prosecutors say a jury Tuesday found 51-year-old Scott Lee Baucom guilty of first-degree murder, armed robbery, vehicle theft and credit card theft. He's scheduled to be sentenced in October. Baucom was accused of robbing...

Reno gang unit joins investigation into 2 killings near Reno

Aug. 21, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County sheriff's deputies have stepped up patrols in a Sun Valley neighborhood north of Reno where the regional gang unit has joined an investigation into the killing of two teens and shooting of a third. Sheriff's spokesman Bob Harmon said Tuesday it's too early to confirm whether...

Sketch of suspect released in California campus slaying

Aug. 20, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Police on Tuesday released a sketch and surveillance images of a suspect in the stabbing death of a retired college administrator at California State University, Fullerton. Authorities were trying to identify the man a day after Steven Shek Keung Chan, the university's former...