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Plea deal for serial online harasser fits lenient pattern

May. 22, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Only hours before women marched through many U.S. cities in January, Christopher Cleary set off a manhunt when he posted a Facebook message threatening to kill "as many girls as I see" in retaliation for years of romantic rejection. Cleary, 27, called himself a virgin who never had a...

Authorities: Man shot by LA County deputies has died

May. 22, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

LYNWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies (all times local): 9:45 p.m. A man shot by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies after he reportedly threatened his family with a hammer has died. The 44-year-old man was pronounced dead at a hospital after Tuesday...

2 LAPD officers violated policy in deadly double shooting

May. 22, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A civilian panel says Los Angeles police officers violated policy when they opened fire on a knife-wielding man holding a hostage, killing both people. Guillermo Perez died in a June standoff with police in Van Nuys. He'd grabbed a bystander and held a knife to her throat. Three police...

Pittsburgh DA fends off primary challenge, 1st in 20 years

May. 22, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's longtime top prosecutor has fended off a challenge in the Democratic primary, his first in 20 years. Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala on Tuesday defeated a former public defender who criticized his handling of the case of a white police officer charged in...

Brazilian fatally stabs girlfriend, shoots 3 dead at church

May. 21, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A man knifed his girlfriend to death in her home Tuesday, then went to a Baptist church and opened fire with a pistol, killing three more people, authorities said. The gunman was then shot and wounded by military police at the church in Paracatu in Minais Gerais state, officials said....

Man resentenced to reduced term for Colorado officer's death

May. 21, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — A man convicted of killing a Colorado state trooper has been resentenced due to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Summit Daily News reports that 41-year-old Marcus Fernandez was resentenced to 46 years in prison during a hearing Monday in Summit County Court in Breckenridge. Fernandez...

Police: Father kills 12-year-old daughter, self; burns house

May. 21, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Police now say a Texas Panhandle man shot and killed his 12-year-old daughter, set fire to his house, then shot and killed himself. In a statement Tuesday, Amarillo police say officers first went to the house of 45-year-old Robby Elsworth Fithen after a structure fire was reported...

Dona Ana Sheriff's Office IDs 2 shot in double homicide

May. 21, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

DONA ANA, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in southern New Mexico have identified two people fatally shot in the village of Dona Ana on the outskirts of Las Cruces. Dona Ana County Sheriff's officials say the victims of the double homicide early Tuesday are 21-year-old Syerra Benavidez and 21-year-old Justin...

New federal charges filed in California synagogue shooting

May. 21, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — New federal charges were filed Tuesday against a man accused of opening fire in a Southern California synagogue, killing one person and wounding three others. A grand jury handed up a revised indictment against John T. Earnest, 19, that adds four counts of discharging a firearm during...

3 people dead after suspected double-murder-suicide

May. 21, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

PORT BARRE, La. (AP) — Three people are dead following a suspected double murder-suicide in Louisiana. News outlets report police said Tuesday that a man shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend, and then himself, in Port Barre. A man called police at about 2:45 a.m. and said he shot his...