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Prosecutor: Arizona border activist tried to hide migrants

Nov. 20, 2019 1:52 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A border activist facing charges of harboring immigrants tried to hide two Central American men at a camp in southern Arizona and signaled directions that would help them avoid a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint, a prosecutor said Wednesday during closing arguments at the...

Jurors hear Alabama officer’s claim about fatal shooting

Nov. 20, 2019 1:18 PM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — A white Alabama police officer charged with murder in the shooting of a black man initially told an investigator he fired after the man swung a pole at him, jurors heard Wednesday. Prosecutors played jurors a recording of a statement made by Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith...

Man convicted of killing disabled veteran, stealing money

Nov. 20, 2019 11:58 AM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana jury convicted a man of killing a disabled veteran, burying his body in the dirt floor of a barn near Great Falls, selling his pickup truck and stealing his disability benefits for several months. The jury reached its verdict Tuesday against Brandon Lee Craft several...

Man faces murder trial for allegedly poisoning wife’s cereal

Nov. 20, 2019 10:40 AM EST

DAVISON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man accused of killing his wife by spiking her cereal with heroin has been ordered to trial on a murder charge. Judge Christopher Odette on Tuesday found enough evidence to send Jason Harris to trial after a multiday hearing. The medical examiner had classified Christina...

Attorneys rest in trial of man charged with killing wife

Nov. 20, 2019 9:35 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Jury deliberations are expected in the trial of a man charged in the shotgun shooting death of his wife in Windham, Maine. Noah Gaston said he thought he was firing at an intruder, but an expert witness for the state testified the victim was little more than arm’s length away...

March trial set for man accused in death of infant daughter

Nov. 20, 2019 8:03 AM EST

KIMBALL, Neb. (AP) — A March trial has been scheduled for a western Nebraska man accused of intentional child abuse in the death of his 7-month-old daughter. Kimball County District Court records say 24-year-old Alexander Romero has pleaded not guilty. His trial is set to begin March 2. The records say the...

Trial rescheduled for woman in child care death case

Nov. 20, 2019 7:45 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A trial has been delayed until February for a Johnston day care operator charged after a child in her care died. Polk County court records show 48-year-old Trina Mazza has pleaded not guilty to child endangerment resulting in death and operating a day care without a license. Her...

Man stabbed to death aboard San Francisco area train

Nov. 20, 2019 1:03 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who was stabbed to death aboard a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train Tuesday may have been trying to stop the theft of another rider’s shoes, authorities said. The man was stabbed around 1 p.m. aboard a BART train pulling into a Hayward station. Police were looking into...

The Latest: Man stabbed to death on San Francisco Bay train

Nov. 20, 2019 12:58 AM EST

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly stabbing on a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train (all times local): 10 p.m. Authorities say a stabbing that killed a passenger on a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train may have occurred after the attacker tried to steal another rider’s shoes. The...

Prosecutor: Suspect in 1979 killing may be a serial killer

Nov. 19, 2019 10:42 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An Arizona auto dealer charged with killing a California woman in northern Nevada 40 years ago may have killed other women in the late 1970s, Nevada’s attorney general said. “All evidence points to defendant being a serial killer,” state Attorney General Aaron Ford...