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NY self-help guru pleads not guilty to child porn charges

Mar. 18, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The spiritual leader of an upstate New York self-help group has pleaded not guilty to new charges accusing him of possessing child pornography. Keith Raniere entered the plea on Monday at a hearing where it became clear that his four co-defendants are taking steps to avoid going to trial...

Police: Love triangle led to man being shot 7 times

Mar. 18, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

SWANVILLE, Maine (AP) — A state police affidavit filed in a killing in the town of Swanville, Maine, indicates a love triangle ended with a man being shot seven times. Twenty-two-year-old Austin McDevitt of Morrill, who's charged with murder, told police he got a gun from his car and shot 26-year-old Shane...

Pediatrician gets at least 79 years for assaulting patients

Mar. 18, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania pediatrician was sentenced to at least 79 years in prison on Monday for the sexual assault of 31 children, most of them patients, in a case that state medical regulators failed to act on nearly two decades ago. Dr. Johnnie Barto of Johnstown was sentenced on...

Wife of wounded Montana trooper grateful for support

Mar. 18, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The wife of a Montana Highway Patrol trooper wounded while investigating a fatal shooting is thanking people from across the country for their support. In a statement on Monday, Lindsey Palmer extended her gratitude to all those who have offered prayers and positive messages for her...

New Zealand's darkest day: 36 minutes of terror

Mar. 18, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — On March 15, New Zealand changed. Some are calling it a loss of innocence, a reminder that distance doesn't bring protection against violence. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed to change gun laws and investigate what went wrong. This is how 36 minutes of terror...

Man shot to death in Springfield over weekend

Mar. 18, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fatal weekend shooting in Springfield. Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni says the man shot at about 10 a.m. Sunday in the city's Forest Park neighborhood died later in the day at the hospital. The district attorney on Monday identified the...

Gunman kills 3 on Dutch tram, mayor says terror likely

Mar. 18, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — A gunman killed three people and wounded five on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday morning in what the mayor said appeared to be a terror attack, touching off a manhunt that saw heavily armed officers with dogs zero in on an apartment building nearby. Authorities...

The Latest: Alleged gunman entered Hungary by train in 2018

Mar. 18, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local): 6 a.m., Tuesday Authorities say alleged Christchurch mosque gunman Brenton Tarrant arrived in Hungary as a tourist last November on a train that runs between Timisoara, Romania, and Budapest, Hungary....

Police arrest man in connection with multiple shootings

Mar. 18, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Police have arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with several shootings in a Connecticut city. Authorities say the shootings have been happening in Manchester since last Thursday. No injuries were reported. One family tells WFSB-TV they woke up Thursday to find their home...

Prosecutor, Philando Castile's mom develop crisis tool kit

Mar. 18, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The mother of Philando Castile and the prosecutor who charged the officer who shot him have teamed up with others to develop a tool kit for law enforcement to use in times of crisis. Valerie Castile and Ramsey County Attorney John Choi spoke about the tool kit during an online video...