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This undated photo provided by the Prince George's County Police Department shows Prince George's County Police Department Cpl. Michael Owen Jr. Owen, accused of shooting and killing a handcuffed man in the front seat of a police cruiser, will face a murder charge, the department announced Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (Prince George's County Police Department via AP)

Murder charge for officer accused of killing handcuffed man

Jan. 28, 2020 9:25 PM EST

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland police officer who fatally shot a handcuffed man in the front seat of a police cruiser will face a murder charge, the police chief said Tuesday. Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski said during a news conference that he asked his special investigations...

Officials: 2 prisoners kill third California prison inmate

Jan. 28, 2020 9:02 PM EST

SUSANVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Two inmates killed a third inmate at a state prison in northeast California, officials said Tuesday. Prison employees said they saw Jose R. Castillo and Victor M. Zapien attack Richard Prieto in an exercise yard at High Desert State Prison in Susanville Monday afternoon. ...

FILE - In this Mov. 15, 2017, file photo, MAX stabbing suspect Jeremy Christian appears in court in Portland, Ore. Two men who were fatally stabbed and a third who was severely injured in an attack on a Portland, Oregon light-rail train likely did not know the man charged in the case was holding a small folding knife when they confronted him, a prosecutor said in opening statements Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Prosecutor Don Rees told jurors that no one on the train realized Christian had pulled the 4-inch knife from his pocket during a shoving match with the victims. Other passengers on the packed commuter train at rush hour thought the men had gotten into a fist fight until they saw blood spurting from the victims' necks, Rees said. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP,File)

Trial begins in fatal Portland, Oregon light-rail stabbings

Jan. 28, 2020 7:09 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two men who were fatally stabbed and a third who was severely injured in an attack on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train likely did not know the man charged in the case was holding a small folding knife when they confronted him, a prosecutor said in opening statements Tuesday....

Myon Burrell, convicted in the murder of Tyesha Edwards, an 11-year-old girl pierced in the heart by a stray bullet in 2002 while doing homework at her family's dining room table, stands for a photograph at the Stillwater Correctional Facility, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Stillwater, Minn. A growing number of legal experts, community leaders and civil rights activists are concerned that Burrell may have been wrongly convicted, as there was no gun, fingerprints or hard evidence to implicate him. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Amy Klobuchar helped jail teen for life, but case was flawed

Jan. 28, 2020 6:41 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It was a prime-time moment for Amy Klobuchar. Standing in the glare of television lights at a Democratic presidential debate last fall, she was asked about her years as a top Minnesota prosecutor and allegations she was not committed to racial justice. “That’s not my...

Trooper arrested who was charged with assaulting his wife

Jan. 28, 2020 5:49 PM EST

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut State Police trooper who was charged with assaulting his wife last year has been arrested, police said. Gregory Smith, 43, of East Haddam, turned himself into authorities Friday on two new charges of violating a protective order, police said. He was released on...

Woman who ran over 2 toddlers in a wagon pleads guilty

Jan. 28, 2020 4:17 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York woman who admitted to being distracted by her phone when she drove over two toddlers in a wagon pleaded guilty to eight charges on Tuesday. Letoya Palmo, 29, of Gates, a Rochester suburb, accepted a plea deal that calls for 2 1/2 years in prison. She pleaded guilty...

Drone pilot found dead after fleeing court-martial sentence

Jan. 28, 2020 4:04 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Air Force officer and drone pilot who fled a court-martial sentencing this month at a Air Force base in Nevada was found dead of an apparent suicide in California, authorities said. Capt. Kevin Larson, 33, was convicted of multiple charges Jan. 17 by a Nellis Air Force Base jury, Las...

U.S. Attorney General William Barr listens during a meeting with Jewish leaders at the Boro Park Jewish Community Council, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 in New York. Barr ordered federal prosecutors across the U.S. on Tuesday to step up their efforts to combat anti-Semitic hate crimes as he announced charges against a suspect who had slapped three Jewish women but was repeatedly released from jail under New York's bail reform laws. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Barr says there will be 'zero tolerance' on anti-Semitism

Jan. 28, 2020 2:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Attorney General William Barr ordered federal prosecutors across the U.S. to step up their efforts to combat anti-Semitic hate crimes as he met with Jewish leaders in Brooklyn, New York, on Tuesday. Barr said he has been “extremely distressed by the upsurge in violence” in...

Police say Utah man kidnapped, raped teenager after school

Jan. 28, 2020 2:56 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A teenage girl in Utah was kidnapped, drugged and raped when a man on parole for attempted murder forced her into his car while she was walking home, authorities said Tuesday. The suspect dropped the 15-year-old off at a bus stop near her school Monday after the attack, allowing her...

Man arrested in shooting death of Arizona Rattlers player

Jan. 28, 2020 2:55 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A 28-year-old man has been arrested in the shooting death of Lance McDowell, a player for the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League, police said Tuesday. Christopher Verland Ayers III was already jailed on unrelated charges when he was rebooked Monday on suspicion of second-degree...