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Mississippi authorities find 2 bodies

Dec. 11, 2019 7:36 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — Two bodies have been found in different locations in Mississippi’s Holmes County. Sheriff Willie March says deputies are investigating the discoveries Wednesday as a possible murder-suicide. WAPT-TV reports March says a woman was found dead at the Durant Motel and a short...

Report: Colorado officer keeps job after drinking on duty

Dec. 11, 2019 7:29 PM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A TV station says a suburban Denver police officer remains on the job after he was found passed out in a department vehicle after drinking on duty. Citing an internal police investigation, KCNC-TV reported Tuesday that Aurora Officer Nate Meier was discovered unconscious and...

Tennessee authorities identify woman, son killed in shooting

Dec. 11, 2019 7:20 PM EST

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — A medical examiner in Tennessee said Wednesday he believes a 43-year-old woman killed her 12-year-old son before turning a gun on herself. Davidson County Medical Examiner Feng Li told The Tennessean he believed Rachel Narancich to be the shooter. Narancich and Asher Narancich were...

Details emerge in New Jersey shooting, but questions remain

Dec. 11, 2019 7:06 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday named three victims and the suspected assailants in an hourslong shooting in Jersey City along with a rough timeline of what happened. But state and federal authorities are still investigating the attack. A look at what is still unknown: MOTIVE New Jersey...

2 ex-Nebraska football players face sex assault allegations

Dec. 11, 2019 6:50 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two former University of Nebraska football players accused in connection with the sexual assault of a 19-year-old fellow student were set to be released from jail Wednesday after a judge allowed them to post bond, and attorneys for both men said they intend to fight the allegations....

Fears mount that New Jersey shooting was anti-Semitic attack

Dec. 11, 2019 6:42 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Fears that a deadly shooting at a Jewish market in Jersey City was an anti-Semitic attack mounted on Wednesday as authorities recounted how a man and woman deliberately pulled up to the place in a stolen rental van with at least one rifle and got out firing. A day after the...

Cohen wants sentence trimmed for cooperating against Trump

Dec. 11, 2019 6:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen wants his three-year prison sentence reduced as a reward for providing authorities information about alleged misdeeds by President Donald Trump, according to court papers filed Wednesday in which he said his incarceration is “a powerful and humbling punishment.”...

Watchdog caught in political crossfire on his Russia report

Dec. 11, 2019 4:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s internal watchdog was caught in a political tug of war Wednesday as Republican and Democratic senators used his report on the origins of the Russia investigation involving Donald Trump's 2016 campaign to support their views that it was a legitimate probe or...

Virtual charter school alleges slander by Oklahoma senator

Dec. 11, 2019 4:09 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's largest virtual charter school system has filed a lawsuit against a state senator, alleging he knowingly published false statements about the school. Epic Charter Schools filed the libel and slander lawsuit against Sen. Ron Sharp Monday in Oklahoma County District Court,...

Man killed in police shootout after domestic violence call

Dec. 11, 2019 1:33 PM EST

ANDREWS, S.C. (AP) — Police officers in South Carolina shot and killed a man who fired on them as they investigated a domestic violence call Tuesday night, Georgetown County Sheriff Carter Weaver said. The shootout happened in a neighborhood of mobile homes just outside of Andrews, authorities said....