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High court moves away from leniency for minors who murder

Apr. 22, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court made it easier Thursday to sentence minors convicted of murder to life in prison without the possibility of parole, a ruling that reflects a change in course driven by a more conservative group of justices. In a dissent, a liberal...

Daunte Wright to be eulogized at Minneapolis funeral

Apr. 22, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Just days after guilty verdicts were handed down for the former Minneapolis police officer whose killing of George Floyd set off nationwide protests and a reckoning over racism, the family of another Black man killed by police, this time in a nearby suburb, is preparing...

Sex abuse charges expand to 2nd New Hampshire youth center

Apr. 22, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Four former youth detention center workers charged with sexual assault made initial court appearances in New Hampshire on Thursday, including one accused of abusing a girl multiple times in a “candy storage room” at a second state-run facility. ...

Man whose pipe bomb mostly misfired in a crowded New York City subway station in 2017 is sentenced to life in prison

Apr. 22, 2021 12:34 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Man whose pipe bomb mostly misfired in a crowded New York City subway station in 2017 is sentenced to life in prison.

Talks narrow on a compromise to changes in US policing laws

Apr. 22, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bolstered with new momentum, Congress is ready to try again to change the nation’s policing laws, heeding President Joe Biden’s admonition that the guilty verdict in George Floyd’s death is “not enough” for a country confronting a legacy of police violence. ...

Man whose NYC subway pipe-bomb fizzled gets life in prison

Apr. 22, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge sentenced a Bangladeshi immigrant to life in prison Thursday, saying he plotted to carry out a “barbaric and heinous” plot to kill as many people as he could with a suicide bombing attack in New York City's subway beneath Times Square in 2017. ...

Man charged with killing 3 in Wisconsin tavern shooting

Apr. 22, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man was charged Wednesday with killing three people and wounding three others in a weekend shooting at a crowded bar. Prosecutors charged Rakayo Vinson, 24, of Kenosha, with three counts of first-degree intentional homicide and three...

Arizona man pleads guilty in Nevada truck-bicyclists crash

Apr. 22, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Arizona man has pleaded guilty in a Dec. 10 crash that killed five bicyclists on a southern Nevada highway in December. Commercial truck driver Jordan Alexander Barson, 45, of Kingman, entered the plea Tuesday and faces a June 9 sentencing hearing. ...

Grim list of deaths at police hands grows even after verdict

Apr. 22, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

Just as the guilty verdict was about to be read in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, police in Ohio shot and killed a Black teenager in broad daylight during a confrontation. The shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant, 16, who was swinging a knife during...

Kansas woman who fatally beat ex's dog gets probation

Apr. 22, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita woman has been sentenced to probation for beating a man’s dog to death with a baseball bat, reportedly in a jealous rage. Hilda Noordhoek, 32, was sentenced Wednesday to two years’ probation, the Sedgwick County prosecutor's office...