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Mexican megachurch leader back in court in child rape case

Sep. 19, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors will detail Thursday accusations of child rape and human trafficking against the leader of Mexican megachurch La Luz del Mundo. Naason Joaquin Garcia, who is considered the church's apostle, and two co-defendants were arrested in June on suspicion of sexually abusing three...

Prosecutors seek trial for man charged with synagogue attack

Sep. 19, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Prosecutors will have a recording of a 20-year-old's call to an emergency dispatcher and his online posts when they try to convince a judge that he should be put on trial for opening fire in a synagogue on the last day of Passover, killing one woman and injuring three people, including the...

Governor to unveil plan aimed at reducing St. Louis violence

Sep. 19, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson will be in St. Louis on Thursday to announce steps the state plans to take in addressing gun violence in the region that has claimed the lives of more than a dozen children. The Republican governor is meeting with several elected officials as well as community...

Hawaii woman changes plea to no contest in fatal stabbing

Sep. 19, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A woman has changed her plea to a charge she killed one person in a double stabbing in a Hawaii Island park. West Hawaii Today reported Wednesday that 19-year-old Kaleianuenue Borero-Kaluna entered a plea of no contest to manslaughter Tuesday. Court documents say prosecutors...

South Korea police say they may have found serial killer

Sep. 18, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police say they have found a suspect thought to be an infamous serial killer wanted for the slaying of nine women some 30 years ago. Police said Thursday they've found a person whose DNA matches samples taken from evidence collected from some of the crime scenes....

Tennessee officials: 2 deputies injured, suspect shot dead

Sep. 18, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A suspect was fatally shot and two deputies were injured as a law enforcement gang unit served an arrest warrant Wednesday in Memphis, Tennessee, authorities said. Shelby County sheriff's deputies were inside a home when gunfire erupted at about 3:30 p.m., sheriff's spokesman Anthony...

Officers sue over firings related to Chicago police shooting

Sep. 18, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Four Chicago police officers fired after being accused of helping cover up the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald are challenging the decision with separate lawsuits. Former Sgt. Stephen Franko and former officers Janet Mondragon, Daphne Sebastian and Ricardo Viramontes allege...

3 dead, 1 wounded in shooting on Chicago's West Side

Sep. 18, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Three people have been fatally shot and one person wounded on Chicago's West Side. Chicago police say the victims were standing outside a grocery store in the city's West Garfield Park neighborhood Wednesday when the occupants of a white sedan opened fire on the group. The Cook County...

Shooting leaves 2 dead, 2 wounded in Los Angeles

Sep. 18, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An apparent gang-related shooting in the Wilmington area of Los Angeles has killed two people and wounded two others. Police say a gunman approached a crowd of people shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday and opened fire before running off. A woman in her 20s and a man were pronounced dead at a...

Oregon Governor: No special session on death-penalty law

Sep. 18, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says she will not call a special session of the Legislature because of questions raised about whether a new law which narrows death penalty cases is retroactive. Brown said Wednesday that while it's clear there's a misunderstanding regarding the intent of the words...