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Boy, 13, arrested in killing of Barnard College freshman

Dec. 13, 2019 3:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 13-year-old boy has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a Barnard College student in a park near the school’s New York City campus, two law enforcement officials with knowledge of the investigation said Friday. The boy was charged with murder in the slaying of 18-year-old...

Woman gets 30 years in arson that killed three firefighters

Dec. 13, 2019 2:20 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware woman who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for an arson that left three firefighters dead has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Beatriz Fana-Ruiz, 30, was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in August to one count each of second-degree murder, arson and...

Man gets life for killing 2 engaged doctors in their condo

Dec. 13, 2019 11:37 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A man convicted of stabbing two doctors to death in their luxury Boston condominium was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole. Bampumim Teixeira, 33, requested not to be in the courtroom when the sentence was handed down because he said he wouldn't control himself. Instead, he...

County settles jail lawsuit but also faces new inmate claim

Dec. 13, 2019 11:36 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio county facing federal and state investigations and lawsuits over the treatment of inmates at its troubled jail in Cleveland agreed to settle one claim Thursday even as another one was filed. Cuyahoga County agreed to pay Corrionne Lawrence, 25, $140,000 to settle a federal lawsuit...

Man who threatened Paris officers with knife shot to death

Dec. 13, 2019 7:12 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A man who lunged at a Paris police patrol with a knife and threatened to kill the officers was shot to death Friday in the French capital's main business district, two police officials told The Associated Press. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing...

Records: Man in National Shrine attack wanted to kill ex

Dec. 13, 2019 6:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man charged with attacking two guards at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception was trying to kill the mother of his daughter, according to court records filed in Washington, D.C. The records detail the allegations against Dorsey Lee Mack III, 48, who's charged...

Attorney: Video of Baltimore officer shows pattern of abuse

Dec. 13, 2019 6:14 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Body camera video belonging to a veteran city police sergeant charged with forcibly arresting someone without justification has revealed a pattern of similar abuses, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Thursday. The suspended Sgt. Ethan Newberg, 49, has now been...

Authorities arrest man wanted in Texas sergeant's death

Dec. 12, 2019 9:34 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A 21-year-old man has confessed to killing a Houston-area police sergeant during a traffic stop earlier this week and is charged with capital murder, authorities said Thursday. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said a tip to Crime Stoppers of Houston led authorities to the home, where...

College freshman, 18, stabbed to death near her NYC campus

Dec. 12, 2019 7:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An 18-year-old Barnard College freshman from Virginia was fatally stabbed in a park near the school's campus in New York City. Tessa Majors was walking in Manhattan’s Morningside Park just before 7 p.m. Wednesday when she was accosted by an unknown number of people — possibly...

New Jersey attackers linked to anti-Semitic fringe movement

Dec. 12, 2019 7:27 PM EST

The deadly shooting rampage at a New Jersey kosher market has cast a spotlight on a fringe movement known for its anti-Semitic strain of street preaching and its role in a viral-video confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial this year. Investigators believe that the man and woman who killed three people at the...