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Soldier to face court-martial in fatal crash at West Point

Dec. 11, 2019 3:24 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — An Army soldier based in Georgia will face a trial by court-martial after being charged in a vehicle rollover that killed a West Point cadet in June, a Fort Stewart spokesman said Wednesday. Commanders at the southeast Georgia Army post ordered a general court-martial for Staff Sgt....

New Jersey mayor says attackers targeted Jewish market

Dec. 11, 2019 3:20 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The man and woman who stormed a Jewish market in a deadly shooting in Jersey City clearly targeted the place, the mayor said Wednesday, amid growing fears the bloodshed was an anti-Semitic attack. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbil Grewal, though, cautioned that the motive for the...

DNA leads to murder charge in 1992 stabbing in St. Paul

Dec. 11, 2019 3:16 PM EST

A Minneapolis man has been charged with second-degree murder in the 1992 stabbing death of a St. Paul woman whose partially clothed body was found near a streetcar tunnel, prosecutors said Wednesday. John Robert Capers, 65, is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Thursday. He's charged in the death...

Teen charged with attempted murder in school officer attack

Dec. 11, 2019 2:43 PM EST

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A 16-year-old Wisconsin boy was charged Wednesday with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a school resource officer with a barbecue fork. Grant Fuhrman was charged as an adult with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in last week's attack on Oshkosh West High School...

State attorney general: 2 Jersey City attackers are prime suspects in killing of man found in car trunk nearby

Dec. 11, 2019 2:43 PM EST
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — State attorney general: 2 Jersey City attackers are prime suspects in killing of man found in car trunk nearby.

Texas man accused of killing grandmother, great-grandmother

Dec. 11, 2019 2:30 PM EST

SPRING, Texas (AP) — A 22-year-old man has been charged with capital murder after authorities say he confessed to strangling his grandmother and great-grandmother a month ago at a Houston-area home. Jaryd Ramos was arrested Tuesday evening after telling detectives he killed his grandmother, 59-year-old...

Parents of girl who fell to her death sue cruise company

Dec. 11, 2019 2:20 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana parents of a toddler who fell to her death out of an open cruise ship window in Puerto Rico filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Royal Caribbean Cruises, accusing the company of negligence by allowing the window to be opened. Chloe Wiegand fell to her death in July after...

Houston police cautioned to add armor after sergeant's death

Dec. 11, 2019 2:12 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's police chief has urged his officers to wear more body armor on patrol, days after a police sergeant was fatally shot and his bulletproof vest failed to protect him. On Tuesday, Police Chief Art Acevedo warned officers to equip themselves with heavy vests over the soft armor...

Justices appear split in Arizona death sentence case

Dec. 11, 2019 1:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared divided Wednesday over whether an Arizona death row inmate should get a new sentencing trial nearly 30 years after being convicted of killing two people in home burglaries. The outcome of inmate James Erin McKinney's appeal could affect as many as 15 of...

Texas police officer killed by man fleeing traffic stop

Dec. 11, 2019 1:58 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area police sergeant was killed when a man wanted on a domestic violence warrant broke free from police while being handcuffed, fled from a traffic stop and struck her with his vehicle, police said. The search continued Wednesday for 21-year-old Tavores Henderson, who police said...