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View of the improvised temple where a pregnant woman, five of her children and a neighbor were killed in a religious ritual in the jungle community of el El Terron, Panama, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. The indigenous residents were rounded up by about 10 lay preachers on Jan. 13 and tortured, beaten, burned and hacked with machetes to make them

Cult 'anointed by God' kills 7 in Panama Jungle

Jan. 18, 2020 7:16 PM EST

EL TERRÓN, Panama (AP) — Bibles rest on a wooden altar next to percussion instruments — a guiro and a drum — in the room where a religious sect allegedly forced a pregnant woman and five of her children to walk through fire in this remote hamlet. The makeshift sanctuary littered with...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver and former LSU star Odell Beckham Jr. walks off the field after the NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game between Clemson and LSU in New Orleans. The New Orleans Police Department said Saturday, Jan 18, 2020, that a misdemeanor simple battery warrant for Beckham has been rescinded. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Warrant for Odell Beckham Jr. rescinded in butt-swat case

Jan. 18, 2020 5:50 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A misdemeanor simple battery warrant for Cleveland Browns wide receiver and former LSU star Odell Beckham Jr. has been rescinded, the New Orleans Police Department confirmed Saturday. The warrant was issued Thursday as video posted on social media appeared to show Beckham swatting a...

1 arrested in assault that left Torrance store clerk in coma

Jan. 18, 2020 5:42 PM EST

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A 19-year-old woman in Southern California has been arrested in connection with a brutal beating that left a 7-Eleven store clerk hospitalized in a coma. Jordyn Kolone or Harbor City was booked late Thursday after detectives released surveillance images of the assailants in the Jan....

MS-13 inmates sent to restricted unit after prison stabbing

Jan. 18, 2020 4:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal Bureau of Prisons is moving some MS-13 gang members in its custody into more restricted housing at certain high-security facilities across the U.S. after a gang stabbing in a Virginia prison, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Saturday. A brawl...

This undated photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Keilon Jones. Chicago police say Jones has been charged with attempted murder in a Dec. 22, 2019, shooting at a house party that left 13 people wounded. According to a police statement, Jones was arrested Thursday Jan. 16, 2020. He's also charged with aggravated battery.  Police have said the shooting stemmed from a dispute at a memorial party being held in honor of someone killed in April. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

Man arrested in shooting of 13 people at Chicago house party

Jan. 18, 2020 4:25 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A man has been charged with attempted murder in a December shooting at a Chicago house party that left 13 people wounded, Chicago police said Saturday. According to a police statement, 25-year-old Keilon Jones was arrested Thursday. He is also charged with aggravated battery. It's not...

Homicide charge dropped against 1 in movie theater slaying

Jan. 18, 2020 3:31 PM EST

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped criminal homicide and conspiracy charges against one of two men arrested in a shooting death inside a Pennsylvania movie theater last month. Jalen Bellaflores, 19, remains charged with hindering apprehension, obstruction of justice and evidence-tampering, a...

FILE - In this April 12, 2016, file photo, Steven Jones, middle, weeps as Coconino County Superior Court Judge Dan Slayton announces his decision to amend the conditions of release for Jones in Flagstaff, Ariz. The former Northern Arizona University student is in jail awaiting his upcoming sentencing in a 2015 shooting that killed a student and three others were wounded. Before pleading guilty on Jan. 9, 2020, Jones was scheduled to face a second murder trial this month after a jury deadlocked on charges in his first trial. (Jake Bacon/Arizona Daily Sun via AP, File)

Man in jail to await sentencing in Arizona campus shooting

Jan. 18, 2020 3:01 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A former Northern Arizona University student has been booked into jail in advance of his upcoming sentencing in a 2015 shooting in which another student was killed and three others wounded. Charges against Steven Jones originally included first-degree murder but he ended up...

Police say video shows assault on Baltimore officer

Jan. 18, 2020 2:42 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore officials said Saturday they arrested one person and were looking for others after a video on social media showed a group of people assaulting a police officer as he tried to make an arrest. Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said in a statement that the incident began...

Man found guilty in former father-in-law's stabbing death

Jan. 18, 2020 2:17 PM EST

PITTSFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois jury has found a Missouri man guilty of stabbing his former father-in-law to death. Charles Allen faces between 20 and 100 years in prison for the first-degree murder conviction in the March death of 65-year-old Donald Collard. A sentencing hearing for the 45-year-old...

White supremacist gang members convicted in inmate's slaying

Jan. 18, 2020 1:14 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Two inmates who are members of a white supremacist gang have been convicted for their role in a deadly attack in a Maryland prison. A jury found Vincent Bunner, 26, and Calvin Lockner, 38, guilty of second-degree murder Friday, The Capital Gazette reported. They were tried in the...