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Montana man convicted of killing wife, injuring her roommate

Dec. 10, 2019 8:31 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man accused of killing his estranged wife and critically injuring one of her roommates was convicted Tuesday of several charges. Jurors in Gallatin County found Joseph “Paul” DeWise guilty of deliberate homicide in the January 2018 death of Lauren Walder DeWise...

6 killed in New Jersey gunbattle, including police officer

Dec. 10, 2019 8:28 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Six people, including a police officer and three bystanders, were killed in a furious gun battle Tuesday that filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy fire for hours, authorities said. The dead included the two gunmen, Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly said....

3 injured by knife-wielding attacker at California library

Dec. 10, 2019 8:26 PM EST

AUBURN, Calif. (AP) — Police are searching for a knife-wielding man who assaulted three people Tuesday inside the library of a historic Gold Rush town in central California. The Auburn Police Department said in a statement on its Facebook page that the three people were “injured by a suspect with a...

Review: Eastwood’s ‘Richard Jewell’ offers a flawed critique

Dec. 10, 2019 8:24 PM EST

“Richard Jewell” is a typically strong late-period Clint Eastwood docudrama that balances grand American themes while captivatingly dramatizing the villainization of the Atlanta Olympics bombing hero, only to needlessly tarnish itself with a wanton and unfounded depiction of a female journalist at...

2 Nevada teens get 20-to-life in Henderson robbery-murder

Dec. 10, 2019 8:19 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two teenagers were sentenced Tuesday to 20 years to life in prison for killing a 17-year-old high school junior during a June 2018 party at an abandoned house in suburban Henderson. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Clark County District Court Judge Douglas Herndon called it...

Pennsylvania trooper shot and wounded, prompting standoff

Dec. 10, 2019 8:19 PM EST

ELKLAND, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper was shot and wounded Tuesday afternoon at a home in a rural area near the border with New York state, prompting a standoff with the barricaded gunman that lasted into the evening, authorities said. Troopers were conducting a welfare check at the home in...

Prosecutors OK with probation for ex-Trump aide Rick Gates

Dec. 10, 2019 8:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Tuesday it is not opposing a sentence of probation for a former Trump campaign official who provided “extraordinary assistance" in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Prosecutors said in a sentencing memorandum that Rick Gates met with...

Attorneys for student ask court to dismiss murder charge

Dec. 10, 2019 7:45 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Attorneys for a former Northern Arizona University student are asking the state Court of Appeals to dismiss a first-degree murder charge against their client. A Coconino County Superior Court judge rejected the bid last month. Attorneys for Steven Jones filed a petition with the...

Officials: Connecticut woman's death deemed a homicide

Dec. 10, 2019 7:31 PM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — The death of a Connecticut woman who was fatally shot in her apartment has been deemed a homicide, police said. Denise Rogers-Rollins, 58, was found on the floor of her first-floor apartment in Waterbury at about 12:20 a.m. Saturday. She was transported to the hospital where she was...

Increased activity on New Zealand volcano stymies recovery

Dec. 10, 2019 7:27 PM EST

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — Experts said geothermal activity on a New Zealand volcanic island increased significantly on Wednesday, dealing a blow to relatives waiting for crews to recover the bodies that remain there following a deadly eruption two days earlier. Volcanic tremors rose in the morning,...