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Partner of convicted Minneapolis cop pleaded for leniency

Jun. 26, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A previously undisclosed email from the former police partner of ex-Minneapolis Officer Mohamed Noor asked a judge to grant him leniency one day before she sentenced Noor this month to more than 12 years in prison for fatally shooting a woman. Officer Matthew Harrity pleaded with the...

Hundreds line up to pay respects to slain Racine officer

Jun. 26, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Hundreds of police officers have paid their final respects to a Racine officer who was fatally shot while trying to stop an armed robbery. Police on motorcycles led a procession for Officer John Hetland after his funeral Wednesday at Carthage College in Kenosha. The Kenosha News...

Ex-USC gynecologist charged in sex assaults of 16 patients

Jun. 26, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former longtime gynecologist at the University of Southern California was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting 16 women at the student health center, the first criminal counts in a case that already has seen USC offer to pay $215 million to settle potentially thousands of...

'Dog the Bounty Hunter' co-star Beth Chapman dies at 51

Jun. 26, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Beth Chapman, who co-starred with her husband on the "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV show and later spoke out against some bail reform measures as a leader of a national bail agents' organization, has died. Chapman died early Wednesday at Queen's Medical Center after an almost 2-year...

Author revisits most spectacular bank robbery in US history

Jun. 26, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — The beige and brown houses blended into the sand and dirt of the Inland Empire as Ridgefield resident Peter Houlahan drove his car from Norco, Calif., toward the foothills into which the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department shooting range is nestled. He passed the town center sign,...

Customs: More cocaine seized on ship than estimated

Jun. 26, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Customs authorities say even more cocaine was seized in a ship in Philadelphia last week than was originally estimated. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Wednesday that the final weight of the 15,000-plus bricks of cocaine seized from the Swiss-owned MSC Gayane was...

The Latest: Police ID victims, shooter in Ford killings

Jun. 26, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting that killed 3 people at a Northern California car dealership (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Police have released the names of three people killed in a shooting at a Northern California car dealership, including the gunman. Morgan Hill police say 60-year-old...

Suspect in Illinois deputy's death arrested after barricade

Jun. 26, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

AVON, Ill. (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy was taken into custody Wednesday after barricading himself inside a home in rural western Illinois for more than 18 hours, state police said. Fulton County Deputy Troy Chisum, 39, was shot dead at about 2 p.m. Tuesday shortly after he...

Iowa man convicted of providing drugs that killed other man

Jun. 26, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has been found guilty of distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death and faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison. Federal prosecutors said in a news release that 38-year-old Jonas Ross III, of Davenport, was found guilty Wednesday in a federal court in...

Bond set for parents in New Mexico child, animal abuse case

Jun. 26, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico couple arrested in an abuse case marked by allegations of child beatings and tortured pets can be released on bond, a magistrate judge ruled Wednesday. Martha and Timothy Crouch made initial court appearances Wednesday, two days after their arrests in Aztec — a...