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Indiana teen charged with killing pregnant schoolmate

Dec. 10, 2018 7:53 PM EST

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana high school football player told investigators that he killed a 17-year-old schoolmate because he was angry that she waited so long to tell him she was pregnant with his child that it was too late to get an abortion, authorities said Monday. Aaron Trejo, 16, was charged as...

Police, FBI probe suspected white supremacist attack on DJ

Dec. 10, 2018 7:16 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The FBI is helping investigate an attack by several suspected white supremacists on a black disc jockey at a tavern in Washington state over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Seven men and one woman were arrested for investigation of assault, hate crimes and other allegations early...

Jury acquits ex-Omaha officer in death after repeated stuns

Dec. 10, 2018 7:08 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A jury has acquitted a former Omaha police officer charged after the death of a mentally ill man who was shocked a dozen times with a stun gun. The Omaha World-Herald reports that jurors on Monday found 39-year-old Scotty Payne not guilty of second-degree assault and use of a weapon in...

The Latest: Border agents arrest 32 in San Diego protest

Dec. 10, 2018 6:09 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a demonstration at San Diego's border with Tijuana, Mexico (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The U.S. Border Patrol has made 32 arrests at a demonstration organized by a Quaker group at the border separating San Diego from Tijuana, Mexico. Border Patrol spokesman Theron Francisco...

The Latest: Teen charged with killing pregnant schoolmate

Dec. 10, 2018 5:12 PM EST

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on the slaying of pregnant teen in northern Indiana (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Authorities say an Indiana high school football player told investigators that he killed a 17-year-old schoolmate because she waited so long to tell him she was pregnant with his child that it...

Report: Alabama prison homicide rate highest in nation

Dec. 10, 2018 4:18 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In the span of three hours at a southwest Alabama prison, one inmate was fatally stabbed and another was seriously wounded after being stabbed in a separate fight. Eighteen inmates have been killed by other inmates since October of 2016, according to statistics and news releases...

Missouri DE Tre Williams arrested on assault charge

Dec. 10, 2018 12:19 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri defensive end Tre Williams has been arrested on suspicion of felony second-degree domestic assault and suspended by the team. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the 21-year-old redshirt sophomore was arrested around 6 a.m. Sunday at his off-campus home. He was released...

Police investigate video of officers slamming, punching man

Dec. 10, 2018 6:35 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Video posted to social media that appears to show police officers in Kentucky slamming and punching a man has prompted an investigation. Louisville Metro police spokesman Dwight Mitchell tells news outlets that the department is "in the process of collecting all body camera footage...

Sheriff: Uncle cut 3-year-old Kentucky girl's throat

Dec. 10, 2018 6:03 AM EST

ALBANY, Ky. (AP) — A 3-year-old girl whose uncle authorities say cut her throat has died in a Kentucky hospital. Citing a Fayette County Coroner's Office release, news outlets report Josephine Bulubenchi died Sunday evening, more than a day after she was attacked. Clinton County Sheriff Jim Guffey says...

Chiefs owner 'shocked' by video of Hunt that led to release

Dec. 9, 2018 7:58 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said he was shocked by security camera footage showing Kareem Hunt shoving and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel, and that it was a collective decision by the organization to cut their star running back within hours. In his first comments since the...