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Attorney: Georgia officer deserves bond in manslaughter case

Jul. 17, 2018 11:45 AM EDT

WOODBINE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police officer accused of shooting a fleeing man and charged with manslaughter is "not a danger" and deserves to be freed on bond while he awaits trial, his defense attorney told a judge Tuesday. Zechariah Presley has been jailed since his arrest last month in the June 20...

Judge: Trial in Laquan McDonald shooting to start Sept. 5

Jul. 17, 2018 11:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald will stand trial starting Sept. 5. Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan's ruling Tuesday comes more than 2 ½ years after Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder in the...

Trump unfazed by GOP criticism, says Putin meeting was great

Jul. 17, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unbowed by the broad condemnation of his extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that his summit in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin went "even better" than his meeting with NATO allies last week in Brussels. The tweeted...

Rapper T.I. charged with simple assault, other charges

Jul. 17, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Prosecutors this month charged rapper T.I. with simple assault, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct following an altercation outside his Atlanta area home in May. News outlets report the charges stem from T.I.'s May 16 arrest outside of his gated community in Stockbridge. Henry...

Ohio begins preparations to execute killer of man met in bar

Jul. 17, 2018 11:29 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio moved a condemned killer to the state death house Tuesday as officials began preparations for the state's first execution in several months. Inmate Robert Van Hook was sentenced to die for fatally strangling and stabbing David Self after picking him up in a bar in Cincinnati in...

Greece: Extradition hearing postponed for crime boss suspect

Jul. 17, 2018 11:28 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Supreme Court has postponed an extradition appeal hearing for the alleged head of an international crime ring after the suspect complained of feeling unwell and made his court appearance in a wheelchair. The court on Tuesday rescheduled the hearing of 57-year-old Lasha...

4 children shot, 1 fatally, on Philadelphia street

Jul. 17, 2018 11:22 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say two gunmen firing from opposite sides of a Philadelphia street unleashed a hail of bullets on four children, killing a 14-year-old boy. Authorities say the other three children were wounded, including an 11-year-old boy, and are in stable condition. A 24-year-old man was also...

Russian prosecutors want to question US intel agents

Jul. 17, 2018 11:20 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors are pushing to question U.S. intelligence agents and a former ambassador to Moscow in their investigation of an influential foe of Vladimir Putin. The general prosecutor's office made the announcement Tuesday in the wake of Putin's summit Monday with U.S. President Donald...

Man described by sheriff as serial killer suspect arrested

Jul. 17, 2018 11:15 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Houston acting on a tip from a caller Tuesday arrested a suspected serial killer linked to the deaths of three people. The caller spotted a Nissan Sentra that authorities had earlier said was being driven by Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, 46, wanted in connection to three...

Man who recorded video of rape sentenced to prison

Jul. 17, 2018 11:13 AM EDT

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who pleaded guilty to video recording the rape of a 25-year-old woman he met on a train has been sentenced to up to 18 years in prison. The Patriot Ledger reports that Sean Soares was sentenced Monday during a change-of-plea hearing. The 31-year-old Soares pleaded...