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Serial killer linked to Arkansas woman's 1994 slaying

Jul. 15, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether possibly the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history is behind the death of an Arkansas woman in 1994. Police in Pine Bluff are reviewing the case of Jolanda Jones's death after Samuel Little confessed to her killing, which had been...

Man sentenced to 2nd life term in Charlottesville car attack

Jul. 15, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges Monday for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia. James Alex Fields Jr., 22, received the sentence for killing one person and...

Police say Greek man detained in American scientist's death

Jul. 15, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek man has been detained for questioning in the slaying of an American scientist on the island of Crete, police said Monday. Authorities said the 27-year-old man detained Monday was one of 10 people interviewed over the weekend for the investigation of Suzanne Eaton's slaying. He...

Air Force major charged with murder in death of Texas wife

Jul. 15, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An Air Force major based in San Antonio has been charged with murder after authorities found the remains of his wife whom he reported missing in March. Forty-year-old Andre McDonald is being held Monday at the Bexar (bayr) County jail. Bail is set at $2 million. Sheriff's officials say...

Salvadoran accused of abortion faces retrial, hefty sentence

Jul. 15, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A young woman who birthed a baby into a toilet in El Salvador was back in court Monday facing a second trial for murder in a case that has drawn international attention because of the country's highly restrictive abortion laws. Evelyn Beatriz Hernández had already...

Man charged in Utah college student's death appears in court

Jul. 15, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A tech worker charged in the death of a Utah college student made his first court appearance Monday as friends of the slain woman held hands in the front row. Ayoola A. Ajayi appeared by video from jail alongside a court-appointed attorney during a quick hearing Monday to set a future...

Woman, 2 kids dead in fiery freeway crash in Indianapolis

Jul. 15, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a woman and her 18-month-old twin daughters died in a fiery, seven-vehicle crash on an Indianapolis freeway. Indiana State Police say the crash happened about midday Sunday on eastbound Interstate 465. A preliminary police investigation has revealed that a semi...

Police: 2 bodies found in Louisville apartment

Jul. 15, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say the bodies of a man and a woman have been found in an apartment. Louisville Metro spokeswoman Alicia Smiley told news outlets the bodies of a man who appeared to be in his 60s and a woman who appeared to be in her 30s were found Sunday afternoon. Smiley says it...

Suburban Chicago mother fatally shoots teen sons, herself

Jul. 15, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

ELMHURST, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a Chicago-area mother fatally shot her two teenage sons before setting their house on fire and turning the gun on herself. The DuPage County sheriff's office says 43-year-old Jamie M. Jones killed 16-year-old Jason M. Harris and 19-year-old Nathan A. Harris in their...

Illinois woman gets prison for soliciting husband's murder

Jul. 15, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for soliciting the murder of her 76-year-old husband and helping to conceal his body. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports that Jackson County State's Attorney Michael Carr announced last week that...