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The Latest: Attorney: suspect family will be vindicated

Nov. 13, 2018 3:48 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on arrests in the 2016 killing of eight family members in Ohio (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A lawyer representing a family arrested for the killings of eight people in Ohio says the family will be vindicated. Attorney John Clark represents the Wagner family who were...

Death of black security guard brings call for investigation

Nov. 13, 2018 3:45 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago alderman called Tuesday for Cook County prosecutors to investigate the fatal shooting of a black security guard by a white police officer outside the bar where the guard worked. Authorities have said little about the scene that ended early Sunday with the death of...

The Latest: Alderman asks if race played a role in shooting

Nov. 13, 2018 2:18 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a security guard by a police officer (all times local): 1:15 p.m. An alderman in suburban Chicago is asking prosecutors to investigate the fatal shooting of a black security guard by a white police officer. Witnesses say security guard Jemel Roberson was trying...

FBI report shows 17 percent spike in hate crimes in 2017

Nov. 13, 2018 1:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Hate crimes across the United States spiked 17 percent in 2017 — marking a rise for the third straight year — with a 37 percent increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes, according to an FBI report released Tuesday. There were 7,175 reported hate crimes last year, up from 6,121 in...

Albuquerque police: Suspect in workplace shooting found dead

Nov. 13, 2018 1:53 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities said Tuesday they were trying to determine what led an employee at a food distribution warehouse in New Mexico's most populous city to open fire inside his workplace, injuring three people. Waid Anthony Melton, 30, was found dead near his vehicle on the northern...

Funeral services held for 2 Oklahoma students shot to death

Nov. 13, 2018 1:49 PM EST

BEGGS, Okla. (AP) — Classes have been canceled at an Oklahoma school district so students can attend funeral services for two students who were shot to death. Beggs Public Schools was closed Tuesday for funerals of 16-year-old Kloee Toliver and her 18-year-old brother, Kayson Toliver. Okmulgee County...

Michigan man who shot at black teen gets 4 years in prison

Nov. 13, 2018 12:57 PM EST

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A white retired firefighter who burst out of his suburban Detroit house and shot at a black teenager who was asking for help to find his way to school was sentenced Tuesday to at least four years in prison. Jeffrey Zeigler said he has "full remorse and regret" over the incident last...

California suspect in deadly Kansas hoax call to change plea

Nov. 13, 2018 10:51 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A California man accused of making a hoax phone call that led police to fatally shoot an unarmed man in Kansas is expected to enter new pleas. Twenty-six-year-old Tyler R. Barriss has a change-of-plea hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Wichita. He was indicted in Kansas for...

UK medics deliver baby after mother dies in crossbow attack

Nov. 13, 2018 10:43 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British police say doctors have delivered a baby boy whose pregnant mother was shot dead with a crossbow at her home in London. The Metropolitan Police force says 35-year-old Devi Unmathallegadoo was wounded in the abdomen during the attack on Monday. She died in a local hospital, where...

Zimbabwean generals deny troops shot and killed 6 protesters

Nov. 13, 2018 9:30 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabweans have reacted with stunned disbelief to the testimony by two generals who denied troops killed six people in August when the military was called in to crush protests following the country's disputed elections. The generals suggested that Zimbabwe's opposition was...