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Australia, Holland, Russia start talks over downed MH17

Mar. 26, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — The Netherlands and Australia have confirmed three-way talks with Russia have begun over the ongoing criminal investigation into the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in 2014. The two countries announced last year they were holding Russia responsible for providing the missile...

Smollett case focused unwanted attention on Chicago police

Mar. 26, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The surprise decision by prosecutors to drop charges against Jussie Smollett angered Chicago's police superintendent and mayor, who said the alleged hoax was costly to investigate and dragged the city's reputation through the mud. It also focused attention on a police department that has...

Marine shot, killed while on guard duty at California base

Mar. 26, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy is investigating after a Marine from Colorado was found shot to death while on guard duty at Southern California's Camp Pendleton, according to a report Tuesday. Lance Cpl. Riley Schultz was discovered dead around 4 a.m. March 15 with a gunshot wound to the head, the Orange County...

Arby's manager charged in death of threatening customer

Mar. 26, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say the manager of an Oklahoma Arby's restaurant has been charged in the fatal shooting of a customer who she said threatened her. Tulsa County jail records show 25-year-old Deionna Young is being held without bond Tuesday on a first-degree murder charge. Records don't list...

Court: San Francisco can't be sued over immigrant shooting

Mar. 26, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of a woman killed by an immigrant who was released from custody despite a federal request that he be held cannot sue San Francisco for negligence over the death that touched off a fierce national debate, a U.S. appeals court ruled. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S....

Oklahoma teen asks to withdraw guilty plea in teacher death

Mar. 26, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma teenager wants to withdraw guilty pleas he entered to murder, rape and other felonies following a 2017 string of crimes in Tulsa. Seventeen-year-old Deonte Green pleaded guilty March 13 to first-degree murder and 19 other counts in a blind plea, meaning it was entered...

FBI defends length of probe into fatal police shooting

Mar. 26, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI says the 2017 fatal shooting by U.S. Park Police of an unarmed Virginia motorist is a complex case and that its 16-month investigation is not unusual. The bureau's comments came in a March 15 letter to U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, who has questioned why the FBI is taking so...

Police search for suspects in shooting at hotel

Mar. 26, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

NATICK, Mass. (AP) — Police are searching for one or more suspects in connection with a shooting at a hotel in suburban Boston. Police say they initially responded to a reported "active shooter" situation at the Crown Plaza in Natick around 3 a.m. Tuesday. The hotel was evacuated while authorities searched...

DA: No charges for North Carolina officer in fatal shooting

Mar. 26, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina district attorney says no charges will be filed in the January shooting of a robbery suspect who was killed by a police officer. In a letter to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney, Mecklenburg County District Attorney Spencer Merriweather III said his...

Massacre suspect wants mental health experts names sealed

Mar. 26, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A hearing in the case of the suspect in last year's Florida high school massacre has been postponed after both sides told the judge they need more time. Attorneys for Nikolas Cruz say the names of the mental health experts who visit him in jail shouldn't be disclosed. A judge...