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Young Jonestown survivors lost everything, built new lives

Nov. 14, 2018 6:49 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jonestown was the highlight of Mike Touchette's life — for a time. The 21-year-old Indiana native felt pride pioneering in the distant jungle of Guyana, South America. As a self-taught bulldozer operator, he worked alongside other Peoples Temple members in the humid heat, his...

Police: Uncle shot, killed Cleveland reporter at his home

Nov. 14, 2018 5:05 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a reporter found dead in a home was shot several times by her uncle, who then killed himself. Perrysburg Township police in suburban Toledo said Wednesday that Robert Delamotte shot his niece, 30-year-old Nikki Delamotte. Their bodies were found Monday. Nikki...

Reporter's 1978 account of deadly ambush, Jonestown tragedy

Nov. 14, 2018 2:05 PM EST

Forty years ago this week, a California congressman and a group of journalists traveled to South America to see Jonestown, a remote settlement created by an American church, and investigate reports of abuses of members. As the visitors prepared to return to the U.S., Peoples Temple gunmen ambushed them on a...

Former basketball player killed in Kansas murder-suicide

Nov. 14, 2018 1:42 PM EST

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have identified a former college basketball player in Kentucky as the victim of a murder-suicide in suburban Kansas City. Police in Shawnee, Kansas, found the bodies of 27-year-old Courtney Bivins, of Kansas City, Missouri, and 34-year-old Joshua Mobley, of Mission, Kansas,...

4 dead, 1 wounded in apparent murder-suicide in New Mexico

Nov. 13, 2018 8:55 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The FBI says four people are dead and a woman wounded after an apparent murder-suicide on the Navajo Nation in northwestern New Mexico. They say one of the dead is the suspected shooter. A spokesman for the FBI in Albuquerque says the incident occurred inside a residence Tuesday...

Victim's dad, NAACP criticize handling of black man's death

Nov. 12, 2018 10:21 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A court fight over first responders' DNA has broken out in the case of a black Connecticut lawyer found shot to death in his overturned SUV. The lawyer's father, Dr. Abraham Dabela, has accused police of covering up a murder. But police said evidence points to the death being a...

The Latest: Calif. shooting survivor was at Vegas massacre

Nov. 8, 2018 11:17 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a Southern California bar that left 13 dead including the gunman (all times local): 8:10 p.m. A survivor of the mass shooting at a Southern California bar was also at the Las Vegas music festival that ended in a massacre last year. Dani Merrill...

Court urged to end rule that erased Hernandez's conviction

Nov. 8, 2018 7:16 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A legal principle that erased former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction after he killed himself in prison is outdated, unfair and should not stand, a Massachusetts prosecutor told the state's highest court Thursday. It doesn't make sense the former New England...

Some of the deadliest mass shootings in modern US history

Nov. 8, 2018 3:16 PM EST

Six of the 10 deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history have occurred since 2012. A list of some of the deadliest mass shootings: — Oct. 1, 2017: Stephen Paddock opened fire on an outdoor music festival on the Las Vegas Strip from the 32nd floor of a hotel-casino, killing 58 people and wounding more...

The Latest: Court urged to reinstate Hernandez conviction

Nov. 8, 2018 11:47 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a legal fight over former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction after his death (all times local): 11:15 a.m. A Massachusetts prosecutor says it's unfair that the murder conviction of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was thrown out...