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The Latest: Police: Suspect in family slayings was boyfriend

Jul. 18, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the slayings of a Georgia woman and her three young children (all times local): 11:50 a.m. A Georgia police chief says a suspect charged with killing a woman and her three young children was the woman's live-in boyfriend, and likely the children's father. Police found...

Man gets prison for threats made to Harvard black event

Jul. 18, 2019 9:30 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An Arizona man authorities say threatened to bomb Harvard University and shoot people who attended black commencement has been sentenced to more than a year in prison. A federal judge in Boston sentenced 25-year-old Nicholas Zuckerman on Wednesday to a year and three months behind bars and...

Angels pitcher Noé Ramirez suspended for 3 games

Jul. 17, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Angels pitcher Noé Ramirez has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a pitch in the area of Houston outfielder Jake Marisnick's head, and Los Angeles manager Brad Ausmus has been suspended a game and fined. Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer...

Florida inmate uses smuggled cellphone to capture beating

Jul. 17, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Florida Department of Corrections is investigating a prison beating after an inmate used a smuggled cellphone to shoot video of several guards punching an inmate who was being held on the ground. An unnamed Lake Correctional Institution inmate in Clermont gave commentary as the beating...

Parkland suspect allowed to skip hearings ahead of trial

Jul. 17, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Parkland school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz will be allowed to skip many future court hearings as his planned trial draws closer in the 2018 massacre that left 17 people dead, a judge ruled Wednesday. Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer granted the hearing waiver...

Jury finds former student guilty in pledge's death

Jul. 17, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana jury on Wednesday convicted a former Louisiana State University student of negligent homicide in a fraternity pledge's drinking death during a hazing nearly two years ago. The six jurors took less than an hour to convict Matthew Naquin, 21, of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, in...

Former St. Louis officer accused of assaulting protesters

Jul. 17, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis police officer has been charged with three felony counts of third-degree assault accusing him of pepper-spraying protesters and a videographer in 2017. Charges were filed Tuesday against William Olsten. Prosecutors said the incident happened in September 2017 outside...

Hong Kong elders march in support of young demonstrators

Jul. 17, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong senior citizens, including a popular actress, marched Wednesday in a show of support for youths at the forefront of monthlong protests against a contentious extradition bill in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The seniors also slammed the police for their...

Kentucky student begins trial for threatening comments

Jul. 17, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky police sergeant testified that a man accused of terroristic threatening owned ammunition that could be considered military grade. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Tuesday began the second day of Timothy Felker's trial. He's accused of saying he would "shoot up" his...

WNBA suspends Riquna Williams 10 games for domestic violence

Jul. 17, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams was suspended without pay by the WNBA on Tuesday for 10 games — nearly a third of the season — for a domestic violence incident. Williams was arrested on April 29 and charged with two felony counts, one involving the assault of an...