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Teen faces aggravated murder charges in death of woman, 98

May. 24, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A 17-year-old Ohio boy who police say strangled a 98-year-old woman from his neighborhood and left her body inside a closet at her home has been charged. The Medina County Gazette reports Gavon Ramsay, of Wadsworth, was indicted on Tuesday on aggravated murder charges in the death of...

Scenes cut from 'Show Dogs' over resemblance to sexual abuse

May. 24, 2018 3:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two scenes are being cut from the family movie "Show Dogs" after complaints that they resemble real-life sexual abuse, the movie's distributor has announced. In the movie, a police dog goes undercover at a dog show to catch animal smugglers. In one scene, the dog is told to go to his...

The Latest: Texas governor meets with shooting survivors

May. 24, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on meetings being held by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott following the mass shooting at a high school near Houston (all times local): 2 p.m. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is meeting at the state Capitol with survivors of last week's mass shooting at a high school near Houston and a similar...

Woman, boyfriend sentenced to prison for husband's slaying

May. 24, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A woman and her boyfriend have been sentenced to decades in prison in the killing of her husband. The Kentucky New Era reports Jessie L. Goslyn and Jarred Tabor Long were sentenced Wednesday for the 2012 killing of Fort Campbell soldier Vincent Goslyn Jr. Goslyn was sentenced to 22...

Police: Missing Mexican woman's body found in Utah canyon

May. 24, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — The body of a Mexican woman who disappeared on her way home from her English language class in Utah three years ago has been found in a rugged, mountainous canyon area and police are investigating her death as a homicide, officials said Thursday. The skeletal remains of...

London couple convicted of murdering nanny, burning her body

May. 24, 2018 2:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A London couple delusionally obsessed with a former boy-band star were found guilty Thursday of murdering their French nanny and burning her body on a bonfire in their backyard. A jury at the Central Criminal Court convicted 35-year-old Sabrina Kouider and 40-year-old Ouissem Medouni after...

Chief defends officers cleared by grand jury in shooting

May. 24, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police chief said Thursday that officers acted professionally and appropriately when they fatally shot a 20-year-old man in January, and he urged the public to review all the evidence and witness statements in the case. Savannah Police Chief Mark Revenew's comments came a day...

Texas governor meeting with students, shooting survivors

May. 24, 2018 1:42 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is shifting the focus of his meetings on school safety and mass shootings this week to those who have been closest to the recent violence, including students, surviving victims and one person who grabbed a gun and fought back. Abbott, a staunch gun-rights...

Families of 2 students killed in Parkland sue gun maker

May. 24, 2018 1:34 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The families of two students killed in the Parkland, Florida, school shootings are suing the gun manufacturer that built and the store that sold the weapon used in the attack that killed 17. The families of Jaime Guttenberg and Alex Schachter are suing American Outdoor Brands...

APNewsBreak: Ethics complaint made over 2017 reporter attack

May. 24, 2018 1:31 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The head of the Montana Democratic Party on Thursday asked for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte lied to the police and the public when he assaulted a reporter last year. The request by the party's executive director, Nancy Keenan,...