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Lawyer slain who represented key witness in Dutch gang trial

Sep. 18, 2019 7:33 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A lawyer who represented a key witness in a major Dutch organized crime trial has been shot dead in Amsterdam, sparking calls for a tougher crackdown on violent underworld gangs. Police said that 44-year-old lawyer Derk Wiersum was fatally shot Wednesday morning by a man who...

Israeli police: Knife-wielding Palestinian woman shot dead

Sep. 18, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli police say private security guards at a checkpoint near Jerusalem shot and killed a Palestinian woman after she pulled out a knife at the crossing. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the woman was taken to a hospital where she died of her wounds, adding that...

74-year-old woman among 3 people who allegedly killed a man

Sep. 18, 2019 7:09 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A 74-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy are among three people who allegedly took turns shooting a man to death inside a New Jersey laundromat. Mercer County prosecutors say 74-year-old Eudean McMillan, 37-year-old Darryl Parker and the 15-year-old have been charged in the slaying of...

McConnell says Congress in 'holding pattern' on gun control

Sep. 18, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six weeks after a pair of mass shootings killed more than 30 people, Congress remains "in a holding pattern" on gun control as lawmakers await proposals from the White House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. While President Donald Trump has said he would veto a House-passed...

Suspect in 4 Detroit killings could be charged with murder

Sep. 18, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Murder charges could be announced against a man suspected of killing at least four women and stowing their bodies in vacant houses in Detroit. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is expected to discuss the case against 34-year-old Deangelo Martin on Wednesday. Martin has been ordered to stand...

Mariners blank Pittsburgh after Pirates' Vázquez arrested

Sep. 17, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates' season has been going downhill since the All-Star break and it got even worse Tuesday night. Marco Gonzales allowed six hits in seven innings, Austin Nola and Omar Narvaez hit back-to-back home runs and the Seattle Mariners beat Pittsburgh 6-0 after Pirates...

4 officers caught on camera kicking man avoid jail time

Sep. 17, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey authorities say four police officers caught on camera kicking a man after a fiery crash will not face jail time. Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez says Tuesday that Jersey City Police Lieutenant Keith Ludwig, MD Khan, Officer Eric Kosinski, and Officer Francisco...

Trial of 2 underway in 2015 murder of 9-year-old Chicago boy

Sep. 17, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The trial of two men charged with first-degree murder in the 2015 slaying of a 9-year-old Chicago boy got underway Tuesday with a prosecutor noting the victim brought a basketball to a park while his alleged killers "brought guns." Dwright Boone-Doty and Corey Morgan are charged with...

Pirates closer Vázquez arrested on child sex charges

Sep. 17, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez was arrested Tuesday on multiple felony charges, including statutory sexual assault, soliciting a child and pornography, and was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball. Vázquez was taken into custody by Pennsylvania State...

Accuser testifies at trial of man charged in multiple rapes

Sep. 17, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by a former University of Delaware baseball player accused of multiple rapes told a jury Tuesday that she was surprised when he agreed to connect with her on an online dating site. "He was a UD baseball player, and I was surprised that...