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Report: 6 killed, several injured in Germany shooting

Jan. 24, 2020 8:45 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German news agency dpa reports that six people have been killed and several were injured in a shooting in southwestern Germany. Aalen police said several people were injured and some were killed in the shooting early Friday afternoon, but haven't confirmed the number of fatalities. A...

Deputy tax collector blocked from volunteering after plea

Jan. 24, 2020 8:45 AM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — An assistant tax collector in Mississippi won't be allowed to volunteer for tax season in the county where she worked for 35 years after pleading guilty to felony fraud. Denise Gill, 53, said after court Thursday that she would continue to lend a hand in Harrison County's tax...

Woman imprisoned for driving getaway vehicle after heist

Jan. 24, 2020 8:41 AM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City woman has been given 30 months in prison for driving the getaway vehicle after a bank robbery in northwest Iowa. The Sioux City Journal reported that Karen Merrick, 36, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Sioux City. She'd pleaded guilty to being an...

Authorities: Juvenile justified in stabbing robbery suspect

Jan. 24, 2020 8:22 AM EST

ALLENTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A juvenile who fatally stabbed a man who was attempting a home invasion robbery was justified in using deadly force because he acted in self-defense, authorities have determined Luis Nieves, 48, forced open the door of an Allentown home around 5:30 p.m. Sunday and started attacking...

Bulgaria to expel two Russian diplomats suspected of spying

Jan. 24, 2020 8:17 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Two Russian diplomats accused of spying by Bulgarian prosecutors will be declared persona non grata and expelled from the country, Bulgaria's foreign minister said Friday. Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva said that her office had received the letters from the prosecutors with the...

Police: Man kicked his friend to death in 79 minute attack

Jan. 24, 2020 8:08 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — When police in St. Petersburg found the brutally beaten body of a man in a shopping center parking lot on Jan. 14, they turned to surveillance video from a nearby business for clues. The video showed a man brutally kicking Scott Jenks for an hour and 19 minutes, as the...

In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

Democrats argue ‘right matters’ in Trump impeachment trial

Jan. 24, 2020 8:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House prosecutors made an expansive case at Donald Trump's impeachment trial that he abused power like no other president in history, swept up by a “completely bogus” Ukraine theory pushed by attorney Rudy Giuliani. On Friday, the Democrats will press their final...

Trooper shoots, wounds suspect during Kansas pursuit

Jan. 24, 2020 7:57 AM EST

MATFIELD GREEN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper has shot and critically wounded an armed man amid a confrontation after his vehicle became disabled during a pursuit. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says in a news release that the chase started Thursday afternoon after troopers...

Bismarck man accused of kidnapping, terrorizing

Jan. 24, 2020 7:56 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man is accused of forcing his way into an apartment, holding another man at gunpoint and firing several shots. The Bismarck Tribune reports 39-year-old Christopher Williams is charged with kidnapping, terrorizing and reckless endangerment. Police say the incident early...

Convicted New York bomber faces sentencing for NJ shootout

Jan. 24, 2020 7:41 AM EST

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — An Afghan-born U.S. citizen already serving a life prison term for a bombing in New York City faces sentencing Friday for multiple counts of attempted murder and assault stemming from a shootout with police in New Jersey in 2016. Ahmad Khan Rahimi is scheduled to appear in state...