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Lawsuit: California festival didn't plan for active shooter

Nov. 12, 2019 6:12 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Organizers of a Northern California food festival where a gunman killed three people and wounded 13 others didn't consider the risk of an active shooter, according to a lawsuit from five injured victims. Santino William Legan cut through a fence at the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival on...

Australia's highest court agrees to hear cardinal's appeal

Nov. 12, 2019 6:04 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's highest court agreed Wednesday to hear an appeal from the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children, giving Cardinal George Pell his last chance at getting his convictions overturned. The decision by the High Court of Australia comes nearly...

Middle Tennessee WR Cobb charged with rape, suspended

Nov. 12, 2019 5:50 PM EST

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee wide receiver Zeke Cobb has been suspended from the program as he faces rape charges. Murfreesboro police spokesman Larry Flowers said Tuesday that Cobb has been served a sealed indictment on two counts of rape stemming from an incident in 2018. Flowers didn't...

75-year-old assault victim dies; suspect charged with murder

Nov. 12, 2019 5:39 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man accused of assaulting a 75-year-old man as he got off a Metro Transit bus is now charged with murder after the victim died. Hennepin County prosecutors amended the charge against 23-year-old Leroy Davis-Miles to second-degree unintentional murder on Tuesday. Davis-Miles...

Report: Loud fight with detective preceded chief's death

Nov. 12, 2019 5:38 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A maintenance man checking on a noise complaint at a Florida beachfront hotel Sunday night walked into the room where a small-town Oklahoma police detective killed his boss in a drunken brawl, authorities said. The noises coming from room 527 at the Hilton on Pensacola Beach on...

Australia's highest court agrees to hear appeal from the most senior Catholic to be convicted of child sex abuse

Nov. 12, 2019 5:36 PM EST
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's highest court agrees to hear appeal from the most senior Catholic to be convicted of child sex abuse.

Man who already served 20 years sentenced to 25 for robbery

Nov. 12, 2019 5:09 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An Ohio man who previously served nearly 20 years in prison for carjacking has been sentenced for robbing a phone store in New Jersey. A federal judge in Newark sentenced 47-year-old Frederick White to 25 years Tuesday for a 2016 armed robbery of a store in Orange. The former...

Prosecutor: Messages show teen plotted SC school shooting

Nov. 12, 2019 5:06 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors who want a teen to serve a lifelong prison sentence for killing a first-grader on a South Carolina school playground showed a judge cellphone videos and messages Tuesday that they say demonstrate he planned the crime. Jesse Osborne pleaded guilty last year to two counts of...

The Latest: Teen in school shooting charged with escape

Nov. 12, 2019 5:05 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a teen in a South Carolina school shooting (all times local): 5:05 p.m. An official says a teen facing 30 years to life in prison for killing a first-grader on a South Carolina school's playground was charged with escape last month. A jail investigator...

Man linked to neo-Nazi group pleads guilty to gun charges

Nov. 12, 2019 4:45 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who has been linked by the FBI to a violent neo-Nazi group pleaded guilty on Tuesday to gun charges, one of several recent criminal cases against members of the same far-right extremist group. Andrew Thomasberg, 21, of McLean, faces a maximum of 20 years in prison...