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Kansas City Police investigating hit-and-run as homicide

Apr. 7, 2020 8:36 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Investigators believe a pedestrian killed in a hit-and-run crash was intentionally run down, Kansas City police said. The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. Monday in the city’s Blue Valley Park, when officers responded to reports of a crash involving a man who was hit by a...

Deputies: Man fatally shot before crashing into utility pole

Apr. 7, 2020 7:53 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man whose vehicle crashed into a pole in West Palm Beach on Monday had been fatally shot moments earlier, police said. The man was ejected from the vehicle and deputies found his body in the road, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office told news outlets. Investigators say the...

Dozens of shots fired in Pittsburgh drive-by; 2 wounded

Apr. 7, 2020 7:45 AM EDT

A drive-by shooting in which dozens of shots were fired in a Pittsburgh neighborhood has left two people hospitalized, authorities said. The shooting in the city's Arlington Heights neighborhood occurred around 11:45 p.m. Monday. But it's not yet known what sparked the extensive gunfire. Witnesses reported...

Cardinal George Pell sits in the back seat of a car as he leaves prison in Geelong, Australia Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Pope Francis' former finance minister Pell had been the most senior Catholic found guilty of sexually abusing children and has spent 13 months in high-security prisons before seven High Court judges unanimously dismissed his convictions. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)

Cardinal Pell welcomes court's dismissal of abuse conviction

Apr. 7, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Cardinal George Pell welcomed Australia’s highest court clearing him of child sex crimes Tuesday and said his trial had not been a referendum on the Catholic Church’s handling of the clergy abuse crisis. Pell, Pope Francis’ former finance minister, had been...

Chad's ex-dictator granted home arrest amid virus threat

Apr. 7, 2020 6:14 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre has been granted 60 days of home arrest by Senegal’s justice ministry because of the threat of COVID-19 in the prison where he is serving a life sentence. Habre, 78, is at greater risk because of the large number of arrested people taken to...

Police: Shootings that killed two under investigation

Apr. 7, 2020 5:06 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Police are investigating a string of shootings in Mississippi that killed two people, including a child, and injured three others in connection to each other. The shootings happened in five locations in a four hour time span early Monday morning, Jackson Police said in a post on...

Authorities: Officer run over trying to stop stolen car

Apr. 7, 2020 3:43 AM EDT

MARSHALL COUNTY, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi authorities said an officer is being hospitalized after being run over by two suspects in a stolen car. It happened Monday when the K-9 officer was attempting to lay spike stripes on a road to stop a vehicle that was being pursued by a deputy, Marshall County...

Cardinal George Pell sits in the back seat of a car as he leaves prison in Geelong, Australia Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Pope Francis' former finance minister Pell had been the most senior Catholic found guilty of sexually abusing children and has spent 13 months in high-security prisons before seven High Court judges unanimously dismissed his convictions. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)

Timeline of Cardinal George Pell's career and accusations

Apr. 7, 2020 12:20 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s highest court on Tuesday dismissed Cardinal George Pell's convictions on charges he molested two choirboys in a cathedral more than two decades ago. Some events in Pell’s career and the criminal case: July 16, 1996: Auxiliary Bishop George Pell is...

Reno police investigate fatal shooting of man by landlord

Apr. 7, 2020 12:11 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Police responding to a report of battery at a home in Reno said they arrived to find the subject of the call with a single gunshot wound. The 39-year-old Las Vegas resident was transported to a hospital Sunday where he died of his injuries, the Reno Police Department said. His identity...

This undated photo provided by the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office shows Corrie Wallace. Authorities in Louisiana said Wallace kidnapped a woman and fatally shot her when she escaped. He was charged Monday, April 6, 2020, with first-degree murder in the death of 25-year-old Ja'Riel Sam. (St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office via AP)

Sheriff: Louisiana man kills kidnapped woman after escape

Apr. 6, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

LAPLACE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man turned himself in Monday after police said he kidnapped a woman and later fatally shot her in the head when she escaped, authorities said. Corrie Wallace, 37, was charged Monday with first-degree murder in the death of 25-year-old Ja’Riel Sam, news outlets...