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A look at California's back-to-back mass shootings

Jan. 26, 2023 19:25 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the course of 48 hours, two gunmen went on shooting rampages at both ends of California that left 18 dead and 10 wounded. The unrelated massacres at a dance hall in a Los Angeles suburb on Saturday night and a pair of mushroom farms south of San Francisco on...

Bill to criminalize drag shows advances in North Dakota

Jan. 26, 2023 19:17 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would make it a crime to perform drag shows and cabaret performances in the presence of children or in public places. The House voted 79-13 to advance the bill to the Senate when the...

Farm where 4 were killed had separate shooting last summer

Jan. 26, 2023 19:08 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California mushroom farm where four people were killed Monday had another shooting last July where one manager attempted to kill another. Court documents and a case summary from the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office show California Terra Garden...

UN chief: Exhibit of Nazi victims is call to fight cruelty

Jan. 26, 2023 18:53 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday the Nazis tried to rob millions of Jews of their names before killing them during World War II — but at the inauguration of a U.N. installation with the names of 4.8 million Holocaust victims he said they failed and all...

Appeals court: indictment against Lake sheriff can proceed

Jan. 26, 2023 18:50 PM EST

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled an indictment against a northwest Indiana sheriff for felony resisting law enforcement and misdemeanor reckless driving can proceed. The court in a 3-0 ruling Thursday found no reason to throw out the January 2022...

Court demands more info in South Carolina death penalty case

Jan. 26, 2023 18:45 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court ordered a lower court to collect more information from the Department of Corrections regarding the state agency's attempts to acquire lethal injection drugs. The Thursday order means that it could be four more months until...

Texas death row inmates sue over solitary confinement

Jan. 26, 2023 18:41 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A group of death row inmates filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the Texas prison system over its policy of mandatory and indefinite solitary confinement for all prisoners who are awaiting execution, saying it causes severe physical and psychological harm. The...

Ex-Florida police officers accused of beating homeless man

Jan. 26, 2023 18:39 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Two former South Florida police officers turned themselves in Thursday morning to face felony charges over the beating of a homeless man who had been drinking outside a shopping center last month, officials said. Lorenzo Orfila, 27, and Rafael Otano, 22, were booked...

Man convicted in deaths of 3 people in Kirksville

Jan. 26, 2023 18:38 PM EST

KIRKSVILLE, Mo . (AP) — A northeast Missouri man has been convicted of shooting and killing three people, including a toddler, and wounding a fourth person. Ray Rijos, 53, of Kirksville, was found guilty Wednesday on six of eight charges, including three counts of second-degree...

Oklahoma AG appoints independent counsel in Glossip case

Jan. 26, 2023 18:28 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond on Thursday appointed an independent counsel to conduct a comprehensive review of the murder conviction and death sentence of Richard Glossip, a death row inmate who has long maintained his innocence in a 1997 murder-for-hire...