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Man pleads guilty in St. Louis Catholic store killing

Oct. 22, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former pastor accused of sexually assaulting two women inside a suburban St. Louis Catholic supply store, then killing a third when she refused his sexual demands pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree murder and other charges. Thomas Bruce's plea...

Baldwin: Killing of cinematographer was 'tragic accident'

Oct. 22, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin said Friday that his killing of a cinematographer with a prop gun on a movie set was a “tragic accident” as authorities investigated the shooting, which also wounded the director. Halyna Hutchins, the...

Employee who killed gunman likely saved lives, police say

Oct. 22, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

SUPERIOR, Neb. (AP) — An employee who returned fire after a gunman killed two people at a Nebraska grain elevator likely prevented more deaths, a Nebraska State Patrol official said Friday. The employee, who was not named, retrieved a weapon and shot Max Hoskinson, 61,...

Prosecutor: Woman charged with killing 4 had other targets

Oct. 22, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

CLARE, Mich. (AP) — A woman was charged Friday with killing her father, sister and two handymen in mid-Michigan, two days after bodies were found in a rural county. Judy Boyer had a journal with names of other people whom she wanted to kill, Clare County Prosecutor...

Lyft report: Sexual assaults rose sharply in recent years

Oct. 22, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

Lyft received an increasing number of reports of sexual assault in recent years, including more than 1,800 in 2019, according to a safety report from the ride-hailing company. More than half of the assaults in 2019 were “non-consensual touching of a sexual body part”...

Search for missing New Hampshire boy shifts to Massachusetts

Oct. 22, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

ABINGTON, Mass. (AP) — The search for a young boy missing for a month in New Hampshire shifted to Massachusetts on Friday. New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella said in a statement that investigators are searching an area in the town of Abington, about 20 miles...

DNA match IDs Alaska serial killer's victim after 37 years

Oct. 22, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A woman known for 37 years only as Horseshoe Harriet, one of dozen or so victims of a notorious Alaska serial killer, has been identified through genetic genealogy and a DNA match, authorities said Friday. The victim was identified Friday as...

Bend police officer charged with on-duty assault

Oct. 22, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A Bend police officer is facing criminal charges after being accused of slamming a man’s head into the ground during an attempted arrest. Bend Police Officer Kevin Uballez was charged Friday with fourth-degree assault and harassment, The Bulletin...

911 caller on Murdaugh's road shooting: 'looks like a setup'

Oct. 22, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A woman who reported seeing a man later identified as South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh bloodied on a roadside after a shooting told an emergency dispatcher she didn’t stop because it “looks like a setup,” according to 911 calls released Friday. ...

Group clings to faith as US works on Haiti kidnapping case

Oct. 22, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.S. religious organization whose 17 members were kidnapped in Haiti asked supporters on Friday to pray and share stories with the victims' families of how their faith helped them through difficult times as efforts to recover them entered a sixth day. ...