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Pastor prays for peace after brutal beating of Tyre Nichols

Jan. 29, 2023 16:06 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The pastor at the Memphis church where Tyre Nichols ' family spoke from the pulpit urging peace after his brutal killing reiterated the call for calm Sunday following the release of video showing the fatal beating by police. Cities nationwide have braced for...

'Don’t be numb to this': Battling despair over gun deaths

Jan. 29, 2023 15:00 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Increasingly it feels like America is at war with itself. In New Orleans, just days into the new year, a 14-year-old girl was shot to death, along with her father and uncle. A few days after, in a Virginia classroom, a 6-year-old boy pulled out a gun and shot...

Father of 3 children who died says he forgives his wife

Jan. 29, 2023 14:13 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The husband of a Massachusetts woman who is accused of killing two of their children and assaulting a third who later died says his family was the best thing that ever happened to him, and that he forgives his wife. Patrick Clancy's statement appeared Saturday on a...

Trial ordered in slaying of man who tried to stop robber

Jan. 29, 2023 14:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A man has been ordered to stand trial in the slaying of a bystander killed while trying to stop a bank robber in western Pennsylvania almost a decade ago. At a preliminary hearing Friday in Washington County, a judge ruled that prosecutors had enough evidence...

Man gets 55 years in slaying of co-worker on lunch break

Jan. 29, 2023 13:02 PM EST

PLAINSBORO, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been sentenced to 55 years in prison in the stabbing death of a co-worker authorities say was slain on her lunch break 3 1/2 years ago. Kenneth Saal, 33, of Lindenwold pleaded guilty last fall in Middlesex County to first-degree murder...

Maryland man found guilty in stabbing deaths of 3 girls

Jan. 28, 2023 21:21 PM EST

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man could receive life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder in the deaths of his 6-year-old sister and two young extended family members in a home in 2017. Jurors deliberated for about...

Tyre Nichols' brutal beating by police shown on video

Jan. 28, 2023 10:08 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities released video footage Friday showing Tyre Nichols being beaten by five Memphis police officers who held the Black motorist down and repeatedly struck him with their fists, boots and batons as he screamed for his mother. The video is filled with...

Video evidence suggests Alex Murdaugh muddled timeline

Jan. 27, 2023 21:14 PM EST

Alex Murdaugh's comments to police about his whereabouts around the time his wife and son were fatally shot may not have been accurate, according to video evidence presented by prosecutors Friday at the South Carolina attorney’s murder trial. In cross examining one of the...

Police charge 2nd teen in Iowa school shooting that killed 2

Jan. 27, 2023 19:53 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities on Friday charged a second teenager with murder in the shooting deaths of two students at a Des Moines educational program. Bravon Michael Tukes, 19, of Des Moines, faces two counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder and one...

Prosecutor: 3rd child dies after attack by Massachusetts mom

Jan. 27, 2023 18:21 PM EST

DUXBURY, Mass. (AP) — A 7-month-old boy has died after his 32-year-old mother in Massachusetts was charged with injuring him and killing two of her other young children. Callan Clancy died late Friday morning, according to a written statement from Plymouth District Attorney Timothy...