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Defense presents testimony in Navy SEAL murder case

Jun. 26, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Defense lawyers went on the offensive Wednesday in the murder trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing a wounded Islamic State prisoner in Iraq and shooting at civilians. The prosecution rested its case a day earlier in the San Diego court-martial of Special Operations Chief...

Arrest in case of 2 run over at Washington swimming hole

Jun. 26, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

WASHOUGAL, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of driving his Jeep through a fence at a Washington state swimming hole and running over two German tourists, killing them, has been arrested, police said Wednesday. The victims were lying on the ground Tuesday afternoon at Sandy Swimming Hole Park in Washougal near...

The Latest: Defense presents testimony in SEAL murder case

Jun. 26, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Defense attorneys for a Navy SEAL accused of killing a wounded prisoner in Iraq say the Navy has indicated to them that fellow SEALs who had taken the...

The Latest: Ex-USC gynecologist charged in sex assault case

Jun. 26, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the former University of Southern California gynecologist's arrest in a sexual assault case (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Prosecutors say a former University of Southern California campus gynecologist has been charged with 29 felony counts in a case involving the sexual...

Police: Ex-USC gynecologist arrested in sexual assault case

Jun. 26, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former campus gynecologist at the University of Southern California was arrested Wednesday in connection with the sexual assaults of 16 patients at the campus student health center, authorities said. Dr. George Tyndall has been the subject of a Los Angeles police investigation for more...

ICE lays claim to Ukrainian driver accused in fatal crash

Jun. 26, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency is taking steps to ensure a Ukrainian-born truck driver whose collision with motorcyclists in New Hampshire left seven dead remains in custody even if his criminal case were dismissed. Twenty-three-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy is...

Suspect in Illinois deputy's death arrested after barricade

Jun. 26, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

AVON, Ill. (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy was taken into custody Wednesday after barricading himself inside a home in rural western Illinois for more than 18 hours, state police said. Fulton County Deputy Troy Chisum, 39, was shot dead at about 2 p.m. Tuesday shortly after he...

The Latest: Texas trial over death of child moves to jury

Jun. 26, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a Dallas-area man in the death of his 3-year-old daughter (all times local): 1 p.m. A jury in Dallas has begun deliberating whether to sentence a 39-year-old man to life in prison over the 2017 death of his 3-year-old daughter, who he claims choked on milk before he...

Florida police officer wounded during training exercise

Jun. 26, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida police officer has been shot and wounded during a training exercise. Doral police spokesman Rey Valdes says the officer was injured Wednesday at a Miami-Dade police training facility. Valdes says the officer was shot in the upper torso. He was airlifted to a...

Virginia couple charged with homicide in baby overdose death

Jun. 26, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia couple has been charged in the death of a two-month-old baby from a suspected heroin and cocaine overdose. News outlets report a grand jury in Danville, Virginia, indicted 27-year-old Eugene Chandler Jr. and 26-year-old Shaleigh Brumfield on Tuesday on charges of felony...