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Ex-Houston officers face federal charges in deadly drug raid

Nov. 20, 2019 2:13 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Two former Houston police officers are facing federal charges related to providing false information in a January drug raid that left two people dead and several officers injured, authorities announced on Wednesday. The federal counts follow state charges filed in the case in August,...

Malta arrests exec, apparently linked to journalist slaying

Nov. 20, 2019 2:06 PM EST

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Maltese authorities arrested a prominent businessman Wednesday who appears to be a “person of interest” in the assassination of a prominent investigative reporter on the Mediterranean island. Yorgen Fenech was on a yacht heading north from Malta that was intercepted by...

Prison officers testify during hearing in inmate escape

Nov. 20, 2019 2:02 PM EST

RIPLEY, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee inmate charged with killing a corrections administrator before he escaped a prison was seen riding a tractor outside a lawn mowing shop at the facility about a half-hour before a search for him began, prison officers testified Wednesday. Curtis Ray Watson appeared before a...

Royal scandal: Prince Andrew to step back from public duties

Nov. 20, 2019 1:58 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Andrew is stepping back from public duties with the queen's permission because of his association with a notorious sex offender. The second son of Queen Elizabeth II said in a statement Wednesday that it has become clear to him in recent days that his association with...

Mexican El Paso mass shooting victims, families sue Walmart

Nov. 20, 2019 1:48 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Representatives of families and victims of the Aug. 3 mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, have filed a lawsuit against the store chain. Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department said Wednesday it is assisting the 10 Mexican plaintiffs in the suit, filed in El Paso. The...

Jurors hear Alabama officer’s claim about fatal shooting

Nov. 20, 2019 1:18 PM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — A white Alabama police officer charged with murder in the shooting of a black man initially told an investigator he fired after the man swung a pole at him, jurors heard Wednesday. Prosecutors played jurors a recording of a statement made by Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith...

Police ID suspect in fatal San Francisco area train stabbing

Nov. 20, 2019 1:13 PM EST

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — California authorities have identified a man arrested in the fatal stabbing of a man who apparently tried to stop a robbery on a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train. Bay Area Rapid Transit said Wednesday 39-year-old Jermaine Jeremiah Brim of Sacramento was arrested in the Tuesday...

Police: Mom removed daughter from nursing home, killed her

Nov. 20, 2019 12:47 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 78-year-old woman who feared she was developing dementia removed her 51-year-old mentally disabled daughter from a nursing home, then fatally stabbed her in a suburban St. Louis hotel before attempting to kill herself, police and relatives say. Marjorie Theleman was charged Tuesday with...

Houston man gets 45 years for decapitating mom, stabbing dad

Nov. 20, 2019 12:34 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man who decapitated his mother has been sentenced to 45 years in prison. Judge Mark Kent Ellis handed 30-year-old Kyriakos Georghiou the sentence Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to murder. Police say Georghiou stabbed his parents on Sept. 29, 2017, at their west Houston home. Court...

Attorney: Navy retaliating against SEAL helped by Trump

Nov. 20, 2019 12:12 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy SEAL whose rank was restored by President Donald Trump after being convicted of posing with a dead body was summoned to appear Wednesday before Navy leaders, and his attorney said they are trying to remove him from the elite force in retaliation for Trump’s actions. Attorney...