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New evidence gets mistrial in Montana senator's nephew death

Apr. 20, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The discovery of new evidence prompted a judge to declare a mistrial in the prosecution of a Spokane man charged with killing the nephew of U.S. Sen. Jon Tester of Montana in a sword attack, a newspaper reported. Court records show a sheriff's detective found a text message in the...

Police: Attacker kills 1 woman, injures 2nd in NYC apartment

Apr. 20, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are questioning a man armed with an ax after a woman was hacked to death and a second woman suffered stab wounds inside a Brooklyn apartment. The carnage was discovered after the surviving victim hailed an Uber outside the Housing Authority's Bushwick Houses at 1:30 a.m. Saturday and...

Columbine honors 13 lost with community service, ceremony

Apr. 20, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Community members in suburban Denver marked the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting Saturday with a remembrance ceremony that celebrated the school's survival and by volunteering at shelters, doing neighborhood cleanup projects and laying flowers and cards at a...

The Latest: 12 students,1 teacher killed honored at ceremony

Apr. 20, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting (all times local): 6 p.m. A ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting has ended with the names of 12 students and a teacher killed being read aloud, accompanied...

Sheriff's Office: 3 arrested in 3 killings in New Mexico

Apr. 20, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — The Valencia County Sheriff's Office says three suspects are in custody in the shooting deaths of three men at a home near Los Lunas early Saturday. Sheriff's Sgt. Joseph Rowland says 18-year-old Brandon Dowdy, 19-year-old Robert Wilson and a male 17-year-old were arrested on three...

Charity founder resigns after alleged rapes at Africa school

Apr. 20, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

An American woman who established a charity to help vulnerable girls in Liberia has resigned six months after taking a leave of absence in the wake of allegations that a local staffer raped several girls in the charity's care. More Than Me founder and chief executive officer Katie Meyler announced her resignation...

Young Algerian protester dies of injuries; police accused

Apr. 20, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A young Algerian protester has died from head injuries that his family and friends believe were caused by a police beating. Friend and neighbor Lyes Lamara says that protester Yettou Ramzi died and was buried Friday after several days in an Algiers hospital. The neighbor told The...

Prosecutor: Officers justified in fatal shooting after chase

Apr. 20, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A prosecutor has concluded that two Sparks police officers were justified when they fatally shot a man who had fired first at one of the officers. The Reno Gazette Journal reports that Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks on Friday announced his conclusion and a 27-page...

Serbia's "Lady Macbeth" buried near late strongman Milosevic

Apr. 20, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

POZAREVAC, Serbia (AP) — Several dozen supporters attended the funeral Saturday of Mirjana Markovic, the widow of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic who was dubbed the "Lady Macbeth" of the Balkans because of the huge influence she had on her husband. Markovic's ashes were placed in her husband's...

Officials to release details about police-involved shooting

Apr. 20, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials expect to release details to the public next week about the investigation into a shooting that involved police, wounded a woman and led to protests. Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner James Rovella said Friday night he's asking...