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Murder conviction overturned for man who shot wife in SUV

Jun. 30, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's highest court on Thursday threw out a murder conviction for a once-prominent Atlanta attorney who fatally shot his wife as they rode in an SUV, saying the jury should have had the option of a misdemeanor involuntary manslaughter charge. Claud “Tex”...

Prosecutor: Bar co-owner tried to cover up fatal stabbing

Jun. 30, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A part-owner of a Boston bar tried to dispose of a bloody sweatshirt one of the club's bouncers was purportedly wearing when he fatally stabbed a former Marine celebrating the St. Patrick's Day weekend, a prosecutor alleged in court on Thursday. Alisha Dumeer, 34, who...

Slain California police officers memorialized at funeral

Jun. 30, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — Family members, friends and members of law enforcement attended a funeral Thursday for two Southern California police officers slain earlier this month while investigating a report of a possible stabbing. El Monte Police Department Officer Joseph Santana,...

3 people involved in Providence gang shootout sent to prison

Jun. 30, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Three people involved in a gang-related shootout in a residential neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island, last year that left nine people injured have been sent to prison, state Attorney General Peter Neronha said Thursday. George Rios, 19, Jordanny...

Man charged in shooting of North Carolina police officer

Jun. 30, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A man has been arrested and charged in the shooting of a North Carolina police officer wounded while responding to a report of shots fired into a building, officials said. Toddrick McFadden, 32, is charged with discharging a weapon into occupied property, two...

Trial winds down in shooting death of rapper Nipsey Hussle

Jun. 29, 2022 21:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Both sides rested their cases Wednesday in the trial of a man charged with the killing of rapper Nipsey Hussle after a day's delay because of an assault on the defendant by fellow jail inmates. Closing arguments are set to begin Thursday in the trial of Eric...

Eugene woman attacked with acid for third time since March

Jun. 29, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Eugene, Oregon, woman who had acid thrown on her while walking her dog in March has been the target of two additional acid attacks at her home, believed to be committed by the same person, according to the Eugene Police Department. The Eugene Police Department...

Chief: Officer hit woman at abortion rally, should be fired

Jun. 29, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

The chief of police in Rhode Island's capital has recommended that a city officer charged with assaulting a woman during an abortion-rights protest should lose his job. Patrolman Jeann Lugo's “disturbing, egregious, assaultive and unprofessional behavior while off duty, has brought...

Hindu man killed as religious tensions boil in India

Jun. 29, 2022 06:57 AM EDT

NEW DELHI, India (AP) — Tensions were high Wednesday in the western Indian city of Udaipur, a day after police arrested two Muslim men accused of slitting a Hindu tailor's throat and posting a video of it on social media, in a brutal attack representing a dramatic escalation of communal violence...

Italian surgeon gets his sentence appealed in Sweden case

Jun. 29, 2022 06:14 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish prosecutors on Wednesday appealed a sentence given to an Italian surgeon who was put on trial for causing bodily harm during experimental stem-cell windpipe transplants on three patients who died. Stem-cell scientist Dr. Paolo Macchiarini made...