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Coroner rules deaths of man, woman, girl, 10 homicides

Oct. 17, 2018 12:53 PM EDT

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania county coroner says a man, a woman and her 10-year-old daughter were all killed by gunshot wounds in a New Castle home. The Lawrence County coroner's office ruled the deaths of 31-year-old Nichole Pumphrey, 10-year-old Amariah Emery and 31-year-old Lawrence...

Church abuse bill in limbo on lawmakers' final voting day

Oct. 17, 2018 12:35 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Legislature started its final scheduled voting day in 2018 with no resolution Wednesday to legislation responding to a state grand jury report accusing hundreds of Roman Catholic priests of sexually abusing children over decades. Legislation is in the Senate, where the...

Anchorage man sentenced to 81 years for attempted murder

Oct. 17, 2018 12:33 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 24-year-old Anchorage man was sentenced to 81 years in prison for trying to kill two people. Christian Beier was convicted July 13 of two counts of first-degree attempted murder. Anchorage television station KTUU reports Beier was sentenced Tuesday to 141 years in prison with 60...

Two 16-year-olds charged with murder in North Platte slaying

Oct. 17, 2018 12:33 PM EDT

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Two 16-year-old boys have been charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of a man at a park in the western Nebraska city of North Platte. The two Grand Island residents also were charged Monday in Lincoln County Court with use of a firearm to commit a felony. The...

No trial for Amtrak engineer in deadly crash until 2019

Oct. 17, 2018 12:23 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An Amtrak engineer charged with manslaughter in a deadly high-speed derailment in Philadelphia won't go on trial until next year because of delays in getting evidence from federal investigators. A lawyer for Brandon Bostian says neither he nor state prosecutors have been able to get the...

Police investigating shooting in Windham

Oct. 17, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

WINDHAM, Conn. (AP) — State police are investigating a shooting in Windham that sent one man to the hospital. Troopers responding to an apartment complex in town at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday found a victim suffering from a single gunshot wound. Police later said the man had also been stabbed. The victim was...

Pennsylvania priest pleads guilty to sexual abuse of 2 boys

Oct. 17, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — One of two Roman Catholic priests charged as a result of the damning Pennsylvania grand jury investigation admitted he sexually abused children, pleading guilty Wednesday to corruption of minors and child endangerment. The Rev. David Lee Poulson , 65, of Oil City, was arrested...

Turkish police search Saudi consul's home in Khashoggi case

Oct. 17, 2018 12:04 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish crime-scene investigators entered the residence of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul on Wednesday to search for evidence in the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, just as a pro-government newspaper published a gruesome recounting of his alleged slaying. Saudi Arabia's...

Mother accused of trying to kill self, baby in crash

Oct. 17, 2018 12:03 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a Sioux Falls mother tried to kill herself and her baby by crashing her vehicle along the interstate. Thirty-four-year-old Julia Alzoubaidi is charged with attempted first-degree murder and felony child abuse in a crash early Tuesday off Interstate 229 near the Big...

Driver opens fire on North Carolina trooper, killing him

Oct. 17, 2018 12:02 PM EDT

WHITEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A driver opened fire on a North Carolina state trooper during a traffic stop early Wednesday, killing the 11-year Highway Patrol veteran, authorities said. The suspect was arrested after a chase. Around 12:15 a.m., the trooper stopped the white pickup truck on suspicion of speeding...