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Authorities ID man in county's 1st slaying in over a decade

Nov. 12, 2019 5:51 AM EST

CHARLES CITY, Va. (AP) — Authorities have released the identity of a man accused in a fatal shooting that disrupted a Virginia county that had gone more than a decade without a homicide. The Charles City County Sheriff's Office announced Monday that 37-year-old Antwan Jackson, of Richmond, was arrested...

1 killed, 7 hurt in Sunday morning shootings across Memphis

Nov. 12, 2019 5:31 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — At least one person was killed and seven others wounded in Sunday morning shootings across Memphis, Tennessee. News outlets report city police responded to the first reported call of a shooting just before 3 a.m. Police said two people were found wounded and taken to a hospital, where...

Police, protesters face off in renewed clashes in Hong Kong

Nov. 12, 2019 5:13 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Police and protesters battled outside university campuses and several thousand demonstrators blocked roads as they took over a central business district at lunchtime on Tuesday in another day of protest in Hong Kong. The clashes followed an especially violent day in Hong Kong's five months...

Florida man found guilty of lesser charge in fatal shooting

Nov. 12, 2019 4:18 AM EST

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man facing a first-degree murder charge has been convicted of a lesser manslaughter charge in a fatal shooting. The Ledger reports that a Polk County jury found 29-year-old Julian Bird guilty of the lesser charge on Friday. He was acquitted of related charges, including...

'It's our dog now': Man in DC robbed of pup at gunpoint

Nov. 12, 2019 4:05 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say a man was walking his 4-month-old pit bull in Washington, D.C., when he was robbed of the puppy at gunpoint. News outlets report the dog named "L.A." was stolen Saturday. A D.C police statement says the man and L.A were walking that afternoon when a vehicle slowed next to...

Kentucky ex-basketball coach convicted of player's sodomy

Nov. 12, 2019 2:23 AM EST

RADCLIFF, Ky. (AP) — A man who co-founded and coached a local basketball program in Kentucky has been convicted of sodomizing one of its teen players. News outlets report 43-year-old Corvell Conley was convicted Friday and acquitted of his initial charge of third-degree rape. Conley was arrested in April...

WFP chief vows more 'aggressive' action on sexual harassment

Nov. 12, 2019 2:01 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — In the wake of an internal survey that detailed multiple allegations of rape and sexual harassment of its female staffers, the leader of the World Food Program is vowing to go after abusers. David Beasley, the U.N. agency's executive director, said in a recent interview with The Associated...

Authorities: Woman found dead stabbed numerous times

Nov. 12, 2019 1:46 AM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a woman whose body was found on the side of a road in Ohio had been stabbed numerous times. The Blade in Toledo reports that Dr. Jeffrey Hudson, a deputy Lucas County coroner, says 30-year-old Michelle Keagler was stabbed two dozen times and some of the wounds were...

Teen faces 30 years to life in 1st grader's SC school death

Nov. 12, 2019 1:17 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors plan to tell a judge why they think a teen who fired on a South Carolina school playground and killed a first-grader should spend his life in prison. A hearing begins Tuesday at the Anderson County Courthouse to determine 17-year-old Jesse Osborne's sentence . He faces 30...

Attorney General Barr plans visit to tout fugitive arrests

Nov. 11, 2019 11:37 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr plans to promote a crime-fighting initiative Tuesday in New Mexico as the state struggles to curb some of the highest property and violent crimes rates in the nation. Barr is joining U.S. Marshal Service Director Donald Washington and other...