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Man charged with murder in death of Israeli in Australia

Jan. 19, 2019 1:40 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A 20-year-old man appeared in an Australian court on Saturday charged with murder and rape in a savage attack on an Israeli student that had captured the country's attention. Codey Herrmann, an aspiring rapper who performs as M.C. Codez, did not apply for bail in the Melbourne...

California man pleads not guilty in fire captain's death

Jan. 19, 2019 12:28 AM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of an off-duty firefighter hit by a car while bicycling in November. Twenty-five-year-old Stephen Scarpa pleaded not guilty Friday in the death of Costa Mesa fire Capt. Mike Kreza, who succumbed to his injuries...

Black teen's family laments sentence given to white officer

Jan. 19, 2019 12:11 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The explosive video of a white Chicago officer shooting a black teenager 16 times shocked consciences around the world with footage of Laquan McDonald getting gunned down as he walked away from police. The graphic images of McDonald crumpling to the street while bullets kept striking him...

Daughter of serial killer, rapist tied to 1990 murder speaks

Jan. 19, 2019 12:06 AM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Growing up, Deborah Brashers-Claunch thought she knew her father. As it turns out, she only knew one side of him. "We lived with a serial killer and rapist and I didn't know it. He was an amazing father, a father anybody would have wanted to have," she said. "They always say serial...

Last sheriff's official guilty in Los Angeles jail beating

Jan. 18, 2019 11:48 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury has found a former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy guilty of lying to federal investigators looking into the beating of a jail visitor. The Los Angeles Times reports Friday's verdict against Byron Dredd marks the final conviction against each of the 22 sheriff's deputies and...

Jury convicts ex-Utah State football player of rape charges

Jan. 18, 2019 11:41 PM EST

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) — A jury Friday found a former Utah State University football player guilty of sexually assaulting six women while he was in college. The jury convicted 25-year-old Torrey Green of five counts of rape, one charge of object rape, a count of forcible sexual abuse and one charge of...

Officer who shot black teen sentenced to nearly 7 years

Jan. 18, 2019 11:19 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The white Chicago officer who gunned down a black teenager in 2014 was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison, ending an explosive case that arose from one of the nation's most graphic dashcam videos and added fuel to debates about race and policing and law enforcement's "code of...

Portland man convicted of trafficking 15-year-old girl

Jan. 18, 2019 10:58 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland man has been convicted of multiple sex crimes after luring a 15-year-old girl from a bus stop five years ago. Multnomah County District Attorney's spokesman Brent Weisberg said Friday that 54-year-old Anthony Curry forced the girl to pose for nude photos and dance naked in...

Off-duty deputy shot by Colorado officer after chase dies

Jan. 18, 2019 10:28 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — An off-duty sheriff's deputy who was shot by a police officer in Colorado following a car chase died Friday. Deputy Jesse Jenson, 41, was removed from life support after he was shot by a LaSalle police officer late Wednesday night, according to the Adams County Sheriff's Office. Authorities...

Princeton's Cannady suspended after swinging at campus cop

Jan. 18, 2019 9:59 PM EST

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Officials say Devin Cannady has been suspended from the Princeton University basketball team after throwing a punch at a campus police officer and being arrested following a confrontation at a convenience store. Daniel Day, assistant vice president of communications, says the...