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Student charged in southern Sweden high-school killing

Jul. 06, 2022 04:24 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An 18-year-old man who attacked and killed two teachers with a knife and an ax at a high school in southern Sweden in March has been charged with two counts of murder, prosecutors said Wednesday. The man, who was a student at the school in Malmo,...

Israeli army kills Palestinian in West Bank arrest raid

Jul. 06, 2022 04:00 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said it shot and killed a Palestinian man during an arrest raid near the city of Jenin in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday. The army said that during one of a series of raids carried out across the Palestinian territory, its troops fired at...

Parade shooting suspect bought 5 weapons despite threats

Jul. 06, 2022 01:42 AM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A man charged Tuesday with seven counts of murder after firing off more than 70 rounds at an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago legally bought five weapons, including the high-powered rifle used in the shooting, despite authorities being called to his home...

Beverly Hills man charged with overdose deaths of 2 women

Jul. 06, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Beverly Hills man has been charged with murder in the drug overdose deaths of two unconscious women who were dumped at hospitals in Southern California, prosecutors announced Tuesday. David Brian Pearce, 40, also was charged with two counts of selling,...

Today in History: July 6, Richard III is crowned

Jul. 06, 2022 00:14 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 6, the 187th day of 2022. There are 178 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 6, 1944, an estimated 168 people died in a fire that broke out during a performance in the main tent of...

Gun violence in America: A long list of forgotten victims

Jul. 06, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Amid the stream of mass shootings that have become chillingly commonplace in America, the reality of the nation's staggering murder rate can often be seen more clearly in the deaths that never make national news. Take this weekend in Chicago. On Monday, a...

Wisconsin court to rule on immunity in sex trafficking case

Jul. 05, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Supreme Court is set to decide Wednesday whether a sex trafficking victim accused of homicide can argue at trial that she was justified in killing the man who trafficked her, a ruling that could help define the extent of immunity for trafficking victims...

Deadly July 4 parade: Shots, then a frantic rush to escape

Jul. 05, 2022 22:27 PM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — David Shapiro and his wife brought their two young kids to enjoy the Independence Day parade in their hometown north of Chicago, snagging a spot in front of a boutique winery. The children's parade in downtown Highland Park had already gone by, with...

Caribbean court finds anti-sodomy law unconstitutional

Jul. 05, 2022 22:08 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Caribbean court ruled Tuesday that a law in Antigua and Barbuda that criminalizes gay sex is unconstitutional. The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court found that “the selection of an intimate partner is a private and a personal choice." ...

Parents of boy, 2, found alone at parade shooting among dead

Jul. 05, 2022 21:37 PM EDT

Aiden McCarthy's photo was shared across Chicago-area social media groups in the hours after the July 4 parade shooting in Highland Park, accompanied by pleas to help identify the 2-year-old who had been found at the scene bloodied and alone and to reunite him with his family. On...