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Police say 17-year-old died at Omaha hospital after shooting

Sep. 20, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy. Police say officers sent around 1:55 a.m. Friday to check a report about a shooting found the wounded boy in the front seat of a vehicle in northeast Omaha. He'd been shot in the head. Police say he was taken to...

Girlfriend of Kansas man who wounded 2 lawmen charged

Sep. 20, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

LYONS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities arrested the girlfriend of a man who fatally shot his father and wounded two Kansas law enforcement officers this spring before killing himself. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that Erin Baker put her 7-year-old in danger by continuing a relationship...

Suspect sought in Colorado mosque vandalism

Sep. 20, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Police in western Colorado continue to investigate vandalism at a mosque. Grand Junction police say security camera footage appears to show a male in light-colored clothing and a baseball cap at the Two Rivers Mosque on Tuesday night. They believe that person defaced the sign...

Death of Watertown woman in crash investigated as homicide

Sep. 20, 2019 7:34 AM EDT

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — Police say the death of a Watertown woman who was killed in a crash is being investigated as a homicide. Authorities say a 16-year-old Moorhead, Minnesota boy was going more than 100 mph when he crashed into the woman's vehicle in Watertown Tuesday in an attempted suicide....

Georgia councilman pleads not guilty to obstruction charges

Sep. 20, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A city councilman in Georgia has pleaded not guilty to obstructing police officers during a traffic collision investigation. News outlets report 57-year-old Reginald Copeland entered the plea and also waived his formal arraignment hearing that was scheduled for Friday. The Marietta...

California's dive boat, Ghost Ship fires share legal lessons

Sep. 20, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One was a ship in name only, an artist commune set up in an Oakland warehouse. The other was a bona fide boat afloat on the ocean off Santa Barbara. Both became fiery death traps for a combined 70 souls, two of the worst disasters in modern California history. Each has brought a search...

No charges for mayor accused of misusing retirement fund

Sep. 19, 2019 11:08 PM EDT

OREM, Utah (AP) — Utah County prosecutors will not file criminal charges against the Orem mayor who was accused of misusing his city retirement account. The Daily Herald reports the prosecutors' office said in a statement Thursday that it appears dates were altered on Mayor Richard Brunst's withdrawal...

Trump scores a victory in bicoastal battle over tax returns

Sep. 19, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump's efforts to keep his tax returns private played out on both coasts Thursday, with a California judge handing him an initial victory and his lawyers in New York City arguing that federal prosecutors there are trying "to harass" him by seeking the...

US vaping illnesses top 500, Missouri man is 8th death

Sep. 19, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 500 people have been diagnosed with vaping-related breathing illnesses, but the cause remains unknown, U.S. health officials said Thursday. An eighth death was also reported. Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration revealed that its criminal investigations unit started...

Deputies: 1 killed in SC home invasion

Sep. 19, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff's office is investigating a deadly home invasion. The Greenville County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to a home in Greenville around 4:30 a.m. Thursday in reference to a gunshot victim. Deputies said they found a man who lived there dead, and...