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Arizona man accused of killing wife, daughter pleads guilty

Jun. 26, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson-area man accused of killing his wife and daughter last year and attempting to kill his teenage son has pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. Pima County prosecutors say Hernando Enriquez is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 19....

Today in History

Jun. 26, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 26, the 177th day of 2019. There are 188 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 26, 1963, President John F. Kennedy visited West Berlin, where he delivered his famous speech expressing solidarity with the city's residents, declaring: "Ich bin ein...

Illinois man gets 15 years for burglary in Missouri shooting

Jun. 25, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — An Illinois man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after accepting a plea deal in a Missouri drug-deal shooting that left one man dead and another wounded. The Sedalia Democrat reports that 30-year-old Antonio Harper, of the Chicago suburb of Maywood, was sentenced Tuesday after...

Motor vehicle head resigns over fatal crash that killed 7

Jun. 25, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The head of the Massachusetts motor vehicle division has resigned after her agency failed to terminate the commercial driving license of a man whose collision with a group of motorcyclists on a rural New Hampshire road left seven bikers dead. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, pleaded not...

Suspect accused of trying to hire man to kill prosecutor

Jun. 25, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man charged in the May 2018 strangulation death of woman is now accused of attempting to hire a man to kill an assistant Cook County state's attorney and a witness. Trevon Clark was charged Tuesday with two counts of solicitation of first-degree murder. The 21-year-old Clark has...

Navy rests murder case in Navy SEAL's trial

Jun. 25, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The government rested its murder case against a decorated Navy SEAL on Tuesday after a computer specialist testified that the Bronze Star recipient had texted a photo to a comrade in which he is clutching the hair of a dead Islamic State captive in one hand and a knife in the other....

The Latest: Mass RMV head resigns over crash that killed 7

Jun. 25, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly collision between a truck and motorcycles in rural New Hampshire (all times local): 8:40 p.m. The head of the Massachusetts motor vehicle division has resigned for failing to terminate the commercial driving license of man whose collision with a group of...

California gang member gets life for killing career Navy man

Jun. 25, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A gang member with a decades-long criminal history has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a career Navy man in San Diego. Forty-two-year-old Arrow Morris received a sentence of more than 126 years to life Tuesday for killing Lt. Cmdr. James Celani Jr. and wounding his...

2 men found shot, dead in rural Washington state ID'd

Jun. 25, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

AMBOY, Wash. (AP) — The Clark County Sheriff's Office has released the names of two men found shot to death Saturday night in southwestern Washington. The sheriff's office says 84-year-old Vernon Snider of Amboy died of multiple gunshot wounds to the head and his death was ruled a homicide. The other man,...

State won't compensate wrongly convicted ex-death row inmate

Jun. 25, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas state comptroller has denied compensation to a man who served 12 years on death row for a murder prosecutors and a judge have said he didn't commit. A judge had ruled Alfred Dewayne Brown, at the request of Harris County prosecutors , innocent last month of the 2003 slaying of a...