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Police: Mother took daughter from care facility, killed her

Nov. 20, 2019 3:22 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An elderly woman who feared she was developing dementia removed her mentally disabled adult daughter from a care facility, then fatally stabbed her in a suburban St. Louis hotel before attempting to kill herself, police and relatives say. Marjorie Theleman, 78, was charged Tuesday with...

Homicide suspected in death of 19-year-old man in Cass Lake

Nov. 20, 2019 3:14 PM EST

CASS LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in northern Minnesota are investigating the death of a 19-year-old man as a homicide. Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch says his office responded to an emergency call at a home in Cass Lake just before 6 p.m. Monday. Deputies found the man’s body at the home. The...

State high court tosses murder conviction

Nov. 20, 2019 3:12 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ highest court has vacated a murder conviction because of language used by the prosecution during trial. The Supreme Judicial Court ruling issued Tuesday states the first-degree murder conviction against 31-year-old Jonathan Niemic must be vacated because the lead...

Former LSU student gets 5 years in pledge’s hazing death

Nov. 20, 2019 3:12 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A former LSU student has been sentenced to five years in prison, but a judge suspended all but 2½ years of the term in the 2017 alcohol-related hazing death of 18-year-old fraternity pledge Max Gruver. Matthew Naquin, an ex-Phi Delta Theta member, was also sentenced Wednesday...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Nov. 20, 2019 2:30 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Saving lives through organ donations should not mean murderers go free The Patriot-News/PennLive.com Nov. 19 Should keeping people alive take precedence over bringing criminals to justice? Is it more important to prevent lives...

Attorney: Navy retaliating against SEAL helped by Trump

Nov. 20, 2019 2:25 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An attorney for a Navy SEAL convicted of posing with a dead Islamic State militant contended Wednesday that Navy leaders are trying to remove him from the elite force in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s decision last week to restore his rank. Rear Adm. Collin Green made his...

Ex-Houston officers face federal charges in deadly drug raid

Nov. 20, 2019 2:13 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Two former Houston police officers are facing federal charges related to providing false information in a January drug raid that left two people dead and several officers injured, authorities announced on Wednesday. The federal counts follow state charges filed in the case in August,...

Malta arrests exec, apparently linked to journalist slaying

Nov. 20, 2019 2:06 PM EST

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Maltese authorities arrested a prominent businessman Wednesday who appears to be a “person of interest” in the assassination of a prominent investigative reporter on the Mediterranean island. Yorgen Fenech was on a yacht heading north from Malta that was intercepted by...

Prison officers testify during hearing in inmate escape

Nov. 20, 2019 2:02 PM EST

RIPLEY, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee inmate charged with killing a corrections administrator before he escaped a prison was seen riding a tractor outside a lawn mowing shop at the facility about a half-hour before a search for him began, prison officers testified Wednesday. Curtis Ray Watson appeared before a...

Man, 20, charged after Los Angeles crash kills 2 teens

Nov. 20, 2019 1:59 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 20-year-old man is charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated following a Los Angeles crash that killed two teenagers who were passengers in his pickup. The district attorney’s office says Pablo Roman Trujillo Carrasco pleaded not guilty on Tuesday and was...