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Woman gets 60 years in boyfriend's burning death

Oct. 14, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A woman who killed her sleeping boyfriend by setting the couch on fire is set to serve 60 years in prison. Judge Michael Wolverton sentenced Gina Virgilio on Monday for the 2012 death of Michael Gonzalez. She received a 99-year sentence with 39 years suspended, along with 10 years...

Police: Chicago man who killed 5 wrote threatening notes

Oct. 14, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man who gunned down five of his neighbors over the weekend had had angry run-ins with his fellow tenants and left threatening notes on the inside of his door suggesting he was planning an act of violence, authorities said Monday. Investigators haven't determined the exact reason...

2 women convicted in failed 2016 Notre Dame car bomb plot

Oct. 14, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Two women who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and tried to blow up a car near Notre Dame cathedral in 2016 were convicted Monday of terrorism charges and sentenced to 30 and 25 years in prison after apologizing for their actions. The two, and two other women who also received...

Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists

Oct. 14, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Riot police engaged in a running battle with protesters outside Barcelona's airport Monday after Spain's Supreme Court convicted 12 separatist leaders of illegally promoting the wealthy Catalonia region's independence and sentenced nine of them to prison. Police fired foam bullets...

Correction: Opioid Crisis-Purdue story

Oct. 14, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Oct. 11 about Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy case, The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of the judge handling the case. It is Robert Drain, not Roberts Drain. A corrected version of the story is below: Judge will halt lawsuits against Purdue Pharma, its...

Officer who shot naked man found not guilty of murder

Oct. 14, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked man was found not guilty of murder Monday but was convicted of aggravated assault and other charges that could send him to prison for more than 30 years. Robert "Chip" Olsen's face turned red and he squeezed his eyes...

23 years in adult prison for teen, then 13, who killed mom

Oct. 14, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina teen who was 13 years old when he stabbed his mother to death has been sentenced to 23 years in an adult prison for the crime. Miguel Cano apologized at the Greenville County courthouse Monday for the "horrible, evil thing" he did to his mother in their Simpsonville...

Has tech made moving nukes safe enough? Depends whom you ask

Oct. 14, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The plutonium core for the first atomic weapon detonated in 1945 was taken from Los Alamos National Laboratory to a test site in the New Mexico desert in the backseat of a U.S. Army sedan. Officials put other bomb parts inside a metal container, packed it into a wooden crate and secured...

Arkansas judge announces bid for state Supreme Court seat

Oct. 14, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge announced Monday he's running for a seat on the state's Supreme Court, setting up another potentially expensive and heated race in a state that has drawn heavy involvement from outside conservative groups. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Morgan "Chip" Welch said he...

The Latest: Texas officer resigns in 1-sentence letter

Oct. 14, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the fatal police shooting of a black woman inside her own home in Fort Worth (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A white police officer in Fort Worth who authorities say fatally shot a black woman in her home resigned in a one-sentence letter Monday. Aaron Dean's letter...