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Aviation experts suspect Bryant's pilot got lost in the fog

Jan. 27, 2020 7:42 PM EST

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Coroner's officials worked to recover victims' remains Monday from the hillside outside Los Angeles where a helicopter carrying former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and eight others crashed in a wreck that aviation experts said may have been caused by the pilot becoming disoriented in...

Man accused in assault of four women, teen, out of jail

Jan. 27, 2020 7:35 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man accused of kidnapping and assaulting four women and a teenage girl was released from jail on Monday after a judge changed his bond status. Michael Dean Myers, 33, of High Point, had been in the Guilford County jail since 2018 on a $5.5 million secured bond, the...

In this Jan. 8, 2020, photo, Amir Hasan Beaudion Jr. walks to court at the Minnehaha County Jail in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office says Beaudion was charged Monday, Jan. 27, in the killing of a 20-year-old woman who authorities say was abducted from a Walmart parking lot in Sioux Falls, the Argus Leader reports. (Abigail Dollins/The Argus Leader via AP)

Charges filed in death of woman in Sioux Falls

Jan. 27, 2020 7:30 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A man was charged Monday in the death of a 20-year-old woman who authorities say was abducted from a Sioux Falls Walmart parking lot, strangled and left along a gravel road. Amir Hasan Beaudion Jr., 19, was charged with 15 counts, including first-degree murder, aggravated...

Documents: Prison official misled probe about missing keys

Jan. 27, 2020 7:12 PM EST

SPRINGIELD, Ill. (AP) — A former assistant prison warden, at the center of an explosive 2012 government email in which a lobbyist alludes to a rape cover-up and illegal hiring, gave false information during an investigation three years earlier into whether he misplaced a bulky ring of keys at a state...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Ramapo police officers escort Grafton Thomas from Ramapo Town Hall to a police vehicle in Ramapo, N.Y. Attorney Michael Sussman says a psychiatrist has found  Thomas incompetent to stand trial on hate crime charges stemming from a machete attack at a Hanukkah party that wounded five Hasidic Jews. Sussman said Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, that he has asked a federal judge to hold a competency evaluation for Thomas. (AP Photo/Julius Constantine Motal, File)

Lawyer: Man charged in Hanukkah attack incompetent for trial

Jan. 27, 2020 7:01 PM EST

MONSEY, N.Y. (AP) — A psychiatrist has found Grafton Thomas incompetent to stand trial on federal hate crime charges stemming from a machete attack at a Hanukkah party that wounded five Hasidic Jews, Thomas's attorney said Monday. Defense attorney Michael Sussman said in a statement that he has asked a...

Kansas man sentenced in shooting death of 72-year-old man

Jan. 27, 2020 6:59 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of three men charged in the 2017 shooting death of a 72-year-old Independence man at the victim's home, the Jackson County Prosecutors' office announced Monday. Xavier Otero, 34, of Kansas City, Kansas, was sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree...

This Jan. 27, 2020, photo provided by Grand Forks County Correctional Center in Grand Forks, N.D, shows Samantha Wilson. Prosecutors in northeastern North Dakota charged Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, the 32-year-old woman with murder in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy at her home. (Grand Forks County Correctional Center via AP)

Woman charged with murder in teen's fatal shooting in ND

Jan. 27, 2020 6:58 PM EST

NORTHWOOD, N.D. (AP) — Prosecutors in northeastern North Dakota have charged a 32-year-old woman with murder in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy at her home. Samantha Wilson of Northwood was charged Monday with murder in the Sunday night shooting. Authorities allege Wilson fired at least one round...

Hotel cook pleads sentenced for workplace shooting threat

Jan. 27, 2020 6:37 PM EST

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California hotel cook who threatened to shoot up his workplace and kept an arsenal at his home has been sentenced to three years and eight months in prison. Thirty-seven-year-old Rodolfo Montoya pleaded no contest earlier this month to two felony counts of making...

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig stands next to a photo of Kato Krow Perez, born in 2001, one of five infants believed to be killed by their father, during a news conference in Woodland, Calif., Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Paul Perez, the father of the infants, has been arrested in the decades-old killings of five of his infant children, a case the sheriff said had haunted his agency for years, the Yolo County Sheriff's Office said Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Father arrested in killings of 5 of his infant children

Jan. 27, 2020 6:30 PM EST

WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) — A California father has been arrested in the decades-old killings of five of his infant children — one found wrapped in a Winnie the Pooh blanket — in a case the sheriff said Monday has haunted his agency for years. Paul Perez, 57, a convicted sex offender with a...

Crime scene tape stretches in front of Mac's Lounge, the scene of an early morning bar shooting, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Hartsville, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

2 arrested in SC bar shooting that killed 2 and wounded 4

Jan. 27, 2020 6:26 PM EST

HARTSVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Police have arrested two suspects in a weekend shooting that killed two people and wounded several others at a South Carolina bar, authorities said. The suspects were taken into custody Monday for the shooting that happened around 2 a.m. Sunday at Mac's Lounge in Hartsville, said...