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Wichita man sentenced for abusing his 2-month-old son

Apr. 22, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been sentenced to more than six years in state prison for abusing his 2-month-old son. Prosecutors dropped an attempted murder charge against Thomas Avery Harper in exchange for his guilty plea to aggravated battery and child abuse. Sedgwick County authorities say...

Prosecutor: Weekend massacre in Mexico possible revenge act

Apr. 22, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

XALAPA, Mexico (AP) — Thirteen people killed in a weekend shooting in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz appear to have been victims of an act of revenge between criminal groups, authorities said Monday. State prosecutor Jorge Winckler said five or six gunmen entered a packed events hall where a...

5 relatives of wounded boy plead not guilty to endangerment

Apr. 22, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Five adult relatives of a 3-year-old who wounded himself in the face with his mother's handgun have pleaded not guilty to felony child endangerment charges. The boy's 29-year-old mother, Liza Haut, father, Richard Haut, grandparents Marvin and Rackell Haut, and uncle Joshua Haut were...

University of Georgia student wounded in bus stop shooting

Apr. 22, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A 22-year-old University of Georgia student has been hospitalized in critical but stable condition after being shot at a bus stop near campus. Police say they are searching for the shooter. Athens-Clarke County Police spokesman Geoffrey Gilland tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that...

Surveillance clips show Chinese billionaire with accuser

Apr. 22, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for JD.com founder Richard Liu said Monday that surveillance video showing the Chinese businessman in an elevator and walking arm-in-arm with a woman who has accused him of rape provides a different account of what happened that night. Two edited videos of Liu and his accuser...

NE Iowa woman gets life term in death of infant daughter

Apr. 22, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

WEST UNION, Iowa (AP) — A northeast Iowa woman has entered a plea in the 2018 death of her infant daughter and will spend the rest of her life in prison. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports 29-year-old Alicia Marie Rios, of Elgin, entered an Alford plea to first-degree murder during a hearing Monday...

Footage fuels controversy around Louisiana police shooting

Apr. 22, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Body camera footage shows a white Louisiana police officer fatally shooting an African American man who threatened a store clerk with a lethal-looking BB gun, prompting the man's family to renew calls for legal action against the officer. Video of the fatal encounter, obtained by The...

Judge denies lower bond for ex-priest accused of abuse

Apr. 22, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis County judge on Monday refused to lower bail for a former Catholic priest who was previously imprisoned and labeled sexually violent. Fred Lenczycki, 74, of suburban Chicago, was charged in February with two counts of sodomy for allegedly abusing two boys in the early 1990s...

Man who shot Chinese missionary while on drugs pleads guilty

Apr. 22, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man who police say was high on drugs when he shot at people in Kansas City last summer has pleaded guilty to killing a Chinese missionary. The Kansas City Star reports 19-year-old Curtrail Hudson pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder and seven other charges in the August...

Glendale police identify man who was fatally shot last week

Apr. 22, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Glendale say they've identified a man who was shot to death last week. They announced Monday that the victim of Wednesday night's fatal shooting was 25-year-old Tyler Mead. Police say Mead was standing in the front yard of a residence when he was approached by two men. They...