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18 indicted, including rapper, in gang-related activity

Dec. 1, 2020 9:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday announced the indictment of 18 people, including New York City rapper Casanova, in connection to a litany of gang-related crimes including racketeering, murder, drugs, firearms, and fraud offenses. Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss and other law enforcement...

This undated booking photo provided by the Henderson Police Department shows Christopher McDonnell, 28, of Tyler, Texas, following his arrest Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, on murder, attempted murder, battery and firearm charges. McDonnell, his wife, Kayleigh Lewis, and his brother, Shawn McDonnell, are identified by authorities as suspects in a two-state Thanksgiving day rampage of shootings including the killing of a man at a convenience store in suburban Las Vegas and more shooting around the Colorado River town of Parker, Ariz. Authorities say they were arrested after a chase involving the Arizona Department of Public Safety, a vehicle crash, and the wounding of Shawn McDonnell by two troopers wielding assault-style rifles in La Paz County, Arizona. (Henderson Police Department via AP)

Terror, hate-crime counts mulled in Vegas in 2-state rampage

Dec. 1, 2020 9:47 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A prosecutor in Nevada said Tuesday that three people from Texas could face terrorism and hate-crime charges following several Thanksgiving day shootings in suburban Las Vegas, including one that killed a man at a convenience store, and more shootings before their arrests in rural Arizona....

Alaska State Troopers investigate a fatal shooting scene at a home on North Valley Way in Palmer, Alaska, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. An 18-year-old Alaska man just out of jail for assaulting a family member has been charged with killing four members of his family, including two cousins under the age of 10, charging documents released Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 said. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP)

Alaska man charged in the shooting deaths of aunt, 3 cousins

Dec. 1, 2020 9:13 PM EST

An 18-year-old Alaska man just out of jail for assault has been charged with killing four members of his family, including two cousins ages 7 and 10, charging documents released Tuesday said. Alaska State Troopers say another 6-year-old was apparently spared during the early Monday morning shooting spree north of...

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2019, file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, the dive boat Conception is engulfed in flames after a deadly fire broke out aboard the commercial scuba diving vessel off the Southern California Coast. The captain of a scuba diving boat that caught fire and sank off the coast of California last year, killing 34 people who were trapped below deck, was indicted Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, on federal manslaughter charges for one of the deadliest maritime disasters in recent U.S. history. (Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)

California boat captain indicted in fire that killed 34

Dec. 1, 2020 9:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The captain of a scuba diving boat that caught fire and sank off the coast of California last year, killing 34 people who were trapped below deck, was indicted Tuesday on federal manslaughter charges for one of the deadliest maritime disasters in recent U.S. history. Jerry Boylan, 67,...

Sheriff: Florida deputies fatally shot man after car chase

Dec. 1, 2020 8:49 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Florida deputies fatally shot an armed man following a car chase, authorities said. The shooting occurred Monday afternoon at a busy Pensacola intersection, the Pensacola News Journal reported. Officials said the chase began after a local bondsman called the Escambia County...

Sheriff: Shooting at nightclub may have been retaliation

Dec. 1, 2020 8:31 PM EST

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — A deadly weekend shooting outside an Aiken nightclub is believed to be an act of gang retaliation and may be connected to other recent shootings, the sheriff said Tuesday. The Aiken Standard reports that Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt said Saturday’s shooting, which killed a...

This photo provided by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes shows U.S. Attorney, Kurt Alme, center, being presented with a blanket honoring Selis, Slispe, and Ksanka people after a Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Council meeting by tribal councilwoman Ellie Bundy, right, and tribal chairwoman Shelly Fyant, left, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, on the Flathead Reservation in Pablo, Mont. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and Alme launched on Tuesday a pilot project to improve the response to the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous people. (Robert McDonald /The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes via AP)

Tribes eye program to address missing Native Americans

Dec. 1, 2020 7:36 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Native American tribe in Montana and federal prosecutors launched a test project Tuesday that they hope will lead to a blueprint for addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous people across the U.S. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and U.S. Attorney for...

3 Florida deputies on leave after suspect shot, killed

Dec. 1, 2020 7:23 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Three Florida sheriff's deputies were placed on paid leave Tuesday, a day after authorities fatally shot a wanted suspect who was accused of pointing a gun at them. Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies tried to pull over the man Monday afternoon, but began chasing the...

California scuba boat captain charged with manslaughter for 2019 fire that killed 34 people trapped below deck

Dec. 1, 2020 7:09 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California scuba boat captain charged with manslaughter for 2019 fire that killed 34 people trapped below deck.

Police: Officer, suspect shot in Charleston, West Virginia

Dec. 1, 2020 7:01 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A police officer in West Virginia was shot Tuesday while responding to a parking complaint, and a suspect also was wounded, police said. Charleston Police Chief Tyke Smith identified the patrol officer as Cassie Johnson. Both Johnson and the suspect were taken to a hospital. Smith...