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Off-duty LAPD officer charged with murder in DUI crash

Apr. 20, 2018 11:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was charged Friday with murder in a fiery freeway crash that killed three members of a family. Edgar Verduzco, 27, also was charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence in connection with the Sept. 26 crash. Verduzco appeared...

1 student wounded in shooting at Florida high school

Apr. 20, 2018 11:07 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A gunman carrying a shotgun in a guitar case opened fire at a Florida high school, wounding one student as other students and teachers piled desks and cabinets against classroom doors to make barricades. The 19-year-old suspect was later arrested and apologized as he was led...

Man who shot 2 deputies in Florida was mystery to neighbors

Apr. 20, 2018 11:03 PM EDT

TRENTON, Fla. (AP) — A man who investigators say killed two sheriff's deputies in rural north Florida was a mystery figure in the small agricultural community rocked by the shooting. John Hubert Highnote, 58, had bought a house on a quiet, tree-lined dirt road outside of the tiny town of Bell in 2010, but...

Police: Stalker broke into Taylor Swift's NYC home, took nap

Apr. 20, 2018 10:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a stalker broke into Taylor Swift's New York City townhouse and took a nap. Police say officers investigating a reported break-in Friday found 22-year-old Roger Alvarado asleep in the pop star's home in the Tribeca neighborhood. Alvarado, of Homestead, Florida, was arrested on...

Texas sheriff fires deputy who fatally shot unarmed man

Apr. 20, 2018 10:45 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas sheriff has fired a deputy who fatally shot an unarmed man during a confrontation in Houston. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez announced Friday that Deputy Cameron Brewer was being fired for failure to follow the department's use-of-force policy in the March 22 fatal shooting of...

Jury ends week with no decision on Border Patrol shooting

Apr. 20, 2018 10:18 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A judge in the murder trial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent charged in the fatal shooting of a rock-throwing Mexican teenager told jurors to keep trying to reach a verdict after they reported they were unable to reach a unanimous decision. U.S. District Judge Raner Collins on Friday sent...

2 more killed in Nicaragua social security protests: reports

Apr. 20, 2018 10:10 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Two university student protesters were killed Friday in clashes over a social security reform pushed by President Daniel Ortega's government, according to independent media reports. Police did not immediately confirm the deaths, but images of the two young men were carried in...

Trump lawyer must say why he wants porn star's case delayed

Apr. 20, 2018 10:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal lawyer must declare in writing that his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination may be jeopardized if legal proceedings aren't delayed in a lawsuit filed by porn actress Stormy Daniels, a judge said Friday. U.S. Judge S. James Otero in Los...

The Latest: Stormy Daniels' ex-lawyer cooperating in inquiry

Apr. 20, 2018 9:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit by porn actress Stormy Daniels who says she had an affair with President Donald Trump (all times local): 6:40 p.m. An attorney who previously represented porn actress Stormy Daniels has been contacted by federal investigators looking into the personal business...

Woman gets 3 years after guilty plea in videotaped beating

Apr. 20, 2018 9:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman involved in a beating of a mentally disabled teen that was shown on Facebook Live has been sentenced to three years in prison. Twenty-five-year-old Tanishia Covington learned her sentence Friday after pleading guilty to a hate crime, intimidation and aggravated battery....