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Suspect arrested in rapper XXXTentacion's shooting death

Jun. 21, 2018 10:29 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida have arrested a suspect in the killing of rising rap star XXXTentacion, who was fatally shot in his luxury BMW electric car as he left an upscale motorcycle dealership. Dedrick Devonshay Williams, 22, of Pompano Beach was arrested shortly before 7 p.m....

Woman in Bali murder gives up claim to mother's estate

Jun. 21, 2018 8:06 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman imprisoned in Indonesia for killing her mother in 2014 in Bali has given up her claim to her mother's estate. The Chicago Tribune reports that court records show 22-year-old Heather Mack won't receive "any property, benefit, or other interest" from Sheila von Wiese-Mack's...

Sydney police find car driven by Thai who was found dead

Jun. 21, 2018 4:52 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police have found a car that had been driven by a Thai national whose battered body was discovered bound and gagged on the side of a Sydney road, an official said Thursday. Wachira "Mario" Phetmang, 33, was last seen alive on May 25 at a gas station in the Sydney suburb of South...

Australia court convicts woman of murdering mom to gain kids

Jun. 21, 2018 3:06 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian jury convicted an infertile woman on Thursday of murdering a mother-of-four in a plot to gain custody of the children. Christine Lyons, 47, was found guilty in the Victoria state Supreme Court of murdering Samantha Kelly in January 2016 in a bungalow they shared...

Today in History

Jun. 21, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2018. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins at 6:07 a.m. Eastern time. Today's Highlight in History: On June 21, 1788, the United States Constitution went into effect as New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it. On this date: In...

Minneapolis man sentenced for fatal light rail stabbing

Jun. 20, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man previously convicted of murder has been sentenced to nearly 21 years in prison for fatally stabbing a 26-year-old man on a Minneapolis light rail station platform last fall. Forty-three-year-old Frank Runningshield Jr. of Minneapolis was sentenced Wednesday in Hennepin...

Woman convicted in 2017 killings of 3 people in Kansas

Jun. 20, 2018 11:34 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas woman accused of participating in the deaths of three people who were strangled or smothered with trash bags has been convicted of first-degree murder and other charges. Thirty-two-year-old Kora Liles was found guilty Wednesday of 11 counts, including three counts of...

Sheriff: Charges in Minnesota man's killing still pending

Jun. 20, 2018 8:37 PM EDT

MANTORVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota authorities are waiting for ballistic test results before charging a woman accused of killing her husband in southern Minnesota and fleeing to Florida, where she's charged in a woman's slaying. Sheriff Scott Rose in Minnesota's Dodge County said Wednesday the prosecutor...

Nevada sets 1st execution since 2006 after fight over drugs

Jun. 20, 2018 7:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada plans to carry out its first execution in 12 years using a never-before-tried combination of drugs that drew a court challenge over concerns that a convicted murderer could suffer during the lethal injection. Scott Raymond Dozier is scheduled to die July 11, Department of...

ABC News apologizes for mistaken graphic on Manafort

Jun. 20, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News is apologizing for a graphic that incorrectly said that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort had pleaded guilty to five charges of manslaughter. The graphic aired Wednesday during live coverage of President Trump's meeting with congressional leaders, where it was announced...