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Texas man pleads guilty to 1995 killing of California jogger

Jul. 29, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Texas man who has spent much of his life in prison has pleaded guilty to the 1995 killing of a woman who was attacked as she jogged near the Sacramento River in California. James Earl Watkins, 42, pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree murder...

Nashville: Feds charge 9 with violent crime gang conspiracy

Jul. 28, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal authorities announced Wednesday that nine people face charges of a racketeering conspiracy through a string of violent gang activity in the Nashville area, alleging their involvement in killings, kidnappings, assaults, robberies and large-scale drug...

1 arrested in shooting that wounded TikTok star, killed teen

Jul. 28, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — Police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting that killed an 18-year-old woman and seriously wounded a 19-year-old social media influencer as they watched “The Forever Purge” at a Southern California movie theater. Authorities say...

Man charged in slaying for which another man served 16 years

Jul. 27, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have announced the arrest of a new suspect in a rape and murder more than three decades ago for which another man served 16 years in prison before he was exonerated by DNA evidence. State police and Adams County prosecutors said...

Former US Sen. Barbara Boxer assaulted, robbed in California

Jul. 26, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer was assaulted and robbed Monday in Oakland, California, her son said. The assault happened in the Jack London Square neighborhood, according to a tweet on Boxer's verified Twitter account. ...

Delaware State Police investigate assault, robbery at bar

Jul. 25, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

BEAR, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police are investigating an early morning assault and robbery at a bar that left the victim seriously injured. Troopers arrived at the bar in Bear around 1:20 a.m. Sunday and found three or four suspects had assaulted a man, police said...

Woman charged with hate crimes in 4 anti-Asian attacks

Jul. 24, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 25-year-old woman suspected in four separate attacks on people of Asian descent in Queens faces hate crime charges, prosecutors said Saturday. The unprovoked attacks took place between May and July, they said. In the latest case, July 21, a 75-year-old...

Teen pleads guilty in killing that stemmed from robbery

Jul. 24, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

A teenager has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the 2019 killing of a Maryland man that stemmed from a robbery over $60 worth of marijuana. Anthony Lamar Martin Jr., 18, entered the plea Friday in Harford County Circuit Court, The Baltimore Sun reported. It...

Defense attorney in 1983 homicides pens novel based on case

Jul. 24, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

MARSHALL, N.C. (AP) — Madison County resident William D. Auman worked 30 years of trial practice, including 10 death penalty cases and roughly 70 murder cases, but maybe no case was as memorable as the Gahagan homicides. Auman found the details surrounding the 1983...

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

Jul. 23, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

Landscaping was hardly his lifelong dream. As a teenager, Alton Lucas believed basketball or music would pluck him out of North Carolina and take him around the world. In the late 1980s, he was the right-hand man to his musical best friend, Youtha Anthony Fowler, who many...