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More than 1,500 attend vigil for Aurora shooting victims

Feb. 17, 2019 5:53 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — More than 1,500 people braved snow and freezing drizzle to attend a prayer vigil for five co-workers who were fatally shot at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant. The Rev. Dan Haas told those who gathered for the vigil Sunday outside the Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora that Friday's...

Suspect in 2010 Cabanas shooting gets 20 years in Mexico

Feb. 17, 2019 5:52 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The man suspected of shooting former Paraguay national soccer team standout Salvador Cabanas in the head in 2010 has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in Mexico. But federal prosecutors said in a statement Sunday that a man known as Jose Jorge "B," with no full last name given, was...

The Latest: Chicago police still seek Smollett interview

Feb. 17, 2019 5:36 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the reported attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Chicago police say they still want to do a follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett about a reported attack that the "Empire" star says included his attackers yelling racial and homophobic slurs....

Aurora shooter's permit was revoked but gun wasn't seized

Feb. 17, 2019 5:15 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An initial background check failed to detect a felony conviction that should have barred the man who killed five co-workers and wounded six others at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant from buying the gun. Months later, a second background check of Gary Martin found his 1995...

Chicago police seek follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett

Feb. 17, 2019 4:46 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police and representatives for Jussie Smollett weren't speaking publicly about the investigation into a reported attack on the "Empire" actor a day after authorities said the case had "shifted" and they wanted to interview Smollett again. Pamela Sharp, a spokeswoman for Smollett,...

Suspect in killing of 4 hostages during standoff has died

Feb. 17, 2019 3:58 PM EST

CLINTON, Miss. (AP) — A man who shot and killed four people he held hostage in a Mississippi home has died from gunshot wounds he suffered in the 12-hour standoff, authorities said Sunday. Two small children were released unharmed from the home in Clinton several hours after the standoff started, police...

El Salvador arrests ex-soldier in slaying of US advisers

Feb. 17, 2019 3:54 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador police say they've arrested a man convicted of participating in the 1981 killing of two American labor advisers and the head of the country's land reform agency — a case that shook U.S. relations with a Central American nation then embroiled in civil war....

Separate shootings leave 3 dead in Kansas City

Feb. 17, 2019 3:15 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Separate shootings in Kansas City left three people dead and one injured over a 12-hour period. The Kansas City Star reports the deaths raised the number of homicides this year in Kansas City to 19. The first shooting happened Saturday night when police were called to a home and...

Sex abuse survivors say Vatican summit must deliver action

Feb. 17, 2019 1:29 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Roman Catholics who were sexually abused by clergy are insisting that decisive actions to confront the decades-long problem of pedophile priests and church cover-ups must come out of an upcoming Vatican summit. A founding member of the advocacy group Ending Clergy Abuse, Peter Isely,...

Hunt under way for suspect in shooting of officer

Feb. 17, 2019 1:02 PM EST

BLUEFIELD, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a Virginia police officer has been shot and seriously wounded after making a traffic stop. State police say a Bluefield officer was shot after stopping a 2008 Toyota Yaris for an equipment violation on Route 460 shortly before midnight Saturday. Authorities say a...