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23 accused in broad Aryan Warriors supremacist case in Vegas

Aug. 21, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors in Las Vegas are charging 19 men and four women with being part of a white supremacist gang behind prison and street crimes including murder, drug trafficking and identity theft. A 152-count indictment unsealed Wednesday in Nevada state court alleges that all 23 defendants are...

Florida Democrats seek state legislative session on guns

Aug. 21, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A call by Florida Democrats to convene a special session on guns got little traction among Republicans, even as Parkland shooting survivors on Wednesday renewed their pleas for more measures to combat gun violence. March For Our Lives, a group for formed by survivors of last year's...

Man facing new charges over threats against federal agents

Aug. 21, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man accused of making an online threat against federal agents and voicing support for mass shootings has been indicted by a federal grand jury. Justin Olsen of Boardman was indicted on charges of threatening to assault federal law enforcement officers and making interstate...

Atlanta college students fear for safety day after 4 shot

Aug. 21, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The first day of fall semester brought fear to Clark Atlanta University, where students worried about their safety the day after gunshots were fired into a crowd of 200 people outside the school's library. Four students were wounded by gunfire after an argument broke out between two groups...

Lawsuit accusing ex-bishop of drunken sexual assault settled

Aug. 21, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit accusing the former bishop of West Virginia's Roman Catholic diocese of molesting boys and men has been settled. Wheeling-Charleston Diocese spokesman Tim Bishop said in a statement the terms of the settlement are confidential. A former personal altar server sued ex-Bishop...

Newark man faces child sex charges; mummified remains found

Aug. 21, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Police responding to a call about child sexual abuse said they found mummified remains and an altar to an unknown deity in the home of a man who is now facing multiple charges. Robert Williams is scheduled for an initial court appearance Friday. He is charged with crimes including...

Kansas fights claim of man wrongly imprisoned for 23 years

Aug. 21, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is fighting the compensation claim of a man who spent 23 years in prison for a double homicide before a judge vacated his convictions, which were secured despite a complete lack of physical evidence and motive tying him to the crimes. Lamonte McIntyre's case was one of three...

California mother suspected of killing 2 daughters

Aug. 21, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — An infant and her teenage sister found dead at their California home are believed to have been killed by their mother, who left two suicide notes and was unresponsive in a hospital Wednesday, police said. The victims, 4 months and 14 years old, were found Tuesday in Ontario, east of...

Man charged with threatening shooting at Planned Parenthood

Aug. 21, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal authorities say a Tennessee man has been arrested on charges that he made online threats of a shooting at a Planned Parenthood facility in Washington. The FBI and U.S. attorneys in Washington and Nashville said in a news release that 20-year-old Jacob Cooper made a court...

First sexual misconduct report issued for prep school

Aug. 21, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire prep school under state oversight for sexual misconduct allegations going back decades received 33 new incident reports in the first half of 2019, according to a reviewer who recommended several measures to improve record-keeping and encourage victims to come forward....