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San Diego County deputies kill man they say had a gun

Jun. 18, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — San Diego County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a man they said pulled a handgun during a Friday confrontation, authorities said. A call about a suspicious person sent deputies to a neighborhood in Encinitas at about 8 a.m. and when they...

OJ Simpson keeps fighting in Vegas against Goldman judgments

Jun. 18, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson will keep fighting recent court orders in Nevada that he owes at least $60 million in judgments stemming from the 1994 killings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman, his lawyer said Friday. Attorney Malcolm...

19-year-old accused of firing at people across Phoenix area

Jun. 18, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona teenager suspected of killing one person and injuring a dozen others during a 90-minute string of drive-by shootings in metropolitan Phoenix told police he believed people were after him because of his involvement in another shooting, according to court documents...

3 killed, suspect sought after Oregon hit-and-run, shooting

Jun. 18, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — Police searched Friday for a suspect believed to have killed three people in wave of violence that included a hit-and-run crash and a shooting at a pot shop in a small Oregon city. The first person found dead was struck by a pickup truck at an RV...

Man who stabbed Asian American charged with attempted murder

Jun. 18, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man arrested after he allegedly stabbed a 94-year-old Asian American woman in San Francisco in an unprovoked attack has been charged with attempted murder, the city’s top prosecutor announced Friday. Daniel Cauich, 35, was also charged with...

Man with abusive history sentenced for killing ex-girlfriend

Jun. 18, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man who beat and strangled his ex-girlfriend and mocked the security system she'd installed hours earlier to protect her from his abuse was sentenced Friday to life in prison without possibility of parole. Jason Becher, 46,...

Man found guilty of killing his stepmother in Broken Bow

Jun. 18, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

BROKEN BOW, Neb. (AP) — A central Nebraska man was convicted Friday of shooting and killing his stepmother last year. After a four-day trial in Custer County, Trent Esch, 45, of Broken Bow was found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of 62-year-old Crystal...

Newsom assaulted by 'aggressive' man on Oakland street

Jun. 18, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A man has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting Gov. Gavin Newsom during his visit to downtown Oakland, authorities said Friday. Newsom was walking to a barbershop and pizzeria in Old Oakland to promote small businesses on Thursday when he was...

Police: death of woman, 7-year-old child was murder-suicide

Jun. 18, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — The deaths of a woman and her 7-year-old daughter, whose bodies were found Thursday in a Westport, Connecticut, home, are being treated as a murder-suicide, police said. Tracy Do, 46, died from self-inflicted stab wounds and her daughter, Layla...

White firefighter accused of pointing gun at Black motorist

Jun. 18, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

BOLTON, N.C. (AP) — Charges have been filed against a white North Carolina firefighter who is shown in a video pointing a gun at a Black motorist, a sheriff's office said Friday. A news release from the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office said Shantasia Donique Williams,...