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AP Was There: Hours of terror unfold inside Columbine

Apr. 19, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — On April 20, 1999, two teenage boys dressed in black trench coats went on a killing rampage at Columbine High School in suburban Denver. They shot and killed 12 classmates and a teacher and wounded two dozen others before taking their own lives. Twenty years later, The Associated...

Parents who starved and shackled children sentenced to life

Apr. 19, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California couple who for years starved a dozen of their children and kept some shackled to beds were sentenced Friday to life in prison, ending a shocking case that revealed a house of horrors hidden behind a veneer of suburban normalcy. The conditions inside David and Louise...

Colorado trucker charged in deaths of 5 on Kansas Turnpike

Apr. 19, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A truck driver from Greeley, Colorado, is charged with five counts of vehicular homicide for a fiery 2017 crash that killed five people on the Kansas Turnpike near Bonner Springs. The Kansas City Star reports that 58-year-old Kenny B. Ford appeared without an attorney Friday in a...

Congo court annuls sentence for exiled opposition leader

Apr. 19, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A lawyer for Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi says a court has annulled his three-year prison sentence, enabling him to return from exile in Belgium. The Court of Cassation, or supreme court of appeals, made the judgment Friday, saying that Katumbi can enter Congo a free man....

Government says marijuana involvement can derail citizenship

Apr. 19, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Immigration authorities on Friday said that anyone with any involvement with marijuana, regardless of whether it's legal in the state they live in, can be denied from citizenship because the drug is still outlawed by federal law. The announcement comes weeks after officials in Colorado,...

Turkey arrests 2 people suspected of spying for UAE

Apr. 19, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities on Friday formally arrested two men on charges of spying for the United Arab Emirates, Turkey's state-run news agency said. Authorities were also investigating the possibility that the men could have been involved in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi...

Kansas high court overturns second conviction in bar killing

Apr. 19, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has again overturned the murder conviction of a Topeka man who was serving a life sentence in a 2008 bar shooting. The justice ruled Friday that James Arthur Qualls III's claims that he killed 30-year-old Joseph Beier in self-defense weren't handled correctly at...

Peruvians gather for funeral of former president Alan Garcia

Apr. 19, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Large crowds have gathered in the Peruvian capital for the funeral procession of former President Alan Garcia, who killed himself after authorities arrived at his home to arrest him for alleged involvement in a corruption case. Mourners carried Garcia's coffin through the streets of Lima...

Indianapolis officer shoots suspect reaching for handgun

Apr. 19, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police say a member of their violent crimes unit has shot and wounded a suspect wanted in connection with shooting a security guard at a liquor store. Deputy Chief Chris Bailey says the unit tracked the suspect to a video store on the city's west side Friday afternoon and...

Officials: South Carolina school girl died of natural causes

Apr. 19, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina prosecutor said Friday that the death of a fifth grader at school last month was due to rupturing blood vessels caused by a birth defect and not a fight with another student. Solicitor Duffie Stone said at a press conference that 10-year-old Raniya Wright died of a...