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Report: Oklahoma gun deaths rose as firearms access grew

Jun. 26, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gun deaths in Oklahoma have increased since a “permitless carry” law allowing people over the age of 21 to carry a gun without a permit or training went into effect in 2019, according to a newspaper’s review of data. The Oklahoman analyzed state medical...

Former Kentucky choir teacher sentenced in student rape case

Jun. 26, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former choir teacher at a Kentucky high school has been sentenced to five years in prison in the rape of an underage student. News outlets reported that Haley Reed, a former teacher at Oldham County High School, was sentenced Thursday. Reed...

2 men fatally shot after alleged west Phoenix home invasion

Jun. 26, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Two men were fatally shot in west Phoenix early Sunday after an alleged home invasion, according to authorities. Phoenix police said officers were called to the scene around 7:45 a.m. and found two men who were wounded. The two were rushed to separate...

Family, friends mourn British journalist killed in Brazil

Jun. 26, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

NITEROI, Brazil (AP) — Gathered at a cemetery on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, friends and relatives paid their final respects on Sunday to British journalist Dom Phillips, killed in the Brazilian Amazon while researching for a book about how to save the world’s largest rainforest. ...

Illinois governor's race is also battle among billionaires

Jun. 26, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

WAUCONDA, Ill. (AP) — The race to be Illinois' next governor is also a battle among billionaires, including two whose names won't appear on Tuesday's primary ballot. Republican candidates Darren Bailey, who as a state lawmaker fought pandemic measures such as mask mandates, and...

Detroit woman charged after body of son, 3, found in freezer

Jun. 26, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit woman has been charged in the death of her 3-year-old son after police found the boy's decomposing body in a basement freezer. The 31-year-old woman is charged with first-degree murder, child abuse and torture and concealing the death of an individual,...

Man fatally shot by police after domestic disturbance call

Jun. 26, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A man was fatally shot by police following a domestic disturbance in a North Little Rock home, authorities said Sunday. North Little Rock police say they were dispatched to a domestic disturbance call with a weapon around 10:40 p.m. Saturday. ...

Arrests in Istanbul as LGBTQ marchers try to defy Pride ban

Jun. 26, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Dozens of people were detained in central Istanbul after city authorities banned an LGBTQ Pride march, organizers said Sunday. Turkey's largest city has banned the march since 2015, but large crowds nonetheless gather every year to mark the end of Pride Month....

1-year-old child dies from gunshot wound in Charlotte

Jun. 26, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A 1-year-old child was killed and a 7-year-old child was injured by gunfire Saturday during a shooting in Charlotte. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said it received a call before 8 p.m. Saturday for an assault with a deadly weapon in southeast...

Houston man gets life in prison after fatally shooting 3 men

Jun. 26, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man has been sentenced to life in prison for shooting four men, including three who were killed, in the aftermath of a drug deal gone bad, according to prosecutors. A jury in Harris County last week found Joshua Kelsey, 37, guilty of three counts of murder...