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Hong Kong arrests men with gang links over mob attack

Jul. 23, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police say they've arrested six men, some with links to triad gangs, following a violent attack on pro-democracy protesters at a subway station over the weekend that saw dozens injured. Senior police official Chan Tin-chu said the men, aged 24-54, were held for "unlawful...

Police: Georgia woman drops, fatally hurts baby during fight

Jul. 23, 2019 3:36 AM EDT

MOULTRIE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman is accused of dropping and fatally injuring her 3-month-old baby during an altercation with another woman. WALB-TV reports 26-year-old Karen Lashun Harrison was charged with felony murder, cruelty to children and simple battery. Moultrie Police Lt. Freddie Williams says...

Review urged after 3 parolees charged in separate homicides

Jul. 22, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — At least three men recently paroled from Pennsylvania prisons have been arrested in unrelated homicides over the past two months, leading to calls from prosecutors and corrections officers for a review of the state's parole practices. The men were arrested within a couple days of one...

Casa Grande man convicted of negligent homicide in 2016 case

Jul. 22, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A man accused in a 2016 fatal assault near Casa Grande has been convicted of negligent homicide. Pinal County prosecutors say a jury reached its verdict Monday against 33-year-old Gabriel Huante, who's facing an Aug. 20 sentencing. Jurors weighed Huante's guilt or innocence to...

British man to testify against professor in Chicago stabbing

Jul. 22, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A British man accused in the fatal stabbing of a hair stylist in Chicago that a prosecutor said was driven by a sexual fantasy agreed Monday to plead guilty and testify against his co-defendant in the killing, a former Northwestern University professor, in exchange for a 45-year prison...

Maine man pleads guilty to child's death that spurred reform

Jul. 22, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — A Maine man pleaded guilty Monday to murder in the beating death of his 10-year-old stepdaughter, whose abuse sparked outrage and led to changes in the state child welfare system. The state plans to seek a life prison sentence against 52-year-old Julio Carrillo, who entered his plea...

Hong Kong crisis escalates after mob attack on protesters

Jul. 22, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — An overnight attack by white-clad assailants apparently targeting pro-democracy protesters raised tensions to new levels in Hong Kong on Monday as China harshly criticized the weekend demonstration, saying "central authority cannot be challenged." The Chinese rebuke came after its Hong...

Former Texas cop who shot unarmed man acquitted of assault

Jul. 22, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A former suburban Dallas police officer was found not guilty of aggravated assault for shooting an unarmed man twice in the back. Jurors reached their decision Monday in the retrial of Derick Wiley, who was fired by the Mesquite Police Department after the 2017 shooting that wounded Lyndo...

Indictment handed up in 'Real Housewives' home invasion

Jul. 22, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A man has been indicted in the home invasion of a former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast member. James Mainello also faces robbery, aggravated assault and other charges in the indictment handed up Monday by a Monmouth County grand jury. Prosecutors say the 51-year-old Bayonne...

Man shot by Kansas City police charged with assault

Jul. 22, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 35-year-old Kansas City man who was shot by police has been charged with assault. Robert Luckinbill was charged Saturday with two counts each of second-degree assault and armed criminal action. Luckinbill wsa shot Friday in northern Kansas City after he allegedly waved a knife at...