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New evidence links Colombia army chief to civilian slayings

May. 25, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — New evidence has emerged linking the embattled head of Colombia's army to the alleged cover-up of civilian killings more than a decade ago. The documents, provided to The Associated Press by a person familiar with an ongoing investigation into the extrajudicial killings, come as...

Suspect who police say shot his roommate identified

May. 25, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A man who police say shot and wounded his roommate on Friday in Oregon City before barricading himself in an apartment has been identified. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that officials on Saturday identified the suspect as 31-year-old Daniel Wiese. Around 3:30 p.m. Friday, the...

Guard and restaurant owner not liable in 2014 beating

May. 25, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

WEST POINT, Miss. (AP) — Jurors say a restaurant owner and security guard aren't liable in the 2014 beating of two men outside a northeast Mississippi restaurant. The Commercial Dispatch reports Clay County jurors found guard Annie Avant and Huddle House owner Litco Petroleum not responsible for injuries...

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Everett woman

May. 25, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A man suspected in the deadly shooting of a woman in Everett was tracked down and captured after a gun battle with police. KOMO-TV reports the drama began at around 8 a.m. Friday when officers responded to a report of shots fired at a business in Central Everett. Everett Police Deputy...

Oklahoma man charged in fatal shooting that left 2 dead

May. 25, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors in Tulsa say a 20-year-old man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder for a shooting that killed two and injured two others. The Tulsa World reports Kaleb Young has also been charged with two counts of shooting with intent to kill. According to a probable...

State abortion bans may hand Democrats a political weapon

May. 25, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year's elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressional races in swing states, members of both parties say. The...

Problems persist at Wyoming's largest mental health facility

May. 25, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Serious problems persist at Wyoming's largest mental health facility four years after employees left an incapacitated woman on a couch without food, water or bathroom use for over 24 hours, according to two groups that provide legal and advocacy services to patients in need. They...

16-year-old dies in Mississippi club shooting, 2 others hurt

May. 25, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — A nightclub shooting in rural central Mississippi has left a 16-year-old dead and two other people injured. Holmes County Sheriff Willie March tells local news outlets the shooting happened late Thursday outside the Magic City nightclub near Lexington. March says 16-year-old James...

Deputy fatally shoots reportedly suicidal man after chase

May. 25, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

CARRIERE, Miss. (AP) — Officials continue to investigate the shooting of a south Mississippi man killed while fleeing from a sheriff's deputy. Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison says the chase began Thursday when deputies received a call that a man was suicidal and armed. Allison tells The Picayune...

Police say 10 wounded following shooting at New Jersey bar

May. 25, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey police say 10 people have been wounded following a shooting at a Trenton bar. Authorities say police were notified of gunfire at about 12:25 a.m. Saturday outside a bar in the 300 block of Brunswick Avenue. Arriving officers found several victims in and around the...