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No testimony yet from heir Robert Durst at his murder trial

Aug. 05, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Durst will have to wait at least until Monday to take the stand in his own defense, as a surprise early ending to the court day brought another delay to a murder trial that has seen an endless string them of them. The New York real estate heir...

AG: Breonna Taylor grand jury 'ultimately decided' charges

Aug. 05, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky attorney general who investigated the Breonna Taylor case responded to months of blistering criticism by saying the decision not to charge any police officers in her death was “ultimately” in the grand jury’s hands, though some jurors have complained...

Ride operator charged with murder in brawl at Indiana fair

Aug. 05, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

BROWNSTOWN, Ind. (AP) — A ride operator at a southern Indiana county's fair has been charged with murder following the death of a man who fell unconscious during a closing time brawl, authorities said. Zachariah Konkle, 32, allegedly rendered Michael Steele unconscious...

Slain Alabama officer laid to rest with salutes, sobs

Aug. 05, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer shot to death in what authorities have described as an ambush was laid to rest with honors Thursday. Dozens of police cars and motorcycles with sirens wailing formed a procession for Selma Police Officer Marquis Moorer as a...

'Kai the Hitchhiker' loses bid to overturn murder conviction

Aug. 05, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former online celebrity who became known for allegedly using a hatchet to fend off an attack on a highway worker failed in his attempt to have his conviction in a 2013 murder overturned. Caleb McGillvary was convicted two years ago of the 2013...

Probe: Suspect fatally shot by Texas officer posed no threat

Aug. 05, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A murder suspect who was wielding a knife posed no immediate safety threat when a Texas police officer fatally shot him from as far as 20 feet away, state investigators said in charging the officer with assault. Forest Hill Officer Logan Barr,...

Chicago police officer charged in downtown subway shooting

Aug. 05, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer who shot an unarmed man in the back as he tried to escape capture by running up an escalator in a busy subway station has been charged with felony aggravated battery with a firearm and official misconduct, prosecutors said Thursday. ...

Elko man arrested in Tuesday's fatal shooting of man he knew

Aug. 05, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A 51-year-old Elko man has been arrested in the fatal shooting at his home this week of a man he reportedly knew. Joshua Melton was being held in the Elko County Jail on Thursday without bail in the death of 37-year-old Edward Gilbreath. ...

Teen wanted on New York murder charge arrested in Delaware

Aug. 05, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware say they’ve arrested a teen wanted on a murder charge in New York. The U.S. Marshals Service and Dover police arrested the 16-year-old suspect at a home in the Village of Westover neighborhood in Dover on Wednesday afternoon,...

18 to stand trial after hazing death of Black student

Aug. 05, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — All eighteen students accused of playing a role in the death of a Black student during an initiation ritual at a Belgian university have been ordered to stand trial, lawyers for the victim’s mother said on Thursday. Twenty-year-old Sanda Dia died in a...