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West Virginia mom charged with neglect in baby's death

Jul. 31, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

BENWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — A mother was charged with child neglect resulting in death after her months old baby died from injuries sustained while the woman was allegedly using drugs at a West Virginia home, according to authorities. Kace Lee Shmigal, 31, surrendered to authorities on the charge Thursday, news...

Montana man sentenced to life in prison in double homicide

Jul. 16, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a western Montana man to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his mother and the mother of his two children. Logan Dallas Christopher, 25, pleaded guilty in May to two counts of deliberate homicide and attempted deliberate homicide after...

Trucker charged with drug use before Indiana crash killed 4

Jul. 14, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — A semitrailer was going 72 mph (116 kilometers per hour) when it crashed into a car that had slowed for an Indiana highway construction zone, killing four young siblings, authorities said. The truck's driver, Corey R. Withrow, 31, of Camden, Ohio, has been charged by Wayne County...

Feds: Excessive force, no accountability in police bureau

Jul. 9, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

Narcotics police officers in the western Massachusetts city of Springfield routinely use excessive force by punching people in the face unnecessarily during arrests and other encounters and face no discipline for their misconduct, a U.S. Department of Justice investigation found. The investigation by the...

Nashville authorities probe fatal storage unit fire

Jul. 8, 2020 4:15 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville authorities are investigating a weekend fire at a storage facility that killed one person in a unit that included materials used for methamphetamine production. The Nashville Fire Department says several units were on fire Saturday at the Cube Smart facility. ...

South Korean Imperial guards wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus move near the Deoksu Palace in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: S Korea has 60-plus new virus cases for 3rd day

Jul. 4, 2020 10:46 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has recorded 60-plus COVID-19 cases for a third consecutive day, a continuation of a virus spread beyond the greater Seoul area. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday it has confirmed 61 additional cases, bringing the national total to 13,091. It...

DA: Sparks police justified in fatal shooting of 18-year-old

Jun. 29, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks has cleared Sparks police of any wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of an armed, suicidal 18-year-old man in January. Hicks said Monday that the officers were justified when they shot and killed Miciah Lee. Hicks said Lee was armed with a handgun...

Court: Some evidence against driver in biker crash allowed

Jun. 26, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire court ruled Friday that some evidence related to the driving and drug use of the pickup driver whose collision with a group of bikers last year left seven motorcyclists dead was admissible in his criminal case. The Superior Court decided that evidence of Volodymyr...

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 file photo, actor Johnny Depp arrives for the screening of the film Minamata during the 70th International Film Festival Berlin, Berlinale in Berlin, Germany. Lawyers for British tabloid The Sun asked a judge on Thursday, June 25, 2020 to throw out Johnny Depp’s libel claim against the paper because the film star allegedly failed to disclose evidence relating to his drug use. Depp is suing the newspaper’s publisher News Group Newspapers and executive editor Dan Wootton over a 2018 article claiming he was violent and abusive to his ex-wife Amber Heard.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

Tabloid's lawyers seek to get Johnny Depp lawsuit thrown out

Jun. 25, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Lawyers for British tabloid The Sun urged a U.K. judge on Thursday to throw out Johnny Depp’s libel claim against the paper because the film star allegedly failed to disclose evidence relating to his drug use. Depp is suing the newspaper’s publisher, News Group Newspapers, and...

Ex-fraternity president pleads guilty in deadly hazing case

Jun. 24, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — The former president of a now-defunct fraternity at Ohio University has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from hazing that led to a student's death two years ago. Elijah Wahib, 22, of Westlake, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts each of felony obstruction of justice and misdemeanor...