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Editorial Roundup: US

May. 13, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ May 11 The Brunswick News on the investigation into the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery: Many questions have been understandably raised about how the investigation into the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery unfolded. Why did the Glynn County Police Department...

Billings police investigating two shooting deaths

Apr. 28, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Two men were shot to death in unrelated shootings that happened about 18 hours apart in Billings, police said. Micah Aaron Myron, 50, was shot in the chest in a yard at 10 p.m. Sunday, the Yellowstone County Coroner’s Office said Tuesday. Officers were interviewing witnesses...

Parents charged in fatal shooting of 4-year-old girl

Apr. 23, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The parents of a 4-year-old girl who died after she was shot inside a northeast Philadelphia home this week were charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter, prosecutors said. Alhakim Nunez and Iris Rodriguez, both 29, also face counts of child endangerment, obstruction of justice...

2 women arraigned in Montana man's strangulation death

Apr. 8, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Two Montana women were arraigned on charges related to the death of a man whose body was found between a washer and dryer with a plastic bag over his head. Sandy Rose Moore is charged with deliberate homicide for allegedly strangling 49-year-old Larry Coon in January, The Montana...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. A federal judge denied Kelly's request that he be released from custody out of concern that he might contract the coronavirus. He is being held in a federal  in Chicago as he awaits trial on child pornography and other charges.  “The defendant is currently in custody because of the risks that he will flee or attempt to obstruct, threaten or intimidate prospective witnesses,”  U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly of Brooklyn wrote in her denial.

Judge: R Kelly must remain locked up amid coronavirus crisis

Apr. 7, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York on Tuesday denied R&B singer R. Kelly's request for release from jail in Chicago because he was concerned he could contract the coronavirus while behind bars. “The defendant is currently in custody because of the risks that he will flee or attempt to...

Ex-police chief to stand trial in military surplus case

Apr. 6, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

THETFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A former Flint-area police chief will stand trial on embezzlement and obstruction of justice charges tied to his department’s use of surplus military equipment, including parachutes and mine detectors. A circuit court judge has determined that a district judge abused...

Man faces prison sentence in attempt to arrange killing

Apr. 3, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A southwestern New Mexico man faces nine years in prison after pleading guilty in federal court in Las Cruces to crimes stemming from a 2019 attempt to arrange a murder-for-hire. The U.S. Attorney's Office for New Mexico announced Thursday that 30-year-old Jacob Grijalva of Silver...