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Police seek dad, baby after 3 women killed in South Florida

Jan. 29, 2020 6:26 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued an Amber Alert on Wednesday for a father and baby who've been missing since three women were found shot to death. Miami-Dade officers have been searching for 49-year-old Ernesto Caballeiro since three women were found killed in a home on 187th...

No separate trial for defendant in alleged death scheme

Jan. 29, 2020 4:15 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A defendant in what federal prosecutors call a murder-for-hire case has lost a bid to be tried separately from an alleged former gang member. Kendrick Johnson is one of five people awaiting trial on conspiracy and other charges in the 2012 death of Milton Womack — a would-be...

Defendant removed from Florida courtroom during sentencing

Jan. 29, 2020 3:12 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge had a defendant removed from the courtroom after he reportedly causing multiple disruptions during his sentencing hearing. Jabari Blye, 24, was sentenced to 35 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and three counts of attempted...

Harvey Weinstein leaves for the day during his trial on charges of rape and sexual assault, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Two more accusers set to testify against Harvey Weinstein

Jan. 29, 2020 2:14 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — One says Harvey Weinstein raped her after she let her guard down by telling herself he was only a “dirty old man.” The other claims he offered movie roles to her in exchange for joining in a threesome with him. The one-time aspiring actresses, Tarale Wulff and Dawn Dunning,...

Video of man firing gun while driving leads to arrest

Jan. 29, 2020 1:46 AM EST

QUITMAN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man who police believe is shown on video firing four rounds from a pistol while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle has been charged with a misdemeanor. Joseph Gage Smith, 18, was arrested Monday by the Clarke County Sheriff's Office, WAPT-TV reported. A six-second...

FILE - In this undated file photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections, shows death row inmate Donnie Cleveland Lance, who was convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend more than 20 years ago. Lance is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. The State Board of Pardons and Paroles, the only authority in Georgia that can commute a death sentence, plans to hold a closed-door clemency hearing Tuesday. The board on Monday declassified a clemency application filed by Lance's lawyers. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP, File)

Georgia man set to be executed for killings of 2 people

Jan. 29, 2020 1:14 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend more than two decades ago is scheduled to be executed Wednesday. Donnie Cleveland Lance, 66, is set to receive a lethal injection at the state prison in Jackson for the November 1997 killings of Sabrina “Joy”...

Murder conviction overturned in Navajo reservation killing

Jan. 29, 2020 12:46 AM EST

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has overturned a Gallup man's first-degree murder conviction in a 2016 homicide, ruling that the defendant should have been allowed to present evidence that the man killed had used methamphetamine before a fatal fight. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

Scottsdale police say man dies after being shot by officer

Jan. 29, 2020 12:35 AM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A man has died after being shot by Scottsdale police outside a hospital, authorities said. An officer shot the man Tuesday as he approached authorities with a knife in his hand, the Scottsdale Police Department said in a statement. The suspect was taken into the hospital and later...

Man cleared of 1984 rape charges after serving 25 years

Jan. 28, 2020 10:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man accused of taking part in a violent gang rape in 1984 was formally cleared of the crime Tuesday. Rafael Ruiz was exonerated from the charges against him in State Supreme Court in Manhattan after serving 25 years in prison, The New York Times reported. Ruiz was first...

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, file photo, people walk by the One Franklin Square Building, home of The Washington Post newspaper, in downtown Washington. Washington Post political reporter Felicia Sonmez, who had been placed on administrative leave after she tweeted a link to a story about a 2003 rape allegation against Kobe Bryant, has been cleared to return to work, the paper said Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

WaPo clears writer who tweeted about Bryant rape allegation

Jan. 28, 2020 10:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Washington Post reporter who had been placed on administrative leave after she tweeted a link to a story about a 2003 rape allegation against Kobe Bryant has been cleared to return to work, the paper said Tuesday. In a statement, the Post said that an internal review had determined that...