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Suspect arrested in February 2019 fatal shooting in Phoenix

Jan. 21, 2021 12:12 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A suspect in a homicide case from last year in Phoenix has been arrested, according to police. They said 40-year-old William McCoy was taken into custody Tuesday with the help of the U.S. Marshals Service Task Force. McCoy is jailed on suspicion of murder. Police said 24-year-old Abdulai...

New Mexico airman facing military trial in fatal car crash

Jan. 21, 2021 12:09 AM EST

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) — An Air Force airman in New Mexico is facing a military trial next week in connection with a fatal car crash nearly two years ago. Prosecutors said Airman 1st Class Calvin Cooper is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter, negligent homicide and reckless driving. They...

Murder suspect who escaped jail turns himself in to police

Jan. 20, 2021 8:17 PM EST

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — A murder suspect who escaped from Monterey County Jail in Salinas earlier this week turned himself in to police Wednesday. Luis Armando Sarabia went to the King City Police Department and surrendered himself to authorities. The Sheriff’s Office then took custody of Sarabia,...

Police: Alabama officers killed man who fired at them

Jan. 20, 2021 7:52 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama fatally shot a suspect who authorities said fired at officers multiple times on Wednesday. The Birmingham Police Department's south precinct was called to a neighborhood at around 2 p.m. due to reports of shots fired, Sgt. Rod Mauldin said, according to AL.com....

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2014 file photo, people protest the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico City. A Mexican newspaper published details Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, of new testimony by a cooperating witness that directly implicates the army in the 2014 disappearance of the 43 students. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Report: Witness implicates Mexico's army in abduction of 43

Jan. 20, 2021 6:29 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — New testimony by a cooperating witness directly implicates Mexico's army in the disappearance of 43 college students in a 2014 incident that continues to haunt the country, according to a newspaper report Wednesday. The newspaper Reforma said the witness, presumably a gang member...

Toddler fatally shoots cousin, 5, while playing with gun

Jan. 20, 2021 6:21 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A 5-year-old boy has been fatally shot by his 18-month-old cousin who got hold of a handgun inside a westside Detroit home. The toddler was playing with the gun about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday when it discharged, striking the older boy in the neck, according to police. A 27-year-old man was at the...

Central Iowa man charged with murder in nephew's death

Jan. 20, 2021 5:51 PM EST

ADEL, Iowa (AP) — The uncle of a central Iowa man who was shot to death inside a vehicle in Adel has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing. Mark Mash, 37, of rural Adel, was also charged Wednesday with control of a firearm by a domestic abuser, the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office...

Man charged in Rapid City triple homicide appears in court

Jan. 20, 2021 5:22 PM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A New York City man accused of killing three people in Rapid City made his first appearance in Pennington County Court on Wednesday, nearly five months after the alleged triple homicide. Arnson Absolu, 36, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Charles...

An injured protester is helped by others during a protest to demand the resignation of Haiti's president Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Moise has one more year in power, but a growing groundswell of opposition is organizing protests and demanding he resign next month amid spiraling crime and a crumbling economy. ( AP Photo/ Dieu Nalio Chery)

Hundreds in Haiti protest to demand leader's resignation

Jan. 20, 2021 5:06 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of people marched through Haiti's capital Wednesday in another protest demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse. The crowd clashed with police, and one woman was shot in the arm but was expected to recover. Several people also were wounded by rubber...

Instagram star's death ruled homicide by strangulation

Jan. 20, 2021 4:55 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The death of a Houston social media star has been ruled a homicide two months after her body was found in roadside bushes. Alexis Robinault died by strangulation, though no wounds were visible on her body, the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences said in a statement. A city employee...