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Undersheriff: Teen's death likely preceded Colorado manhunt

Apr. 19, 2019 11:13 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado undersheriff who led the search for a Florida teenager whose actions prompted tightened security at Columbine High School ahead of the 20th anniversary of an attack there that killed 13 people said she likely killed herself before police launched a massive manhunt. Clear Creek...

Prosecutor: No charges against Arkansas officer in shooting

Apr. 19, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday declined to file charges against a Little Rock police officer who fatally shot a man by firing at least 15 times into the windshield as the car was in motion. Pulaski County Prosecutor Larry Jegley said that Officer Charles Starks won't face charges in the...

Police seeking teen find abandoned car near Mexican border

Apr. 19, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities looking for a 15-year-old girl who vanished with two murder suspects have found their car in San Diego near the Mexican border. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says Friday that the empty BMW sedan was found in the San Ysidro area, which is a major border crossing....

Man who yelled racial slurs in attack guilty of hate crime

Apr. 19, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A man who punched and kicked two people in Denver while yelling racial slurs has been convicted of a hate crime. Prosecutors announced Friday that 43-year-old Ryan Lee was found guilty of two counts of bias motivated crime and two counts of third-degree assault. He faces up to 15 years in...

Woman's brutal killing in Bangladesh triggers protests

Apr. 19, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Dozens of protesters took to the streets in Bangladesh's capital to demand justice for an 18-year-old woman who died after being set on fire for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against her Islamic school's principal. Nusrat Jahan Rafi told her family she was lured to the...

DA: Colorado Springs officer justified in fatal shooting

Apr. 19, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Colorado Springs officer was justified when he shot and killed a man who rammed a stolen truck into a police cruiser and made threats with a hatchet. The Gazette reports the officer was looking for stolen vehicles in an apartment complex parking lot when he...

Parents who starved and shackled children sentenced to life

Apr. 19, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The eldest son and daughter of a couple who starved and shackled 12 of their children spoke publicly for the first time Friday, alternately condemning and forgiving their parents before a judge sentenced the pair to up to life in prison. Since being freed from their...

Safety fears disrupt schools amid Columbine anniversary

Apr. 19, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Fears about student safety disrupted several Denver area schools Friday in the midst of events marking the 20th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting. Students were kept late at a middle school in Lakewood so police could search the building after a tip was received about a possible...

Clerics meet with officials after police-involved shooting

Apr. 19, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut religious leaders met with government officials Friday to try to ease concerns after a shooting that involved police, wounded a woman and led to protests. Local clerics met with Hamden Mayor Curt Leng and police officials, three days after a Hamden officer and a Yale...

Former jailer pleads guilty to illegal sex with inmate

Apr. 19, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) — A former jailer in a south Mississippi county has admitted to illegal sex with a female inmate, and a lawyer for the deceased woman's children is seeking monetary damages. Warren Avery pleaded guilty on Monday to one count of attempted unlawful sexual activity and two counts of...