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Yavapai County sheriff's deputy killed; suspect in custody

Jun. 29, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

CORDES LAKES, Ariz. (AP) — A Yavapai County sheriff’s deputy has died after being shot and a suspect is in custody, authorities said Wednesday. Sgt. Richard Lopez was shot Tuesday afternoon in Cordes Lakes and airlifted to a Phoenix hospital where he later died, authorities said....

R&B hitmaker R. Kelly due in court for sex abuse sentencing

Jun. 29, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R& B star R. Kelly faces the possibility of a quarter century or more in prison when he is sentenced Wednesday in a federal sex trafficking case in New York. A jury found Kelly, 55, guilty of racketeering and other counts last year at a trial that was seen as a...

Southern California fireworks seizure totaled 7 tons

Jun. 29, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

AZUSA, Calif. (AP) — A cache of illegal fireworks seized in a Los Angeles suburb this week was four times larger than initially reported, authorities said. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday that 14,000 pounds (6,350 kilograms) of fireworks were seized...

NC sheriff: Slain woman was guest, not intruder

Jun. 29, 2022 11:01 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who told deputies that he fatally shot a woman who broke into his home has been charged with murder after investigators determined the woman had been a guest at the home, a sheriff's office said. The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office...

Chief: Officer hit woman at abortion rally, should be fired

Jun. 29, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The chief of police in Rhode Island's capital has recommended that a city officer charged with assaulting a woman during an abortion-rights protest should lose his job. Patrolman Jeann Lugo's “disturbing, egregious, assaultive and unprofessional behavior...

CEO and Florida museum part ways following Basquiat raid

Jun. 29, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Museum of Art has parted ways with its CEO in the days after the FBI raided the Florida museum and seized more than two dozen paintings attributed to artist Jean-Michel Basquiat that are the subjects of an investigation into possible wire fraud and conspiracy. ...

Norway: Pride attack suspect still won't talk to police

Jun. 29, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man held over a suspected Islamist deadly weekend shooting ahead of an LGBTQ festival in Oslo is still refusing to talk to police, making it hard to establish whether he had any accomplices, Norwegian authorities said Wednesday. Zaniar Matapour, a...

Justices limit 2020 ruling on tribal lands in Oklahoma

Jun. 29, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that Oklahoma can prosecute non-Native Americans for crimes committed on tribal land when the victim is Native American. The 5-4 decision cut back on the high court’s ruling from 2020 that said a large chunk of eastern...

Man charged with new woman's killing on streets of London

Jun. 29, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A man was remanded in custody Wednesday after appearing in a London court charged with the murder and attempted rape of a woman who had been walking home alone in east London. It was the latest in a string of similar incidents that have heightened concern over the...

FBI opens sweeping probe of clergy sex abuse in New Orleans

Jun. 29, 2022 10:15 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The FBI has opened a widening investigation into sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in New Orleans going back decades, a rare federal foray into such cases looking specifically at whether priests took children across state lines to molest them, officials and others familiar...