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Bribery case against Sen. Menendez shines light on powerful NJ developer accused of corruption

Sep. 23, 2023 01:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In late 2020, Sen. Bob Menendez met with Philip Sellinger, a private practice lawyer and former fundraiser for the senator, to assess his potential fit as the next U.S. Attorney for the state of New Jersey — and to discuss one case in particular. If appointed,...

Canadian police officer slain, two officers injured while serving arrest warrant in Vancouver suburb

Sep. 22, 2023 20:30 PM EDT

COQUITLAM, British Columbia (AP) — A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer was shot to death and two other officers were injured while trying to serve an arrest warrant in a Vancouver suburb Friday, authorities said. The Independent Investigations Office, British Columbia's police...

A list of mass killings in the United States since January

Sep. 22, 2023 20:24 PM EDT

The latest mass killing in the U.S. happened at a suburban Chicago home, where a couple, their two children and three dogs were found fatally shot on Sunday evening. Officers were asked to check on the family at their home in Romeoville, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southwest of Chicago after one...

Three arrests made in boy's shooting death that sparked New Mexico governor's aggressive guns ban

Sep. 22, 2023 18:57 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A third arrest was made Friday in connection with a shooting outside an Albuquerque baseball stadium that killed an 11-year-old boy and prompted the New Mexico governor to issue a controversial gun ban. Albuquerque police took Daniel Gomez, 26, into custody...

Iowa man disappears on the day a jury finds him guilty of killing his wife

Sep. 22, 2023 17:53 PM EDT

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — Police were searching for an Iowa man who failed to show up at his first-degree murder trial on Friday, the day a jury found him guilty of killing his wife. A judge issued an arrest warrant for Gregory Showalter Sr. of Ottumwa after he missed the reading of the...

Ex-New Mexico sheriff's deputy facing federal charges in sex assault of driver after crash

Sep. 22, 2023 17:39 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An ex-county sheriff's deputy in New Mexico is facing federal criminal charges that could put him in prison for life in the sexual assault of a driver he handcuffed and put in his patrol vehicle following a vehicle crash in April. Michael Andrew Martinez is...

Lawn mowers and equipment valued at $100,000 stolen from parking lot at Soldier Field

Sep. 22, 2023 17:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Lawn mowers and other equipment valued at around $100,000 have been stolen from a parking lot at Soldier Field, home to the Chicago Bears, a spokesperson said. The equipment belonging to a subcontractor was taken sometime overnight Wednesday, stadium spokesperson...

New Jersey Gov. Murphy calls on Sen. Menendez to resign, says fellow Democrat can't be effective after bribery charge

Sep. 22, 2023 17:10 PM EDT
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Murphy calls on Sen. Menendez to resign, says fellow Democrat can't be effective after bribery charge.

Mother gets 78-year prison term for killing daughters, 15 and 5, in Virginia

Sep. 22, 2023 16:41 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia mother who sedated her two daughters with melatonin-laced gummy bears before fatally shooting them was sentenced Friday to 78 years in prison. Veronica Youngblood, 38, was arrested in August 2018 after shooting daughters Sharon Castro, 15,...

Chicago man gets life in prison for role in 2016 home invasion that killed 5 people

Sep. 22, 2023 13:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man convicted of fatally shooting five people during a 2016 home invasion has been sentenced to life in prison. A Cook County judge on Thursday sentenced Lionel Parks, 35, who was convicted in July in the December 2016 killings at a drug dealer’s home on...