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Detroit man gets 3 life terms for LGBTQ shooting deaths

Jul. 1, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A 19-year-old Detroit man has been sentenced to three life terms in prison with no chance of parole for gunning down two gay men and a transgender woman who authorities believe were targeted because of their sexual orientation. A Wayne County jury convicted Devon Kareem Robinson of first...

Jury to decide if teen who killed grandparents mentally ill

Jun. 30, 2020 9:27 AM EDT

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin teenager has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his grandparents, but his lawyers will argue at a trial that he shouldn’t be held criminally responsible because he was mentally ill. Alexander Kraus, 18, of Neenah, is charged with two counts of first-degree...

Teenager sentenced for tossing child from atop London museum

Jun. 26, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A mentally ill 18-year-old who was said to have a big smile on his face after throwing a 6-year-old boy off the 10th floor viewing platform at London's Tate Modern art gallery will spend at least 15 years in custody for attempted murder - and may never be released, a judge said Friday. Jonty...

Park police and neighboring residents survey the damage in Golden Gate Park, Saturday, June 20, 2020, after statues of Junipero Serra, U.S. Grant and Francis Scott Key were toppled and graffiti was spray painted over many walls and pedestals. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group via AP)

The Latest: Religious leader criticizes toppling of statue

Jun. 21, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — San Francisco religious leader criticizes toppling of statue in Golden Gate Park. — Trump tries to tie destruction of statues to Democrats, including Biden. — Trump stages comeback rally in less-than-fun arena amid pandemic. — Memorial to Black Wall Street in Tulsa...

Court to hear case of juvenile sex offender jurisdiction

Jun. 19, 2020 10:14 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in a case involving juvenile court judges' jurisdiction over youthful sex offenders. At issue is a Cincinnati-area defendant who sexually abused two young relatives when he was 14, according to court records. The defendant was...

Officer points gun at black teens in video; police explain

Jun. 16, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A video showing an officer in a community near Atlanta pointing a gun at group of teenagers has gone viral, with viewers voicing their disdain for the officer's behavior. The video starts in the middle of the incident and shows a Clayton County police officer pointing a gun at five black...

Kentucky school shooter ordered to serve two life sentences

Jun. 12, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky teen who pleaded guilty to killing two schoolmates in 2018 has been ordered to serve two life sentences. Gabriel Ross Parker was sentenced via teleconference by Marshall County Circuit Judge James Jameson on Friday afternoon. Parker will also receive 70 years in prison for 14...

Jaywalking arrest of 2 black teens in Oklahoma under review

Jun. 10, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

Authorities in Oklahoma are investigating the arrest of two black teenagers who were accused by white police officers of jaywalking in a Tulsa neighborhood where some areas had patchy sidewalks or no visible footpaths. Tulsa police on Tuesday released two body camera videos of the officers who handcuffed two...

This booking image provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office shows Shaun Michaelsen, 41, who is facing felony charges after police said he let a 12-year-old girl drive his SUV and told her to speed because he wanted to be a “cool father” — even though he is not her dad. (Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Police: Florida man lets 12-year-old drive Jeep 85 mph

Jun. 9, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is facing felony charges after police said he let a 12-year-old girl drive his SUV and told her to speed because he wanted to be a “cool father” — even though he is not her dad. Shaun Michaelsen, 41, told the arresting officer Monday he is friends...

Teen charged with smothering 5-year-old brother in Minnesota

Jun. 8, 2020 8:27 AM EDT

EYOTA, Minn. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy is charged in juvenile court with killing his 5-year-old brother in southeast Minnesota by pinching the boy's nose shut and holding his hand over his mouth. The Eyota teen wanted to stop his brother from “crying and throwing a fit,” according to a...