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One person dies after standoff with Wichita SWAT team

May. 25, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 39-year-old man died after he exchanged gunfire with members of a Wichita SWAT team after a lengthy standoff on Wednesday, police said. Officers were called to a home in west Wichita after a report of a shooting. The officers found a woman and child in the...

California man sentenced for kidnapping Idaho girl

May. 25, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A California man convicted of kidnapping an 11-year-old Idaho girl could be released from prison after five to seven months if he successfully completes a treatment program. Third District Judge Randall Grove on Tuesday sentenced Brian Sangjoon Lee to up to 10...

2 more charged in 2018 kidnapping of Vermont man found dead

May. 25, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Two more men have been arrested in connection with the 2018 kidnapping of a man later found shot to death in a snowbank in Barnet, Vermont. Serhat Gumrukcu, 39, of Los Angeles, and Berk Eratay, 35, of Las Vegas, were arrested Tuesday on charges of...

Board rejects Arizona death-row prisoner’s clemency bid

May. 24, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s clemency board has declined to recommend to Gov. Doug Ducey that the death sentence of a man convicted in the 1984 kidnapping and killing of an 8-year-old girl be reduced to a lesser punishment, rejecting his claims that he is innocent of the crimes. The...

Arizona court upholds man's convictions, death sentences

May. 24, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a man's convictions and death sentences in the 2012 killing of his nine-months pregnant girlfriend who was bound, handcuffed and gagged when her partially burned body was found in a bed by firefighters responding to an apartment fire. ...

As execution warrant lapses, families tell AP grief is fresh

May. 24, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The families of two young girls who were abducted and attacked 46 years ago by a Georgia man who was scheduled to be put to death last week say they are “deeply upset and disappointed” that the execution was halted by a judge and the death warrant was allowed to expire Tuesday....

Man charged with threatening Oklahoma US Rep. Kevin Hern

May. 23, 2022 15:40 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A man known for showing up uninvited at political events to get close to politicians has been charged with threatening an Oklahoma congressman and his family, officials said Monday. Keith Charles Eisenberger, 39, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, is charged with...

Migrant back home after 7 years in Mexico jail with no trial

May. 22, 2022 22:36 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — An Indigenous migrant who was accused of kidnapping and jailed in a northern Mexico border city returned to her homeland of Guatemala on Sunday as a free woman after spending more than seven years in prison without a trial. A Mexican court ordered the...

Gangs strangle Haiti's capital as deaths, kidnappings soar

May. 22, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — It was about 6 a.m. when Venique Moïse flung open the door of her house and saw dozens of people running — their children in one hand and scant belongings in the other — as gunfire intensified. Minutes later, she joined the crowd with her own three...

N. Carolina man charged with murder in deaths of mother, son

May. 21, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

HOPE MILLS, N.C. (AP) — A 68-year-old man has been charged with murder in the deaths in a mother and son from North Carolina who were found dead in the grass behind their apartment building. Police in Hope Mills, just south of Fayetteville, announced Saturday that Rodney William...