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FILE - This undated image provided by the FBI in a U.S. District Court filing in Washington on Feb. 29, 2019, shows Mustafa al-Imam after his capture in October 2017.  A federal judge has sentenced Mustafa al-Imam to 19 years in federal prison for helping to plan the 2012 attacks in Benghazi. The sentence came several months after a federal jury in Washington  convicted Mustafa al-Imam of supporting the extremist militia that launched the fiery assaults on the U.S. compounds. (FBI via AP)

Militant sentenced to 19 years for role in Benghazi attacks

Jan. 24, 2020 12:27 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a Libyan militant to more than 19 years in prison for his role in the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador. A jury convicted Mustafa al-Imam last year of conspiring to support the extremist militia that...

Officers attend to one of several shooting victims, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Seattle, after a gunman opened fire in the heavily trafficked downtown area. (David Silver via AP)

Mayor, police pledge action after deadly Seattle shooting

Jan. 23, 2020 9:51 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A shootout in downtown Seattle that left a woman dead and a 9-year-old boy injured was the third violent incident this week in a part of the city long known for rampant drug use and street unrest. Business groups implored officials to improve public safety. And while crime rates in Seattle...

Man convicted of murder in mother's death escapes custody

Jan. 23, 2020 9:13 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon resident who was convicted of murder in the death of his mother in her Eugene home in 2004 has escaped from the supervision of the Psychiatric Security Review Board, officials said. The Register-Guard reports the review board sent a notice Thursday asking for the...

FILE — In this Monday, June 24, 2019 file photo Adel Sambrano Ramos, enters a Sacramento County Superior Court room for his first court appearance in the shooting death of Sacramento Police officer Tara O'Sullivan in Sacramento, Calif. The Sacramento County District Attorney's office announced on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2019, that prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty for Ramos, who is accused of killing O'Sullivan. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Death penalty sought in slaying of Sacramento officer

Jan. 23, 2020 8:58 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors announced Thursday that they will seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing a rookie Sacramento policewoman in an ambush last year. Adel Sambrano Ramos, 46, appeared in court and showed no reaction to the prosecutors' decision in a hearing that lasted only a...

Coffins holding the remains of three of six family members who were killed in a 1982 massacre are transported by the forensic office to be handed over to the victims' family in San Salvador, El Salvador, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. The remains of six adults and children from one family were handed over to surviving relatives on Thursday, 38 years after the El Calabozo massacre in which government soldiers are accused of killing more than 200 people. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

Family receives remains of 6 killed in El Salvador massacre

Jan. 23, 2020 8:35 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's forensic institute on Thursday turned over to family members the remains of six of the more than 200 rural residents killed by soldiers in August 1982 El Calabozo massacre. Juana de Jesús Bonilla Realegeño cried over the caskets of her parents,...

Jack and Holly Nelson, center, join others in prayer during a candlelight vigil for the Haynie family at City Park in Grantsville, Utah, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Police say four members of the Haynie family were killed and one injured after being shot by a teenage family member on Jan. 17. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP)

Lawyer: Family slaughter 'almost unbearable' for Utah father

Jan. 23, 2020 8:01 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The killing of a Utah mother and three of her children by a gunman identified by police as her 16-year-old son is “nearly unbearable" for the father who survived, a lawyer said Thursday. Colin L. Haynie "respectfully requests time and privacy to grieve and to heal himself and...

This Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, booking photo released by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department shows Anurag Chandra, 42 of Corona, Calif. Chandra intentionally rammed a Toyota Prius with six teenage boys inside on Sunday in Temescal Valley in Riverside County, southeast of Los Angeles, killing three and injuring three others before fleeing, authorities said Monday. (Riverside County Sheriff's Department via AP)

Man charged in deaths of 3 teens after California crash

Jan. 23, 2020 6:59 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A man was charged with murder Thursday following a weekend car crash that killed three 16-year-old boys and injured three other teens in Southern California, authorities said. A doorbell-ringing prank prompted Anurag Chandra to intentionally ram a Toyota Prius carrying all six...

A Phoenix woman has been arrested on suspicion of killing her three children after they were found dead inside the family home at this location Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Children's aunt says she was home when they were suffocated

Jan. 23, 2020 6:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix woman accused of suffocating her three young children never appeared to be a danger to them, according to an aunt who was in the house at the time of the killings. Pearl Rebolledo Velazco, the children's great-aunt, spoke at length at a candlelight vigil Wednesday night outside the...

Jury finds man not guilty in shooting death of Yakima teen

Jan. 23, 2020 6:39 PM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A Yakima County Superior Court jury has found a young man not guilty of second-degree murder in the death of a 16-year-old boy during a drug deal. Jurors reached their verdict Thursday afternoon in the trial of 19-year-old Cameron Jay Helland following nearly 10 hours of deliberations,...

FILE - In this April 18, 2017, file photo, Ledell Lee appears in Pulaski County Circuit Court for a hearing in which lawyers argued to stop his execution. Two groups sued a central Arkansas city on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, seeking the release of evidence they say could exonerate Lee who was executed nearly three years ago. (Benjamin Krain/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP, File)

Groups seek items they say could exonerate executed inmate

Jan. 23, 2020 5:03 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two groups sued a central Arkansas city on Thursday seeking the release of evidence they say could exonerate an inmate who was executed nearly three years ago. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Innocence Project asked a state judge to order Jacksonville authorities to...