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RCMP official arrested after FBI, RCMP found documents

Sep. 17, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The head of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Tuesday the national force was working with the FBI on an investigation last year when it discovered documents that eventually led to the arrest of one of its senior intelligence officers. Authorities arrested Cameron Jay Ortis last week and...

Trial starts for convicted New York City bomber

Sep. 17, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A man already serving a life sentence for a bombing in New York City is going on trial in New Jersey, where he faces attempted murder charges for allegedly firing at police officers during a gunfight preceding his arrest. Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of Ahmad Khan...

Woman faces murder charge in death of husband

Sep. 17, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A judge has set bail at $500,000 for a Camas, Washington, woman accused of fatally shooting her husband. The Columbian reports court records show Stephanie "Sam" Westby told investigators that "he attacked me and said he was going to kill me." However, according to court records,...

Teen murder sentences: Oregon asks high court to step in

Sep. 17, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Justice is taking the Salem case of twin brothers sentenced as teenagers to almost 67 years in prison to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Statesman Journal reports that Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is asking the highest court to review and place a hold on...

Competency evaluation for man in college adviser slaying

Sep. 17, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — The arraignment for a man accused in the killing of a Whitman College employee has been continued for the completion of a competency evaluation. The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin reports 23-year-old Colby Hedman appeared in Walla Walla County Superior Court Monday to enter a plea but...

Mississippi autopsy confirms child's body in garbage bags

Sep. 17, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — An autopsy confirms that remains found in garbage bags in a Mississippi basement belonged to a small child. Meridian Police Chief Benny Dubose tells The Meridian Star the Friday autopsy found a badly decomposed body with a broken rib on one side and cracked ribs on the other. Dubose...

DC Police: Officer wounded, armed man killed in shootout

Sep. 17, 2019 8:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police say an armed man was fatally shot and an officer was wounded during a gunfire exchange outside an apartment complex. Police Chief Peter Newsham told news outlets that the deadly confrontation happened Monday night after officers responded to a report that shots had been fired...

Trial in 2015 slaying of 9-year-old Chicago boy to begin

Sep. 17, 2019 7:14 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The trial of two men charged in the 2015 slaying of a 9-year-old Chicago boy who was lured into an alley and shot to death is set to begin. The Cook County State's Attorney's Office says opening statements are set to start Tuesday as one jury will decide to acquit or convict Dwright...

Mexican tycoon arrested when boat kills son by San Francisco

Sep. 16, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

TIBURON, Calif. (AP) — A member of one of Mexico's wealthiest families was arrested on manslaughter charges after his 11-year-old son died on a family boating trip in the San Francisco Bay, police said Monday. Javier A. Burillo, 57, was arrested Sunday at his multimillion-dollar home in the bay front...

Man pleads guilty in fatal crash that killed NYC couple

Sep. 16, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man accused of driving recklessly in a fatal crash that killed a couple on Memorial Day weekend has pleaded guilty. Dickie Winn, of Cohoes, pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide in Saratoga County Court on Monday. Winn says he "engaged in reckless...