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Today in History: May 27, Queen Mary's maiden voyage

May. 27, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 27, the 147th day of 2022. There are 218 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 27, 1935, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, unanimously struck down the...

Deputy shoots, kills man saying he "engaged" deputy

May. 26, 2022 22:54 PM EDT

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) — A Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputy shot and killed a man south of Roseburg on Wednesday, Oregon State Police said. Deputies went to a residence in Myrtle Creek at about 8 a.m. Wednesday to investigate a domestic violence complaint, The World...

Buffalo is latest mass shooting by gunman wearing body armor

May. 26, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

When a shooter attacked a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, on May 14, its security guard tried to stop him. At least one of his shots hit the gunman, but it didn’t stop the deadly rampage because the gunman was wearing body armor. Ten Black people died in the racist massacre,...

Judge tosses statements defendant made in 1972 murder case

May. 26, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A judge has thrown out statements that a 77-year-old Minnesota man charged in the stabbing death of a 15-year-old suburban Chicago girl nearly half a century ago made to police and to his wife. Will County Judge David Carlson on Wednesday granted two defense...

New Mexico Democrats seek new gun restrictions, enforcement

May. 26, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Responses from public officials in New Mexico to the killing of 19 children and two teachers by a lone gunman at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, are falling along partisan lines when it comes to proposals to improve public safety and regulating access to guns. ...

Man convicted of 1st-degree murder in beheading case

May. 26, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A jury on Thursday convicted a New Hampshire man of first-degree murder for killing his wife’s coworker after he discovered they were texting, and then forcing her to behead him. Armando Barron, 32, faces a life sentence without parole. He also was convicted...

Affidavit: Man strangled his mother to death in Maine

May. 26, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — A man charged with killing his 66-year-old mother told police he strangled her after she attacked him, according to court records. Jason Ibarra, 42, is expected to make his initial court appearance Friday following the killing of his mother, Jeanine Ross, the...

Ex-Virginia Tech linebacker testifies in fatal beating trial

May. 26, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia Tech football player took the stand in his own defense at his murder trial Thursday, testifying that he felt "violated” when he discovered that a Tinder match he believed was a woman was actually a man. Isimemen Etute, 19, is charged...

Police: Man shoots, kills plumber he called for job

May. 26, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

SPANAWAY, Wash. (AP) — A man has been charged with murder after a plumber called to the man's home south of Tacoma was shot and killed on Monday. Jacques Dothard, 55, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and five counts of unlawful position of a firearm on Wednesday in the...

States divided along partisan lines in response to shootings

May. 26, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was quick to react to this week’s carnage at a Texas elementary school, sending a tweet listing the gun control measures the Democratic-controlled state has taken. He finished with: “Your turn Congress.” But gun control...