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Marysville man fatally shot, woman arrested

Nov. 14, 2019 6:32 PM EST

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a Marysville man was fatally shot and a woman has been arrested. Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Courtney O’Keefe says detectives responded to a report of a man accidentally shooting himself at a residence around midnight Thursday. She...

Virginia police say wanted Marine deserter sought family

Nov. 14, 2019 6:28 PM EST

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say the Marine deserter wanted for questioning in a murder case was trying to reach out to a family member when he was spotted. Roanoke Police Chief Tim Jones told a news conference that it’s believed Michael Alexander Brown was trying to contact his...

Feds won’t charge officers in Virginia motorist’s death

Nov. 14, 2019 6:10 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors won’t file criminal charges against two U.S. Park Police officers who fatally shot an unarmed motorist after a chase on a northern Virginia parkway two years ago. The Justice Department announced Thursday it found insufficient evidence to bring charges in...

Teen SC school shooter gets life for killing 1st grader

Nov. 14, 2019 5:32 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A school shooter who was 14 when he killed a first grader on a school playground in South Carolina was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole. Judge Lawton McIntosh said worried Jesse Osborne showed little remorse after killing his father in their Anderson County home,...

The Latest: School shooter gets life without parole

Nov. 14, 2019 5:22 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing hearing for a teenager in a South Carolina school shooting (all times local): 5:10 p.m. A school shooter who was 14 when he killed a first grader on a school playground in South Carolina has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Judge Lawton...

California man convicted of torture-murder dies on death row

Nov. 14, 2019 5:19 PM EST

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — A 49-year-old inmate convicted of torturing and burning his victim alive has died on California’s death row. Prison officials say Spencer Brasure was found unresponsive alone in his San Quentin State Prison cell shortly after midnight Thursday. Officials are awaiting an...

Defense expert: Iowa murder suspect’s confession unreliable

Nov. 14, 2019 4:27 PM EST

MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — A confession by the suspect in the death of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts is not reliable because he was sleep deprived and susceptible to coercion after hours of questioning, a defense expert testified Thursday. Brian Leslie, a consultant with expertise in interrogation...

2-year-old boy’s death now being investigated as homicide

Nov. 14, 2019 3:16 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police in Philadelphia are now investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy in the city as a homicide. WPVI-TV reports that police said Thursday they are opening a homicide investigation into the death of the child following a medical examiner report. Police were called to a home in...

The Latest: Walmart where mass shooting occurred reopens

Nov. 14, 2019 12:56 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the reopening of a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, where a gunman killed 22 people (all times local): 9:20 a.m. Customers have returned to a Walmart in Texas that had been closed since a gunman fatally shot 22 people there in August. About 50 shoppers lined up early Thursday...

Officials seek faster trial for US teens in Rome cop slaying

Nov. 14, 2019 12:46 PM EST

ROME (AP) — The lawyer of one of the two young Americans jailed in Rome over the slaying of a Carabinieri police officer says prosecutors have requested a speedier trial for the two teenagers. Finnegan Lee Elder’s lawyer, Renato Borzone, said on Thursday that Rome prosecutors have requested an...