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Medical supplies are seen outside an area outside of the garage to Fotus Dulos' home, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Farmington, Conn.  A dispatcher from the Farmington police said officers had responded to Dulos' home and he was later transported to the hospital  (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Man accused of killing missing wife is in critical condition

Jan. 28, 2020 5:26 PM EST

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with murdering his estranged wife was hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday after being found unresponsive in a vehicle inside his garage, authorities said. Fotis Dulos was found when officers went to his house in Farmington because he was late for a...

FILE - This undated file booking photo provided by the Colorado Springs Police Department shows Krystal Lee. Lee, who was having an affair with a Colorado man and helped him after he beat his fiancee to death with a baseball bat, was sentenced Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, to three years in prison. (Colorado Springs Police Department via AP, File)

Woman who helped man who killed his fiancee gets 3 years

Jan. 28, 2020 5:00 PM EST

CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (AP) — A woman who was having an affair with a Colorado man and helped him after he beat his fiancee to death with a baseball bat was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison. Krystal Lee, 33, acknowledged in February 2019 that she helped clean up the bloody crime scene after Patrick...

Suspect charged in Seattle shooting that killed 1, injured 7

Jan. 28, 2020 4:33 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington man was charged after police suspected he is one of the three people allegedly involved in a shooting in downtown Seattle. Jamel Jackson, 21, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm in the shooting that killed one and injured seven others last week, The Seattle Times...

German appeals verdict in crash that killed Egyptian student

Jan. 28, 2020 4:03 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German man convicted of negligent homicide for fatally hitting a 22-year-old Egyptian student with his car has appealed the verdict, court officials said Tuesday. The 22-year-old man was given a one-year suspended sentence by a youth court in the eastern city of Cottbus last week. Judges...

Myon Burrell, convicted in the murder of Tyesha Edwards, an 11-year-old girl pierced in the heart by a stray bullet in 2002 while doing homework at her family's dining room table, stands for a photograph at the Stillwater Correctional Facility, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Stillwater, Minn. A growing number of legal experts, community leaders and civil rights activists are concerned that Burrell may have been wrongly convicted, as there was no gun, fingerprints or hard evidence to implicate him. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Amy Klobuchar helped jail teen for life, but case was flawed

Jan. 28, 2020 3:47 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It was a prime-time moment for Amy Klobuchar. Standing in the glare of television lights at a Democratic presidential debate last fall, she was asked about her years as a top Minnesota prosecutor and allegations she was not committed to racial justice. “That’s not my...

FILE - This undated file photo provide by the Indiana State Police shows Alyssa Shepherd. Shepard, convicted for the Oct. 2018 crash that killed three children who were crossing a highway to board a school bus is appealing her conviction, contending that the tragedy was

Indiana woman appealing conviction in fatal school bus crash

Jan. 28, 2020 3:00 PM EST

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman convicted in a crash that killed three children who were crossing a highway to board a school bus is appealing her conviction, contending that the tragedy was “just an accident and not a crime," her attorney said Tuesday. A notice of appeal was filed Jan. 17...

U.S. Attorney General William Barr listens during a meeting with Jewish leaders at the Boro Park Jewish Community Council, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 in New York. Barr ordered federal prosecutors across the U.S. on Tuesday to step up their efforts to combat anti-Semitic hate crimes as he announced charges against a suspect who had slapped three Jewish women but was repeatedly released from jail under New York's bail reform laws. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Barr says there will be 'zero tolerance' on anti-Semitism

Jan. 28, 2020 2:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Attorney General William Barr ordered federal prosecutors across the U.S. to step up their efforts to combat anti-Semitic hate crimes as he met with Jewish leaders in Brooklyn, New York, on Tuesday. Barr said he has been “extremely distressed by the upsurge in violence” in...

Tennessee man charged with killing wife, wounding 2 sons

Jan. 28, 2020 2:53 PM EST

BELVIDERE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man was arrested on charges that he fatally shot his wife and wounded his two teenage sons, police said. Christopher Maxwell, 48, was arrested Saturday on first-degree murder, attempted murder and child abuse and neglect charges, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office said...

Police: Officer fatally shoots handcuffed man in cruiser

Jan. 28, 2020 2:24 PM EST

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — Authorities are investigating why a police officer in Maryland shot and killed a handcuffed man in the front passenger seat of a police cruiser. The deadly shooting occurred Monday night during an apparent struggle inside the cruiser after Prince George's County police officers...

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2019, file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, arrives at the Centre County Courthouse to be resentenced in Bellefonte, Pa. Jerry Sandusky's legal effort to have his decadeslong child molestation sentence reduced will be the subject of a hearing Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in a Pennsylvania courtroom. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Judge rejects Sandusky's latest request for shorter sentence

Jan. 28, 2020 2:19 PM EST

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A judge flatly rejected Jerry Sandusky's latest request to have his 30- to 60-year child molestation sentence reduced during a brief hearing Tuesday. Judge Maureen Skerda said she purposely fashioned the prison term to have an impact on the former Penn State assistant football coach...