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NYPD fires officer 5 years after Garner's chokehold death

Aug. 19, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, the unarmed man whose dying gasps of "I can't breathe" gave voice to a national debate over race and police use of force....

California university employee killed in campus stabbing

Aug. 19, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — An employee of California State University, Fullerton was killed in a stabbing in a campus parking lot Monday in what police called a targeted attack, though they were not sure of a motive. The victim was in his late 50s and worked in international student admissions at the...

Slain Chinese scholar's family to give $20K for help in case

Aug. 19, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The parents of a University of Illinois scholar from China who was abducted and killed two years ago are giving at least $20,000 to people who provided authorities with crucial information that led to the arrest and conviction of their daughter's killer. The money will come from a...

The Latest: California stabbing victim worked for university

Aug. 19, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on campus killing at California State University, Fullerton (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Police say the victim in a fatal stabbing at California State University, Fullerton was apparently targeted and worked in international student admissions. Fullerton Police Lt. Jon...

Man charged in brother's death is extradited to New Jersey

Aug. 19, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Philadelphia man charged with murder in the beating death of his younger brother in an Atlantic City casino hotel room has been extradited back to New Jersey. Atlantic County prosecutors say 38-year-old John Villante was moved to the county jail on Friday. The transition was...

Jury selection begins in Florida parking lot shooting case

Aug. 19, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — No one disputes that Michael Drejka fatally shot Markeis McGlockton 13 months ago in a fight that began over a handicapped parking space — it's on video seen worldwide. The fight at his manslaughter trial, which began Monday, will be over whether Drejka pulled the trigger...

Jury selection begins for man accused of murder, cannibalism

Aug. 19, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A murder trial is getting under way for a southern Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body. Attorneys for 38-year-old Joseph Oberhansley and Clark County prosecutors began selecting jurors Monday in suburban Indianapolis, in the Hamilton...

Texas man who killed boy to make room in house gets life

Aug. 19, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors say a Texas man who told police he drowned a 3-year-old boy because his girlfriend was pregnant and they needed room in the home has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Authorities say Bobby Woods Jr. told police that his girlfriend, Billie Jean Cuttler, was...

More charges likely in standoff that injured 6 officers

Aug. 19, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say more charges are likely in the case of a Philadelphia man accused of barricading himself inside a house and shooting six police officers during a long standoff last week. But District Attorney Larry Krasner also warned Monday that the investigation into the "factually...

Supreme Court asked to take up 'Serial' podcast murder case

Aug. 19, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for a Maryland man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit podcast "Serial" are asking the Supreme Court to step into the case. Lawyers for defendant Adnan Syed say in court papers Monday that the justices should order a new trial for Syed and reverse a Maryland court...