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At 16, she drove drunk and killed a man. It happened again.

May. 15, 2021 03:18 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Five years ago, a diminutive teenage girl with striking brown eyes stood shackled and weeping in a Tampa courtroom. Jennifer Carvajal admitted she was drunk early one morning a few weeks shy of her 17th birthday. She admitted that she’d blown...

University of California drops SAT scores for admission

May. 14, 2021 23:50 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California won't consider SAT and ACT scores that are submitted with admission and scholarship applications under a settlement of a student lawsuit that was announced Friday. The 10-campus system, which has more than 280,000...

Missouri passes COVID-19 liability shield for businesses

May. 14, 2021 22:58 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A legislative session that began amid a surge in coronavirus cases ended Friday with Missouri lawmakers passing a legal shield against pandemic-related liability lawsuits as their final action. The House vote, taken barely five minutes before...

Search for tiger continues as alleged owner returns to jail

May. 14, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Texas (AP) — While a Texas man who police allege is the owner of a tiger that frightened residents after it was seen briefly wandering around a Houston neighborhood was ordered back behind bars on Friday, the animal’s whereabouts remain a mystery. An...

Prosecutors ask to drop most charges in doctor rape case

May. 14, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — State prosecutors on Friday asked a judge to dismiss most sex crime charges filed against a reality TV doctor and his girlfriend, who are accused of drugging and raping several women at their Southern California home. The attorney general's...

Man who promised 'bad day' guilty of killing ex-girlfriend

May. 14, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man who beat and strangled his ex-girlfriend after warning that she was in for a “bad day" was convicted Friday of murder. An Orange County jury found Jason Becher, 46, of Anaheim guilty of murder with a special...

Judge won't disqualify Las Vegas DA in Nevada execution case

May. 14, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A state court judge said Friday he won't disqualify the district attorney in Las Vegas from handling a bid to set the execution date for a convicted Nevada mass murderer. A defense attorney for condemned inmate Zane Michael Floyd said they will appeal...

Federal arraignment in July for 3 ex-cops in Floyd's death

May. 14, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former Minneapolis police officers who are charged with violating George Floyd’ s civil rights are scheduled to be arraigned in federal court in July, with a trial date to be determined. Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao will be arraigned on...

A look at bills passed by the Missouri Legislature in 2021

May. 14, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Legislature wrapped up its 2021 session Friday by passing a bill granting legal protections to businesses and health care providers from COVID-19 liability lawsuits. Here's a look at that and other bills that passed during the 2021 session. ...

New Mexico man ends trial, admits killing wife, 4 daughters

May. 14, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man stopped his trial and admitted Friday he killed his wife and four daughters in 2016 at their home in Roswell, the local district attorney said. Juan David Villegas-Hernandez, 39, will face five life-in-prison sentences following his...