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Father of 9-year-old girl shot by child charged in her death

Jan. 21, 2021 8:33 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 39-year-old man was charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter in connection to the death of his 9-year-old daughter, who was fatally shot by another child in a north Philadelphia home, authorities said. The girl’s brother and cousin, both minors, were inside the home with...

Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis releases the names of two people found shot to death near Interstate 95 more than 44 years ago at a news conference on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Sumter, S.C. DNA testing helped identify the victims, whose killer has not been found. (Kayla Green/The Item via AP)

Bodies found shot to death in SC identified after 44 years

Jan. 21, 2021 6:48 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A man and a woman found shot to death just off a South Carolina highway have been identified by DNA after more than 44 years, a sheriff said Thursday. James Paul Freund was 30 and Pamela Mae Buckley was 25 when a trucker found their bodies in August 1976 on a narrow paved road just...

Sheriff: Woman upset over husband's absence kills kids, self

Jan. 21, 2021 6:48 PM EST

FAIRLEA, W.Va. (AP) — Five children found dead after a West Virginia house fire late last year were shot to death by their mother, who then took her own life, authorities said Thursday. Greenbrier County Sheriff Bruce Sloan revealed details of the shootings and fire last Dec. 8 at a news conference. He...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron addresses the media in Frankfort, Ky., following the return of a grand jury investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Kentucky to study warrant process after Taylor shooting

Jan. 21, 2021 5:02 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's attorney general has formed a task force to study the search warrant process nearly a year after the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor by officers who used a narcotics warrant to enter her home. Attorney General Daniel Cameron said the Taylor shooting in March by Louisville...

Coroner identifies 21-year-old man killed in police shootout

Jan. 21, 2021 4:07 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Officials in Alabama have identified a man who police fatally shot after authorities said he fired at them multiple times. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the man Thursday as Eusi Malik Kater Jr., 21. The Birmingham Police Department's south precinct was...

Police investigate shots fired into Democratic Party office

Jan. 21, 2021 1:33 PM EST

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police are investigating after gunshots were apparently fired through the front window of a Democratic Party office in a suburban Philadelphia county, officials said. No one was reported injured. The city of Norristown said the executive director of the Montgomery County Democratic...

Man charged after he fatally shoots intruder, wounds woman

Jan. 21, 2021 12:22 PM EST

STROUD, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man was charged with homicide after he fatally shot a man and wounded a woman who he said were trying to rob his house, authorities said. Randy Halterman, 66, of Stroud Township, also faces attempted homicide and aggravated assault counts stemming from Tuesday's shooting...

An injured protester is helped by others during a protest to demand the resignation of Haiti's president Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Moise has one more year in power, but a growing groundswell of opposition is organizing protests and demanding he resign next month amid spiraling crime and a crumbling economy. ( AP Photo/ Dieu Nalio Chery)

Hundreds in Haiti protest to demand leader's resignation

Jan. 20, 2021 5:06 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of people marched through Haiti's capital Wednesday in another protest demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse. The crowd clashed with police, and one woman was shot in the arm but was expected to recover. Several people also were wounded by rubber...

Girl, 9, dies after being shot in head in Philadelphia home

Jan. 20, 2021 2:33 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old girl shot in the head in a north Philadelphia home has died. Police called to the address just after 11 a.m. Wednesday reported finding the girl with a gunshot wound to the right side of the temple. She was taken to Temple University Hospital in critical...

Sheriff: Deputy charged with threats after US Capitol attack

Jan. 20, 2021 9:27 AM EST

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida deputy was arrested Tuesday for threatening to kill federal officials following the riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month, officials said. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd announced during a news conference that Deputy Peter Heneen, 29, was charged with making written...