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Dad facing charges after toddler accidentally shoots mom

Nov. 19, 2019 8:36 AM EST

DERRY, Pa. (AP) — A woman was accidentally shot and wounded when she tried to take a loaded gun from her toddler son at the family’s Pennsylvania home. Authorities disclosed details of the shooting when they announced Monday that the woman’s husband would face charges of reckless endangerment...

Jury convicts Oklahoma man of murder in officer’s death

Nov. 19, 2019 8:36 AM EST

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — A jury deliberated for less than an hour before convicting a man of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a police officer in central Oklahoma. The Pottawatomie County jury on Monday convicted 38-year-old Byron James Shepard for the 2017 killing of Officer Justin Terney, who...

Sweden discontinues Assange rape investigation

Nov. 19, 2019 8:17 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The alleged rape investigation involving WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently in prison in Britain, has been discontinued, a Swedish prosecutor said Tuesday. “I want to inform about my decision to discontinue the preliminary investigation,” Deputy Chief...

Authorities: Body found in search for missing Missouri woman

Nov. 19, 2019 8:15 AM EST

TROY, Mo. (AP) — Information provided by a missing St. Louis-area woman’s husband has led authorities to a body that’s believed to be that of the woman, police said Tuesday. The body was discovered around 11:15 p.m. Monday in a remote area near the town of Troy and about 45 miles (72...

Philadelphia mother accused of killing quadriplegic daughter

Nov. 19, 2019 7:39 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman has been charged with murder in the death of her adult quadriplegic daughter. Authorities say 63-year-old Yelena Nezhikhovskaya is also charged with false reporting and drug delivery resulting in death stemming from the death of her 32-year-old daughter, Yulia. She...

Malta offers pardon for possible info in reporter’s slaying

Nov. 19, 2019 7:36 AM EST

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A man arrested in a money-laundering case in Malta claims to have information identifying the mastermind behind the car-bomb assassination of a leading investigative journalist, Maltese officials said Tuesday. Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said he has offered an official...

Deadly attack leaves California Hmong community in shock

Nov. 19, 2019 5:52 AM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A close-knit Hmong community was in shock after gunmen burst into a California backyard gathering and shot 10 men, killing four. “We are right now just trying to figure out what to do, what are the next steps. How do we heal, how do we know what's going on,” said Bobby...

Officers cleared in death of bipolar woman armed with ax

Nov. 19, 2019 4:30 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police have been cleared of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a bipolar Virginia woman whose psychiatrist asked authorities to check on her. Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor told reporters Monday that no charges will be filed against the two Henrico police...

No charges yet for men in deadly Halloween shooting

Nov. 19, 2019 1:41 AM EST

ORINDA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors said Monday that they won’t immediately file criminal charges against five men arrested on suspicion of shooting up a San Francisco Bay Area Halloween party, killing five people. The Contra Costa County district attorney’s office couldn’t meet the...

4 men arrested in deadly California Halloween shooting freed

Nov. 19, 2019 1:23 AM EST

ORINDA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on no charges being filed in California Halloween shooting (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Four of five men arrested in connection with a shooting that killed five people at a California Halloween party have been freed from custody after prosecutors declined to file criminal...