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Baltimore police rule death of 1-year-old girl a homicide

Dec. 3, 2020 12:49 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The death in October of a 1-year-old girl who was found not breathing at a home has been ruled a homicide, Baltimore police said. An officer was flagged down on Oct. 8 by a resident in the Upton neighborhood of West Baltimore, The Baltimore Sun reported. The officer went to the home and...

Teen charged in mall shooting to contest move to adult court

Dec. 3, 2020 12:43 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Attorneys for the 15-year-old boy charged in a shooting at a Wisconsin mall that left eight people wounded plan to contest prosecutors' attempts to move his case to adult court. During a virtual court hearing Thursday, a Milwaukee County judge scheduled an in-person hearing on the matter...

Mississippi day care worker arrested after infant's death

Dec. 3, 2020 12:42 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A day care worker has been arrested in connection with the death of an infant at a Mississippi day care. Amy Rogers, 23, was taken into custody by Oxford police officers Wednesday, news outlets reported. Authorities didn't say how or when the 8-week-old child died, but Oxford police...

Western Nebraska man accused of kidnapping woman at gunpoint

Dec. 3, 2020 12:39 PM EST

HAYES CENTER, Neb. (AP) — State troopers have arrested a western Nebraska man accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint, then later engaging in an hourslong standoff with police. Robert Smith, 44, of Hershey, was arrested Wednesday afternoon after he was found at a house in Hayes Center in...

Officers fatally shoot armed man who wounded police K-9

Dec. 3, 2020 12:20 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police officers investigating a homicide fatally shot a man who had just shot and wounded a police dog inside an apartment, a Police Department spokeswoman said Thursday. The incident occurred after officers were directed to an apartment after police responding to a report of...

Man charged with killing former Indiana U football player

Dec. 3, 2020 12:08 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man has been charged in the killing of former Indiana University football player and businessman Chris Beaty in downtown Indianapolis in May during unrest following the death of George Floyd, prosecutors said Thursday. Marcus Anderson has been charged with murder, felony murder,...

Spanish minister condemns far-right chats of ex-military men

Dec. 3, 2020 11:39 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s defense minister has asked prosecutors to investigate leaked chats of retired military officers allegedly talking about shooting political adversaries and praising late dictator Gen. Francisco Franco. The messages from a private Whatsapp group were published by the Infolibre...

Police: Body of missing 17-year-old girl found, 2 charged

Dec. 3, 2020 10:50 AM EST

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — The body of a missing West Virginia teen was found and two people have been charged in connection with the death, police said. Authorities found the body of Azareyiah Majestic Mitchell, 17, of Oak Hill, on Tuesday and on Wednesday police arrested the last people she was seen with,...

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Rapper Casanova surrenders in federal racketeering case

Dec. 3, 2020 10:40 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The rapper Casanova has surrendered to law enforcement following his indictment in a gang-related federal racketeering case, authorities said Thursday. The New York City rapper, whose legal name is Caswell Senior, was charged in an indictment unsealed against 18 members of the Untouchable...

Chicago police: Shots fired at car leaves 2 dead, 2 hurt

Dec. 3, 2020 10:11 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Two people have been killed and two others hurt following a shooting and crash on Chicago’s westside. A Kia carrying at least four people crashed about 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Lawndale neighborhood after shots were fired at it from another vehicle, according to police. Two people in...