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  • Suspect sought in Dallas motel shootings, 1 slain

    DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police are looking for a gunman after a woman was fatally shot and a man was critically wounded at a motel. Police are trying to determine what sparked the gunfire early Wednesday. Sr. Cpl. Sherri Jeffrey says police are not sure if the suspect fled on foot or escaped in...

  • Man fatally shot in standoff in Washington County

    BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — A Washington County man is dead following a standoff with police. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says 55-year-old Dennis D. Morrell was fatally shot Tuesday evening after he threatened officers with a gun. Geller says the standoff began Tuesday afternoon...

  • Florida Gov. to highlight crime proposals

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is touting his opposition to any changes to the state's sentencing laws. Scott is planning to do a campaign swing through the state this week where he will highlight law-enforcement and public safety proposals. The tour will start in Monday in...

  • Nigerian military arrests suspects in schoolgirl kidnapping

    Nigerian military officials announced Tuesday they had arrested suspects in the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls in mid-April, according to Reuters.

  • UK TV host Rolf Harris guilty of indecent assault

    LONDON (AP) — Television entertainer Rolf Harris, known to generations of children in Britain and Australia for his friendly screen presence, was found guilty Monday of a string of indecent assaults on young girls that took place from the '60s to the '80s. The conviction marked a stunning...

  • 4 Texas death row inmates lose federal appeals

    HOUSTON (AP) — Two Texas death row inmates, including one condemned for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio police officer in 2001, lost appeals Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court. Two other Texas men with death sentences lost appeals at a lower federal appeals court, also moving them closer to...

  • Driver of van guilty in New York murder

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The driver of a van involved in a fatal drive-by shooting in Buffalo has been convicted of murder. Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita III says Monday that 29-year-old Rayshawn Bethany faces up to life in prison after being convicted by a jury in the 2012 death of...

  • Nicaraguan on Texas death row loses at high court

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Nicaraguan man sent to Texas death row for fatally shooting a customer during a robbery at a Houston-area dry cleaning store has lost a U.S. Supreme Court appeal that contended he was under 18 at the time of the slaying, making him ineligible for the death penalty. Prison...

  • San Antonio police killer loses at Supreme Court

    HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from a 33-year-old Bexar County man sent to death row for the slaying of a San Antonio police officer in 2001. The ruling Monday upholds a lower appeals court ruling that rejected arguments that Manuel Garza Jr. had...

  • Reports: 7 people wounded in shooting at San Francisco Bay Area home

    ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — Reports: 7 people wounded in shooting at San Francisco Bay Area home .

  • Ex-NYC councilman's conviction in jeopardy

    NEW YORK (AP) — The conviction of a New York City councilman serving a five-year prison sentence may be in jeopardy after a federal appeals court launched a probe Thursday to see whether spectators were improperly excluded from his trial. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asked the trial...

  • 2 indicted over body found in Houston-area forest

    HOUSTON (AP) — Two men have been indicted on murder charges in the 2013 alleged gang-related slaying of a teen whose mutilated body was found in a forest near Houston. Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced the indictment of 22-year-old Cristian Alexander Zamora and 19-year-old Ricardo...

  • Democratic senators accuse columnist George Will of trivializing rape

    Four Democratic senators have blasted conservative pundit George Will for downplaying the prevalence of rape on college campuses, saying his "ancient beliefs" trivialize the plight of rape victims. In a letter Thursday to the Washington Post columnist, the senators took exception to Will's...

  • Florida police use red-light cameras to track man critical of divorce judge

    A St. Petersburg, Fla., man was tracked by police using the city's red light cameras to catch him placing bumper stickers around town -- including placing some on street signs. Joe Mazzara, a 67-year-old businessman, placed bumper stickers around the city that said “Get Jack Helinger off the...



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