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  • Authorities: Los Angeles deputy lied about sniper assault

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County deputy lied when he said he was shot in the shoulder while standing in a sheriff’s station parking lot last week and will face a criminal investigation, authorities said. “The reported sniper assault was fabricated” by Deputy Angel Reinosa, Assistant Sheriff Robin Limon said at a news […]
  • High-stakes gamble: Iranian envoy gets surprise G-7 invite

    BIARRITZ, France (AP) — A top Iranian official paid an unannounced visit Sunday to the G-7 summit and headed straight toward the heart of the city where leaders of the world’s major democracies have been debating how to handle the country’s nuclear ambitions. France’s surprise invitation of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was a […]
  • Police: 7 adults shot at child’s birthday party in Maryland

    CAMP SPRINGS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland police chief says seven adults were injured when shots were fired at a child’s birthday party a few miles southeast of the nation’s capital. Prince George’s County police Cpl. Nicholas Clayton tells The Associated Press that the shooting occurred Saturday night near the Camp Springs and Morningside areas. […]
  • Ex-congressman Gary Ackerman accused of violating a teenager

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman is being called a sexual “predator” in a lawsuit accusing the New York Democrat of violating a teenager at a Boy Scout camp five decades ago. The New York Post reported Saturday that the now 76-year-old Ackerman allegedly abused the 17-year-old while he was a director […]
  • Married only minutes, Texas newlyweds killed in crash

    ORANGE, Texas (AP) — Harley Morgan was still wearing his dark suit and Rhiannon Boudreaux her wedding dress when the Texas “childhood sweethearts” were killed in a crash with a truck minutes after they were married. Nineteen-year-old Morgan and 20-year-old Boudreaux were pronounced dead Friday at the scene by the same justice of the peace […]
  • Texas man accused of fatally shooting boss after being fired

    HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities allege a 22-year-old suburban Houston man fatally shot his boss after being fired. Jatraveous Williams remained jailed on Saturday after being charged with murder in the death of 56-year-old Leonard John Ruffer. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office alleges Williams shot Ruffer, who owned a floor installation business, after Ruffer fired him. […]
  • Appeals judge in Georgia dies; DA says homicide unlikely

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — An appeals judge in Georgia was found Saturday shot dead behind his Albany home, but officials do not believe it was a homicide. Albany police were dispatched to the residence and found Judge Stephen Goss, 60, in a wooded area dead from a gunshot wound, news outlets reported. Dougherty County District […]
  • Funeral held for 9-year-old Detroit girl killed by dogs

    DETROIT (AP) — A private funeral Mass has been held for a 9-year-old Detroit girl who was killed by three dogs while she rode her bike. The Detroit News reports that purple and pink flowers decorated the entrance at St. Cunegunda Church. Those were Emma Hernandez’s favorite colors. Church bells could be heard throughout the […]
  • 12-year-old boy shot at Georgia elementary school

    CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy has been wounded in a shooting at an elementary school in Georgia and another child is in custody. Rockdale County sheriff’s deputies say deputies responded to Peek’s Chapel Elementary School in Conyers at about 6:35 p.m. Friday and found the boy with a gunshot wound. He was taken […]
  • Oregon defends past nonunanimous jury verdicts to high court

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s criminal justice system would be “overwhelmed” if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in an upcoming case that nonunanimous jury verdicts are unconstitutional, the state’s attorney general has told the court. Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said in an amicus brief on Friday that if the U.S. Supreme Court finds nonunanimous juries […]