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July 17, 2015 - 4:37pm
1 week 5 days ago

YORK, S.C. (AP) — Investigators say a husband shot his wife, her son and the son's girlfriend before killing himself in their South Carolina home.

York County deputies released more details Friday about the July 5 killings, including that 50-year-old Randy Moore used his wife's gun in the shootings. He had been convicted of bank fraud and drug charges in federal court and couldn't own a gun.

Authorities say it appears Moore shot and killed 31-year-...

July 17, 2015 - 4:32pm
1 week 5 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-led House committee is asking for a briefing from the Planned Parenthood official who was secretly recorded discussing how her organization obtains tissue from aborted fetuses for research.

In a letter to Planned Parenthood on Friday, GOP leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee said they would like Dr. Deborah Nucatela to brief committee aides this month.

The letter said they want her to explain the group's...

July 17, 2015 - 4:19pm
1 week 5 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful pro-Israel lobby is backing a new political group that has launched a multimillion-dollar campaign to oppose the nuclear pact the United States recently made with Iran.

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is supporting an independent action committee called Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran, dedicated to preventing Iran from obtaining the capacity to obtain nuclear weapons. Spokesman Patrick Dorton said Friday that the group is...

July 17, 2015 - 3:47pm
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CAMERON, Ill. (AP) — No serious injuries are reported from at least three tornadoes that officials say hit communities in northwestern and central Illinois late yesterday.

The hardest-hit communities appeared to be Delavan, where officials said about three dozen homes were damaged, and Cameron, a tiny community about 60 miles away, where residents said a few dozen buildings were hit.

Officials are assessing the extent of damage caused by a third...

July 17, 2015 - 3:46pm
1 week 5 days ago

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after admitting he strangled his stepfather after a fight by pulling his underwear over his head.

The Oklahoman ( ) reports that Brad Lee Davis, of McLoud, was sentenced on Thursday.

Davis pleaded guilty in May to first-degree manslaughter. He was accused of killing his stepfather, Denver Lee St. Clair, after a fight in December 2013. He told...

July 17, 2015 - 3:34pm
1 week 5 days ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer is being lauded for going above and beyond to help a mentally disabled man whose bike was stolen.

The Tampa Bay Times ( reports Guy Sloben has been riding his bike to the Winn Dixie supermarket in St. Petersburg, where he bags groceries, since 2006. He was devastated when his bike was stolen about two weeks ago. St. Petersburg police Officer Michael Romano responded to the theft, picked up 41...

July 17, 2015 - 3:19pm
1 week 5 days ago

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Police in Colorado say a stuffed toy helped save a 5-year-old girl's life after she fell out of a third-story apartment window.

The girl broke her arm, but Colorado Springs police say she held on to the toy and it cushioned her fall Thursday night.

Police said the girl was playing in her room when she fell backward out her bedroom window. She dropped about three stories to the ground.

The girl was...

July 17, 2015 - 3:17pm
1 week 5 days ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a Cleveland man sentenced to death for killing a police officer 15 years ago can have a new trial because prosecutors improperly excluded a black woman from the jury.

A jury convicted 44-year-old Quisi (QWEE'-zee) Bryan of aggravated murder and recommended he be sentenced to death in 2000 for the fatal shooting of Cleveland officer Wayne Leon at a gas station. Bryan didn't dispute during trial that he'd shot Leon....

July 17, 2015 - 3:15pm
1 week 4 days ago

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona mother has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the death of her 5-year-old daughter whose body was never found.

Jerice Hunter was sentenced Friday after being convicted in April of first-degree murder and child abuse in the death of Jhessye Shockley.

Prosecutors say the 41-year-old Hunter had a friend give her a ride to a neighboring city so she could dump a suitcase containing the body in a trash bin before...

July 17, 2015 - 3:12pm
1 week 5 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man outside a bar while off-duty has pleaded not guilty to murder and other counts.

Henry Solis entered his pleas Friday and remains jailed in lieu of $10 million bail.

In addition to the murder count, the 27-year-old faces charges including assault with a firearm and an allegation that he personally discharged a handgun.

Solis was returned to...

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