BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — Three people charged with impeding the investigation of the 1975 slayings of two Maryland sisters have obtained legal representation in Virginia.
Leslie Engleking is charged with perjury. Gladys Stangee and Amy Johnson are charged with obstruction of justice. Stangee was arraigned Thursday in Bedford General District Court. A public defender was appointed to represent her. Engleking and Johnson have hired attorneys.
VILLA RICA, Ga. (AP) — The pastor of a Georgia church involved in a mass baptism before a high school football practice said Thursday the school had nothing to do with the ritual, except that it took place on a school football field.
The Rev. Kevin Williams, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Villa Rica, said the baptism of 18 students and a coach was voluntary.
The Aug. 17 baptisms drew criticism from a religious-freedom group after the church...
MIAMI (AP) — A fifth person has been arrested in the machete-slaying of a vocational school student who was allegedly killed by his own classmates.
Miami-Dade police said Thursday that authorities arrested 23-year-old Joseph Michael Cabrera of Key Largo in the St. Louis area. It wasn't immediately clear when he will be returned to Florida, nor did police detail the exact charges against him.
Police say 17-year-old Jose Amaya Guardado was lured in...
NEW YORK (AP) — Landlords hoping to pay tenants to move out of New York City's 1.3 million rent-regulated apartments will soon face new limitations on extending offers.
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday signed legislation barring repeated buyout offers within six months if tenants don't want them. Other provisions require reminders that tenants can refuse or consult lawyers.
De Blasio and other proponents say the measures will help keep residents from...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on a prosecutor's decision to seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof (all times local):
An attorney representing some of the families of victims in the Charleston church massacre says he commends a prosecutor for considering his clients' thoughts before deciding to pursue the death penalty against the suspect.
Andy Savage says some of his clients may oppose the death penalty for...
MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy in California has been cited for a hate crime and battery after allegedly attacking his classmate with sticks and using racial slurs while they waited for the school bus.
Eighth-grader NuPhaeya Hassen says the boy approached her Aug. 24, holding the sticks while saying he was a Ku Klux Klan member and raised as a "skinhead." He then hit her with the sticks.
NuPhaeya told The Modesto Bee (http://bit.ly/1Vz6GRz...