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Man accused in parents' deaths ordered to stand trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 12:34pm

An Oklahoma man accused of fatally shooting his parents was on Friday ordered to stand trial on two counts of first-degree murder.

Former Ukraine diplomat Marie Yovanovitch has book deal

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 12:22pm

Former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, the career diplomat who during the impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump offered a chilling account of alleged threats from Trump and his allies, has a book deal.

3 additional Iranian students challenge removal from country

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 12:06pm

Three more students from Iran attending New England colleges have filed civil rights complaints with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, saying they were mistreated and illegally denied entry into the country.

Utah teacher pleads guilty in 2018 death of ex's girlfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 12:05pm

A former Utah teacher pleaded guilty Friday to murder charges in the shooting death of her ex-husband's girlfriend, who was killed in front of the former couple's 3-year-old twins.

Gang member gets prison 3 years after 'unspeakable' killing

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:56am

A freshly dug grave was waiting for the 18-year-old man when gang members lured him to a Maryland park nearly three years ago. They choked him until he passed out. They took turns slashing him with machetes and knives until he died. Then they severed his head, ripped out his heart and tossed his dismembered body parts into the grave.

Police: 3 dead, 1 injured in central Texas stabbings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:48am

A man fatally stabbed three people, including a 13-year-old girl, in a small central Texas city early Friday before leading officers on a car chase and eventually being arrested, police said.

Florida woman guilty in torture death of adopted daughter

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:28am

A Florida woman pleaded guilty Friday in the torture death of her adopted 10-year-old daughter nine years ago in a deal handing her a life prison sentence in exchange for testimony against her husband.

Inmate dubbed the 'Starved Rock Killer' freed after 59 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:24am

An 80-year-old man who spent nearly 60 years in prison after being convicted of killing one of three suburban Chicago women whose brutalized bodies were found in a state park walked out of prison Friday.

Bond set at $750,000 for man accused of killing woman, girls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:16am

A $750,000 cash bond was set Friday for a Milwaukee man accused of strangling his girlfriend and her two young daughters.

Florida homeless group helps top chefs prep food festival

Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:06am

From Rachael Ray to Bobby Flay, celebrity chefs are in town this weekend for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, where fine-palated foodies might not know that some of their dishes have been prepared at one of Florida's largest homeless shelters.

Man admits shooting helicopter piloted by state trooper

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:04am

A Georgia man told investigators he shot a helicopter piloted by a state trooper because he didn't like it flying near his home, federal prosecutors said Friday.

Security video captures jail inmate's fall through ceiling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:59am

A security camera captured footage of a jail inmate's apparent escape attempt from a holding room that ended with her falling through a ceiling and landing head-first in a trash can.

Groups want cows corralled to protect jumping mouse habitat

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:58am

Environmentalists have accused U.S. land managers of failing to keep livestock and wild horses out of streams and other wetlands in Arizona's White Mountains, resulting in damage to habitat required by a rare mouse species found only in the Southwest.

Parent to plead guilty in college admissions scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:53am

A Canadian charged in the college admissions scandal is expected to plead guilty Friday to paying $400,000 to get her son into the University of California, Los Angeles, as a fake soccer recruit.

Judge asked to decide permanent fate of Georgia abortion law

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:18am

After a federal judge temporarily blocked Georgia's restrictive abortion law, lawyers for the state and for opponents of the measure are battling in court over whether the law should be permanently barred from taking effect.

US: Man threatened impeachment whistleblower's lawyer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:09am

Federal prosecutors charged a Michigan man with threatening the life of an attorney for the whistleblower who spurred the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

Coverage of track coach's ban wins AP story of the year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:02am

Associated Press national writer Eddie Pells won two awards, including story of the year, in the annual sports journalism contest judged by the Associated Press Sports Editors.

Oahu had hottest year on record in 2019, officials say

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:59am

Oahu experienced its hottest year on record in 2019, according tofederal officials and municipal authorities.

Brother testifies about man charged with killing 8 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:58am

A Mississippi man on trial in the 2017 shooting deaths of eight people had previously helped two of those who were killed, his brother testified Thursday.