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APNewsBreak: Church shooting suspect’s friend to plead

April 25, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A friend of the white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners in Charleston last year is set to plead guilty to two federal charges, according to an agreement signed by federal prosecutors and filed online Monday. The plea would mark the first conviction in a mass killing that stunned [&hellip...

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US to states: Make it easier for ex-prisoners to obtain IDs

April 25, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — States should make it easier for convicted felons to obtain state-issued identification after they get out of prison, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Monday in announcing a set of measures aimed at helping smooth the return to society...

Daughter says father made threats day before fatal shootings

April 23, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

ATLANTA (AP) — The daughter of a northeast Georgia man suspected of shooting five people to death before killing himself says her father was a “ticking time bomb.” Lauren Hawes told The Associated Press on Saturday that she, her mother Angela...

Maine governor: Workers from India hardest to understand

April 23, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Republican governor says it’s hard to understand workers “from Bulgaria” and workers from India are “the worst ones.” Gov. Paul LePage said Saturday that foreign workers are being used in...

911 caller who found 2 of 8 bodies: ‘There’s blood all over’

April 23, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — An out-of-breath caller who found two of the eight slain members of an Ohio family told a 911 dispatcher in a quavering voice that “there’s blood all over the house.” “I think my brother-in-law’s...

Man who inspired film ‘Bernie’ sent back to prison by jury

April 22, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

HENDERSON, Texas (AP) — A jury on Friday sent a former East Texas mortician whose murder case inspired the movie “Bernie” back to prison. The Rusk County jury of 10 women and two men deliberated about 4½ hours before sentencing Bernie Tiede to...

Charges to be dismissed in Phoenix freeway shooting case

April 22, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

PHOENIX (AP) — The man authorities have described as the Phoenix freeway shooter who terrorized the city last year received a huge victory Friday with prosecutors deciding to dismiss all charges — for now. Jerry Cobb, spokesman for Maricopa County...

8 relatives shot dead, some while sleeping; 3 kids survive

April 22, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — Eight members of a family, including a mother sleeping in a bed with her 4-day-old baby next to her, were fatally shot in the head on Friday, leaving their rural town reeling while a manhunt was launched for whoever’s responsible....

911 call helps convict former Louisiana district attorney

April 21, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In 2010, a woman made a desperate 911 call to report that a powerful prosecutor sexually assaulted her at her home. Six years later that prosecutor has been called a sexual predator by authorities and faces a possible prison sentence....

Man who landed gyrocopter on Capitol lawn gets 4 months

April 21, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man who landed a one-person gyrocopter on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington in 2015 as a stunt to protest the influence of money in politics was sentenced Thursday to spend four months in jail. In sentencing 62-year-old...