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FILE - This file photo provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office in Decatur, Ill., shows Brendt Christensen. Andrea Christensen, the sister of former University of Illinois student Brendt Christensen who is convicted of killing a Chinese scholar, told a jury, Monday, July 15, 2019, deciding whether he should be executed that he was a "very gentle person" who never raised his voice. (Macon County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
July 17, 2019 - 9:40 pm
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Jurors began deliberating but didn't reach a decision Wednesday on whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should be put to death for the brutal slaying of a scholar from China he abducted at a bus stop. Brent Christensen's attorney, Elisabeth Pollock, teared up...
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July 17, 2019 - 1:41 pm
Good afternoon! Here's a look at how AP's news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, showing forensics officers at the scene after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament in London, after colliding with a number of cyclists and pedestrians. The car driver whose car collided with several people before crashing outside Britain's Parliament has been convicted of attempted murder Wednesday July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)
July 17, 2019 - 6:41 am
LONDON (AP) — A driver whose car collided with several people before crashing outside Britain's Parliament has been convicted of attempted murder. Three people were injured when Salih Khater hit a pedestrian and cyclists before colliding with a security barrier guarded by police. The August 2018...
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July 17, 2019 - 12:01 am
Good morning! Here's a look at AP's general news coverage in Texas at this hour. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Dallas AP at 972-991-2100, or, in Texas, 800-442-7189. Email: aptexas@ap.org . Jill Bleed is at the desk after 5:30 a.m. Reminder: This...
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July 16, 2019 - 11:34 am
New Orleans Police homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in the 2000 block of Abundance Street. Police say shortly before 1:00 a.m. Tuesday, officers were sent to investigate a call of shots fired in that area. "Upon arrival, officers discovered an unresponsive male victim inside...
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In this undated photo provided by her family, showing Suzanne Eaton, a 59-year-old molecular biologist. A state coroner on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, on the Greek island of Crete says that the body of a woman believed to be the missing American scientist had died as a result of a "criminal act" although her identity still has to be confirmed, after Eaton was reported missing last week. (AP Photo)
July 16, 2019 - 10:07 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 27-year-old man was charged with murder and rape Tuesday in the killing of an American scientist who disappeared on the Greek island of Crete and whose body was found in a tunnel formerly used as a storage site during World War II. Crete police said a Greek man from the...
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July 15, 2019 - 6:16 pm
The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a deadly quadruple shooting in the 6900 block of Martin Drive in New Orleans East. "One victim was pronounced dead on scene," said New Orleans Police spokesperson Danielle Miller. Paramedics took two other victims to the hospital, and a third...
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James Alex Fields Jr., is led out of General District Court courthouse after his sentencing on state charges, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Charlottesville, Va. Fields, an avowed white supremacist, was sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia. Last month, Fields received a life sentence on 29 federal hate crime charges. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
July 15, 2019 - 4:31 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life in prison plus 419 years Monday for deliberately driving his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters during a rally in Virginia, killing one woman and injuring dozens. James Alex Fields Jr., 22, remained stoic as...
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Evelyn Beatriz Hernandez, front, walks past protestors supporting her as she arrives at court for a new trial with a new judge after her 30-year sentence for abortion was overturned in February, in Ciudad Delgado, on the outskirts of San Salvador, El Salvador, Monday, July 15, 2019. The young woman who birthed a baby into a toilet in El Salvador faces a second trial for murder Monday, after having already served 33 months, in a case that has drawn international attention because of the country's highly restrictive abortion laws. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
July 15, 2019 - 12:27 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A young woman who birthed a baby into a toilet in El Salvador was back in court Monday facing a second trial for murder in a case that has drawn international attention because of the country's highly restrictive abortion laws. Evelyn Beatriz Hernández had already...
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This May 2019 photo shows Corey Ballentine of the New York Giants NFL football team. An 18-year-old Kansas man has been charged in the April attack that wounded Ballentine and killed one of his Washburn University teammates, Dwane Simmons. Francisco Alejandro Mendez was charged Friday with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and five counts of aggravated battery in the April 28 attack, the Shawnee County district attorney's office said in a news release. (AP Photo)
July 13, 2019 - 3:24 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An 18-year-old Kansas man has been charged in the April attack that wounded New York Giants draft pick Corey Ballentine and killed one of his Washburn University teammates, Dwane Simmons. Francisco Alejandro Mendez was charged Friday with first-degree murder, attempted first-...
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