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Murder charge for officer accused of killing handcuffed man

January 28, 2020

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland police officer who fatally shot a handcuffed man in the front seat of a police cruiser will face a murder charge, the police chief said Tuesday.Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski said during a news...

Tributes build outside arena known as House that Kobe Built

By JOHN ROGERS | January 28, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans call it The House that Kobe Built, and since Kobe Bryant's death in a helicopter crash mourners by the thousands have gathered daily outside the arena where the Los Angeles Lakers' legend made basketball history.Admirers, including...

Coroner: 4 of 8 boat dock fire victims were children

By JAY REEVES | January 28, 2020

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — Roughly two dozen people lived on Dock B at Jackson County Park Marina, and none was rich or famous. They were middle-class adults and children, not yachters, folks who liked having a Tennessee River bywater for their backyard.A...

Remains of 2 US troops recovered from Afghanistan crash site

By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS | January 28, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. forces on Tuesday recovered the remains of two American service members killed in the crash of an Air Force plane in Afghanistan, the U.S. military command in Kabul said. They also retrieved what they believe is the plane's flight...

Moderate quake shakes western Turkey, no injuries reported

January 28, 2020

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A moderate earthquake shook buildings in western Turkey on Tuesday, sending people running into the streets for safety, Turkish media reports said. Authorities said there were no immediate reports of any injury or major damage.The...

Doncic scores 29, leads Mavericks past Thunder, 107-97

By CLIFF BRUNT | January 28, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kobe Bryant's death fully registered with Luka Doncic in the midst of a game.Doncic had 29 points and 11 rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 107-97 Monday a night after Bryant, one of the NBA's all-time...

Kobe helicopter tried to climb to avoid clouds before crash

By STEFANIE DAZIO, DAVID KOENIG, and BERNARD CONDON | January 27, 2020

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — The pilot of the helicopter that crashed near Los Angeles, killing former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and eight others, told air traffic controllers in his last radio message that he was climbing to avoid a cloud layer before...

Love’s big first half lifts Cavaliers past Pistons 115-100

By NOAH TRISTER | January 27, 2020

DETROIT (AP) — Before his team took the court, Cavaliers star Kevin Love spent some of his day looking back at Kobe Bryant's life and career.“I watched his short film, I watched all of his highlights, I watched his interviews,” Love said. “I have...

Stewart returns, US beats UConn 79-64 in women’s basketball

By DOUG FEINBERG | January 27, 2020

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Breanna Stewart laced up her sneakers that were dedicated to Kobe Bryant and his daughter and took the court for her first game in nine months after rupturing her right Achilles tendon.She liked the results.“The first step was...

Alabama fire chief: At least 8 died in marina boat dock fire

By JAY REEVES | January 27, 2020

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — A massive fire that killed at least eight people and destroyed dozens of boats in an Alabama marina early Monday was spread so rapidly by the wind that “we didn't have time to do nothing,” said one resident who survived but...

Los Angeles unites in grief for adopted son Kobe Bryant

By BETH HARRIS | January 27, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chants rose in the plaza across from Staples Center. "Kobe!" and "MVP! MVP!" They came from hundreds of fans gathered to mourn the death of Kobe Bryant.Candles burned alongside hand-lettered messages scrawled on signs and the...

US says mystery crash in Afghanistan was US Air Force plane

By RAHIM FAIEZ and KATHY GANNON | January 27, 2020

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An American military aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, the U.S. military said, adding that there were no indications so far it'd been brought down by enemy fire.The spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan,...