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German man drives car into Carnival crowd, injures 30

By DAVID RISING and FRANK JORDANS | February 24, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — A man intentionally drove a car into a crowd at a Carnival parade in a small town in central Germany, injuring around 30 people including children, officials said Monday.The driver, a 29-year-old German citizen who lived locally, was arrested...

Man accused in cruise ship death to face Puerto Rico judge

February 24, 2020

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An Indiana man accused of dropping his granddaughter from an 11th floor window of a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico last year declined his right to a jury trial on Monday.Salvatore Anello, who is charged with negligent...

Arrest made in shooting at Chicago barbershop that injured 5

February 24, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — A man accused of shooting five people, including three children, at a Chicago barbershop in January has been charged with attempted murder, authorities said.Walter Jackson, 29, of East Chicago, Indiana, was scheduled to appear in court...

2nd person in days killed by Mardi Gras float in New Orleans

February 23, 2020

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man was struck and killed by a Mardi Gras float during a raucous weekend street parade in New Orleans, becoming the second person in days killed along a parade route during this year's Carnival season, authorities said.The man was...

Boys, 13, charged with murder in California library fire

February 23, 2020

PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Murder charges have been filed against two 13-year-old boys suspected of starting a blaze that killed two firefighters at a central California library.Police said the boys were arrested after they were seen running from Porterville...

Man guilty of killing 2 who tried to stop his slurs on train

February 21, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of fatally stabbing two people who prosecutors say tried to stop his racist tirade against two young black women on a Portland, Oregon, commuter train was convicted of murder Friday after an emotional trial that featured...

Defense cries foul over teens charged in Italy cop killing

By FRANCES D'EMILIO | February 21, 2020

ROME (AP) — Defense lawyers in the case of two American teenagers accused of slaying an Italian police officer in Rome complained Friday that translations of conversations intercepted in the suspects' jail were so poorly done that the meaning of the...

Inmate says in letter that he killed 2 molesters in prison

February 21, 2020

CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — A California inmate serving a life sentence for murder confessed in a letter that he beat to death two child molesterswith another inmate's cane hours after a prison counselor ignored his urgent warning that he might become violent.In...

Slovaks mark anniversary of slayings of journalist, fiancee

February 21, 2020

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Thousands of people rallied in Bratislava and across Slovakia on Friday to mark the second anniversary of the slayings of an investigative reporter and his fiancee.Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova were shot dead in their...

Inmate dubbed the ‘Starved Rock Killer’ freed after 59 years

February 21, 2020

PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. (AP) — 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.Chester Weger emerged...

Lesotho’s PM fails to show in court to face murder charge

By HERBERT MOYO | February 21, 2020

MASERU, Lesotho (AP) — Lesotho’s prime minister failed to show up in court on Friday to be charged with murder in the killing of his estranged wife, and police said he might have gone to neighboring South Africa for an undisclosed ailment.Prime Minister...

Family of man killed by trooper seeking more than $10M

By DAVE COLLINS | February 20, 2020

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Relatives of a black Connecticut man killed by a state trooper are seeking more than $10 million in wrongful death damages from state and local police, according to legal notices filed Thursday.Lawyers for the family of Mubarak...