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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man was arrested in the shooting and decapitation of his grandmother and her husband at an Oklahoma City home where they operated a day care, police said Wednesday. Quinton Dashawn Laster, 20, was arrested Tuesday after police found the bodies of Sharon...
WASHINGTON (AP) — New details about the possible effects of the Zika virus on the fetal brain emerged Wednesday as U.S. health officials say mosquito eradication here and abroad is key to protect pregnant women until they can develop a vaccine. European researchers uncovered an...
ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — A gunman fatally shot a sheriff's deputy inside a crowded restaurant at lunchtime Wednesday and killed another deputy in a shootout, authorities and witnesses said. The gunman was killed in the exchange of gunfire not far from the shopping center where the...
HOUSTON (AP) — For more than half a century, the unsolved killing of a young schoolteacher and beauty queen who was last seen at church haunted the Texas city of McAllen. But now, nearly 56 years after the bludgeoned body of 25-year-old Irene Garza was pulled from an irrigation...
ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of two sheriff's deputies and another person (all times local): 5:25 p.m. A Maryland sheriff says two deputies have died after they were wounded by a gunman who opened fire inside a crowded restaurant and got into a shootout with...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The latest on efforts by Ferguson to reach a consent agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to improve police and court practices in the St. Louis suburb (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The Justice Department has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca has agreed to plead guilty to lying to investigators during a federal corruption probe that tainted his career, prosecutors said Wednesday. Baca stepped down from the helm of the nation's largest sheriff's department in 2014...
IRONTON, Mo. (AP) — A 3-year-old Missouri boy who reportedly went missing early Wednesday from his grandfather's home was found dead hours later, draped in a blanket in a neighbor's van about a mile away, authorities said. Investigators declined to say how Titus Greyson Tackett...
ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of two sheriff's deputies and another person (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A 15-year-old girl who says she witnessed the shooting of a deputy at a crowded sandwich shop says she was in a booth with her mother about 10 feet away when...