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Lifeng Ye, the mother of slain University of Illinois scholar Yingying Zhang, cries out in grief as her husband Ronggao Zhang, far left, addresses the media after a jury found Brendt Christensen guilty of her murder Monday, June 24, 2019 outside the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Peoria, Ill. Consoling her is her son Zhengyang Zhang, far right, and family friend Dr. Kim Tee. (Matt Dayhoff/Journal Star via AP)
June 24, 2019 - 8:59 pm
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Jurors deliberated less than 90 minutes before returning a guilty verdict Monday in the federal death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student who abducted a visiting Chinese scholar from a bus stop and killed her at his apartment. Brendt Christensen...
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Adel Sambrano Ramos, center, enters a Sacramento County Superior Court room for his first court appearance in the shooting death of Sacramento Police officer Tara O'Sullivan in Sacramento County Superior Court in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, June 24, 2019. Ramos did not enter a plea. A bandage covers Ramos' forehead after he was treated at an outside hospital after he smashed his head against a bed frame Sunday morning, according to officials. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 24, 2019 - 6:48 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man charged with killing a rookie California police officer made his first brief court appearance Monday wearing a four-inch gauze pad covering what officials said was a self-inflicted injury. Adel Sambrano Ramos was appointed a public defender during a five-minute court...
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CORRECTS TO SPRINGFIELD NOT HAMPTON DISTRICT COURT - Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, of West Springfield, is escorted into the courtroom for his arraignment in Springfield District Court, Monday, June 24, 2019, in Springfield, Mass. Zhukovskyy, the driver of a truck in a fiery collision on a rural New Hampshire highway that killed seven motorcyclists, was charged Monday with seven counts of negligent homicide. (Don Treeger/The Republican via AP, Pool)
June 24, 2019 - 6:22 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The driver of a pickup truck in a fiery collision on a rural New Hampshire highway that killed seven motorcyclists was charged Monday with seven counts of negligent homicide, and records show he was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving last month and in 2013. Volodymyr...
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In this Nov. 17, 2003 photo, St. Louis Police officer Michael Langsdorf comforts a little girl who had just been dropped by her father from the third floor roof of a house after the house caught on fire in St. Louis. Langsdorf, a police officer responding to a bad check complaint at a food market, was shot and killed Sunday, June 23, 2019, near St. Louis. (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
June 24, 2019 - 5:22 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man with a violent criminal history in North Carolina was charged Monday in the shooting death of a Missouri police officer, the immediate aftermath of which was livestreamed on Facebook. Officer Michael Langsdorf of the North County Police Cooperative was killed Sunday afternoon...
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This photo provided by Miranda Thompson shows the scene where several motorcycles and a pickup truck collided on a rural, two-lane highway Friday, June 21, 2019 in Randolph, N.H. New Hampshire State Police said a 2016 Dodge 2500 pickup truck collided with the riders on U.S. 2 Friday evening. The cause of the deadly collision is not yet known. The pickup truck was on fire when emergency crews arrived. (Miranda Thompson via AP)
June 24, 2019 - 3:13 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly collision between a pickup truck and motorcycles in rural New Hampshire (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The driver of a truck in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists is being returned to New Hampshire to face charges of negligent homicide. Volodymyr...
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This photo provided by Miranda Thompson shows the scene where several motorcycles and a pickup truck collided on a rural, two-lane highway Friday, June 21, 2019 in Randolph, N.H. New Hampshire State Police said a 2016 Dodge 2500 pickup truck collided with the riders on U.S. 2 Friday evening. The cause of the deadly collision is not yet known. The pickup truck was on fire when emergency crews arrived. (Miranda Thompson via AP)
June 24, 2019 - 2:30 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly collision between a pickup truck and motorcycles in rural New Hampshire (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The driver of a truck in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire was arrested on drunken driving charges last month and in 2013...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows James Alex Fields Jr. A sentencing hearing has been moved up for the self-avowed white supremacist convicted of federal hate crimes for plowing his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia. Fields was originally scheduled to be sentenced July 3, 2019. A notice filed in court says the hearing has been moved to June 28. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)
June 23, 2019 - 4:25 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The self-avowed white supremacist who plowed his car into counterdemonstrators opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia two years ago, killing one person and injuring dozens, has asked a judge for mercy and a sentence shorter than life in prison. Lawyers for James Alex...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2010 file photograph, Clemmie Flemming points out to prosecutor Doug Evans, center, where she spotted Curtis Giovanni Flowers on the morning of four slayings at Tardy Furniture in Greenwood, Miss. Evans, a Mississippi prosecutor who has tried the same man six times in a death penalty case now will decide whether to seek a seventh trial after the U.S. Supreme Court found racial bias in jury selection. (Taylor Kuykendall/The Commonwealth via AP, File)
June 22, 2019 - 9:44 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi prosecutor has tried and failed six times to send Curtis Flowers to the death chamber, with the latest trial conviction and death sentence overturned on Friday because of racial bias in jury selection. Now, that same prosecutor must decide whether to try Flowers...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2019 file photo, Attorney Sheri Johnson leaves the Supreme Court after challenging a Mississippi prosecutor's decision to keep African-Americans off the jury in the trial of Curtis Flowers, in Washington. The Supreme Court is throwing out the murder conviction and death sentence for Flowers because of a prosecutor's efforts to keep African Americans off the jury. The defendant already has been tried six times and now could face a seventh trial. The court's 7-2 decision Friday says the removal of black prospective jurors violated the rights of inmate Curtis Flowers. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 22, 2019 - 2:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday threw out the murder conviction and death sentence for a black man in Mississippi because of a prosecutor's efforts to keep African Americans off the jury. The defendant already has been tried six times and now could face a seventh trial. The removal of...
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