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Like father, like son: Vlad Guerrero Jr. shines as All-Star

DENVER (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. admired his 468-foot screamer for a moment before bouncing into his triumphant home run trot. Quick out of the park, slow out of the box, Guerrer...

Virginia jury awards $300k to Black woman injured by officer

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A jury in Virginia has awarded $300,000 in damages to a Black woman who sued a police officer for excessive force and false arrest after she was forced face-down onto the pavement...

Texas inmate faces execution after killing 3 family members

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas inmate faces execution on Wednesday after killing his pregnant wife, 5-year-old daughter and father-in-law more than a decade ago in what prosecutors called a brutal and sensele...

Woman accused in kids' deaths in Idaho faces Arizona charge

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman with bizarre doomsday beliefs that Idaho prosecutors say she and her husband used to justify the killings of her son and daughter was indicted in metro Phoenix on a charge of co...

Man sentenced to 30 years for killing Navajo police officer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who shot and killed a tribal police officer in a remote corner of the nation’s largest American Indian reservation has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. ...

2 South Carolina executions halted until firing squad formed

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked the planned executions of two inmates by electrocution, saying they cannot be put to death until they truly have the choice ...

South Carolina inmates want deaths delayed during appeal

Days before what could be South Carolina's first execution in a decade, the two inmates scheduled to die this month under the state’s recently revamped capital punishment statute want an emergency ord...

Federal judge won't halt upcoming South Carolina executions

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday declined to halt the upcoming executions of two South Carolina prisoners slated to die later this month under the state’s recently revised capital punis...

Taiwan replaced as host of Tokyo Olympics final baseball qualifier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mexico will replace Taiwan as the host of the upcoming final baseball qualifier of the Tokyo Olympics due to a surge of local COVID-19 cases in the East Asian country. ...

Juvenile lifer who set precedent sentenced to life again

MOULTON, Ala. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday handed down a second life sentence to an Alabama man who committed a killing at age 14 and whose case later led to a ban on mandatory life sentences for juvenil...

Bond set for father, daughter in North Carolina murder case

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A man and his daughter who were sentenced to prison in the 2015 death of an Irish businessman were released on bond Wednesday, weeks after the North Carolina Supreme court agree...

NC's top court orders new trial in Irish businessman's death

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's highest court ruled Friday that a woman must get a new trial in her husband's 2015 beating death and granted the same to her father, agreeing evidence had been wr...

Courts wrestle with whether manslaughter is always violent

NEW YORK (AP) — Once annually, sometimes less, the full federal appeals court in New York meets to confront a perplexing legal question. Most recently, it was to decide whether shooting somebody point...

Oklahoma officer charged in Black man's fatal shooting

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A white Oklahoma City police officer accused of fatally shooting a fleeing Black man armed with a knife three times in the back was charged Thursday with first-degree manslaughter...

Riot video spotlights mob's focus on stopping Biden win

As the insurrectionists breached the U.S. Capitol, smashing windows and climbing in over the jagged glass, some of their first audible cries were a declaration of purpose: “Where are they counting the...