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Ex-priest convicted of murdering Texas woman in 1960

An ex-priest was convicted of murdering a 25-year-old Texas schoolteacher and beauty queen on Thursday, more than 57 years after Irene Garza went to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen …


Chief priest, 2 others dead in Tokyo shrine stabbings

The head priest of a prominent shrine in Tokyo was ambushed and killed with a samurai sword, apparently by her brother, who then took his own life, police said Friday.


Malta announces 10 arrests in journalist’s car bomb killing

Ten Maltese suspects were arrested Monday over the car bomb slaying of a prominent investigative journalist, the prime minister and other authorities said, about six weeks after the assassination that …


Not real news: A look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 9:03 p.m.

Convicted Moscow murderer wants to withdraw plea

Convicted murderer John Lee says he was “psychologically coerced” into accepting a plea agreement following his 2015 Moscow shooting spree, though his own lawyer believes he understood exactly what he …


Blackfoot man accused of murdering toddler pleads guilty

A Blackfoot man accused of killing an 18-month-old boy has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 7:50 p.m.

Domestic violence, death at Newman Lake home on Thanksgiving leave family devastated

Clutching a framed photograph of Tina Stewart to his chest, Don Estus struggled to put into words just how much she meant to him.


Court: Man’s accidental recording of beating wife admissible

The state Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated the attempted murder conviction of a Vancouver man who accidentally recorded himself beating and threatening to kill his wife.


Man who killed Anacortes taxi driver gets 22 years

A Washington state man who fatally shot a taxi driver has been sentenced to 22 years, four months in prison.


Spokane man accused of murdering father, leaving body in bathtub

A 35-year-old man is accused of murdering his father and leaving the corpse in a bathtub in the family’s home north of Spokane.


Police: Livery cab driver hit with hockey stick before death

New York City police say a livery cab driver has died after an angry pedestrian struck him in the head with a hockey stick and the driver crashed the car.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 4:05 p.m.

Doctor: Aaron Hernandez’s brain was severely damaged by disease

A researcher says Aaron Hernandez suffered severe damage to parts of the brain that play an important role in memory, impulse control and behavior. The 27-year-old former New England Patriots …


Woman charged with murder in Pakistan warned against forced marriage

Aasia Bibi had warned her parents time and again that if they forced her to marry her cousin, a man she disliked, she would be capable of going to any …


Argentine prosecutor says colleague’s death was murder

An Argentine prosecutor is formally declaring for the first time that the man probing the country’s biggest terror attack was murdered rather than possibly committing suicide, a member of his …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 9:42 p.m.

Slaying that haunted family for decades now linked to racism

When 23-year-old Timothy Coggins was found dead and disfigured beside a Georgia highway in 1983, the young black man’s family and neighbors whispered that his killing may be linked to …


Oregon police: Human remains found may link to 2012 murder

Authorities say hunters have found human remains on forest land northwest of Portland that detectives are investigating in connection with the 2012 murder of Theresa Fonsman.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 8:01 p.m.

Killing of Maltese journalist silences anti-corruption voice

A few hundred meters from the home of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, in the field where the flaming wreckage of her car landed after being blown off the …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 9:47 p.m.

Missing homeless man located in north Spokane

A 21-year-old homeless man who was kidnapped Saturday was located by Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies Wednesday afternoon.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 10:53 p.m.

Attorneys in death penalty case say Renfro suffers ‘neuro deficit’ that played part in killing Coeur d’Alene police officer

Defense attorneys are calling on experts to convince a jury that the man convicted of killing a Coeur d’Alene police officer should not receive the death penalty.


Malta offers $1.18 million to discover who killed reporter

Malta’s government on Saturday offered an “unprecedented” $1.18 million reward and full protection for anyone with information on who killed an investigative reporter with a car bomb.


Killer of Navajo Nation girl gets life prison sentence

A man who pleaded guilty to the murder and sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl on the largest American Indian reservation was sentenced Friday to life in prison in a …


Pope sends rare condolence after Malta journalist is slain

Pope Francis on Friday joined the chorus of shock over the car bomb slaying of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, sending a note expressing his condolences Friday to the …


Idaho man arrested after release in murder case

Law enforcement officials say they have arrested an Idaho man who was recently freed from prison after experts said he was coerced into a false murder confession.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 3:27 p.m.

Slain Maltese reporter crusaded against corruption

Anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed when her car was blown up by a bomb, was fearless and formidable.


Did Yakima County miss a chance to hold man later charged in shooting death of missionary student?

Rios was booked into the Yakima County jail on suspicion of hit-and-run property damage, driving with a suspended license and concealing a weapon without a permit, all misdemeanor charges. He …


Boyle says Taliban-linked captors killed his daughter, allowed his wife to be raped

Taliban-linked captors who held American Caitlan Coleman and her family for five years killed her infant daughter and allowed Coleman to be raped by a guard, her husband said, introducing …


Police, family seek information on unsolved Idaho homicide

Police and family are still searching for answers after the people who robbed an Idaho convenience store and killed an employee have remained on the loose for nearly three years.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 10:34 p.m.

Two women killed by man with knife at French train station

A man with a knife attacked people at the main train station in the southeastern French city of Marseille on Sunday, killing two women before soldiers fatally shot the assailant, …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 10:43 a.m.

Wisconsin girl reaches plea deal in Slender Man case

One of two Wisconsin girls charged with stabbing a classmate to impress the fictitious horror character Slender Man will plead guilty in a deal that calls for her to avoid …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 1:26 p.m.

Man exonerated after 14 years on death row charged in case

A man who spent 20 years in an Idaho prison, including 14 years on death row, for murder before being exonerated is facing new charges.