Ex-con consultant gets at least 18 years in Vegas beheading case

Ex-con consultant gets at least 18 years in Vegas beheading case

LAS VEGAS (AP) – An ex-convict who led police on a chase around Las Vegas before officers found the severed head and dismembered body of his friend in a stolen vehicle he was driving was sentenced Thursday to at least 18 years in prison. Eric John Holland said he was “truly remorseful” for killing Richard … Read more

San Francisco will allow police to deploy killing robots

San Francisco will allow police to deploy killing robots

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday to allow city police to use potentially lethal, remote-controlled robots in emergencies — after an emotional debate that reflected divisions on the politically liberal board over support for law enforcement. The vote was 8-3, with the majority agreeing to give the police the option, despite strong … Read more

NYPD officers, bystander rescue man who fell onto subway tracks

NYPD officers, bystander rescue man who fell onto subway tracks

NEW YORK (AP) – Two New York City police officers and a bystander ran to save a man who fell onto the tracks of a Manhattan subway station, plucking him out of the way of an oncoming train in a daring rescue captured by an officer’s corpse camera. The incident happened around 4 p.m. Thursday … Read more

Woman dies on hike in Utah’s Zion Park, man hospitalized

Woman dies on hike in Utah’s Zion Park, man hospitalized

SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — A woman died and a man was rescued and treated for hypothermia after they were caught in extremely cold weather while hiking in Utah’s Zion National Park, officials said. The couple were on a permitted 15-mile (25-kilometer) hike through the park area known as the Narrows, the National Park Service said … Read more

TV meteorologist, pilot dies in news helicopter crash

TV meteorologist, pilot dies in news helicopter crash

RALEIGH, NC (AP) – A helicopter pilot and a meteorologist working for a North Carolina television station died Tuesday when a news helicopter crashed along a Charlotte-area interstate, with police praising the pilot for heroically avoiding the roadway in his last moments. Meteorologist Jason Myers and pilot Chip Tayag were identified as the people killed … Read more

Army vet, Navy officer stop gunman at Colorado gay club

Army vet, Navy officer stop gunman at Colorado gay club

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – When Army veteran Rich Fierro realized a gunman was spraying bullets inside the club where he had gathered with friends and family, the instincts from his military training immediately kicked in. First he ducked to avoid any potential incoming fire, then he moved to try to disarm the gunner. “It’s … Read more

Reality TV stars Todd and Julie Chrisley are to be sentenced

Reality TV stars Todd and Julie Chrisley are to be sentenced

ATLANTA (AP) – Todd and Julie Chrisley were driven by greed when they engaged in an elaborate bank fraud scheme and then hid their wealth from the IRS while flaunting their lavish lifestyles, federal prosecutors said, arguing the reality TV stars should receive lengthy prison terms. The Chrisleys rose to fame with their show “Chrisley … Read more

Symbol of reunion with China, panda Tuan Tuan dies in Taipei

Symbol of reunion with China, panda Tuan Tuan dies in Taipei

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Tuan Tuan, one of two giant pandas given to Taiwan from China, died Saturday after a short illness, the Taipei Zoo said. No cause of death was immediately given, but earlier reports said the panda was believed to have a malignant brain tumor, prompting China to send a pair of experts … Read more

Frisch concedes the race against Boebert when it comes to reporting

Frisch concedes the race against Boebert when it comes to reporting

DENVER (AP) — While conceding his tight U.S. House race to Republican Lauren Boebert, Democrat Adam Frisch said Friday that his surprisingly strong campaign showed how tired many GOP voters are of Boebert’s brash style. The Associated Press has declared the election in Colorado’s sprawling 3rd Congressional District too close to call. AP will await … Read more

Russia did not take phone calls from the US after Poland’s missile attack

Russia did not take phone calls from the US after Poland’s missile attack

WASHINGTON (AP) – The top U.S. military officer said Wednesday that he tried to reach his Russian counterpart in the wake of the missile explosions in Poland but was unable to get through. Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said his staff tried to get Russia’s top military official, Gen. … Read more