APNewsBreak: Witness says he lied about casino gang killing

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- The star witness who helped convict the triggerman who killed a high-ranking Hells Angels' boss at a Nevada casino in 2011 says he was lying when he testified that the shooting was an assassination plot orchestrated by a rival motorcycle gang, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

North Carolina prison guard dies after inmate attack

WINDSOR, N.C. (AP) -- A prison guard in North Carolina has died after she was attacked by an inmate. North Carolina Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Pamela Walker said in a news release the attack happened late Wednesday afternoon at the Bertie Correctional Institution in Windsor. Walker said prison medial staff and first responders were unsuccessful in the attempt to save 29-year-old Sgt. Megan Lee Callahan of Edenton.

Police: Trooper slaying suspect shot dead after standoff

MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) -- A man suspected of fatally shooting a Delaware state trooper was shot and killed by officers after a 20-hour standoff at his home, state police said Thursday. The man, who has not been identified, walked out of the home about 9:15 a.m. He had been holed up there since the fatal shooting of the Cpl. Stephen J. Ballard a day earlier.

The Latest: Fire company to serve as temporary shelter

BEAR, Del. (AP) -- The Latest on the shooting of a Delaware state trooper (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Authorities say a local fire company has opened its doors to serve as a temporary shelter for residents prevented from returning to their homes while police continue to try to negotiate with the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Delaware state trooper.

Jury sentences ambush killer to death in Pennsylvania

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- A bell tolled the fate of a gunman after a jury on Wednesday condemned him to die for shooting two Pennsylvania troopers at their barracks in a late-night ambush, killing one and leaving a second with devastating injuries. Eric Frein, 33, was sentenced by a jury to death by lethal injection a week after his conviction on charges including murder of a law enforcement officer and terrorism.

The Latest: Jury gives death penalty to ambush killer

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on the trial of a survivalist who ambushed two troopers at a state police barracks, killing one (all times local): 10:20 p.m. A jury has given the death penalty to a gunman who targeted Pennsylvania state troopers at their barracks, killing one and leaving a second with devastating injuries.

Delaware trooper fatally shot outside convenience store

MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) -- A man shot and killed a Delaware state trooper outside a convenience store Wednesday and later barricaded himself inside his house, where he continued to fire shots at officers, police said. The trooper was shot multiple times and died at a hospital, state police Superintendent Col. Nathaniel McQueen said at a news conference.

Hollywood producer testifies in Robert Durst murder case

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Hollywood producer testified Wednesday that a friend claimed to have impersonated the first wife of real estate heir Robert Durst in a telephone call that prosecutors say took place after the wife was dead. Lynda Obst, whose films include "Sleepless in Seattle" and "Interstellar," took the stand during a pre-trial hearing for Durst, who is charged with shooting Susan Berman in 2000 at her Los Angeles home.

Suspect charged with 3 counts of murder in Fresno rampage

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- The black suspect in a racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno was charged Wednesday with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of white men he targeted randomly on the street, prosecutors said. The charges come just over a week after Kori Ali Muhammad was charged with killing a white motel security guard days before the rampage.

Central players in Rodney King riots and where they are now

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Some of the key players have died. Others have gone on quietly with their lives in the 25 years since a jury acquitted four white police officers in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King. Days of deadly rioting began almost immediately after jurors set the officers free on April 29, 1992. Here are snapshots of King and the others who had prominent roles in those events.

Woman killed, man wounded in North Carolina shooting

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) -- A woman has been killed and a man injured in a shooting that police in North Carolina say was a domestic attack. Local media report the shooting happened in New Hanover County near Wilmington around 2 p.m. Tuesday. Sheriff's Lt. Jerry Brewer said a 34-year-old woman was found dead inside the home. A 48-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to the face.

Thai husband kills baby, self on Facebook Live

BANGKOK (AP) -- A man in Thailand upset with his wife hanged their 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live and then killed himself, police said. Police Col. Jirasak Siemsak said officers found the bodies of 20-year-old Wuttisan Wongtalay and the baby in an abandoned hotel in Phuket province after receiving reports of the video.

Man charged in death of Florida State football star's father

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say the man who fatally shot the father of former Florida State football star Travis Rudolph while working in a strip club storage room has been charged with manslaughter. A Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office news release says 36-year-old Paul Senat was arrested Tuesday in the death of 55-year-old Darryl Rudolph.

Lawyers want Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction dismissed

BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez formally asked a court on Tuesday to dismiss his first-degree murder conviction now that he has died. Under a long-standing Massachusetts legal principle, courts customarily vacate the convictions of defendants who die before their appeals are heard.

The Latest: 2 gang members sentenced for couple's slaying

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Latest on the sentencing of two gang members for the deaths of a South Carolina couple three years ago (all times local): 11:55a.m. Two North Carolina gang members have been sentenced to life in prison for the shooting deaths of a South Carolina couple who were to testify against other gang members in an attempted robbery case. Jamell Cureton and Malcolm Hartley were sentenced during separate hearings before U.S.

Police ambush killer won't take stand in bid to spare life

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- His fate hanging in the balance, a gunman who ambushed two state police troopers at their barracks in 2014 decided Tuesday he would not take the witness stand to try to persuade jurors to spare his life. The defense rested its case after Eric Frein opted not to testify in the penalty phase of his capital murder trial.

Police: Wife's Fitbit logs steps after husband says she died

ELLINGTON, Conn. (AP) -- Police in Connecticut have cited Fitbit records in an arrest warrant for a 40-year-old man charged with killing his wife in 2015. Richard Dabate (DAH-bayt) faces murder, tampering with evidence and making a false statement charges in the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Connie Dabate on Dec. 23, 2015.