Prosecutor: Officers made up shooting story; both on leave

MARSHALL, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri prosecutor has dropped charges against a man who was accused of trying to shoot a police officer to avoid arrest, saying he thinks the two officers who were there lied about what happened and that their supervisor covered it up so that the criminal case could proceed.

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'Truly a piece of evil': 'Grim Sleeper' sent to death row

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The serial killer known as the "Grim Sleeper" was sentenced to death Wednesday for the murders of nine women and a teenage girl that went unsolved for years as the body count grew in a poor section of Los Angeles haunted by the scourge of crack cocaine.

  • Written by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press

Japan, Philippines to China: Respect law for Asian stability

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — The top diplomats from Japan and the Philippines called on China Thursday to avoid intimidating actions and follow the rule of law in disputed waters where Beijing has defied an arbitration ruling that invalidated its expansive territorial claims.

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