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Mayor calls for calm before police shooting video’s release

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot urged the public Thursday to remain peaceful and reserve judgment until an independent board can complete its...

House GOP leader: Won’t punish Gaetz unless charges filed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Matt Gaetz, under federal investigation for sex trafficking allegations, is “innocent until proven guilty" and Republicans don't plan to punish...

Mayor’s request for release of school shooting video denied

The mayor of the east Tennessee city of Knoxville requested the release of video footage of a high school shooting that left one student...

Soldier charged after video of confrontation with Black man

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A white Army non-commissioned officer depicted in a viral video accosting and shoving a Black man in a South Carolina...

Prosecutor: Missing student killed during 1996 rape attempt

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The suspect in the 1996 disappearance of California college student Kristin Smart killed her while trying rape her in his...

EXPLAINER: Why outside prosecutors review killings by police

BOSTON (AP) — A white former police officer is being charged with second-degree manslaughter in the killing of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, just three days...

No. 2 House Republican says GOP would act against Gaetz

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans would “take action” on Rep. Matt Gaetz if the Justice Department formally moves ahead against him, the chamber's No....

‘Prime suspect’ arrested in 1996 disappearance of student

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The longtime suspect in the 25-year-old disappearance of California college student Kristin Smart was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of murder...

Cop, police chief resign 2 days after Black motorist’s death

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A white police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb resigned...

Florida GOP senators: Too soon to weigh in on Gaetz’s future

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida's two Republican senators are steering clear of voicing support for Rep. Matt Gaetz, branding sex trafficking accusations against him serious...

Prosecutor says no criminal charges in jail starvation death

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho jailers watched as a mentally ill man starved to death, according to a newly released investigatory report, but a...

EXPLAINER: What’s known about J&J’s vaccine and rare clots

A rare, rogue immune response is the main suspect as authorities investigate highly unusual blood clots following use of two similar COVID-19 vaccines from...

Pope asks US bishop to resign after cover-up investigation

ROME (AP) — A bishop in Minnesota resigned Tuesday at the request of Pope Francis after he was investigated by the Vatican for allegedly...

What’s next as Congress ramps up investigations of Jan. 6

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than three months after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, Congress is still trying to figure out how to...

‘Skilled predator’ FBI boss harassed 8 women, watchdog finds

NEW YORK (AP) — One woman carried a ruler at FBI headquarters so she could smack James Hendricks’ hands when he reached for her...

New this week: ‘Big Shot,’ ‘Mare of Easttown’ and ‘Monday’

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. ...

What’s next as Congress ramps up investigations of Jan. 6

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than three months after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, Congress is still trying to figure out how to...

Rome judge orders arrest of Vatican suspect in London deal

ROME (AP) — A Rome judge ordered the arrest Monday of an Italian businessman living in London who is a prime suspect in the...

Gaetz faces House ethics probe; federal investigation widens

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee announced an investigation into Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz as federal prosecutors probing sex trafficking allegations against him...

Fresno officer with former ties to extremist group fired

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno police officer who is a former member of the extremist Proud Boys group has been fired, it was...

Motive unclear in deadly shooting at Texas cabinet business

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Police in Texas were still seeking a motive Friday for what led an employee at a cabinet-making company to open...

Italy prosecutors: WHO exec lied about spiked virus report

ROME (AP) — Italian prosecutors say a top World Health Organization official lied to them about a spiked WHO report into Italy’s coronavirus response,...

Gaetz associate working toward plea deal with prosecutors

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz's is working toward a plea deal with federal prosecutors investigating a sex trafficking operation,...

1 dead, 1 critical in shooting at South Lake Tahoe home

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Police at South Lake Tahoe are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another in critical...

Oregon city hires consultant to probe police racial bias

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland, Oregon, has hired a California consulting firm to investigate whether the culture of the city’s police force includes racial...

Industry foe charged under Iowa’s new food trespassing law

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An animal rights activist whose investigations and pranks have made him a leading foe of the livestock industry has...

Texas investigating abuse allegations at migrant facility

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas child welfare officials said Wednesday they received three reports alleging abuse and neglect at a San Antonio coliseum that...

Judge orders release of ex-Dallas cop arrested in killings

DALLAS (AP) — A judge on Wednesday ordered the release of a former Dallas police officer accused of ordering two killings in 2017 after...

Tiger Woods was driving more than 80 mph when he crashed SUV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods was driving more than 80 mph — nearly twice the posted speed limit — on a downhill stretch...

6 charged in NH youth detention center sex abuse probe

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Six former staffers at New Hampshire’s state-run youth detention center were arrested Wednesday in connection with the abuse of 11...

Santa Barbara detectives reopen 1975 cold case investigation

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Detectives are reopening the investigation into the decades-old unsolved killing of a teenage boy near Santa Barbara with the...

EXPLAINER: Trial highlights Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jurors in the trial of a Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death are hearing from investigators from the Minnesota...

Arizona parts ways with Sean Miller amid NCAA investigation

Arizona had stuck by men's basketball coach Sean Miller through an NCAA infractions investigation that stretched nearly four years. ...

Pharrell wants federal probe into police shooting of cousin

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Grammy award-winning musician Pharrell Williams has called for a federal investigation into the fatal police shooting of his cousin...

Police identify 6 people dead in Texas murder-suicide pact

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities have identified six people found dead in a suburban Dallas home in what police said was an apparent murder-suicide plot. ...

Gaetz says he won’t resign over ‘false’ sex allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Matt Gaetz said he will not leave Congress and denied that he “slept with” an underage girl, suggesting that...

Gaetz says he won’t resign over ‘false’ sex allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Matt Gaetz said Monday he will not leave Congress and denied that he “slept with” an underage girl, suggesting...

France investigates secret restaurants for Paris elite

PARIS (AP) — Champagne, lobster and no masks: That's what a French TV documentary says is on the menu at one of multiple high-end...

Man killed, another wounded in Compton shooting

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County homicide detectives are investigating a shooting that killed one man and wounded another in Compton. ...

Army: Soldier says she was sexually assaulted at Fort Sill

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Soldiers at Fort Sill in Oklahoma have been suspended from duty pending the outcome of an investigation into a female...

5 women arrested in southern France in suspected attack plot

PARIS (AP) — Police in southern France have arrested four women and a girl as part of an anti-terrorist investigation into a suspected attack...

Prison officials investigate death of inmate as homicide

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — Prison officials are investigating as a homicide the death of a 33-year-old inmate, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation...

AP source: Suspect in Capitol attack suffered delusions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol, killing one of them before...

Gaetz sex probe suddenly threatens a speedy Washington rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Compared with most congressional newbies, it didn't take Rep. Matt Gaetz long. Phone calls from the president. Rides aboard Air Force...

Houston police says it’s investigating Texans QB Watson

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, who is accused of sexual assault and harassment in lawsuits filed by 21 women, is being...

Few in GOP rush to defend Gaetz amid sex trafficking probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The political peril for conservative Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz deepened Friday as the often outlandish, Trump-styled provocateur appeared politically isolated amid...

Ex-youth center intern says she was told to destroy notes

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former intern at New Hampshire’s youth detention center says a supervisor suggested she destroy her notes and lie about...

Cause of Tiger Woods crash found, officials won’t reveal it

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County sheriff said detectives have determined what caused Tiger Woods to crash his SUV last month in...

Gaetz staying on Judiciary panel, despite investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, a prominent, outspoken conservative and a close ally of former President Donald Trump who has been under...

Germany drops probe of former Nazi guard deported from US

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Wednesday that they have dropped an investigation of a 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard after he declined...

Lawyer: FBI enlisted Proud Boys leader to inform on antifa

FBI agents recruited a Proud Boys leader to provide them with information about antifa networks months before he was charged with storming the U.S....

State police to probe deadly Virginia Beach police shooting

Virginia Beach police have turned over their investigation of an officer-involved shooting of a former college football player to Virginia State Police after the...

Vandal smashed dozens of windows in California church

ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of windows and doors in a San Francisco Bay Area church were smashed Monday by a vandal who was...

Police: ‘No idea’ why man shot 5 people before killing self

Investigators have “no idea” why a Maryland man fatally shot his parents at their home and gunned down two other people at a convenience...

Belarus opens terrorism probe against opposition leader

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus authorities on Monday announced a criminal probe against the nation's top opposition figure on charges of terrorism, a move...

2 fatally shot during alleged Long Beach robbery attempt

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities investigating the weekend killings of two men at a residence say the shooter told them he...

4 found dead in separate Austria, Switzerland shootings

BERLIN (AP) — A woman and a four-year-old girl were found shot to death in a car in a rural area north of Vienna,...

Elite UK schools in spotlight over claims of misogyny, rape

LONDON (AP) — The London police department says it is investigating multiple alleged offenses described on a website that a young woman set up...

Prosecutors struggle with consistent story in Jan. 6 cases

BOSTON (AP) — There’s little doubt the Oath Keepers were planning for something on Jan. 6. The question at the heart of the criminal...

Man held in New Jersey killing charged in New Mexico deaths

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities on Friday charged a man already accused of a beating death in New Jersey with murder and other counts...

Michigan attorney general ends campus probe tied to Nassar

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The investigation of Michigan State University's handling of disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar is over because the university has...

Colorado shooting suspect passed check in legal gun purchase

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The suspect in the Colorado supermarket shootings bought a firearm at a local gun store after passing a background check,...

Belgium shows restored masterpiece but stolen panel rankles

GHENT, Belgium (AP) — Look closely, and one panel of the brilliantly restored lower half of the Ghent Altarpiece still has old varnish, right...

Legislator being investigated for Weinstein backdrop on Zoom

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine legislator who appeared for Zoom meetings twice with a background that made a joking reference to convicted rapist...

Nissan-Renault rift at center of Japanese trial of American

TOKYO (AP) — The trial of former Nissan executive Greg Kelly in a Tokyo court is increasingly focusing on a rift between Nissan Motor...

Snowboarders escaped monster avalanche, but not the law

DENVER (AP) — Tyler DeWitt and Evan Hannibal were slowly making their way down a windswept slope during a backcountry snowboarding excursion in Colorado...

Protest in South Africa over conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Members of Ethiopia's Tigrayan community in South Africa demonstrated in the capital in a bid to bring international attention to the...

UN, Ethiopia rights agency to conduct joint Tigray probe

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The United Nations and an Ethiopian rights agency said on Thursday they had agreed to carry out a joint investigation...

Police seek man who crashed into encampment, killing 1

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Police were searching Wednesday for a man who crashed his car into a homeless encampment in Santa Rosa, killing...

Justice Dept. probing prosecutor’s Capitol riot interview

The former acting U.S. attorney in the nation’s capital likely violated Justice Department rules when he gave an interview to CBS' “60 Minutes” about...

Police: New Mexico charges coming after killings in 2 states

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Charges were imminent against a man suspected of killing his ex-wife and three others in New Mexico in a series...

Ikea France on trial over claims it spied on staff, clients

VERSAILLES, France (AP) — Ikea’s French subsidiary and several of its former executives went on trial Monday over accusations that they illegally spied on...

Official confirms man now linked to 5 deaths

Authorities are still investigating claims made by a man who said he killed a total of 16 people in multiple states, though a law...

Fleeing coup, Myanmar police refugees in India seek asylum

MIZORAM, India (AP) — Myanmar police officers who fled to India after they said they defied orders to shoot people protesting their country's military...

Attacked spas had been targeted by prostitution stings

ATLANTA (AP) — Two Atlanta area massage businesses where a gunman waged a deadly assault this week had been repeatedly targeted in police prostitution...

Critics of Brazil’s president being targeted by security law

SAO PAULO (AP) — Police in Brazil are starting to employ a dictatorship-era national security law against critics of President Jair Bolsonaro, while lawyers...

Sources: Feds have no evidence yet for GA hate crime charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators have so far not found evidence that clears the high bar for federal hate crime charges against a man...

Brazil security law being turned on president’s critics

SAO PAULO (AP) — Protesters against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro defied police in the capital Friday, a day after the latest round of arrests...

Sources: Feds have no evidence yet for GA hate crime charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators have so far not found evidence that clears the high bar for federal hate crime charges against a man...

Subpoenas target Baltimore’s top prosecutor, city councilman

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into the finances of Baltimore's top prosecutor and her husband, who is city council...

NY prosecutors interview Cohen an 8th time in Trump inquiry

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, was interviewed on Friday for an eighth time by New York prosecutors investigating...

The Latest: Georgia sheriff’s spokesman replaced on case

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the shootings at three Atlanta-area massage parlors where eight people were killed (all times local): ...

Atlanta police on shooting probe: ‘Nothing is off the table’

ATLANTA (AP) — Police said Thursday that “nothing is off the table” in the investigation of the deadly shootings at two Atlanta massage businesses,...

LA police: Armie Hammer under sexual assault investigation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Armie Hammer is under investigation for sexual assault, Los Angeles police said Thursday. ...

NFL reviewing sex assault claims against Texans QB Watson

DALLAS (AP) — The NFL said Thursday that it was investigating allegations that Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson sexually assaulted multiple women after three...

100-year-old man killed in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 100-year-old man was killed Thursday in Los Angeles and detectives are trying to determine if his death is related...

For Biden, questions about Cuomo grow harder to ignore

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden's relentless effort to avoid the day-to-day distractions of the political world is being put to the test...

Trump’s taxes in hand, Manhattan DA’s probe heats up

NEW YORK (AP) — With former President Donald Trump’s tax returns finally in hand, a team of New York prosecutors led by a newly...

For Biden, questions about Cuomo grow harder to ignore

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden's relentless effort to avoid the day-to-day distractions of the political world is being put to the test...

New York Assembly hires top law firm for Cuomo investigation

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s Assembly has hired a Manhattan law firm to assist in its impeachment investigation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, legislative...

Man who spent years in prison sues over withheld evidence

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Donald Outlaw had already spent 15 years in prison for murder when he found out the man he was convicted of...

Ex-Olympian pleads not guilty to molesting boys at camp

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A former Olympian and longtime track coach has pleaded not guilty and been ordered held on $200,000 bail on charges...

Germany: Woman arrested in forced prostitution probe

BERLIN (AP) — Police raided sites in Germany on Wednesday as part of an investigation into a crime ring suspected of forcing Vietnamese people...

Army under fire from Congress over Fort Hood response

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers expressed frustration Tuesday with how slowly improvements are being made to criminal investigation at Fort Hood, Texas, where rates of...

Once tortured in Iranian jail, ex-Marine fights spy claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — After Amir Hekmati was released from Iranian custody in a 2016 deal trumpeted as a diplomatic breakthrough, he was declared eligible...

Andrew Cuomo accuser speaks with investigators for 4 hours

As New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tried to return to the business of governing Monday, one of his sexual harassment accusers met via Zoom...

Georgia prosecutor investigating Trump call urges patience

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutor investigating potential efforts by Donald Trump and others to influence last year’s general election has a message for...

Georgia prosecutor investigates election after Trump call

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia prosecutor said Wednesday that she has opened a criminal investigation into “attempts to influence” last year’s general election, including...

2 charged in assault of Capitol officer who died after riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have arrested and charged two men with assaulting U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick with bear spray during the...

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