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Victims of anti-Asian attacks reflect a year into pandemic

Nearly a year after they were almost stabbed to death inside a Midland, Texas, Sam's Club, Bawi Cung and his two sons all have...

Ex-bicycle coach convicted of sexually assaulting 3 boys

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former Southern California bicycle motocross coach was convicted Monday of sexually assaulting three boys, some of them under...

Serial killer who was spared execution is killed in prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California serial killer known as the “I-5 Strangler” in the 1970s and 1980s has been killed in the prison...

Student shoots, kills 15-year-old at Arkansas junior high

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy shot and killed a fellow student at an Arkansas junior high school Monday morning and he...

Lady Gaga’s dog walker speaks out after Hollywood shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga's dog walker, who was shot last week during a robbery in Hollywood when two of the singer’s French...

Las Vegas panel seeks ideas on mass shooting memorial

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A panel planning a permanent memorial to the 2017 massacre on the Las Vegas Strip made a nationwide call on...

US youth testifies he stabbed Italian officer in defense

ROME (AP) — A young American on trial in Rome for the slaying of an Italian police officer has told the court that he...

Greek far-left hit man on hunger strike denied jail move

Greece’s government Monday said it won't intervene to grant a prison-transfer demand by a convicted killer in a far-left extremist group who has been...

13 alleged San Jose gang members nabbed in string of crimes

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Thirteen alleged gang members suspected in a string of crimes throughout Santa Clara County, including attempted murder and armed...

George Floyd kin joins protest anthem album project

NEW YORK (AP) — Before a late night rehearsal in December, Terrence Floyd couldn’t remember the last time he squatted on a drum throne,...

Hundreds claim decades of abuse by 150 youth center staffers

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Abuse allegations against New Hampshire’s state-run youth detention center now span six decades, with 150 staffers during that time accused...

Australian prime minister stands by minister accused of rape

CANBERRA, Aurtralia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday stood by an unidentified Cabinet minister against calls for him to step down...

Sutherland overtakes Weir to win Champions title in Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Kevin Sutherland chipped in for the only birdie of the final round on No. 16 and had a tap-in for...

Nigerian families await news of 300 kidnapped schoolgirls

JANGEBE, Nigeria (AP) — Families in Nigeria waited anxiously for news of their abducted daughters after more than 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped by gunmen...

Pope prays for liberation of 317 kidnapped Nigerian students

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday decried the kidnapping of 317 students from their boarding school in northwest Nigeria and prayed for...

Newspaper photographer attacked, seriously hurt in France

PARIS (AP) — Authorities in France have opened an investigation for attempted murder after a news photographer was attacked and seriously injured while reporting...

Students abducted from Nigerian school 2 weeks ago freed

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Students, teachers and relatives abducted two weeks ago from a school in northern Nigeria have been freed. ...

Phoenix police arrest 2 women after argument diverts flight

PHOENIX (AP) — An American Airlines flight was diverted and two women arrested in Phoenix after authorities say one of the women spit on...

Growing tension in Minneapolis as trial looms in Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Barbed wire and concrete barriers surround the courthouse where the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd will soon...

AP sources: Feds pinpoint suspect in officer’s riot death

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators probing the death of a U.S. Capitol Police officer killed in the Jan. 6 riot have zeroed in on...

Lady Gaga’s dogs recovered safely after theft, shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga's two French bulldogs, which were stolen by thieves who shot and wounded their walker, were recovered unharmed Friday,...

Human trafficking charges novel approach in gymnastics case

The human trafficking case brought against a former U.S. Olympics women’s gymnastics coach hours before he killed himself could signal a new approach to...

Breakout ‘Borat’ star Maria Bakalova conquers Hollywood

So what did YOU do at 5 a.m. after staying up all night for your prom? Maria Bakalova became a movie star. ...

Rival gang members sentenced for gunfight that killed boy, 3

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Two rival gang members who got into a gunfight that killed a 3-year-old boy in Compton were sentenced to life...

US implicates Saudi crown prince in Khashoggi’s killing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia's crown prince likely approved the killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to...

Officials: 400 escape, 25 dead after Haiti prison breakout

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian authorities announced Friday that more than 400 inmates escaped and 25 people died in a prison breakout, making it...

Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls taken in mass abduction

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen abducted 317 girls from a boarding school in northern Nigeria on Friday, police said, the latest in a series...

US Army crowdsources ideas to combat sexual assault crisis

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sgt. Taylor Knueven always knew sexual assault and harassment plagued the U.S. Army. But the combat medic’s own assault early...

California parolee pleads guilty to shooting Nevada deputy

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — A 22-year-old man who had been paroled after serving a partial sentence for assaulting a police officer in California has...

Rwandan court rules it can try ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The terrorism trial of the man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” can be held in Rwanda, a judge there...

Lady Gaga’s dog walker shot, French bulldogs stolen in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga's dog walker was shot and two of the singer's French bulldogs were stolen in Hollywood during an armed...

State high court upholds ending adult trials for some youths

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the state's 2018 law barring 14- and 15-year-olds from being tried as adults...

Olympics gymnastics coach kills himself after being charged

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar killed himself Thursday, hours after being...

Oklahoma officer charged in Black man’s fatal shooting

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A white Oklahoma City police officer accused of fatally shooting a fleeing Black man armed with a knife three times...

8 dead, including prison director, after Haiti jail break

CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, Haiti (AP) — A prison director was among at least eight people killed on Thursday after several inmates tried to escape from a...

Daniel Prude case reflects difficulty of prosecuting police

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A grand jury’s decision not to indict officers involved in a fatal encounter with an unarmed Black man illustrates a...

Pentagon says reported sexual assaults at academies dropped

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of sexual harassment and sexual assault cases reported at the military service academies dropped in the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 school...

California bill would block inmate transfers to ICE custody

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Among the inmate firefighters who battled massive California wildfires last year was Bounchan Keola, a Laotian immigrant who had been...

Police grilled South Dakota AG on phone use before crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Investigators questioning South Dakota’s attorney general after a fatal car crash pressed him on how he did not realize...

Federal grand jury hearing evidence in death of George Floyd

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several witnesses have been subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury considering charges against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin,...

Oklahoma man released early from prison accused in 3 deaths

CHICKASHA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man who had been released early from prison in January as part of a mass commutation effort is...

South Dakota House moves to impeach AG after fatal crash

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota House lawmakers on Tuesday began impeachment proceedings against the state’s attorney general, who is facing misdemeanor charges for...

Memorials, lawsuit mark death anniversary of Ahmaud Arbery

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Family and friends walked in procession through the coastal subdivision where armed men chased and shot him in the street....

Wife, son of man suspected of California killing found safe

ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — The wife and 4-year-old son of a man suspected of killing a Northern California man and wounding a firefighter and...

Southern Baptists oust 2 churches over LGBTQ inclusion

The Southern Baptist Convention’s executive committee voted Tuesday to oust four of its churches, two over policies deemed to be too inclusive of LGBTQ...

French actor Depardieu charged with rape in revived case

PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday that French actor Gerard Depardieu was charged in December with rape and sexual assault...

Suspect fatally shot in Southern California police pursuit

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — A suspect was fatally shot during a Southern California police pursuit early Tuesday, authorities said. ...

Ex-US priest on trial in East Timor on sex abuse charges

OECUSSE, East Timor (AP) — A defrocked American priest went on trial Tuesday to face charges he sexually abused young girls at his shelter...

N. Macedonia upholds most convictions on fishermen slayings

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s criminal court on Tuesday reduced the sentences originally imposed on two people and acquitted one in a...

Suit blames Saudi Arabia for attack at Florida military base

WASHINGTON (AP) — Victims of a 2019 shooting at a Florida military base and their families are suing Saudi Arabia, claiming the kingdom knew...

Sheriff on Louisiana gun store shooting: ‘I don’t know why’

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An ammunition customer showed no sign of anger or agitation before he launched a sudden shooting rampage at a New...

Sex offender pleads no contest to killing 2 California boys

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — A convicted child rapist pleaded no contest Monday to sexually assaulting and killing two young boys in the 1980s in...

Suspect in California drive-by accused in Bay Area slaying

ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — The suspect in a drive-by shooting that wounded a firefighter and a paramedic in California is also suspected in the...

Virginia lawmakers vote to abolish the death penalty

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State lawmakers gave final approval Monday to legislation that will end capital punishment in Virginia, a dramatic turnaround for a...

Guard killed, another wounded in stabbing at Indiana prison

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — ...

Suspect in Southern California police shooting found dead

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man who police say shot an Escondido police officer responding to a domestic violence call and then fled, prompting...

South Dakota House leaders weigh impeachment of AG in crash

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers are considering impeaching the state's attorney general as he faces misdemeanor charges for striking and killing a...

Germany: Nazi guard deported from US agrees to be questioned

BERLIN (AP) — A 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard deported from Tennessee has agreed to be questioned by German prosecutors as they re-examine...

East Timor postpones child sex abuse trial of ex-US priest

OECUSSE, East Timor (AP) — East Timor abruptly postponed the trial Monday of a defrocked American priest facing allegations he sexually abused young girls...

1 dead, 4 injured in shooting at American Legion in Missouri

KENNETT, Mo. (AP) — One person died and four others were wounded in an overnight shooting at an American Legion club in southeast Missouri,...

California man suspected of shooting father kills himself

WOODLAKE, Calif. (AP) — A 32-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting his father killed himself while being chased by sheriff's deputies in central California,...

Greek theater director given time to respond to rape charges

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Prominent Greek actor-director Dimitris Lignadis appeared before a court in Athens on Sunday and was given until Wednesday to respond...

Firefighter and paramedic shot in drive-by during call

ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — A drive-by shooting wounded a firefighter and a paramedic who were responding to a call late Saturday in the Bay...

Customers, staff fired back in gun store shooting; 3 dead

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A person entered a gun store and shooting range in a New Orleans suburb and fatally shot two people Saturday,...

Bankruptcy judge refuses to halt Weinstein Co. plan

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Delaware judge presiding over the Weinstein Co. bankruptcy has rejected a request by four women who have accused disgraced...

New legislation would protect drivers who hit protestors

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When massive demonstrations against racial injustice erupted across the nation last summer, protesters used an increasingly common tactic to draw...

Southern Baptists divided over politics, race, LGBTQ policy

Divisions over race, politics, gender and LGBTQ issues are roiling America’s largest Protestant denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention, ahead of a meeting of its...

Woman shot during protest against Myanmar coup dies

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A young woman who was shot in the head by police last week during a protest against the military coup...

Costa Mesa police kill driver who ran over passenger

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Costa Mesa police shot and killed a driver Friday after he backed toward officers and ran over a person...

Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow II faces 14 years for assaults

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II agreed Friday to accept a 14-year prison sentence for raping a homeless woman...

Officer, gunman seen in national park wounded in shootout

EXETER, Calif. (AP) — A man accused of threatening people with a gun under the giant trees of Sequoia National Park in central California...

Activist charged with felony stemming from Kenosha protests

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — An activist who participated in protests following the August police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha was charged Friday with...

Police eye Marilyn Manson in domestic violence investigation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives are investigating allegations of domestic violence against rocker Marilyn Manson involving incidents that occurred about a decade ago in...

Prosecutor son seeks father’s release in fatal Brink’s heist

David Gilbert went to prison a revolutionary, raising his fist and scorning authorities who prosecuted him for an infamous 1981 armored truck robbery in...

Judge says lawyer who killed her son also tracked Sotomayor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lawyer who killed a federal judge's son and seriously wounded her husband at their New Jersey home last summer also...

Green Beret pleads not guilty in deadly bowling alley attack

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — An Army special forces sergeant pleaded not guilty Friday to murder and other charges in the killing of three people...

Germany commemorates victims of racist shooting, 1 year on

BERLIN (AP) — Top officials, religious leaders and soccer stars are commemorating the victims of a racist attack in the German town of Hanau,...

California deputies who shot man debated whether to stop him

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Orange County sheriff's deputies debated whether to stop a homeless man with mental health issues for jaywalking last year before...

2 San Francisco officers injured while arresting suspect

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two San Francisco police officers who were surveilling a neighborhood for burglars were injured when trying to detain a suspect...

South Dakota’s AG charged with 3 misdemeanors in fatal crash

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s Republican attorney general was charged Thursday with three misdemeanors for striking and killing a man with his car...

Killings surge in Syria camp housing Islamic State families

BEIRUT (AP) — The deaths stacked up: a policeman shot dead with a pistol equipped with a silencer, a local official gunned down, his...

Dance teacher featured on ‘Dance Moms’ accused of sex abuse

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A dance instructor who appeared on Lifetime's “Dance Moms" is accused of sexually abusing girls at an Orlando dance studio. ...

Gunmen kill student, abduct more than 40 people in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen attacked a school in Nigeria’s north-central Niger State early Wednesday, killing at least one student and abducting more than...

St. Louis jail tensions ‘boiled over’ amid COVID-19 worries

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Detainees have complained for decades about conditions inside St. Louis' jails, but when COVID-19 worries were added to the mix,...

Insurers question claims process in Boy Scouts bankruptcy

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The judge presiding over the Boys Scout of America bankruptcy is weighing a request by insurance companies for permission to...

Indian journalist acquitted of defamation in #MeToo case

NEW DELHI (AP) — A New Delhi court on Wednesday acquitted a journalist of criminal defamation after she accused a former editor-turned-politician and junior...

Ex-FBI agent linked to Whitey Bulger to be freed from prison

BOSTON (AP) — A former FBI agent convicted of second-degree murder for leaking information to Boston gangster James “Whitey" Bulger that led to the...

Terrorism trial begins for man who inspired ‘Hotel Rwanda’

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The terrorism trial of the man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” began on Wednesday with his argument that a...

Prisoner dies after apparent fight at California prison

BLYTHE, Calif. (AP) — ...

Man charged with killing 3 homeless people near Los Angeles

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — ...

Captain pleads not guilty to manslaughter in boat fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The captain of a scuba diving boat that burned and sank off the California coast, killing 34 people, pleaded not...

Garbage truck driver charged in deadly California fire

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a garbage truck driver suspected of dumping burning trash that sparked a 2019 brush fire that killed...

Riot lawsuit just part of Trump’s post-impeachment problems

NEW YORK (AP) — Acquitted by the Senate of inciting last month's U.S. Capitol insurrection, former President Donald Trump faces more fallout from the...

Australian PM apologizes to ex-staffer alleging rape at work

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday apologized to a former government staffer who alleged she was raped by a...

Minnesota House pulls $35M security fund for officer trials

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A proposal by Gov. Tim Walz to create a $35 million fund to bolster security during the murder trial of a...

After shooting, unrest, Wyoming gets its first Black sheriff

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — As a student at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy, Aaron Appelhans used to look at the photos of past graduating...

On Parkland anniversary, Biden calls for tougher gun laws

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Sorrow reverberated across the country Sunday as Americans, including President Joe Biden, joined a Florida community in remembering the 17...

Registries of disabled people debated in police reform talks

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Victoria Mitchell wishes police would have had the full picture of her son’s struggles with mental illness and reacted differently...

Imprisoned ex-FBI agent who worked with Bulger seeks release

BOSTON (AP) — The former FBI agent serving a 40-year prison sentence for alerting Boston mobster Whitey Bulger that he could be implicated in...

ICE nearly released sex abuse convicts despite Biden memo

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was prepared to release three men convicted of sex offenses against children, Texas officials said,...

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