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Fresno police kill parolee in 2nd shooting in 2 days

FRESNO, Calif (AP) — Police officers in Northern California shot and killed a 32-year-old parolee after he ignored repeated requests by police to drop...

San Francisco police arrest man in assault on Trump backer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police have made an arrest in the weekend assault of a Trump supporter and free speech rally organizer...

Woman sought in fatal stabbing on Los Angeles subway

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman was being sought Monday in the fatal stabbing of a Metro employee on a Los Angeles subway train,...

Suspect arrested on Hollywood studio lot after standoff

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities arrested a sexual assault suspect early Monday on the Paramount Pictures studio lot in Hollywood after a two-hour standoff...

Nigeria’s anti-police protesters storm prison, free inmates

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's protests against police brutality turned violent Monday when a crowd stormed a prison and freed some 200 inmates in...

UK festival curator accuses UAE minister of sex assault

LONDON (AP) — The chair of Britain’s Hay literary festival said Sunday the event will not return to Abu Dhabi after one of the...

Video shows foot chase before Los Angeles deputy shoots man

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Home surveillance video shows the moments before a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who officials...

French premier joins nationwide tributes to beheaded teacher

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister joined demonstrators on Sunday who rallied together across the country in tribute to a history teacher who was...

Conservatives staging free speech rally attacked by critics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A free speech demonstration staged by conservative activists quickly fell apart in downtown San Francisco on Saturday after several hundred...

Authorities probe death of state prison inmate as a homicide

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating as a homicide the death of a 42-year-old inmate at a state prison in Northern California....

Police: Man upset with mask mandate threatened Wichita mayor

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A retired firefighter who was upset with Wichita's mask ordinance was arrested on suspicion of threatening to kidnap and kill...

‘Home Improvement’ actor Zachery Ty Bryan arrested in Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Zachery Ty Bryan, the actor who played the oldest son on the long-running 1990s sit-com “Home Improvement” was arrested in...

Suspect in teacher’s beheading in France was Chechen teen

PARIS (AP) — A suspect shot dead by police after the beheading of a history teacher near Paris was an 18-year-old Chechen refugee unknown...

US judge mulls competency of Mexican man who shot American

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco is mulling the competency to stand trial of a Mexican man who shot and...

Feds to execute woman who killed victim, cut baby from womb

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman convicted of fatally strangling a pregnant woman, cutting her body open and kidnapping her baby is scheduled to be...

Authorities: Top Mexico official helped smuggle drugs to US

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mexico’s former defense secretary helped a cartel smuggle thousands of kilograms of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the United...

French leader decries terrorist beheading of history teacher

PARIS (AP) — For the second time in three weeks, terror struck France, this time with the gruesome beheading of a history teacher in...

Atlanta police make arrest in actor’s shooting death

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police announced Friday that they have made an arrest in the shooting death of actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd. ...

French leader decries terrorist beheading of teacher

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron denounced what he called an “Islamist terrorist attack” against a history teacher decapitated in a Paris suburb...

Judge finds cases against 5 in Whitmer plot can move forward

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors provided enough evidence to move toward trial for five Michigan men accused of plotting to kidnap the state’s...

Racial tensions rise in South Africa over farm killing

SENEKAL, South Africa (AP) — ...

2 dead, 1 wounded in Los Angeles law enforcement shootings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who pointed a gun at people in a South Los Angeles gas station parking lot was shot and...

‘Tarzan’ actor challenges DA report in son’s shooting death

SANTA BARBARA, California. (AP) — The attorney for “Tarzan” actor Ron Ely and his family has challenged a Santa Barbara County District Attorney report...

Northern California police reopen Sikh man’s killing probe

TRACY, Calif. (AP) — Detectives in Northern California were gathering more evidence in the killing of a Sikh man who was stabbed during a...

Black man’s family views graphic video of in-custody death

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Family members viewed long-secret body-camera video this week of a Black man who died in Louisiana State Police custody,...

Park Police officers indicted in shooting of unarmed driver

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Two U.S. Park Police officers were indicted Thursday on manslaughter charges in the 2017 shooting death of an unarmed motorist...

Chicago officer sues former chief for sexual harassment

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer has filed a lawsuit alleging sexual assault by former police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who was out drinking...

Another suspect charged in alleged Michigan kidnap plot

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general charged an eighth person Thursday in what authorities have described as a foiled scheme to storm the...

Slain LA cop’s family hopes for retrial 37 years later

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On June 2, 1983, Los Angeles Police Officer Paul Verna was killed in the line of duty. ...

Mother convicted in deaths of 2 newborns left in trash bags

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A jury convicted a South Carolina mother of throwing two of her newborns away in trash bags after they were...

Protesters attacked in Nigerian demos against police abuse

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Widespread protests against Nigeria's police have turned violent as demonstrators have been attacked by armed gangs in the streets of...

Scott Peterson murder convictions ordered re-examined

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a second look at Scott Peterson's conviction for killing his pregnant wife and...

Nude photos and death threats: Scandal topples Alaska mayor

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A stunning tale of inappropriate behavior between a politician and a television anchor, death threats and nude photos culminated in...

Sheriff: Man shot during traffic stop refused to show hands

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — A California sheriff's sergeant shot and killed a motorist during a traffic stop after the man walked toward the officer...

Month after mass shooting, Rochester seeks answers, suspects

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — It's the big question looming over one of this year's bloodiest mass shootings: Who opened fire at a crowded house...

Video indicates slain protester was upset about being filmed

DENVER (AP) — Video from a Denver television station shows that a pro-police demonstrator who was fatally shot by a security guard hired by...

Kenyan officials investigating death in police custody

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan authorities are investigating the death of a man who was detained for allegedly not wearing a facemask and was...

Oregon killing suspect killed by cops had gun in pocket

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Four officers fired over 30 rounds at Portland, Oregon, fugitive Michael Reinoehl after they cornered him in his car Sept....

Vatican trial for sex abuse in pope’s youth seminary opens

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A trial opened Wednesday in the Vatican’s criminal tribunal for two priests, one accused of sexually abusing an altar boy...

Former Idaho governor candidate indicted in 1984 killing

DENVER (AP) — A former longshot Idaho gubernatorial candidate was indicted Tuesday in the murder of Jonelle Matthews, a 12-year-old Colorado girl whose disappearance...

Bakersfield police shoot, kill man who stabbed mother

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Bakersfield police shot and killed aknife-wielding man Tuesday after he stabbed and critically injured his mother, authorities said. ...

Megan Thee Stallion op-ed calls for protecting Black women

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An op-ed by Megan Thee Stallion on the need to protect Black women was published Tuesday as rapper Tory Lanez...

Police: Protest shooting victim shot after altercations

DENVER (AP) — A man fatally shot by a reporter's security guard after opposing weekend protests argued with another man before getting involved in...

Greek man convicted of murdering US scientist on Crete

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 28-year-old man was convicted in Greece on Tuesday of raping and murdering American scientist Suzanne Eaton, who was killed...

San Diego Padres outfielder Tommy Pham stabbed, will recover

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Padres outfielder Tommy Pham is recovering after he was stabbed in the back Sunday night, authorities said. ...

Lawyer: Denver security guard acted in self-defense

DENVER (AP) — An armed security guard for a television station who is suspected of fatally shooting a man following an altercation after opposing...

Washington state again fails to live-track murder hornet

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state officials said Monday they were again unsuccessful at live-tracking a “murder” hornet while trying to find and destroy a...

Chief: No reason to fire Wisconsin officer who killed teen

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The police chief of a Milwaukee suburb that has seen protests and unrest since an officer was cleared of criminal wrongdoing...

76 arrests as fans, some rowdy, cheer Lakers win in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seventy-six people were arrested and more than 30 buildings and businesses were damaged when a downtown celebration turned chaotic after...

Far-right EU lawmaker in Greek court for criminal trial

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A member of the European Parliament appeared in a Greek court Monday after being convicted last week of being a...

Vatican putting 2 priests on trial accused of abuse, coverup

ROME (AP) — Two priests are going on trial in the Vatican’s criminal tribunal this week, one accused of sexually abusing an altar boy...

Suspect in Rhode Island homicide caught at border crossing

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The suspect in a fatal stabbing in Rhode Island last month has been apprehended apparently trying to cross from California...

Gunman wounds policeman in Croatia before killing himself

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A gunman on Monday shot and wounded a police officer outside the Croatian government headquarters in the capital, Zagreb, before...

Security guard jailed in deadly shooting at Denver protests

DENVER (AP) — A private security guard working for a local TV station was jailed for investigation of first-degree murder in the deadly shooting...

Guard in custody after man dies in shooting at protests

DENVER (AP) — A private security guard working for a TV station was in custody Saturday after a person died from a shooting that...

A look at Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s notable opinions, votes

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, has written roughly 100 opinions in more than three years on...

Tentative settlements in WVa veterans’ hospital deaths

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Tentative settlements have been reached in several civil lawsuits filed on behalf of the families of veterans who died at...

28 arrested, tear gas used in Wisconsin protests

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Police used tear gas on demonstrators and arrested 28 people during a third straight night of protests over the lack...

Sei Young Kim, eyeing 1st major, leads by 2 at Women’s PGA

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Sei Young Kim has yet to splurge on the $1.5 million she won last year in the richest prize...

1 dead, 1 arrested in knife attack at California restaurant

LODI, Calif. (AP) — A man was fatally stabbed by an acquaintance at a Black Bear Diner in central California and the suspected killer...

Man in prison for murder admits to killing Minnesota guard

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — A man already imprisoned in Minnesota for murder has been sentenced to life behind bars after admitting to killing a...

Families seek new investigations into old police killings

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One man died a decade ago after a police officer in New York state told him to move his illegally...

Police detain protesters in Russian city of Khabarovsk

MOSCOW (AP) — Police in a far eastern Russian city detained several dozen protesters on Saturday, the first such crackdown since rallies against the...

Police defend arrests of slain Black teen’s family

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police on Friday defended the arrests of family members of a Black teen killed by a suburban Milwaukee officer, saying they...

Ex-Philadelphia cop charged in fatal shooting of Black man

A white former Philadelphia police officer was charged Friday with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a Black man after a high-speed car...

Man who sexually abused toddler gets 50 years to life

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man who sexually assaulted a toddler and posted screenshots of the attacks on a website was...

Ex-officer charged in George Floyd’s death freed on $1M bond

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd posted bail Wednesday and was released from...

Extradition fight continues in Kenosha protest shootings

CHICAGO (AP) — A 17-year-old accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, remains in custody...

Slain Black man’s family vows legal fight against police

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An attorney for the family of a Black teen killed by a suburban Milwaukee police officer vowed Thursday to keep...

Texas officer charged in Black man’s fatal shooting fired

DALLAS (AP) — A white police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Black man in a small East Texas city...

Man charged in fake fundraiser for guard killed in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A Washington, D.C., man was charged with wire fraud for allegedly setting up a false crowd-funding account to raise money...

Breonna Taylor case: Dispute arises over grand jury secrecy

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — A lawyer for a grand juror involved in weighing charges in the case of Breonna Taylor, the Black woman killed...

Rapper Tory Lanez charged with shooting Megan Thee Stallion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors on Thursday charged rapper Tory Lanez with shooting artist Megan Thee Stallion during an argument earlier this...

Greek court adjourns sentencing in Golden Dawn case

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court on Thursday adjourned the sentencing procedure for 18 former lawmakers of the extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party...

51 protesters arrested after officer in Floyd death released

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fifty-one people were arrested during protests Wednesday after a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd was...

Dutch court convicts 6 men of plotting massive jihadi attack

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court convicted six men Thursday of plotting a large-scale jihadi attack on a public event and sentenced...

No charges for Wisconsin officer in killing of Black teen

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Black Wisconsin police officer who fatally shot a Black teenager outside a suburban Milwaukee mall in February won't be...

Police release details of Breonna Taylor investigation

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police files released Wednesday show contacts between Breonna Taylor and a man she dated previously who was suspected of drug...

Man suspected of killing 2 daughters, self in California

PLACENTIA, Calif. (AP) — A man stabbed to death his twin daughters at a Southern California home and then killed himself early Wednesday, police...

California rapist awaiting trial for 14 years ordered freed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A convicted rapist who spent 13 years in prison and nearly 14 years in a state mental hospital while awaiting...

Tech worker pleads guilty in death of Utah college student

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A tech worker pleaded guilty on Wednesday to strangling a Utah college student whose disappearance over a year ago...

Affidavit: Man fatally shot by Texas cop offered handshake

DALLAS (AP) — A Black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a small East Texas city had offered a...

‘The military’s #MeToo moment:’ Fort Hood victims speak out

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Maria Valentine says she was just months into her training at Fort Hood, a U.S. Army base in Texas, in...

Uncle: Jacob Blake being treated at Illinois rehab center

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jacob Blake, the 29-year-old Black man left paralyzed after he was shot in the back by a Kenosha police officer in...

Body camera video shows brutal attack on Los Angeles officer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police released shocking video Wednesday that captured a brutal attack on an officer inside a station last month,...

Patient shot, wounded in Los Angeles hospital disturbance

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A patient breaking equipment in a Southern California hospital was shot and wounded in a confrontation with a sheriff's deputy,...

Man dies after being shot during traffic stop by Napa deputy

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — An unarmed man shot by a California sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop died at a hospital of his injuries,...

For Coptic Church, changes, questions after priest ouster

For 17 years, Sally Zakhari said she told priests and leaders in the Coptic Orthodox Church her childhood nightmare — how a Coptic priest...

Greek court rules that Golden Dawn party is a criminal group

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court ruled Wednesday that the far-right Golden Dawn party was operating as a criminal organization, delivering landmark guilty...

Russian on trial accused of state-ordered Berlin execution

BERLIN (AP) — A Russian man accused of the downtown Berlin daylight murder of a Georgian on Moscow's orders went on trial Wednesday, in...

Prosecutors seek secrecy as Jeffrey Epstein probe continues

NEW YORK (AP) — An investigation of financier Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuse of girls and women remains active, leading prosecutors Tuesday to try to...

California city OKs emergency declaration to reform police

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area city has proclaimed a public safety emergency declaration allowing staff to bypass normal channels to...

Family of man killed by police allege wrongful death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of a Black man who was fatally shot by an Orange County sheriff's deputy last month filed a...

Texas officer charged with murder in fatal store shooting

A white police officer has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Black man following a reported disturbance at a convenience...

Reward set as Atlanta police seek suspect in actor’s death

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward as they continue to search for the person who shot actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd in...

13 bodies piled in SUVs in Mexico, funeral attack kills 5

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in Mexico said Tuesday that 13 bodies were found stuffed into two SUVs in northern Mexico, while a shooting...

US court: Iran owes $1.4B over ex-FBI agent presumed dead

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. judge has ordered Iran to pay $1.45 billion to the family of a former FBI agent...

German court sentences nurse to life for killing 3 patients

BERLIN (AP) — A German court convicted a male nurse Tuesday of three cases of murder for injecting elderly patients with fatal doses of...

Greece: Extreme right group faces verdict at criminal trial

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police officials said Tuesday they are planning to deploy about 2,000 officers around Athens as the leadership of the...

Cardinal Pell accuser denies bribe as Vatican intrigue grows

VATICAN CITY (AP) — An Australian man who accused Cardinal George Pell of sexually abusing him denied Monday he was bribed for his testimony,...

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