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Vegas police ID hospital patient who fatally stabbed another

Jun. 24, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have identified a psychiatric patient accused of fatally stabbing one man and wounding another inside a Las Vegas hospital. Police say 48-year-old Michael Earl was booked Thursday into Clark County jail on charges related to murder and assault and...

Tunisian officers stabbed near synagogue; suspect arrested

Jun. 24, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A man with a knife attacked police officers stationed near a synagogue in Tunisia's capital, injuring one in the shoulder and another on the hand, authorities said Friday. The attacker fled after the overnight stabbing but was located nearby soon afterward...

Senate OKs landmark gun violence bill, House passage is next

Jun. 23, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate easily approved a bipartisan gun violence bill Thursday that seemed unthinkable a month ago, setting up final approval of what will be Congress' most far-reaching response in decades to the nation's run of brutal mass shootings. After years futile...

DA: 9/11 conspiracy fueled San Francisco airport stabbings

Jun. 23, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man may have been motivated by a conspiracy theory related to the 9/11 attacks when he stabbed and wounded three people with a machete earlier this week at San Francisco International Airport, prosecutors said. The 33-year-old Yuba...

Alabama officer nearly killed in 2019 shooting arrested

Jun. 23, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer who was critically injured after being shot repeatedly while on duty in 2019 has been arrested on a domestic violence charge, news outlets reported Thursday. Samuel Yoh, 45, of Ozark was arrested on Wednesday afternoon after Ozark police...

Woman committed over Slender Man stabbing seeks her release

Jun. 23, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — The second of two Wisconsin women who were sent to a state mental health facility after a 2014 stabbing attack on a sixth-grade classmate that they claimed was to appease the horror character Slender Man is petitioning for her release. Morgan Geyser, 20, asked...

Patient at Vegas hospital fatally stabs 1 person, wounds 2nd

Jun. 23, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A knife-wielding psychiatric patient fatally stabbed one man and wounded another inside a Las Vegas hospital Thursday, according to police. The stabbings occurred in a secured area where psychiatric patients are treated at University Medical Center, said Lt. Jason...

Arrested Glendale teens wanted to 'murder a police officer'

Jun. 23, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Two teenage boys in Glendale are accused of opening fire on police officers in an unprovoked attack. Glendale authorities said Wednesday both boys, ages 13 and 14, have been booked on several felony charges including aggravated assault, unlawful discharge of...

After year of violence, US schools try to tame tensions

Jun. 23, 2022 13:17 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first week of school was supposed to mark a triumphant return to classrooms at San Francisco’s Everett Middle School after more than a year of distance learning. But as computer science teacher Yesi Castro-Mitchell welcomed a class of sixth graders last...

4 people wounded by man on stabbing rampage in New Zealand

Jun. 22, 2022 23:55 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A man wounded four people in a stabbing rampage stopped by bystanders who brought him to the ground in a New Zealand city neighborhood Thursday, police said. Police District Commander Naila Hassan said the attack in Auckland was random and the...