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Officials: Fatal accident investigated at Florida port

Jan. 23, 2020 4:15 AM EST

PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (AP) — Detectives are investigating a fatal accident at a Florida port, authorities said. Homicide detectives and authorities with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were trying to determine the circumstances surrounding Monday afternoon's death at Port Everglades,...

Las Vegas Metro Police officers head into the Fashion Show Mall on the Las Vegas Strip after a shooting at the mall in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

Vegas police arrest 18-year-old in mall shooting that hurt 3

Jan. 22, 2020 9:06 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An 18-year-old was arrested Wednesday on attempted murder charges, a day after a shooting triggered by a gang dispute wounded three people, sent shoppers scrambling and drew a massive police response to an upscale Las Vegas Strip mall, authorities said. Christopher Valenzuela-Olivas was...

Wanted California fugitive is fatally shot by police in Mesa

Jan. 22, 2020 7:02 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a known violent and wanted fugitive from California has been fatally shot by police in Mesa. Tempe police detectives who are part of the Fugitive Task Force Squad and Special Investigations Bureau were conducting surveillance on the man around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and...

FILE – In this Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 file photo, the Philadelphia Flyers' mascot, Gritty, performs during an NHL hockey game in Philadelphia. Chris Greenwell has alleged that the mascot punched his 13-year-old son, Brandon, after a photo shoot in November. The Incident is under investigation. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton, File)

Flyers mascot under investigation for alleged assault

Jan. 22, 2020 6:44 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty is under investigation for allegedly assaulting a 13-year-old boy during a photo shoot, police said. Chris Greenwell and his son Brandon met the hairy, googly-eyed mascot at a November event for season ticket holders. Brandon patted Gritty on the head...

Sheriff: Man fatally shot by police linked to other crimes

Jan. 22, 2020 6:35 PM EST

FOX CROSSING, Wis. (AP) — A man who died after being shot by police in Fox Crossing was linked to other crimes in northeastern Wisconsin, authorities said Wednesday. Winnebago County Sheriff John Matz said officers responded Tuesday night to Fox Crossing to serve a search warrant for a man wanted for...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 22, 2020 6:25 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: Brazil Calls Glenn Greenwald’s Reporting a Crime New York Times Jan. 21 The Brazilian government’s filing of criminal charges against the American journalist Glenn Greenwald is an increasingly familiar case of shooting...

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, Jeff Bezos attends the premiere of

Saudi crown prince's WhatsApp linked to Bezos phone hack

Jan. 22, 2020 5:44 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The cellphone of Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos was hacked in what appeared to be an attempt by Saudi Arabia's crown prince to "influence, if not silence" the newspaper's reporting on the kingdom, two U.N. human rights experts said Wednesday. The U.N....

Child finds loaded handgun outside Utah elementary school

Jan. 22, 2020 5:00 PM EST

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a child found a loaded handgun on the grounds of an elementary school in northern Utah. The Standard-Examiner reports officers were called to Odyssey Elementary in Ogden on Wednesday after the child found the .22-caliber Ruger Mark II handgun just...

Fraternity suspension announced amid assault allegation

Jan. 22, 2020 4:49 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State University has suspended a fraternity while a third-party report of an allegation of sexual assault is investigated. University police said Tuesday that an online submission said an unidentified person, reportedly a student, had alleged to a third party having been...

Drowning of worker who fell in vat of acid ruled accidental

Jan. 22, 2020 4:42 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The death of a worker who fell into a chemical vat at an Ohio business was an accidental drowning, a coroner ruled Wednesday. Dana Swisher, 60, of Union, fell into the vat at Techmetals Inc. on Tuesday, Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger said. District Chief Mike Fasnacht...