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Security patrol outside the Pullman Hotel in Auckland, New Zealand, July 6, 2020. Health officials in New Zealand say Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, that genome tests indicate the country's most recent COVID-19 patient contracted the virus from another returning traveler just before leaving quarantine. (Peter Meecham/New Zealand Herald via AP)

The Latest: More rules for returning New Zealand travelers

Jan. 27, 2021 9:58 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Travelers returning to New Zealand will face stricter rules at quarantine hotels as health authorities investigate how up to three people got infected with the coronavirus while isolating at Auckland’s Pullman Hotel. The people were released before testing positive and...

Fired employee accused in shooting death of his supervisor

Jan. 27, 2021 4:34 PM EST

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis County man is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly killing his former supervisor at a children's home. Authorities said Wednesday that 53-year-old Christopher Owens of Florissant was charged in the shooting death of 60-year-old Brantley Tate. Florissant officers...

Sheriff: Stolen gun discharges, killing girl; 2 boys charged

Jan. 27, 2021 4:21 PM EST

LOCKLAND, Ohio (AP) — Three juveniles were allegedly handling a stolen firearm in an Ohio home when it discharged, killing a 15-year-old girl and leaving two boys facing charges, authorities said. Hamilton county's sheriff and Lockland police said emergency responders arrived at the home at about 10:30...

State probes deputy body slam of female high school student

Jan. 27, 2021 12:43 PM EST

KISSIMMEEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate the body slam by a school resource officer on a female high school student who appears to lose consciousness after her head hits the concrete in videos taken by other students, a Florida sheriff said Wednesday. Osceola...

This image released by HBO shows a scene from the limited miniseries “The Investigation

Danish crime show turns lurid procedural trend on its head

Jan. 27, 2021 11:00 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2017 murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall had all the gruesome elements of a modern true-crime classic. Writer and director Tobias Lindholm initially disagreed. The young woman had been decapitated in a homemade submarine. The perpetrator had tortured and sexually assaulted her. He cut...

Authorities: Man sexually assaulted 'numerous' children

Jan. 27, 2021 9:48 AM EST

RANKIN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man accused of sexually assaulting several young children recorded the acts and then shared the images and videos with other people, authorities said. Devaughante J. Law Sr., 27, of Rankin, faces numerous counts, including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse,...

South Florida doctor accused of sending nude pics to a child

Jan. 27, 2021 7:44 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida doctor is accused of sending nude photos of himself to a 13-year-old child, investigators said. Stewart Bitman, 64, was arrested Tuesday in Parkland after a SWAT team carried out a search warrant at his home and seized multiple electronic devices, the South...

In this undated photo released by Indonesian Maritime Security Agency (BAKAMLA), a BAKAMLA ship escorts Iranian-flagged tanker MT Horse, top right, as they sail towards Batam Island, Indonesia. Indonesian authorities detained the crews MT Horse and Panamanian-flagged MT Freya that were seized Sunday for illegally transferring oil in Indonesian waters, an official said Tuesday. (Indonesian Maritime Security Agency via AP)

Indonesia detains Iranian, Chinese crews of seized tankers

Jan. 26, 2021 7:43 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have detained the Iranian and Chinese crewmembers of two tankers that were seized for illegally transferring oil in Indonesian waters, an official said Tuesday. “The Iranian-flagged MT Horse and Panamanian-flagged MT Freya are on the way to Batam...

Louisiana authorities investigate suspected drowning

Jan. 26, 2021 7:33 PM EST

MATHEWS, La. (AP) — A man's body has been recovered from a Louisiana bayou, authorities said Tuesday. In a news release, Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said deputies believe the body is that of a man who ran from deputies a day earlier. Deputies responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle just before...

This undated photo provided by the Polk County Sheriff's Office, in Florida, shows Joshua Colon. On Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, officials said that Colon, who had been recently named “Paramedic of the Year,” helped a supervisor steal COVID-19 vaccines meant for first responders. (Polk County Sheriff's Office via AP)

'Paramedic of the Year' accused of helping to steal vaccine

Jan. 26, 2021 7:26 PM EST

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who had been recently named “Paramedic of the Year” helped a supervisor steal COVID-19 vaccines meant for first responders, sheriff's officials said. Joshua Colon, 31, forged the vaccine screening and consent forms to help cover up the theft of three vials...