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Stories of the victims of the New Zealand mosque attack

Mar. 21, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

Fifty people were killed in a terror attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15. Some information about the victims: HUSNA AHMED Farid Ahmed refuses to turn his back on his adopted home, despite losing his 45-year-old wife, Husna Ahmed, in the Al Noor mosque attack. They had split up to go to...

Cop charged; accused of unauthorized use of property

Mar. 21, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Court records show a Cleveland police sergeant accused of sending social media messages to some 2,300 women while on-duty has been charged with three counts of unauthorized use of property. Cleveland.com reports 58-year-old Sgt. Michael Rybarczyk was charged this week. Two counts accuse...

Respecting elders: Maya Angelou clip sparks courtesy debate

Mar. 20, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Put a handle on it. If you don't know what that means, you might not call elders by "Mr.," ''Miss" or "Mrs.," insist that your children do the same or demand it for yourself. If you've heard the term, you're likely familiar with the history of the politics of respectability and what that...

The Latest: NZ imam preparing for emotional Friday prayer

Mar. 20, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local): 11:30 a.m. An imam says he's expecting thousands of people at an emotional Friday prayer in Christchurch, New Zealand, a week after a gunman killed 42 people at his mosque and 50 people in all. Gamal Fouda...

Trump aims new blasts at McCain, claims credit for funeral

Mar. 20, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Casting aside rare censure from Republican lawmakers, President Donald Trump aimed new blasts of invective at the late John McCain Wednesday, even claiming credit for the senator's moving Washington funeral and complaining he was never properly thanked. By the time the president began his...

Lithuanian man pleads guilty in $100M internet fraud case

Mar. 20, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Lithuanian man who duped Google and Facebook into transferring over $100 million into accounts he controlled pleaded guilty to wire fraud Wednesday. Evaldas Rimasauskas, 50, of Vilnius, Lithuania, entered the plea in federal court in Manhattan, where Judge George B. Daniels set a July 24...

Europe fines Google $1.7 billion in antitrust case

Mar. 20, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe's antitrust regulators slapped Google with a big fine Wednesday for the third time in less than two years, ordering the tech giant to pay 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) for freezing out rivals in the online advertising business. The ruling brings to nearly $10 billion the fines...

Ohio police vice unit disbanded in wake of investigations

Mar. 20, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's capital city is disbanding its police vice unit in the wake of internal and FBI investigations and recent charges against an officer alleging he forced two women to have sex with him under threat of an arrest. Interim Columbus Police Chief Thomas Quinlan announced the news via...

Chief says he's sorry for post but won't concede it's racist

Mar. 20, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana police officer who shared a racist image on Facebook and was nearly driven to quit his job amid the resulting furor in 2017 has since become the police chief in his small town. And he says he's developing social media policies that would result in termination for officers who...

2 Vegas students accused of posting call for campus violence

Mar. 20, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police arrested two students and increased patrols at a large Las Vegas high school during an investigation of racially specific internet posts calling for violence to "cleanse the hallways" of the campus, authorities said Wednesday. The boys, 15 and 16, were arrested Tuesday after parents...