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State lawmaker accused of kicking boy: Stress caused 'mania'

Aug. 04, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas legislator accused of kicking a high school student in the testicles has surrendered his state substitute teacher's license and said Wednesday that “extreme” stress caused him to have "an isolated episode of mania with psychotic features" in a classroom. ...

Mexico sues US gun manufacturers over arms trafficking toll

Aug. 04, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government sued United States gun manufacturers and distributors Wednesday in U.S. federal court, arguing that their negligent and illegal commercial practices have unleashed tremendous bloodshed in Mexico. The unusual lawsuit was filed in...

Former Catholic school teacher sentenced in sex abuse case

Aug. 04, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A former Catholic school teacher will spend 12 to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing children during his tenure at a southern Michigan school in the 1970s. Joseph Comperchio, 67, was sentenced Wednesday in Jackson County Circuit Court,...

AP: Police brass eyed in probe of Black man's deadly arrest

Aug. 04, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are investigating whether Louisiana State Police brass obstructed justice to protect the troopers seen on long-withheld body camera video punching, dragging and stunning Black motorist Ronald Greene during his fatal 2019 arrest. It...

Man accused of fatally stabbing wife taken into custody

Aug. 04, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

OKLEE, N.D. (AP) — The manhunt for the man accused of fatally stabbing his wife in northwestern Minnesota is over. According to the Red Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Eric Reinbold, 44, was arrested early Wednesday morning in a wooded area north of Oklee, KFGO ...

Police say 13-year-old girl fatally shot in St. Louis County

Aug. 04, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 13-year-old girl is dead after being shot in north St. Louis County, and a teenage boy has been arrested, police said. The shooting happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday, when officers were called for reports of a shooting, the St. Louis County Police...

Police wound man who fired at them during shooting probe

Aug. 04, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Police officers wounded a man in suburban Denver on Tuesday after he allegedly fired on officers questioning a person suspected of being involved in earlier fatal shooting nearby, police said. A bullet went through the sleeve of one officer's...

Pentagon IDs officer slain in attack as officials seek clues

Aug. 04, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators were digging Wednesday into the background of a Georgia man who officials say fatally stabbed a Pentagon police officer at a transit station outside the building before being shot and killed himself. The Pentagon Force Protection...

Police: Driver in hit-and-run fatality was on drugs

Aug. 04, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A 59-year-old woman has died after being being struck by a driver under the influence of drugs who then left the scene, authorities said. Lisa Rocha, of Taunton, was struck at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Main and Cedar streets, police and the...

Attorney: New Jersey man to plead guilty in Capitol breach

Aug. 04, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

A New Jersey man facing a 12-count indictment for his role in the Jan. 6 breach of the Capitol is set to plead guilty. An attorney representing Scott Fairlamb said Wednesday that his client plans to plead guilty to assaulting an officer and obstructing an official...