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Crime scene tape blocks a McDonald's restaurant after a stabbing report in El Paso, Texas, Tuesday, February 18, 2020. A 25-year-old man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after authorities said he randomly stabbed a child while she was in the play area at the restaurant. The girl was in stable condition at a hospital after undergoing surgery, and the suspect has been arrested, police said. (Daniel Borunda/The El Paso Times via AP)

Police: Man stabbed child at random in Texas McDonald's

Feb. 18, 2020 8:20 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A 25-year-old man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after authorities said he randomly stabbed a child while she was in the play area at a McDonald's restaurant in El Paso, Texas. Police say the girl — who is about 4 or 5 years old — was in stable condition at a hospital...

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 file photo, suspected gunman Philip Manshaus appears in court, in Oslo, Norway. Philip Manshaus suspected of killing his stepsister and then storming an Oslo mosque with firearms “with the intention to kill as many Muslims as possible” last year was formally charged Monday Feb. 17, 2020, with murder and terror. (Cornelius Poppen, NTB scanpix via AP, File)

Suspect in Norway mosque attack charged with terror

Feb. 17, 2020 10:53 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Norwegian man suspected of killing his stepsister and then storming an Oslo mosque with firearms “with the intention to kill as many Muslims as possible” was formally charged Monday with murder and terror. Philip Manshaus was overpowered inside the Al-Noor...

FILE - In the is Oct. 10, 2019 file photo, El Paso Walmart shooting suspect Patrick Crusius pleads not guilty during his arraignment in El Paso, Texas. The government has filed hate crime charges against Crusius, who said he was targeting Mexicans and shot to death 22 people at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, last summer, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. (Briana Sanchez / El Paso Times via AP, Pool, File)

Man charged in Walmart shooting appears in federal court

Feb. 12, 2020 6:07 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Lawyers for the suspect in a shooting at a Walmart in Texas that killed 22 people waived a federal bond hearing and the reading of the indictment Wednesday, as survivors of the attack teared up and consoled one another. Patrick Crusius, of Allen, Texas, is already being held without...

Forrest City, Ark., Mayor Cedric Williams, left, holds a news conference after two police officers were wounded and a gunman was killed in an exchange of gunfire at a Walmart store in eastern Arkansas Monday morning Feb. 10, 2020. Williams said that the officers were hospitalized soon after the shooting at the store about 45 miles west of Memphis. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

Gunman dead, 2 officers hurt in shooting at Arkansas Walmart

Feb. 10, 2020 6:28 PM EST

FORREST CITY, Ark. (AP) — Two police officers were wounded and a gunman was killed Monday morning in an exchange of gunfire at a Walmart store in eastern Arkansas, authorities said. Forrest City Police Chief Deon Lee said one of the officers was taken to a hospital about 45 miles (70 kilometers) to the...

The Bristol Tennessee Fire Department's Swift Water Rescue team brings a couple and their 3 dogs to safety after the Shadrack Campgrounds flooded Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 in Bristol Tennessee. (Andre Teague/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)

Storms sweep over Southeast with rain, wind, floods; 4 dead

Feb. 6, 2020 9:38 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A powerful winter storm raked the Southeast on Thursday with high winds, rain and floods that killed at least four people and injured several more across a dozen states. Rescue crews repeatedly pulled people from cars that got stuck in high water, but couldn't reach a person whose...

FILE - In the is Oct. 10, 2019 file photo, El Paso Walmart shooting suspect Patrick Crusius pleads not guilty during his arraignment in El Paso, Texas. The government has filed hate crime charges against Crusius, who said he was targeting Mexicans and shot to death 22 people at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, last summer, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. (Briana Sanchez / El Paso Times via AP, Pool, File)

Walmart shooting suspect charged with federal hate crimes

Feb. 6, 2020 9:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man accused of killing 22 people and wounding two dozen more in a shooting that targeted Mexicans in the border city of El Paso, Texas, has been charged with federal hate crimes. Patrick Crusius, 21, has been charged with 90 counts under federal hate crime and firearms laws for his...

Snow can be seen on palm trees while mail carrier Pablo Salinas delivers letters on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in El Paso, Texas. Salinas said his commute took an extra hour due to road closures following four inches of snow falling overnight. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Snowfall blankets Texas, Oklahoma; Deep South to see storms

Feb. 6, 2020 7:42 AM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A powerful winter storm in the central United States dropped snow as far south as El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday while areas of the Deep South had severe weather through the night, including tornadoes and torrential rains. Winter storm warnings or advisories were in effect from ...

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announces his retirement at a news conference at Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau in Monterey Park, Calif. Baca has reported to prison to begin serving a three-year prison sentence for a corruption conviction, according to federal records. The U.S. Supreme Court declined his final appeal last month and Baca was ordered to begin serving his term by Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Ex-Los Angeles sheriff reports to prison for corruption

Feb. 5, 2020 8:16 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has reported to prison to begin serving a three-year prison sentence for a corruption conviction, according to federal records. Baca, 77, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, had been free on bail since appealing his obstruction of...

Jennifer Lopez and daughter Emme Maribel Muniz perform during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Super Bowl halftime show draws praise, tears from US Latinos

Feb. 4, 2020 12:14 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When the Super Bowl halftime show began, Yol-Itzma Aguirre and her relatives watched with anticipation. The El Paso, Texas, family was curious how Colombian-born Shakira and New York-raised Jennifer Lopez, two of the world's most popular Latina artists, would seize the stage. The...

UTEP holds off late charge by Middle Tennessee for 67-66 win

Jan. 31, 2020 1:42 AM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Nigel Hawkins hit two free throws with 16 seconds left that allowed UTEP to hold off Middle Tennessee, 67-66 on Thursday night. Reggie Scurry dunked to pull Middle Tennessee within two points, 63-61, with 3:25 left in the game, but the Blue Raiders went scoreless until JoVontae...