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Police officers investigate after a man wielding a knife attacked residents venturing out to shop in the town under lockdown, Saturday April 4, 2020 in Romans-sur-Isere, southern France. The alleged attacker was arrested by police nearby, shortly after the attack. Prosecutors did not identify him. They said he had no documents but claimed to be Sudanese and to have been born in 1987. (AP Photo)

Knifeman in France kills 2 in attack, terror inquiry opened

Apr. 4, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A man wielding a knife attacked residents of a French town while they ventured out to shop amid a nationwide coronavirus lockdown Saturday, killing two people and wounding five others in an act that led authorities to open a terrorism inquiry. France's counter-terrorism prosecutor’s...

In this March 31, 2020, photo, Kyle Navarro poses in San Francisco. The school nurse was recently unlocking his bicycle when an older white man called him a racial slur and spat at him. Asian Americans are using social media to organize and fight back against racially motivated attacks during the coronavirus pandemic, which the FBI predicts will increase as infections grow. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Asian Americans use social media to mobilize against attacks

Apr. 4, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

Kyle Navarro was kneeling down to unlock his bicycle when he noticed an older white man staring at him. Navarro, who is Filipino, tried to ignore him, but that soon became impossible. The man walked by, looked back and called Navarro a racial slur. He “spat in my direction, and kept walking," Navarro said....

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo gives instructions against Ohio State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State won 80-69. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Michigan State AD defends Izzo after witness report

Apr. 2, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State athletic director Bill Beekman defended basketball coach Tom Izzo on Thursday after Izzo was accused in an ESPN report of contacting a witness who was part of a 2017 criminal sexual conduct investigation involving one of his players. According to a police report...

Assailant with ax, machete wounds man in southern Germany

Mar. 31, 2020 7:30 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An assailant armed with an ax and a machete threatened a woman and wounded a man who came to her help in southern Germany on Tuesday, police said. The suspect, a 27-year-old Tunisian citizen who lives in Augsburg, first broke the windshield of a bus taking bus drivers to their early shift in...

An FBI armored vehicle leaves the scene of a deadly shooting early Monday, March 30, 2020, in Phoenix. Phoenix police say one of their commanders was killed and two other officers were wounded as they responded to a domestic dispute. Authorities say Cmdr. Greg Carnicle and officers were called to a home in the northern part of Phoenix Sunday night over a roommate dispute when the suspect refused to cooperate and shot them. The suspect was not identified and was pronounced dead at the scene. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Phoenix officer killed, 2 others wounded; gunman killed

Mar. 30, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a 22-year-old man fatally shot a Phoenix police commander and wounded two other officers as they tried to remove him from a home after his roommates complained he was acting erratically. Cmdr. Greg Carnicle, a 31-year-old police veteran who was set to retire in the fall, and...

FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2020, file photo, surrounded primarily by family, Nicky Kohen, the daughter of Josef Neumann who was critically injured in an attack on a Hanukkah celebration, speaks to reporters in front of her home in New City, N.Y. An Orthodox Jewish organization said Neumann died Sunday, March 29, 2020, from his injuries three months after the attacks. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Man, 72, dies of injuries 3 months after Hanukkah stabbings

Mar. 30, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

MONSEY, N.Y. (AP) — A man who was among the five people stabbed during a Hanukkah celebration north of New York City has died three months after the attack, according to an Orthodox Jewish organization and community liaison with a local police department. Josef Neumann, 72, died Sunday night, the Orthodox...

Woman convicted in Thai knife attack held in girl's death

Mar. 30, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A 50-year-old woman who served four years in prison for a random knife attack at a girls' school in the Thai capital in 2005 is in custody after being arrested in the fatal stabbing of a young girl. Police Col. Saravuth Suthavichai said Tuesday the mental condition of the suspect, Jitrlada...

Man faces arraignment on murder charge in woman's death

Mar. 30, 2020 9:06 AM EDT

WAREHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Wareham man is heading to court Monday to face a murder charge in the death of a 57-year-old woman who lived in the same home as him. Danny Sherman, 54, was arrested on Friday afternoon after the woman's body was found, according to the office of Plymouth District Attorney Timothy...

Deputies: Teen wrestling champ stops kidnapping of children

Mar. 27, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A 16-year-old wrestling champion helped stop a kidnapping and assault near Las Cruces, New Mexico, by pinning a man to the ground until deputies arrived, authorities said. Mayfield High School student Canaan Bower was being lauded as a hero after controlling suspect Daniel Arroyo...

High court reinstates ex-teacher's child rape charges

Mar. 27, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The highest court in Massachusetts has reinstated some child rape charges against a former theater teacher at a prestigious private school. Former Milton Academy teacher Reynold Buono pleaded not guilty in June 2018 to three counts of rape of a child and three counts of forcible rape of a...