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Indictment made public for man charged in El Paso attack

Sep. 18, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Officials in Texas on Wednesday released the grand jury indictment filed last week against a man accused of killing 22 people at an El Paso Walmart last month. The one-page indictment against Patrick Crusius offers few new details but lists the names of the 22 victims who were killed...

Facebook to train AI systems using police video

Sep. 17, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook will work with law enforcement organizations to train its artificial intelligence systems to recognize videos of violent events as part of a broader effort to crack down on extremism. Facebook's AI systems were unable to detect live-streamed video of a mass shooting at a mosque in...

New Zealand plans further restrictions to gun ownership

Sep. 13, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Six months after a gunman killed 51 people at two Christchurch mosques, New Zealand's government is planning further restrictions to gun ownership. A bill introduced to Parliament on Friday would create a register to track all the guns in the country and require gun owners to...

Grand jury indicts man on capital murder for El Paso attack

Sep. 12, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A man accused of gunning down people at a busy Walmart in El Paso last month was indicted Thursday for capital murder, prosecutors announced. Patrick Crusius, 21, of Allen, Texas, was indicted on one count in connection with the Aug. 3 mass shooting that left 22 dead in the border...

Norway warns of right-wing terror attack in coming year

Sep. 6, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's domestic security agency warned Friday about the possibility of a terror attack from right-wing extremists "in the coming year." In a statement, the PST agency said it "now considers it possible that Norwegian right-wing extremists will try to carry out terrorist acts in...

The Latest: 68 arrests reported at protest near G-7 summit

Aug. 25, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the Group of Seven summit (all times local): 11:05 p.m. French authorities have detained 68 people taking part in a tense protest near the G-7 summit. The regional administration says those detained are accused of throwing projectiles, concealing their faces or...

Trial of accused Christchurch mosque shooter may be delayed

Aug. 15, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The trial of the man accused of killing 51 people at two New Zealand mosques could be delayed by several weeks to avoid clashing with the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The trial had been scheduled to begin on May 3 in the city of Christchurch, where the Muslim worshippers...

Scientists say monster penguin once swam New Zealand oceans

Aug. 14, 2019 8:16 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Scientists in New Zealand said Wednesday they've found fossilized bones from an extinct monster penguin that was about the size of an adult human and swam the oceans some 60 million years ago. They said the previously undiscovered species is believed to have stood about 1.6...

Judge orders FBI informant to wear a disguise in terror case

Aug. 13, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge has ordered an FBI informant to wear a wig or hat, false eyeglasses and fake facial hair when testifying against a man who prosecutors say wanted to avenge the death of Muslims killed in shootings at two New Zealand mosques. The confidential informant, who helps the FBI...

Man accused of killing woman and wounding another in Sydney

Aug. 13, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A knife-wielding man with a history of mental illness is suspected of slaying a woman in a downtown Sydney apartment with a butcher's knife before wounding another woman nearby and attempting to stab other people Tuesday while yelling "Allahu akbar," or "God is great," police and witnesses...