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Inmates kill 6 others at women's prison in Honduras

May. 24, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A group of inmates at a women's prison in Honduras used a fire to distract prison officials and murdered six other prisoners, authorities said Sunday. The National Penitentiary Institute said in a statement that the incident began around 11 p.m. Saturday when an inmate set fire to an...

FILE - This Feb. 6, 2020 file photo shows Michelle Troconis appearance for a pre-trial hearing with an interpreter and her attorney Jon L. Schoenhorn, right, at the Stamford Superior Court in Stamford, Conn. Troconis, accused of helping to cover up the disappearance and presumed killing of a Connecticut mother of five, has asked a judge to block a variety of evidence, alleging police made false statements in several search warrant applications and didn't show there was probable cause for the searches. (Erik Trautmann/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)

Missing mother's family haunted by 'inhumanity' of death

May. 22, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

NEW CANAAN, Conn. (AP) — Relatives of a mother of five who disappeared nearly a year ago said Friday that they are haunted by the “brutality and inhumanity” of her death and urged support for victims of intimate partner violence. Jennifer Dulos, of Connecticut, disappeared May 24, 2019,...

This photo provided by Tara Reade, shows Tara Reade out with friends in Washington, in 1992 or 1993, during the time she worked for then- Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del. (Tara Reade via AP)

Biden accuser's life marred by abuse and financial hardship

May. 22, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — One thing is clear in the complicated, sometimes contradictory and often chaotic story of Tara Reade: Her life has not been easy. Her earliest childhood memory was of being abused by her father, she told her former husband, a man she would later leave after saying he abused...

Bosnia to probe alleged police brutality in migrant camp

May. 22, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian authorities will hold an internal investigation into police conduct at a U.N.-run migrant camp in the country after a video emerged this week allegedly showing a group of police savagely beating a camp resident. In a statement Friday, the United Nations resident...

Police chief denies racial profiling in controversial video

May. 21, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The police chief of a South Carolina city has defended the actions of his officers who are accused of racial bias and excessive force after video of a black man being detained by officers sparked outrage. In a 21-minute response posted online Wednesday, North Charleston Police...

Hundreds killed in new violence in South Sudan, ICRC says

May. 21, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Hundreds of people have been killed in a new burst of intercommunal violence in South Sudan, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday, with “many more” injured and thousands displaced. Among those killed in Jonglei state were a local Red Cross volunteer...

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2020 file photo, soldiers patrol a neighborhood in Irapuato, Guanajuato state, Mexico. Mexico's drug war has long played out in dusty northern border cities or the poppy fields of its southern mountains, but now the killings have moved to the conservative industrial heartland state of Guanajuato. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

Mexico faces continued drug gang violence despite pandemic

May. 20, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Homicides in Mexico dropped only slightly in April despite widespread lockdowns and social distancing measures for the coronavirus outbreak, suggesting the pandemic has done little to stem drug gang violence. Killings nationwide amounted to 3,020 in April, down from 3,078 in March. That...

FILE - In this March 23, 2020, file frame grab taken from video, Marvia Gray, left and her son Derek Gray are arrested by white police officers at a Sam's Club store in Des Peres, Missouri. St. Louis County’s prosecutor launched of an investigation Wednesday, May 20, 2020, after video showed white police officers forcefully arresting Gray and her son Derek. (Photo courtesy Action Injury Law Group via AP, File)

Missouri prosecutor investigating arrest caught on video

May. 20, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County’s prosecutor launched an investigation Wednesday into the arrest of a black woman and her adult son who say video shows white police officers brutalizing them after they were falsely accused of stealing a television at a Sam's Club store in March. The...

FILE - In this March 8, 2020 file photo Activists of the Pakistani religious party Minhaj-ul-Quran observe International Women's Day at a rally in Islamabad, Pakistan. An annual human rights report released this week gives Pakistan a failing grade, charging that too little is being done to protect the country's most vulnerable, including women and children. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)

Pakistan police arrest suspect in honor killing of 2 cousins

May. 20, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani man accused of killing his two teenage cousins after a video of the sisters surfaced on social media showing them kissing a man was arrested Wednesday, a local police official said. The killings took place last week in North Waziristan, a former tribal area that served...

Editorial Roundup: US

May. 20, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ May 19 The Washington Post on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' plan on governing how schools and colleges handle sexual harassment and assault accusations: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s long-planned overhaul of regulations governing...