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Ex-strongman Bouterse seeks another term in Suriname

May. 25, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Few leaders have the sort of shadows that hang over Suriname's President Dési Bouterse: a former coup leader and strongman, convicted of murder and drug smuggling, overseeing a dire economy. Yet the charismatic 74-year-old president stands a fair chance of holding onto...

In this May 17, 2020, photo, Wanda Cooper-Jones stands near the spot where her 25-year-old son Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed while jogging through a Brunswick, Ga., neighborhood. She says her son ran every day to clear his mind. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)

In his final days, Ahmaud Arbery's life was at a crossroads

May. 25, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — He was at a crossroads, his life stretching out before him, his troubles largely behind him. He had enrolled at South Georgia Technical College, preparing to become an electrician, just like his uncles. But first, he decided, he would take a break. College could wait until the fall....

In this May 17, 2020, photo, Wanda Cooper-Jones stands near the spot where her 25-year-old son Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed while jogging through a Brunswick, Ga., neighborhood. She says her son ran every day to clear his mind. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)

In his final days, Ahmaud Arbery's life was at a crossroads

May. 25, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — He was at a crossroads, his life stretching out before him, his troubles largely behind him. He had enrolled at South Georgia Technical College, preparing to become an electrician, just like his uncles. But first, he decided, he would take a break. College could wait until the fall....

Police in 3 states seek suspect in 2 Connecticut slayings

May. 24, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

WILLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The search for a 23-year-old University of Connecticut senior suspected in two slayings and believed to be armed with several stolen guns had stretched from Connecticut to New Jersey and Pennsylvania on Sunday, state police said. Connecticut troopers said Peter Manfredonia,...

FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo, real estate heir Robert Durst looks over during his murder trial in Los Angeles. The California murder trial of real estate heir Durst is likely to move to a new venue this summer, depending on how a judge rules on a defense motion for a mistrial. The case against the 77-year-old scion of one of New York’s wealthiest real estate dynasties is expected to move to the Inglewood courthouse from Los Angeles, The Daily Breeze reported Friday, May 22. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, Pool, File)

Robert Durst murder trial may move to new California court

May. 24, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — The California murder trial of real estate heir Robert Durst is likely to move to a new venue this summer, depending on how a judge rules on a defense motion for a mistrial. The case against the 77-year-old scion of one of New York’s wealthiest real estate dynasties is...

In this Sunday, May, 24, 2020, booking photo released by the Layton Police Department shows suspect, Ethan Hunsaker, 24. He was arrested on suspicion of first degree murder and is being held in the Davis County Jail in Farmington, Utah. Layton Police Department say Hunsaker was arrested Sunday on suspicion of murder after he allegedly reported the death of a 25-year-old woman he'd met on on a popular dating app.  (Layton Police Department via AP)

Police arrest Utah man suspected of killing his Tinder date

May. 24, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

LAYTON, Utah (AP) — A Utah man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of murder after police say he told authorities he killed a 25-year-old woman he had met on the popular dating app Tinder. Ethan Hunsaker, 24, called 911 early Sunday to report he’d killed someone inside a home in Layton, the Layton...

This undated photo provided by the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office shows Jaden T. Hayden. The 20-year-old Detroit nursing home patient was charged Sunday, May 24, 2020, with beating his 75-year-old roommate in an assault that authorities say the younger man recorded on his cellphone and posted on social media. Hayden was not a long-term resident of the nursing home, the attorney told WJXK-TV. (Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office via AP)

Man, 20, charged in nursing home assault recorded on video

May. 24, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A 20-year-old Detroit nursing home patient was charged Sunday with beating his 75-year-old roommate in an assault that authorities say the younger man recorded on his cellphone and posted on social media. Jaden T. Hayden of Ypsilanti was charged with two counts of assault, larceny and two...

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...

2 dead, 10 injured in multiple St. Louis shootings

May. 24, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two men died and 10 other people were injured in multiple shootings Sunday in St. Louis. One man was shot several times inside his car in the Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood and later died at a hospital, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Another man was killed in separate shooting...

Sheriff: Deputy shot armed man who disrupted church service

May. 24, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

WAXHAW, N.C. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy shot and wounded a man who was armed with a knife when deputies responded to a complaint that he had disrupted an outdoor church service in North Carolina on Sunday, authorities said. Investigators were trying to determine why the man, whose injuries...