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Raptors' president encounter with deputy being investigated

Jun. 15, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Prosecutors will decide whether to charge Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri with misdemeanor battery after he was accused of shoving and hitting a sheriff's deputy in the face while trying to join his team on the court to celebrate their first NBA championship. Alameda County...

Judge absolves Bolsonaro attacker because of mental illness

Jun. 14, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian judge on Friday absolved the man who stabbed then-presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro in his torso last year, citing his mental illness and ordering him held indefinitely in a prison mental facility. Adélio Bispo de Oliveira has been in police custody since Sept. 6...

Police: Student stabs principal during graduation rehearsal

Jun. 14, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey principal was stabbed at a school during a rehearsal for eighth-grade graduation. A Rutherford police release says a 14-year-old male student ran across the Washington School gymnasium on Friday morning and struck the Union School principal in the chest...

Jurors listen to suspect say he killed scholar from China

Jun. 14, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Jurors in a federal death-penalty trial heard secretly recorded audio Friday in which a former University of Illinois doctoral student describes to his girlfriend how he killed a visiting scholar from China, calling the 26-year-old woman "valiant" as she tried to fight back. The...

The Latest: Deputy taken to hospital after championship game

Jun. 14, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on an investigation into whether the president of the Toronto Raptors pushed and hit a sheriff's deputy in the face (all times local): 3:50 p.m. A California sheriff's spokesman says a deputy involved in an encounter with the president of the Toronto Raptors complained of...

5 convicted in Bronx murder of teen with knives, machetes

Jun. 14, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Five young men were convicted Friday of first-degree murder in the brutal stabbing of a teenager at a Bronx bodega, images of which were captured on a surveillance video and drew massive public outrage. The Bronx Criminal Court jury reached the verdict in the death of 15-year-old Lesandro...

Police: Footage shows wrongful arrest of Baltimore passerby

Jun. 14, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police on Friday released body camera footage showing a veteran officer chasing down and arresting a pedestrian who criticized his behavior, an incident that the city's top cop says illustrates a "horrible culture" within the force that's struggling to comply with federally...

Alabama man on trial in stabbing, burning of landlord

Jun. 14, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jurors are deliberating in the murder trial of a man accused of beating his wheelchair-using landlord with a bat, stabbing him with an ice pick and burning his body. The Tuscaloosa News reports jurors will convene Friday to determine if Clifford Madison murdered 82-year-old Emmett...

The Latest: Dozens gather peacefully after Memphis shooting

Jun. 13, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on fatal police shooting in Memphis (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Friends and relatives of a black man who was killed by a federal fugitive task force in Tennessee have peacefully gathered near the site of the shooting. A few dozen people gathered Thursday evening near the...

Testimony: Suspect bought Drano after Chinese scholar death

Jun. 13, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A former University of Illinois doctoral student on trial in the killing of a visiting scholar from China bought Drano and garbage bags three days after the slaying, according to testimony Thursday. The detail came during the second day of the federal murder trial of Brendt Christensen...