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3 people charged in mentally ill Chicago man's slaying

Nov. 26, 2020 12:18 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago couple acting as caretakers for a mentally ill man and a third person have been charged with murder in the man's slaying, authorities said. Chicago police found the bruised body of Frederick Johnson in the couple's South Side garage on June 25. He died from multiple blunt force...

Paris police suspended over beating of Black man

Nov. 26, 2020 12:12 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A Black man beaten up by several French police officers said he is seeking justice after the publication of videos showing officers repeatedly punching him, using a truncheon and tear gas against him for no apparent reason. French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin ordered the officers involved...

FILE - In this March 25, 2020, file photo, Cho Ju-bin, center, leader of South Korea's online sexual blackmail ring which is so called

South Korean chat room operator gets 40 years for blackmail

Nov. 26, 2020 5:31 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The operator of online chat rooms in South Korea was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison on charges of blackmailing dozens of women, including minors, into filming sexually explicit videos and selling them to others. The Seoul Central District Court convicted Cho Ju-bin, 24,...

Rights groups decry attacks on Pakistan's minority Ahmadis

Nov. 26, 2020 3:19 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Three international human rights groups on Thursday denounced recent attacks on Pakistan's minority Ahmadi community and asked Islamabad to “urgently and impartially investigate a surge" in violence. The joint appeal from Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the...

Members of the San Jose Police Department investigate a homicide scene at Grace Baptist Church on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in San Jose, Calif. Two people died and multiple others were injured in a stabbing Sunday night at the church, where homeless people had been brought to shelter from the cold weather, police said. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group via AP)

Police: Suspect in church stabbings has criminal history

Nov. 25, 2020 6:58 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man suspected in the fatal stabbings of two people and the wounding of three others at a San Francisco Bay Area homeless shelter has a history of domestic violence and had been deported at least three times, officials said Wednesday. Fernando Jesus Lopez, 32, was on probation in San...

FILE - This Jan. 6, 2018 file photo, shows police crime scene tape marking off the property belonging to Barry and Honey Sherman, who were found strangled inside their home on Dec. 15, 2017. Toronto police said on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, that they have identified a person of interest in the murders of the Shermans nearly three years ago. (AP Photo/Rob Gillies, File)

Toronto police have person of interest in billionaire deaths

Nov. 25, 2020 6:33 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto police said Wednesday that they have identified a person of interest in the killing of Canadian drug company billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife nearly three years ago. Police Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu confirmed a report by the Toronto Star that a person of interest had been...

Holiday travelers crowd the ticketing area of terminal one Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 at MSP in Minneapolis. Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own household. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)

VIRUS TODAY: Americans travel as Biden addresses nation

Nov. 25, 2020 4:40 PM EST

Here's what's happening Wednesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: — Millions of Americans are traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday despite warnings from health officials that family gatherings could make a bad situation worse. — More people are applying for unemployment benefits as the...

Train gunman tells French court his target only US soldiers

Nov. 25, 2020 4:00 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The gunman charged over a foiled 2015 train attack told a French court Wednesday that he had targeted only American soldiers, after refusing instructions from an Islamic State ringleader to kill members of the European Commission he was falsely told were in the train car. Ayoub El Khazzani,...

Report: Deputies fired 34 rounds in killing of Black man

Nov. 25, 2020 3:32 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Deputies fired a total of 34 rounds at a 21-year-old Black man who died after being struck four times following an attempted drug arrest in Washington state, a newspaper reported Wednesday, citing an investigative report. The death of Kevin Peterson Jr. sparked demonstrations and...

Editorial Roundup: US

Nov. 25, 2020 3:05 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Nov. 25 The Baltimore Sun on toilet paper purchases during the pandemic: You’ve got packages of toilet paper stacked in your bathroom closet. And some stashed in the basement. But then you throw some more rolls into your grocery cart,...