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Trial winds down in shooting death of rapper Nipsey Hussle

Jun. 29, 2022 21:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Both sides rested their cases Wednesday in the trial of a man charged with the killing of rapper Nipsey Hussle after a day's delay because of an assault on the defendant by fellow jail inmates. Closing arguments are set to begin Thursday in the trial of Eric...

Eugene woman attacked with acid for third time since March

Jun. 29, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Eugene, Oregon, woman who had acid thrown on her while walking her dog in March has been the target of two additional acid attacks at her home, believed to be committed by the same person, according to the Eugene Police Department. The Eugene Police Department...

Chief: Officer hit woman at abortion rally, should be fired

Jun. 29, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

The chief of police in Rhode Island's capital has recommended that a city officer charged with assaulting a woman during an abortion-rights protest should lose his job. Patrolman Jeann Lugo's “disturbing, egregious, assaultive and unprofessional behavior while off duty, has brought...

Hindu man killed as religious tensions boil in India

Jun. 29, 2022 06:57 AM EDT

NEW DELHI, India (AP) — Tensions were high Wednesday in the western Indian city of Udaipur, a day after police arrested two Muslim men accused of slitting a Hindu tailor's throat and posting a video of it on social media, in a brutal attack representing a dramatic escalation of communal violence...

Italian surgeon gets his sentence appealed in Sweden case

Jun. 29, 2022 06:14 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish prosecutors on Wednesday appealed a sentence given to an Italian surgeon who was put on trial for causing bodily harm during experimental stem-cell windpipe transplants on three patients who died. Stem-cell scientist Dr. Paolo Macchiarini made...

NYC mayor: Investigate Giuliani for 'false' slap claim

Jun. 28, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams suggested Tuesday that former Mayor Rudy Giuliani be investigated for filing a false police report for claiming he was assaulted by a heckler who clapped him on the back Sunday at a Staten Island grocery store. “Someone needs to...

1 arrest as abortion protesters fill SC Statehouse lobby

Jun. 28, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 32-year-old woman was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault as abortion protesters spent about 90 minutes inside the lobby of the South Carolina Statehouse during Tuesday's special session on the state budget, authorities said. The woman was seen on...

Vermont sheriff arrested on sex assault, other charges

Jun. 28, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

A Vermont sheriff arrested Tuesday by the state police on multiple charges related to sexual and domestic assault pleaded not guilty and was then expected to be released on unsecured $100,000 bail. Peter Newton, 50, of Middlebury entered the pleas during an afternoon court appearance...

Man acquitted of murder because of insanity escapes hospital

Jun. 28, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A man acquitted by reason of insanity of murder in the 2013 stabbing death of his father in Austin has escaped from a state hospital to which he was committed, authorities said Monday. Staff at the North Texas State Hospital in Vernon, near the Oklahoma border...

Britney Spears' ex ordered to trial on stalking charge

Jun. 27, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A California judge found Monday that there is enough evidence against a man once briefly married to Britney Spears who showed up uninvited at the pop star's wedding to go to trial on a felony stalking charge. After a two-hour preliminary hearing, Ventura...