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FILE - This Feb. 27, 2018, file photo, Israeli-born Australian Malka Leifer, right, is brought to a courtroom in Jerusalem. Israel's Supreme Court on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, rejected an appeal challenging the extradition of Leifer, a former teacher wanted in Australia accused of sexually abusing several former students at a Jewish school in Melbourne, clearing the way for her to stand trial after a six-year legal saga. Leifer is currently on a plane to Australia, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)

Israel extradites woman wanted for sex crimes to Australia

Jan. 25, 2021 9:12 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities on Monday extradited a former teacher accused of sexually abusing her former students in Australia, capping a six-year legal battle that had strained relations between the two governments and antagonized Australia's Jewish community. Malka Leifer, who is wanted on 74...

Police say NYPD officer shoots, wounds suspected car thief

Jan. 25, 2021 9:11 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer shot and wounded a passenger in a stolen car after the driver reversed the car into a police van, authorities said Monday. The confrontation happened at around 10 p.m. Sunday in Queens after two men stole a car that had been left with the keys in the ignition,...

Police: Man, young girl killed in St. Louis shooting

Jan. 25, 2021 8:58 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man and a young child have been killed in a shooting in St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood, police there said. The Sunday night shooting killed a man believed to be in his late 20s or early 30s and a girl believed to be 5- to 7 years old, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police...

Murder-suicide suspected in deaths of 4 family members

Jan. 25, 2021 5:56 AM EST

EXTON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities were awaiting autopsy results in the deaths of four family members who were found in their Pennsylvania home. Police responded to the home in Chester County on Sunday after an out-of-state relative was unable to contact the family. Police discovered the bodies inside the...

Australian of the Year winner Grace Tame raises her award during a ceremony in Canberra, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Tame, 26, pushed for legal changes so she could speak out about being a survivor of the sexual abuse she went through as a 15-year-old at the hands of a math teacher. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)

Abuse survivor Grace Tame named Australian of the Year

Jan. 25, 2021 5:55 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A 26-year-old woman who pushed for legal changes so she could speak out about being a survivor of sexual abuse has been named Australian of the Year for her advocacy work on behalf of abuse survivors. Grace Tame was presented with the award at a ceremony in Canberra on Monday....

Israel extradites Malka Leifer, former teacher wanted on child sex abuse charges, to Australia after 6-year legal battle

Jan. 25, 2021 2:02 AM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel extradites Malka Leifer, former teacher wanted on child sex abuse charges, to Australia after 6-year legal battle.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department work the scene Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 in Indianapolis where five people, including a pregnant woman, were shot to death early Sunday inside an Indianapolis home. The pregnant woman who was taken to an area hospital, both she and the unborn child died despite life-saving efforts. (Justin L. Mack/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

5, including pregnant woman, fatally shot in Indianapolis

Jan. 24, 2021 9:40 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Five people, including a pregnant woman, were shot to death early Sunday inside an Indianapolis home in an apparent targeted attack, the city’s police chief said, decrying the “mass murder” killings as a “different kind of evil.” The fatal shootings...

Louisiana authorities shoot, kill man accused of stabbing 2

Jan. 24, 2021 7:19 PM EST

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana shot and killed a suspect accused of stabbing two people on Sunday night. Slidell Police and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office were responding to a report of a stabbing at a convenience store at around 4:30 p.m. when they encountered the suspect,...

Girl, 15, fatally stabbed; 4 younger girls arrested

Jan. 24, 2021 7:08 PM EST

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities have arrested four girls, aged 12 to 14, in the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old girl during a fight inside a Walmart store. A 12-year-old, two 13-year-olds and a 14-year-old were arrested after the older girl died at a hospital Saturday in Lake Charles, the...

Tenn. police: Ex-employee shoots 2, kills 1, takes own life

Jan. 24, 2021 6:25 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former restaurant worker in Tennessee shot two employees at the small business Sunday, killing one of them, before taking his own life, police said. Knoxville police said the ex-worker, Christopher Robert MacGuire, entered the restaurant and shot two employees following an...