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California police: Virginia man killed family, took teenager

Nov. 28, 2022 21:04 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The suspect in a Southern California triple homicide who died in a shootout with police was a Virginia law enforcement officer who investigators believe drove across the country to meet a teenage girl before killing three members of her family. Austin Lee...

Police: Brazil school shooter wore swastika, planned attack

Nov. 26, 2022 18:00 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A former student armed with a semiautomatic pistol and a revolver who killed four people and wounded 12 in two schools in Brazil had a swastika pinned to his vest and had been planning the attacks for two years, police said. The shootings took place Friday...

Arizona saw an increase in child deaths during 2021

Nov. 26, 2022 13:58 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Drownings, child neglect and firearms contributed to an increase in child deaths in Arizona during 2021, marking the highest rate of child deaths in the last 10 years, according to an annual report issued by the state. The review released earlier this month by the...

Judge to decide on Florida face-biter insanity plea

Nov. 26, 2022 11:05 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former college student who randomly killed a Florida couple in their garage six years ago and then chewed on one victim’s face finally goes on trial Monday, with a judge deciding whether he goes to prison for life or to a mental hospital. Austin...

Wave of sex abuse lawsuits seen as NY opens door for victims

Nov. 22, 2022 00:33 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sexual assault victims in New York will get a one-time opportunity to sue over their abuse starting Thursday, under a new law expected to bring a wave of allegations against prison guards, middle managers, doctors and a few prominent figures including former President Donald...

Indiana doctor defends actions in 10-year-old's abortion

Nov. 21, 2022 20:55 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis doctor who provided abortion drugs to a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio defended her actions before a judge Monday in an episode that drew national attention in the weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Dr. Caitlin Bernard...

Supreme Court turns away school's appeal of sex-assault case

Nov. 21, 2022 18:02 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a Virginia school board that says it shouldn't be held liable for the alleged sexual assault of a student by a classmate on a band trip. The court without comment on Monday rejected the appeal from the...

Acting Uvalde police chief during school shooting steps down

Nov. 18, 2022 01:15 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The Uvalde officer who was leading the city's police department during the hesitant law enforcement response to an elementary school shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers has stepped down, a city spokeswoman said. Lt. Mariano Pargas retired on Thursday...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Nov. 17, 2022 14:51 PM EST

Albany Times Union. November 15, 2022. Editorial: The Child Victims Act provided justice, but not for all The landmark legislation left behind untold numbers of people whose cases aren’t tied to deep-pocketed institutions. The massive judgment awarded...

Paris march pays tribute to 12-year-old found dead in box

Nov. 16, 2022 13:43 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The family of a 12-year-old French girl who was brutally killed and had her body found in a plastic box led a silent march Wednesday in her honor through their Paris neighborhood. The parents of the girl, identified publicly only as Lola, delayed the march for weeks...