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Suspected German coup plot spawns dozens of arrests

Dec. 07, 2022 11:51 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German police seized dozens of people including a self-styled prince, a retired paratrooper and a former judge on Wednesday, accusing the suspects of discussing the violent overthrow of the government but leaving unclear how concrete the plans were. A German official...

FBI: Polygamous leader had 20 wives, many of them minors

Dec. 07, 2022 10:50 AM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The leader of a small polygamous group near the Arizona-Utah border had taken at least 20 wives, most of them minors, and punished followers who did not treat him as a prophet, newly filed federal court documents show. Samuel Bateman was a former member of...

Father arrested after daughter, 1, found dead in LA River

Dec. 07, 2022 09:57 AM EST

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder after his 1-year-old daughter was found dead in the Los Angeles River, authorities said. The girl's grandmother called police Sunday evening when her son who lives with her returned home with only of...

Colorado gay club shooting suspect charged with hate crimes

Dec. 06, 2022 20:49 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The suspect accused of entering a Colorado gay nightclub clad in body armor and opening fire with an AR-15-style rifle, killing five people and wounding 17 others, was charged by prosecutors Tuesday with 305 criminal counts including hate crimes and murder. ...

Jamaica imposes state of emergency amid sharp criticism

Dec. 06, 2022 18:47 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Jamaica’s prime minister declared a widespread state of emergency Tuesday to fight a surge in gang violence on an island with one of the highest murder rates in the region. The measure applies to certain communities in the capital of Kingston as well...

4 former prison officers arrested on ethics, bribery charges

Dec. 06, 2022 16:18 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Four former officers at a north Alabama prison have been charged with bribery and ethics law violations, the state prison system confirmed. The four men face charges of using their public positions for financial gain and bribery, a spokeswoman for the...

Greece: Police officer appears in court over teen shooting

Dec. 06, 2022 15:27 PM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Clashes broke out Tuesday at a police station outside Greece's second-largest city of Thessaloniki as residents of a nearby Roma settlement protested the police shooting of a teenage driver during a chase over an unpaid gas station bill. Protesters...

Iran officials sentence 5 to death for killing Basij troop

Dec. 06, 2022 13:03 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Iranian authorities sentenced five people to death for allegedly killing a member of a paramilitary force affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard, state media said Tuesday. Eleven others received prison sentences. The 13 men and three minors had been...

Suspect silent after knife attack on girls that killed one

Dec. 06, 2022 12:02 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A judge ordered a 27-year-old Eritrean man to be held in jail following a knife attack on two students in southwestern Germany in which a 14-year-old girl died and a 13-year-old girl was seriously injured, authorities said Tuesday. The man, who is accused of attacking...

Police arrest suspect in attack on worker who lost eye

Dec. 06, 2022 12:02 PM EST

ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — Police in the San Francisco Bay Area have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with an attack last month on a fast-food worker that cost her an eye. The employee was assaulted Nov. 12 when she tried to protect a boy with an intellectual disability who was...