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Maryland college cancels classes after racist graffiti found

Feb. 21, 2020 8:10 AM EST

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Officials at a Maryland university canceled classes for a day after graffiti threatening black students with lynching was discovered scrawled in academic buildings. The messages were found written across a wall and a door in academic buildings on Wednesday at Salisbury University,...

A photo is placed between candles and flowers at a monument after a vigil for the victims of the shooting in Hanau, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. A 43-year-old German man shot and killed several people at several locations in a Frankfurt suburb overnight in attacks that appear to have been motivated by far-right beliefs, officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Germany to raise police presence after racist shooting

Feb. 21, 2020 7:26 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities will step up the police presence throughout the country and keep a closer watch on mosques and other sites after the racially motivated shootings that killed nine people,the country's top security official said Friday. A 43-year-old German man fatally shot the victims of...

Standoff ends with police-involved shooting, 1 wounded

Feb. 21, 2020 6:05 AM EST

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities on Friday were investigating a standoff that ended with a man shot by police. The standoff began Thursday night and officials ordered residents in the area of Shady Retreat and Limekiln roads to shelter in place. There was a police-involved shooting and one person was...

Andy Hrovat during an interview about his experience with doctor who has been accused by several former students of molesting them during medical exams at the University of Michigan. The interview was conducted at his attorneys firm on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 in Denver. (AP Photo/John Leyba)

Wrestler adds to abuse allegations against university doctor

Feb. 21, 2020 2:08 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) — An Olympic wrestler on Thursday accused a University of Michigan doctor of touching him inappropriately during medical exams at the school and said the physician's reputation for such conduct was well known among his teammates. Andy Hrovat, who competed for the U.S. in the 2008...

2 held for deaths of 3 women at Southern California home

Feb. 21, 2020 1:25 AM EST

HEMET, Calif. (AP) — Two people were arrested Thursday on suspicion of killing three women were found dead inside a Southern California house, police said. A report of a woman laying in a pool of blood sent officers to the home Wednesday night in Hemet, about 70 miles southeast of Los Angeles. They victims...

Kansas could release more evidence in fatal police shootings

Feb. 21, 2020 1:01 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Wendy Couser, a former juvenile intake officer at the Newton Police Department, has always believed in the importance of consequences. But Couser feels that she’s yet to see consequences for the law enforcement officials who beat, shot and killed her son, William...

Fed official: NY law limiting DMV data access goes too far

Feb. 20, 2020 9:46 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The nation's top immigration enforcement official said Thursday that New York’s new law allowing people who are in the U.S. illegally to get driver's licenses goes far beyond other states' measures in restricting his agency's access to motor vehicle records. In response to that...

Clarice Hardy speaks at a news conference Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska filed a lawsuit Thursday on Hardy's behalf against the City of Nome, Alaska, and two former officers for failing to investigate the sexual assault report filed by Hardy, a former police dispatcher. On the left is Joshua Decker, executive director of the ACLU of Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Nome, Alaska sued by woman who says rape wasn't investigated

Feb. 20, 2020 9:38 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A former police dispatcher in a small Alaska town filed a lawsuit Thursday, alleging her colleagues in the Nome Police Department didn’t investigate after she filed a rape report. Clarice Hardy’s lawsuit claims the inaction was “part of the city’s...

Benny Gantz, Blue and White party leader, speaks during an election campaign event of his Blue and White party in Haifa , Israel, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Israel to probe failed company of Netanyahu's challenger

Feb. 20, 2020 2:32 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli prosecutors on Thursday announced the opening of a criminal investigation into the failed start-up of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's challenger, shaking up the final days of what has been a bitter and tumultuous election campaign. The announcement did not say whether Benny...

Louisiana school crossing guard struck, killed

Feb. 20, 2020 2:04 PM EST

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A school crossing guard in south Louisiana was hit by a vehicle and killed early Thursday. Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said it happened in the northern part of the parish on La. 20 near Chackbay Elementary School.The crossing guard was Larry Boudreaux, 67, of Thibodaux,...