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Nicaragua: Pro-government crowd attacks church parishioners

Nov. 21, 2019 9:13 PM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Political violence broke out at a Roman Catholic church in the Nicaraguan city of Masaya on Thursday as government sympathizers attacked parishioners with clubs, machetes and metal bars. The attack came after it became known that San Juan Bautista parish priest Harving Padilla...

Police: ‘At risk’ man charged in fatal California attack

Nov. 21, 2019 7:48 PM EST

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — The suspect charged Thursday with fatally stabbing a man who tried to stop a theft on a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train was considered a “missing person at risk” because he walked away from a hospital, but authorities said that label didn’t mean he was...

Chief: Suspect in officer’s slaying ‘very target specific’

Nov. 21, 2019 6:03 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A gunman who fatally shot one Detroit officer and wounded another was trying “to bait” them as they searched a home for him, police Chief James Craig said Thursday. The 28-year-old man waited at the bottom of basement stairs, fired two shots from an assault-type rifle and ran...

Police: Woman stabbed another in belief she was wearing fur

Nov. 21, 2019 6:02 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — A woman with a history of attacks on people wearing fur has been charged with attempted murder for stabbing a woman she believed was wearing the material at a church outside Cleveland, police said. Meredith Lowell, 35, is being held on a $1 million bond after the attack Wednesday afternoon...

Former Israeli policewoman charged with shooting Palestinian

Nov. 21, 2019 6:49 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A former policewoman in Israel has been charged with assault and reckless use of a weapon for allegedly shooting an unarmed Palestinian man in the back with a sponge-tipped bullet as he walked away from a West Bank checkpoint. The case has drawn widespread attention since Channel 13 TV...

Man killed trying to stop theft of shoes on California train

Nov. 20, 2019 7:36 PM EST

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — A man died after being stabbed with his own knife on a California commuter train while trying to stop the attacker from stealing the shoes of a sleeping passenger, authorities said Wednesday. During the confrontation Tuesday in the San Francisco Bay Area, the victim pulled a knife...

Detroit-area priest gets jail; second priest pleads guilty

Nov. 20, 2019 6:34 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area Catholic priest was sentenced to 45 days in jail Wednesday for assaulting a suicidal younger man who wanted counseling, while a priest in western Michigan pleaded guilty to binding a teenager with bubble wrap and tape. The Rev. Patrick Casey was accused of engaging in sex acts...

Houston man gets 45 years for decapitating mom, stabbing dad

Nov. 20, 2019 5:13 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man who decapitated his mother has been sentenced to 45 years in prison. Judge Mark Kent Ellis handed 30-year-old Kyriakos Georghiou the sentence Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to murder. Police say Georghiou stabbed his parents on Sept. 29, 2017, at their west Houston home. Court...

Man stabbed to death aboard San Francisco area train

Nov. 20, 2019 1:03 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who was stabbed to death aboard a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train Tuesday may have been trying to stop the theft of another rider’s shoes, authorities said. The man was stabbed around 1 p.m. aboard a BART train pulling into a Hayward station. Police were looking into...

The Latest: Man stabbed to death on San Francisco Bay train

Nov. 20, 2019 12:58 AM EST

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly stabbing on a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train (all times local): 10 p.m. Authorities say a stabbing that killed a passenger on a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train may have occurred after the attacker tried to steal another rider’s shoes. The...