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Over 100 arrested in Florida human trafficking investigation

Oct. 28, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — More than 100 people have been arrested in a Florida human trafficking investigation that focused on victims who might be forced into prostitution, a sheriff said Thursday. The arrests were the culmination of a six-day undercover operation that...

Eight charged after North Carolina couple kidnapped

Oct. 28, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — Eight people face charges after a North Carolina couple was kidnapped and assaulted, a sheriff's office said. The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that deputies responded to a call from a local hospital after a 24-year-old man...

Plane diverted after passenger assaults flight attendant

Oct. 28, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An American Airlines flight from New York to California was diverted to Denver after a passenger assaulted a flight attendant, authorities said. Flight 976 was heading Wednesday from John F. Kennedy International Airport to John Wayne Airport in Santa...

Danish court increases prison for brothers in murder case

Oct. 28, 2021 07:16 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish appeals court on Thursday increased a sentence to two brothers by a year, giving them 15 years in prison each for the murder of a biracial man on a Danish island in June 2020, a slaying that had sparked a nationwide debate about racism. ...

A monk, a student, an artist: Tortured by Myanmar military

Oct. 28, 2021 02:17 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A monk was made to hop like a frog, in a humiliation tactic. An accountant was shocked with electric probes. An artist was beaten in the head with a baton until he passed out. Since the military took over Myanmar’s government in February, it...

Officer charged with punching woman during road rage clash

Oct. 27, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A San Jose police officer was charged Wednesday with punching a woman during an alleged road-rage confrontation on the side of a San Francisco Bay Area highway in the summer while he was off-duty, authorities said. George Brown, 37, was charged...

$4.9M payout to family of man shot 9 times by California cop

Oct. 27, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The family of a mentally ill man who was shot nine times by a police officer in a wealthy San Francisco Bay area suburb has received a $4.9 million settlement from the town and county where the officer worked, nearly three years after the 2018 fatal shooting, the...

Police sergeant reaches plea deal in girlfriend assault case

Oct. 27, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A Massachusetts State Police sergeant accused of assaulting his girlfriend in New Hampshire pleaded guilty Wednesday in a deal negotiated with prosecutors that allows him to avoid jail time if he has no contact with her and undergoes counseling. ...

Charges dismissed against Detroit officer who fired at media

Oct. 27, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge dismissed charges against a Detroit police officer who was accused of firing rubber pellets at three journalists covering a 2020 protest against police brutality. Judge Roberta Archer on Tuesday cited a 1931 Michigan law that protects police when...

Officer convicted in fatal shooting of mentally ill man

Oct. 26, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California police officer was convicted Tuesday of assault with a firearm in the 2018 fatal shooting of an unarmed mentally ill man who was shot nine times while driving away from police in a wealthy San Francisco suburb. An attorney for the...