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Red Cross registers hundreds of Ukrainian POWs from Mariupol

May. 19, 2022 03:50 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The international Red Cross says it has registered “hundreds” of Ukrainian prisoners of war who left the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol. The Red Cross said in a statement that the operation continued Wednesday and was still ongoing Thursday. The...

Buffalo suspect: Lonely, isolated -- with a troubling sign

May. 17, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

CONKLIN, N.Y. (AP) — In the waning days of Payton Gendron’s COVID-altered senior year at Susquehanna Valley High School, he logged on to a virtual learning program in economics class that asked: “What do you plan to do when you retire?” “Murder-suicide,” Gendron typed. ...

Buffalo shooter's previous threat raises red-flag questions

May. 17, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

Less than a year before he was accused of opening fire and killing 10 people in a racist attack at a Buffalo, New York, grocery store, 18-year-old Payton Gendron was investigated for making a threatening statement at his high school. New York has a “red flag" law designed to keep...

Missouri man accused of holding, torturing woman for 2 days

May. 17, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

LATHROP, Mo. (AP) — A man who was recently released from prison has been charged with kidnapping and other felonies after authorities said he threatened to kill and severely beat a woman he met on a dating site, keeping her imprisoned for two days at his father’s home in northwestern Missouri. ...

Buffalo shooter targeted Black neighborhood, officials say

May. 15, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white 18-year-old who fatally shot 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket researched the local demographics and arrived a day in advance to conduct reconnaissance with the intent of killing as many Black people as possible, officials said Sunday. The racially...

Judge refuses to drop elections suit against Trump, media

May. 13, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Colorado judge on Friday denied motions to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by an election systems worker against former President Donald Trump's campaign, two of its lawyers and a handful of conservative media figures and outlets. District Court Judge Marie...

Internet troll faces trial after Capitol riot plea fizzles

May. 11, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

A federal judge scheduled a trial next year for a far-right internet troll after the man, known to his social media followers as “Baked Alaska,” balked at pleading guilty on Wednesday to a criminal charge stemming from the U.S. Capitol riot. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan...

Israel police arrest woman suspected in threats to PM family

May. 09, 2022 06:36 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police arrested on Monday a 65-year-old woman suspected of sending death threats with bullets to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's family last month. A statement from the police only identified the woman as a resident of southern Israel; police said further...

Former tribal leader convicted in casino bribery case

May. 05, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former leader of a Massachusetts Native American tribe was convicted Thursday of bribery and extortion charges related to the tribe's long-planned casino project, federal prosecutors said. But Cedric Cromwell, former leader of the Mashpee Wampanoag, was cleared by...

Candidate in Pennsylvania primary hit with protective order

Apr. 28, 2022 15:40 PM EDT

HONESDALE, Pa. (AP) — A candidate in next month's Republican primary for Pennsylvania lieutenant governor was ordered this week to stay away from his home after his wife made claims of physical and mental abuse in obtaining a protective order. Teddy Daniels was accused of making...