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Imam says New Zealand is broken-hearted but not broken

Mar. 22, 2019 5:05 AM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealanders observed the Muslim call to prayer Friday in reflecting on the moment one week ago when 50 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques were slain — an act that an imam told the crowd of thousands had left the country broken-hearted but not broken. In a day...

Grenade thrown at Russian Consulate in Greece; no injuries

Mar. 22, 2019 4:48 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Assailants suspected of belonging to a left-wing militant group threw a hand grenade at the Russian Consulate in Athens on Friday, causing minor damage and no injuries, Greek authorities said. Police sent a bomb disposal team to the consulate after cameras showed two people on a...

Man in north China drives into pedestrians, killing 6

Mar. 22, 2019 3:46 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A man who tried to kill his wife and daughter crashed his car into pedestrians in northern China on Friday, killing six of them, authorities said. Cui Lidong, 44, was then shot dead by police in Zaoyang city in northern Hubei province. The restaurant owner had attempted to kill his wife and...

The Latest: Mass funeral held to bury 26 slain in N. Zealand

Mar. 22, 2019 3:34 AM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local): 5 p.m. Thousands of people have gathered for a mass funeral to bury 26 of the victims of the mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand. The funeral is taking place at a Muslim cemetery where more than a...

Defense expert says cop went by the book in teen's shooting

Mar. 22, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld did everything by the book in his fatal encounter with an unarmed black teenager outside Pittsburgh last summer, a defense expert says. Testifying at Rosfeld's homicide trial, retired Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Clifford W. Jobe Jr....

Judge expected to rule on R Kelly request to fly to Dubai

Mar. 22, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago judge is expected to rule on whether to let R. Kelly travel overseas to perform several concerts to help the cash-strapped singer pay legal and other bills as he faces sex-abuse charges. A hearing Friday follows a defense motion saying the 52-year-old singer hopes to do up to five...

R Kelly defense emerges, including saying accusers are lying

Mar. 22, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly yelled through tears in a recent TV interview before an audience numbering in the millions, saying he's in a fight for his life to disprove sexual abuse charges. That fight will ultimately be waged in court, with an audience numbering just 12 jurors. While the day lawyers deliver...

Today in History

Mar. 22, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, March 22, the 81st day of 2019. There are 284 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On March 22, 1765, the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act to raise money from the American colonies, which fiercely resisted the tax. (The Stamp Act was repealed a year...

Ex-cop says he thought he saw a gun when he shot black teen

Mar. 21, 2019 10:38 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A white former police officer said Thursday he thought a weapon was pointed at him when he shot and killed an unarmed black teenager outside Pittsburgh last summer. Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld took the stand at his homicide trial and insisted he was in fear for...

New Zealand to observe Muslim prayer after mosque attacks

Mar. 21, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — In a day without precedent, people across New Zealand were planning to observe the Muslim call to prayer Friday as the nation reflected on the moment one week ago when 50 people were slaughtered at two mosques. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and thousands of others planned...