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Jonathan Majors arrested on assault charge in New York

Mar. 25, 2023 20:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The actor Jonathan Majors was arrested Saturday in New York on charges of strangulation, assault and harassment, authorities said. New York City police said that Majors, star of the recently released “Creed III" and “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania,” was...

Police: Arrest made in 'ambush' shooting of Phoenix officer

Mar. 25, 2023 20:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A rookie patrol officer was recovering Saturday from gunshot wounds and a 29-year-old man was jailed on multiple felony charges including attempted murder in what Pheonix's interim police chief and others called an ambush shooting at the scene of a reported hit-and-run crash,...

Tahoe casino shooting: 1 dead, big police response, man held

Mar. 25, 2023 19:11 PM EDT

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — A shooting in a Lake Tahoe casino left one man dead and prompted an active-shooter response by area authorities before the arrest of an alleged assailant and a woman in a vehicle not far away, a sheriff reported Saturday. Deputies responding to a 911 call...

Court bars Robinho from leaving Brazil

Mar. 25, 2023 16:22 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former soccer star Robinho was ordered to hand over his passport while Brazilian judicial authorities determine whether he should serve his nine-year sentence for rape in Brazil. Robinho was convicted in Italy in 2017 for his part in the group sexual assault...

2 dead in rail car; human smuggling investigation indicated

Mar. 25, 2023 15:18 PM EDT

Two people found dead in a railroad car in south Texas were Honduran men, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said in a statement Saturday, indicating it was investigating the case as possible human smuggling. “We will continue to address the serious public safety threat posed...

Idaho governor signs firing squad execution bill into law

Mar. 25, 2023 13:05 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican Gov. Brad Little signed a bill allowing execution by firing squad, making Idaho the latest state to turn to older methods of capital punishment amid a nationwide shortage of lethal-injection drugs. The Legislature passed the measure March 20 with a...

Jehovah's Witnesses mourn victims of Hamburg shooting

Mar. 25, 2023 12:01 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Germany held a memorial service Saturday for the six people killed during a mass shooting at a religious service in Hamburg this month. A 35-year-old German man who opened fire during the March 9 service killed himself as...

Man attacks 3 people with hand grenade, knife in Berlin

Mar. 25, 2023 08:48 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police said Saturday that they have arrested a 61-year-old man after three people were wounded in a hand grenade and knife attack in Berlin. Police said the attacker detonated the grenade in the entrance of an apartment building in the Reinickendorf...

Pope expands norms to fight sex abuse to cover lay leaders, reaffirms that vulnerable adults can also be victims.

Mar. 25, 2023 07:06 AM EDT
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope expands norms to fight sex abuse to cover lay leaders, reaffirms that vulnerable adults can also be victims.

Spiking violence strains sectarian ties in Iraqi province

Mar. 25, 2023 06:53 AM EDT

MUQDADIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Hussein Maytham and his family were driving past the palm tree grove near their home after a quiet evening shopping for toys for his younger cousins when their car hit a bomb planted on the moon-lit road. “I only remember the explosion,” Maytham, 16,...