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Honduran election could oust long-ruling National party

Nov. 28, 2021 00:23 AM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Hondurans will choose a successor to deeply unpopular President Juan Orlando Hernández on Sunday in elections that could oust his National Party after 12 years in power. The candidate most likely to do this is Xiomara Castro of the leftist...

WTA remains "concerned' about Peng's ability to speak freely

Nov. 27, 2021 22:38 PM EST

Steve Simon, the head of the WTA, says he remains “deeply concerned” about the whereabouts of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai and her ability to “communicate freely, openly and directly" after allegations that a powerful politician forced her to have sex. Peng, a...

News crew guard dies after being shot in attempted robbery

Nov. 27, 2021 18:54 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A security guard has died after he was shot while he protected a San Francisco Bay Area television news crew covering a smash-and-grab theft, part of a rash of organized retail crime in the region. “We are devastated by the loss of security...

Donations pour in for Missouri man freed after 43 years

Nov. 27, 2021 15:14 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nearly $1.4 million had been raised as of Saturday for a man who spent 43 years behind bars before a judge overturned his conviction in a triple killing. The Midwest Innocence Project set up the GoFundMe fundraiser as they fought for Kevin...

Man arrested in woman's deadly plunge down NYC subway stairs

Nov. 27, 2021 18:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A man suspected in a deadly mugging on a subway station stairway was arrested four months later after someone spotted him in Central Park and called a tip line, police said Saturday. David Robinson, 53, appeared in court a day after his arrest on...

Police investigate Black Friday mall shooting in Washington

Nov. 27, 2021 18:36 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Police in Washington state on Saturday were investigating a shooting at a shopping mall that left one person seriously wounded and sent hundreds of Black Friday shoppers fleeing for exits or hiding in stores. As of Saturday afternoon, no arrests had...

500 vigilantes gather in Mexico town, pledge to aid police

Nov. 27, 2021 17:54 PM EST

NUEVO URECHO, Mexico (AP) — Extortion of avocado growers in western Mexico has gotten so bad that 500 vigilantes from a so-called “self-defense” group known as United Towns, or Pueblos Unidos, gathered Saturday and pledged to aid police. The vigilantes gathered for...

Police: Man shot at NC mall remains in critical condition

Nov. 27, 2021 17:09 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say that a man remains in critical condition following Friday's shooting at a shopping mall that was packed with shoppers on the day after Thanksgiving. Durham police said Saturday that investigators continue to investigate...

Nashville police: 3 dead, 4 wounded in apartment shooting

Nov. 27, 2021 16:38 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A shooting in a Tennessee apartment left three people dead, including a suspect, police said Saturday. Four other people were wounded. Six members of a family were shot at the Nashville apartment Friday night, including a 15-year-old and...

Street named after fallen Tuscaloosa police officer

Nov. 27, 2021 16:16 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A stretch of a street in west Tuscaloosa now recognizes Investigator Dornell Cousette, a police officer killed in 2019 while trying to take a suspect into custody. Some Tuscaloosa Police officers were surprised earlier this week when getting to...