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North Carolina man jailed on 300 counts of child sex crimes

Sep. 22, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

RAEFORD, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been apprehended and charged with more than 300 counts of sex crimes involving children, a sheriff said. Joshuah Taylor Bradshaw of Raeford was apprehended in Etta, Mississippi, by the FBI last Thursday and extradited to North Carolina, Sheriff Hubert Peterkin...

FILE - A body is covered, left, while another is seen at right at the scene of a helicopter crash that killed former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant and eight others in Calabasas, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Bryant's widow Vanessa Bryant on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County sheriff alleging negligence, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress after deputies allegedly shared unauthorized photos of the crash that killed her husband, their 13-year-old daughter and seven others. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Vanessa Bryant sues LA sheriff over helicopter crash photos

Sep. 22, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vanessa Bryant, the widow of basketball star Kobe Bryant, has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County sheriff claiming deputies shared unauthorized photos of the crash that killed her husband, their 13-year-old daughter and seven others. After the Jan. 26 crash, reports surfaced...

A supporters holds up a banner as he protests with others in front of the Casablanca Courthouse, in Casablanca, Morocco, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, on the first day of the hearing of journalist and activist Omar Radi. The arrest of journalist Omar Radi follows numerous summons following a police investigation into suspicion of receiving funds linked to foreign intelligence. The investigation came after rights group Amnesty International accused Morocco of using Israeli-made spyware to snoop on its phone. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

Jailed Morocco journalist probed by court on rape charge

Sep. 22, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A Moroccan journalist and human rights activist held by authorities for weeks on charges of undermining state security, receiving foreign funding and rape, appeared before an investigating judge in Casablanca on Tuesday. Omar Radi's hearing focused on the charges of “indecent...

FILE - This undated photo provided by Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar shows Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky.  (Courtesy of Taylor Family attorney Sam Aguiar via AP, File)

City restricts access before decision in Breonna Taylor case

Sep. 22, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Officials in Kentucky’s largest city were preparing Tuesday for more protests and possible unrest as the city nervously awaits the state attorney general’s announcement about whether he will charge officers in Breonna Taylor’s shooting death. With timing of the...

Police investigate after a suspect was shot by police near the intersection of Bellfontaine Road and Coburg Lands Drive in Bellfontaine Neighbors, Mo., on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. A man who was shot by St. Louis County detectives after allegedly pointing a handgun at them died Tuesday, hours after a violent confrontation in the town of Bellefontaine Neighbors. The man killed was identified as 26-year-old Patches Holmes. (Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Man dies, hours after being shot by St. Louis County police

Sep. 22, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Mo. (AP) — A man who was shot by St. Louis County detectives after allegedly pointing a handgun at them died Tuesday, hours after a violent confrontation in the town of Bellefontaine Neighbors. The man killed was identified as Patches Holmes, 26. Police spokesman Tracy Panus said...

The scene of a shooting at 105 Edwin Road Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in South Windsor, Conn.  A shooter opened fire and wounded two people at the Connecticut business on Tuesday before being caught trying to flee in Massachusetts. police said. The shooting happened in an industrial section of South Windsor at Independent Truck & Tractor Repair. No details of a motive have been released.  (Kassi Jackson/Hartford Courant via AP)

2 wounded in workplace shooting, suspect in custody

Sep. 22, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — A shooter opened fire and wounded two people outside a Connecticut business Tuesday before being taken into custody on a highway in Massachusetts, police said. Both victims were treated at a hospital and discharged. One of the victims called 911 at about 8:45 a.m. to report a...

FILE - This undated booking file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows Christopher Cantwell, of New Hampshire. Cantwell went on trial Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, on federal charges of threatening to rape the wife of a person with whom he was having a dispute.  (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)

New Hampshire white nationalist on trial over rape threats

Sep. 22, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H (AP) — A white nationalist who rose to prominence during a deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, went on trial Tuesday on federal charges of threatening to rape the wife of a man who was part of a racist group he had been feuding with for months. Christopher Cantwell, a New Hampshire...

Video released of man shot to death by Sacramento police

Sep. 22, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California have released body camera video of a fatal shooting where the West Sacramento Police Department shot and killed a former department employee who had been struggling with mental illness. Robert Coleman, 88, was shot by officers on Sept. 12 around...

Second suspect pleads no contest in beheading case; no trial

Sep. 22, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man has pleaded no contest after he and one other were accused of decapitating another man in 2017, authorities said. Donald Ray Cherry, 34, changed his plea Monday in Yellowstone County District Court to deliberate homicide under a deal that dismissed charges of witness...

Border Patrol: Agent fatally shot person after being stabbed

Sep. 22, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent fatally shot someone who stabbed the agent multiple times in southern Arizona, authorities said. It happened Monday evening as the agent was patrolling on foot east of Nogales and had arrested a group of people who were in the U.S. illegally, the Border...