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Ex-NJ police chief granted delay on reporting to prison

Jan. 16, 2022 12:53 PM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A judge has granted a request by a former New Jersey police chief to delay reporting to federal prison to serve a 28-month sentence on a conviction of lying to the FBI during a hate crime investigation. U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler agreed last week that...

Woman killed in subway shove at Times Square

Jan. 15, 2022 20:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman was pushed to her death in front of a subway train at the Times Square station Saturday, police said, a little more than a week after the mayor and governor announced plans to boost subway policing and outreach to homeless people in New York City's streets and trains. ...

Sydney man admits gay hate murder of American 32 years ago

Jan. 13, 2022 05:49 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian man has pleaded guilty to murdering an American mathematician who fell from a Sydney cliff in 1988 in a gay hate crime that was dismissed by police at the time as suicide. Scott White was charged in 2020 with murdering 27-year-old Los Angeles-born Scott...

Chinese immigrant attacked in NYC dies months later

Jan. 08, 2022 22:43 PM EST

A Chinese immigrant who was brutally attacked in April while collecting cans in East Harlem has died of his injuries, and his case is now deemed a homicide, New York City police said Saturday. Yao Pan Ma, 61, died Dec. 31, police said. The attack drew national attention as part of a...

Hate crimes trial in Arbery killing will put racism up front

Jan. 08, 2022 08:33 AM EST

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Sentenced to life in prison for murder, the three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery will soon stand trial on federal hate crimes charges in which jurors will have to decide whether the slaying of the running Black man was motivated by racism. The...

Arbery killers get life in prison; no parole for father, son

Jan. 07, 2022 17:24 PM EST

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Three white men convicted of murder for chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery were sentenced to life in prison Friday, with a judge denying any chance of parole for the father and son who armed themselves and initiated the deadly pursuit of the 25-year-old Black man. ...

Hate crime investigation sought into Iowa mosque vandalism

Jan. 05, 2022 13:37 PM EST

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A national Muslim civil rights group is calling for state and federal hate crime investigations into the vandalism last week of a northeastern Iowa mosque captured on the building’s security cameras. The video shows what appears to be a middle-aged woman...

San Diego police seek witnesses to attack on 81-year-old man

Jan. 02, 2022 18:23 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego police are asking the public to help identify a man suspected of seriously injuring an 81-year-old Laotian man in an attack last month that is being investigated as a hate crime. The attack happened Dec. 17 while the victim was on his morning walk in the...

US designates 3 men in Brazil as affiliated with al-Qaida

Dec. 22, 2021 18:34 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The U.S. Treasury on Wednesday designated three men in Brazil as being affiliated with al-Qaida and having given support to the terrorist group. The Treasury said the action targets the international financing of al-Qaida. It said all property and interests in...

Vegas police seek help in Chinatown restaurant shooting case

Dec. 21, 2021 19:03 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas pleaded Tuesday for public help to identify a gunman who shot a waiter multiple times at a restaurant in the city’s Chinatown district during what was characterized as a botched after-hours burglary. Capt. Michelle Tavarez told reporters the...