Latest Assault and battery News

Salman Rushdie on ventilator after stabbing, may lose an eye

Aug. 13, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Salman Rushdie remained hospitalized Saturday after suffering serious injuries in a stabbing attack, which was met with shock and outrage from much of the world, along with tributes and praise for the award-winning author who for more than 30 years has faced death threats...

Praise, worry in Iran after Rushdie attack; government quiet

Aug. 13, 2022 06:55 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians reacted with praise and worry Saturday over the attack on novelist Salman Rushdie, the target of a decades-old fatwa by the late Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini calling for his death. It remains unclear why Rushdie's attacker, identified by...

Author Salman Rushdie stabbed on lecture stage in New York

Aug. 13, 2022 02:19 AM EDT

CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (AP) — Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” drew death threats from Iran’s leader in the 1980s, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen Friday by a man who rushed the stage as the author was about to give a lecture in western New York. A bloodied...

Britney Spears' ex convicted of trespassing in wedding raid

Aug. 13, 2022 01:38 AM EDT

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A man once briefly married to Britney Spears has been convicted of aggravated trespassing and battery at the pop star’s June wedding. Jason Alexander, 40, pleaded no contest to the two misdemeanor counts in a California court, prosecutors in Ventura County...

Man charged in death of co-worker at Michigan GM plant

Aug. 12, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 48-year-old man was charged with open murder Friday in connection with a fatal assault at the General Motors assembly plant in Orion Township, a sheriff said. A magistrate authorized a warrant charging the suspect with a crime that could result in a...

By chance, AP reporter on scene to witness Rushdie attack

Aug. 12, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Reporter Joshua Goodman traveled with his family to the Chautauqua Institution in western New York for a peaceful week away from the news. Instead, the news found him. Goodman, an Associated Press correspondent for Latin America based in Miami, was attending a...

Blaine man charged after allegedly shooting at motorcyclists

Aug. 12, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Blaine man is in serious trouble with the law after he allegedly shot at a trio of motorcyclists and rammed a sheriff's deputy's squad car during an ensuing police chase. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Friday that 21-year-old Carson McCoy was charged...

Police arrest man accused of shooting inside Mall of America

Aug. 12, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A man accused of firing shots inside the Mall of America before fleeing the suburban Minneapolis shopping complex with the help of several accomplices has been arrested in Chicago, authorities said. Shamar Alon Lark, 21, of Minneapolis, was arrested...

New York police say Salman Rushdie suffered stab wound to his neck in on-stage attack, has been airlifted to hospital

Aug. 12, 2022 12:11 PM EDT
CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (AP) — New York police say Salman Rushdie suffered stab wound to his neck in on-stage attack, has been airlifted to hospital.

Sheriff's captain investigated for kicking detainee in groin

Aug. 12, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — A sheriff's office captain who is campaigning to become sheriff is under investigation for kicking a man who was in custody. Capt. John Grismore, of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, has been placed on administrative leave. According to a...