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TikTok star pleads not guilty to double murder in San Diego

Oct. 26, 2021 00:43 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A TikTok star with nearly a million online followers pleaded not guilty on Monday to shooting and killing his newly estranged wife and a man she was with last week at a San Diego high-rise. Prosecutors said Ali Abulaban had surreptitiously installed a...

Former Kentucky teacher guilty of child pornography

Oct. 24, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A federal jury last week found a former Kentucky teacher guilty of producing child pornography and cyberstalking the student he victimized, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. According to an account of events from the U.S. Attorney's Office in...

French sexual abuse victims denounce police mistreatment

Oct. 24, 2021 06:59 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — One rape victim was asked by Paris police what she wore that day, and why she didn’t struggle more. Another woman was forced to fondle herself to demonstrate a sexual assault to a skeptical police officer. They are among thousands of French women who have...

San Jose community officer faces FBI probe, weapons charges

Oct. 23, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A community service officer for San Jose has been charged with gun-related crimes after the FBI linked him to online comments advocating the killing of police officers. Denis Shevchenko, 40, was charged this week with three misdemeanor counts of...

Man sentenced for cyberstalking legislative candidate's wife

Oct. 21, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Bellevue man has been sentenced to federal prison for threatening to release a nude photo of a legislative candidate’s wife unless the candidate dropped out of the race. Dennis Sryniawski, 48, was sentenced Thursday to a year and a day in prison....

S Korea seeks Interpol notice for two cyber gang leaders

Oct. 15, 2021 04:17 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday it’s asked Interpol for help to arrest two foreigners it alleges played a leading role in cyberattacks and large-scale extortion that targeted South Korean and U.S. companies. The Korean Police Agency said it has...

Court papers: Man threatened to kill Dutch prime minister

Oct. 13, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police arrested a 22-year-old man in July on suspicion of threatening to kill caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte, according to court documents, the latest in a string of threats against politicians in the Netherlands. Dutch daily...

Official says journalist's Nobel Prize not a slap on Duterte

Oct. 11, 2021 07:35 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration belatedly congratulated journalist Maria Ressa Monday for being one of two winners of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her fight for freedom of expression under grave risks. ...

Officials: Mobile lab to speed child-exploitation crackdown

Oct. 04, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois and federal officials on Monday unveiled a mobile unit that they say will add speed and efficiency to digital investigations of child pornography and exploitation at a time when young people are using the internet more than ever before. ...

Campaign aims to steer students away from porn, predators

Oct. 02, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Law enforcement and education leaders in North Carolina are joining in a campaign it hopes will keep students from being exposed to online pornography and adult sex predators. The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation, the state Department of Public...