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Man who held hostage believed to be from Missouri

Jan. 16, 2021 12:49 PM EST

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) — Police in a Twin Cities suburb say they don't know why a man who held a young boy hostage before killing himself was in Minnesota or the community. Brooklyn Park Deputy Chief Mark Bruley says police believe the man, who has not been identified, came to the state from Missouri...

$500K in Bitcoin sent from France to US far-right groups

Jan. 15, 2021 12:29 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A French computer programmer transferred more than $500,000 in Bitcoin to far-right activists just before his death last month, including some involved in last week’s U.S. Capitol riot, researchers said Friday. Chainalysis, a firm that investigates Bitcoin transactions, found that the...

A Julian Assange supporter reacts outside the Westminster Magistrates Court after Julian Assange was denied bail at a hearing in the court in London, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. On Monday Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled that Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the US. because of concerns about his mental health. Assange had been charged under the US's 1917 Espionage Act for

WikiLeaks founder Assange denied bail in UK

Jan. 6, 2021 11:50 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Wednesday denied bail to WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange, ordering him to remain in a high-security prison while U.K. courts decide whether he will be sent to the United States to face espionage charges. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said Assange must remain in...

This is a court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Julian Assange appearing at the Old Bailey in London for the ruling in his extradition case, in London, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. A British judge has rejected the United States’ request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges, saying it would be “oppressive” because of his mental health. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said Assange was likely to kill himself if sent to the U.S. The U.S. government said it would appeal the decision.  (Elizabeth Cook/PA via AP)

UK judge refuses US extradition of WikiLeaks founder Assange

Jan. 4, 2021 7:55 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Monday rejected the United States’ request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges over the publication of secret U.S. documents a decade ago, saying he was likely to kill himself if held under harsh U.S. prison conditions. In a mixed...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2020 file photo, a heavy Louisiana State Police presence is seen at the New Chapel Hill Baptist Church during funeral services for Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth in West Monroe, La.    An Associated Press review of thousands of records has revealed multiple cases when Louisiana State troopers and some of their supervisors exchanged emails with casual, demeaning uses of the n-word. All of it comes against the backdrop of a federal civil rights investigation over the in-custody death of a Black motorist that has roiled the state's premier law enforcement agency and led to an abrupt change in its leadership. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Official: Trooper under investigation dies, apparent suicide

Dec. 30, 2020 6:17 PM EST

A Louisiana State Police trooper died Wednesday in an apparent suicide as his colleagues were searching his home as part of a criminal investigation, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. Three law enforcement officials familiar with the matter said Senior Trooper August “Gus” McKay...

Arkansas sheriff: 5 found slain died in murder-suicide

Dec. 28, 2020 9:08 PM EST

ATKINS, Ark. (AP) — Five female family members found dead Christmas Day in a northwest Arkansas home died in a murder-suicide, law enforcement said Monday. Evidence collected at the scene in Atkins, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock, led to the determination that the two women and...

Police: Shooting that left 2 men dead was murder-suicide

Dec. 26, 2020 4:27 PM EST

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police say a shooting that left two men dead on Christmas Eve in a St. Louis suburb was a murder-suicide. University City police said Saturday that the evidence shows that 63-year-old Ronald Ergene killed 65-year-old Dorsey Brown and then killed himself. KSDK-TV reports that...

Gunman kills 3 French police in domestic abuse standoff

Dec. 23, 2020 12:50 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A heavily armed gunman in southern France killed three police officers responding to a domestic violence call at his house and then fled, and he was found dead nearby Wednesday after an apparent suicide, the regional prosecutor said. The unusual killing of three on-duty officers prompted a...

Gabriel Natale-Hjorth, right, connected from the jailhouse to the courtroom, is greeted by his mother Heidi Hjorth, during a hearing in the trial in which he is accused of killing paramilitary police officer Mario Cerciello Rega, in Rome, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. Finnegan Lee Elder and Gabriel Natale-Hjorth both from California are accused of murdering the police officer during a summer vacation in Italy in July 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Pool)

Moms of Americans jailed in Italian police slaying testify

Dec. 17, 2020 4:26 PM EST

ROME (AP) — The mother of a young man from California on trial in Rome in the fatal stabbing of an Italian police office testified Thursday that her son had struggled with depression and a year before the slaying jumped from a pier near the Golden Gate Bridge in an attempt to kill himself. Finnegan Lee...

Hosni Kalaia, 49, looks down in his house in Kasserine, Tunisia, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. He's among those Tunisians who followed the example of Mohammed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old fruit seller who set himself ablaze on Dec. 17, 2010, to protest police harassment. Kalaia spent three years in a hospital and then a private clinic recovering from his burns. (AP Photo/Riadh Dridi)

Self-immolation persists as grim form of protest in Tunisia

Dec. 17, 2020 1:22 PM EST

KASSERINE, Tunisia (AP) — In his old life, Hosni Kalaia remembers strolling the streets of his hometown of Kasserine in central Tunisia with confidence. He flashed his heavy gold bracelets and rings, and puffed out his chest, broad and sculptured from regular workouts. Today, Kalaia hides his face from the...