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Police hunt killer in California university stabbing

Aug. 20, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Police on Tuesday hunted a black-clad attacker who stabbed to death a former California State University, Fullerton budget and finance director in the campus parking lot. A 911 call sent officers to the lot Monday morning. They found Steven Shek Keung Chan inside his silver...

Cardinal Pell's appeal verdict due but may not be final word

Aug. 20, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Catholic cleric found guilty of sexually abusing children will learn the outcome of his appeal on Wednesday though the verdict still may not be the final word on his convictions for molesting two choirboys in an Australian cathedral more than two decades ago. The...

California university consultant killed in campus stabbing

Aug. 20, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — A retired administrator working as a consultant to California State University, Fullerton was fatally stabbed Monday in a campus parking lot on the first day of the school year in what police called a targeted attack, though they were not sure of a motive. Steven Shek Keung Chan,...

Memorial to be held for California officer killed on duty

Aug. 20, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Members of law enforcement from across the state are expected at a memorial Tuesday for the California Highway Patrol officer killed last week when a motorist he pulled over grabbed a rifle and opened fire. The public is invited to attend the 10 a.m. service for Andre Moye, Jr. at...

FBI: Procedure change contributed to shooting in Utah court

Aug. 20, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An FBI report about a shooting inside a new Utah federal courthouse found a lack of communication and a procedural change contributed to the death of a prisoner. The Salt Lake Tribune reported Sunday that 25-year-old Siale Angilau was killed by a U.S. marshal when he lunged toward a...

Man dead in Los Angeles police shooting

Aug. 19, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man has been killed in a Los Angeles police shooting in the San Fernando Valley — the second deadly LAPD shooting in as many days. Police say officers responded to a report of a family disturbance Monday afternoon in Arleta. KCAL-TV says when they arrived, an officer put out an...

Police: Utah woman hit aging parents with cane, oxygen tanks

Aug. 19, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

MIDVALE, Utah (AP) — A northern Utah woman has been arrested after authorities say she beat her parents with a cane and oxygen tanks and poured laundry detergent on them. Court documents show 42-year-old Anne Helene Cockrell was arrested Saturday on suspicion of abuse and assault. Her parents are over 65...

Jury to restart deliberations in Oakland warehouse fire case

Aug. 19, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Three jurors were dismissed Monday for undisclosed reasons on the 10th day of deliberations in the trial of two men charged in the deaths of 36 partygoers from a fire inside a cluttered San Francisco Bay Area warehouse. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Trina Thompson excused three...

Buena Park police kill driver who rammed their patrol car

Aug. 19, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Police in Orange County have shot and killed a man they say rammed a stolen SUV into a patrol car. It happened shortly after 11:30 a.m. Monday in Fullerton. Authorities say police from neighboring Buena Park were pulling over a Range Rover for traffic violations when they learned...

Governor brings big tech to the table after El Paso attack

Aug. 19, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called Monday for the help of big tech platforms in the wake of an El Paso mass shooting that authorities say was carried out by a gunman who posted a racist screed online before killing 22 people at a Walmart. It's unclear what the invited companies, which include...