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So called stumbling blocks, marking the last voluntarily chosen places of residence of the victims of the Nazis, are embedded in the pavement in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. The Department for Research and Information on Anti-Semitism Berlin, or RIAS documented 410 incidents in Berlin, more than two a day, in the first half of 2020, including physical attacks, property damage, threats, harmful behavior and anti-Semitic propaganda. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Assaults, arson, slurs: Report finds anti-Semitism in Berlin

Sep. 22, 2020 7:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Small square brass plates set in the pavement remember Jewish residents of Berlin's Lichtenberg district who were torn from their homes and killed by the Nazis decades ago. Nearby, the charred remains of a Jewish-run bar destroyed by arson last month attest to a hatred that still burns among...

Finnish top court bans Finland's main neo-Nazi group

Sep. 22, 2020 6:17 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's Supreme Court on Tuesday banned a neo-Nazi group on the grounds that its activities are “significantly contrary to law.” Finland’s national police had sought to dissolve the right-wing Nordic Resistance Movement, known for being violent and openly racist, and...

California man guilty of putting semen in co-worker's water

Sep. 21, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California man who put his semen in a co-worker's water bottle and on her computer was convicted Monday of assault and battery for sexual purposes. Stevens Millancastro, 30, of Palmdale was convicted of misdemeanors by an Orange County judge and must register as a sex offender,...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by his family in September 2020 shows Ronald A. Greene. A Louisiana state trooper has been critically injured in a single-vehicle crash hours after learning he faced firing for his role in the in-custody death of Greene in 2019. (Family photo via AP, File)

Trooper wounded in crash faced firing in Black man's death

Sep. 21, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

A Louisiana state trooper was critically injured early Monday in a single-vehicle highway crash that came hours after learning he would be fired for his role last year in the in-custody death of a Black man. Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth received word Sunday that State Police intended to terminate him...

Maine man accused of hitting bride with a car at wedding

Sep. 21, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

LIVERMORE, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has been arrested on assault charges for allegedly striking a bride and two others with his car at a wedding. Curtis Moody, a guest at Saturday’s private wedding, allegedly struck three people when others at the private event attempted to stop him from driving,...

Man charged in fatal Sioux City stabbing earlier this month

Sep. 21, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City man has been charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder in a stabbing earlier this month that left one man dead and injured a woman. Michael Landrum, 54, was charged Friday in Woodbury County for the Sept. 11 stabbings of Salahadin Adem, 37, and Natasha...

Tucson police officer arrested for hitting cuffed suspect

Sep. 21, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson police have arrested one of their officers for striking a suspect who was handcuffed and down on the ground. Sgt. Pete Dugan says Officer William Gallego was booked Sunday on one count of aggravated assault. He resigned from the police department before his arrest. The incident...

Two arrested in Worcester shooting last month

Sep. 21, 2020 9:02 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have apprehended two men in connection with a fatal shooting in Worcester last month that police think was drug related. Malek Matos, 34, and Robert Dupuis Jr., 30, face charges in connection with the Aug. 16 shooting. The victim has been identified in court records as...

Man charged with homicide 8 months after woman found dead

Sep. 21, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Eight months after a Rapid City woman was found shot dead in a hotel room on New Years Day, her death has been ruled a homicide and a man is charged with murdering her. “I’m overwhelmed with emotions. I feel like justice is finally being served for my sister,”...

Ex-council member, ex-magistrate indicted in WVa shooting

Sep. 20, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former council member in West Virginia's second-largest city and a retired magistrate who is his brother have been indicted in a 2019 shooting that left a man paralyzed, a prosecutor said. Cabell County Prosecutor Sean “Corky” Hammers said ex-Huntington city council...