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Police: German arrested over killing after mask dispute

Sep. 21, 2021 04:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany say a 49-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the shooting dead of a gas station clerk following a dispute over face masks. Authorities in the western city of Trier said late Monday that the suspect...

In Nairobi slum, women train to fend off sexual assault

Sep. 21, 2021 02:21 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — In a Nairobi slum named Korogocho, which means “crowded shoulder to shoulder” in Swahili, a group of women navigate raw sewage and sharp metal edges of roofing to attend a training they hope might save their lives. Sexual assault can happen to...

Shooting at Russian university leaves 6 dead, 28 hurt

Sep. 21, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A student opened fire Monday at a university in Russia, leaving six people dead and 28 hurt before being shot by police and detained, officials said. Other students and staff locked themselves in rooms during the attack and video on Russian news sites showed some students...

Key hearing set in Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy case

Sep. 21, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A key hearing before a Delaware judge could determine whether the Boy Scouts of America might be able to emerge from bankruptcy later this year. The Boy Scouts, based in Irving, Texas, sought bankruptcy protection in February 2020 amid an onslaught of...

Stabbing suspect killed by Signal Hill police officer

Sep. 21, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

SIGNAL HILL, Calif. (AP) — A Signal Hill police officer shot and killed a man who attacked him with a knife Monday, authorities said. At around 1 p.m., officers answered a report that a man had been stabbed at a grocery store in the city south of Los Angeles and the...

Texas woman dies in hit-and-run crash in Phoenix suburb

Sep. 21, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — A woman killed in a hit-and-run crash in Chandler has been identified as a Texas resident, according to authorities. Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said 47-year-old Shanna Outie of Houston was pronounced dead last Friday and was the...

George Holliday, who filmed Rodney King video, dies of COVID

Sep. 20, 2021 22:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Holliday, the Los Angeles plumber who shot grainy video of four white police officers beating Black motorist Rodney King in 1991, has died of complications of COVID-19, a friend said Monday. Holliday, 61, died Sunday at a Los Angeles hospital,...

Texas doctor who defied state's new abortion ban is sued

Sep. 20, 2021 22:14 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A San Antonio doctor who said he performed an abortion in defiance of a new Texas law all but dared supporters of the state's near-total ban on the procedure to try making an early example of him by filing a lawsuit — and by Monday, two people obliged. ...

Hate crime charges against LI man in attacks on Hispanic men

Sep. 20, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island man was arraigned Monday on hate crime charges after authorities said he targeted three Hispanic men for attacks. Christopher Cella, 19, of Selden, New York, was arrested after police said he separately picked up two Hispanic men...

FBI searches Florida home of Gabby Petito's boyfriend

Sep. 20, 2021 21:21 PM EDT

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — FBI agents and police Monday searched the home of the boyfriend wanted for questioning in the death of 22-year-old Gabby Petito, whose body was discovered over the weekend at a Wyoming national park months after the couple set out on a cross-country road trip. ...