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Yavapai County sheriff's deputy killed; suspect in custody

Jun. 29, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

CORDES LAKES, Ariz. (AP) — A Yavapai County sheriff’s deputy has died after being shot and a suspect is in custody, authorities said Wednesday. Sgt. Richard Lopez was shot Tuesday afternoon in Cordes Lakes and airlifted to a Phoenix hospital where he later died, authorities said....

R&B hitmaker R. Kelly due in court for sex abuse sentencing

Jun. 29, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R& B star R. Kelly faces the possibility of a quarter century or more in prison when he is sentenced Wednesday in a federal sex trafficking case in New York. A jury found Kelly, 55, guilty of racketeering and other counts last year at a trial that was seen as a...

NC sheriff: Slain woman was guest, not intruder

Jun. 29, 2022 11:01 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who told deputies that he fatally shot a woman who broke into his home has been charged with murder after investigators determined the woman had been a guest at the home, a sheriff's office said. The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office...

Chief: Officer hit woman at abortion rally, should be fired

Jun. 29, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The chief of police in Rhode Island's capital has recommended that a city officer charged with assaulting a woman during an abortion-rights protest should lose his job. Patrolman Jeann Lugo's “disturbing, egregious, assaultive and unprofessional behavior...

Norway: Pride attack suspect still won't talk to police

Jun. 29, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man held over a suspected Islamist deadly weekend shooting ahead of an LGBTQ festival in Oslo is still refusing to talk to police, making it hard to establish whether he had any accomplices, Norwegian authorities said Wednesday. Zaniar Matapour, a...

Man charged with new woman's killing on streets of London

Jun. 29, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A man was remanded in custody Wednesday after appearing in a London court charged with the murder and attempted rape of a woman who had been walking home alone in east London. It was the latest in a string of similar incidents that have heightened concern over the...

FBI opens sweeping probe of clergy sex abuse in New Orleans

Jun. 29, 2022 10:15 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The FBI has opened a widening investigation into sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in New Orleans going back decades, a rare federal foray into such cases looking specifically at whether priests took children across state lines to molest them, officials and others familiar...

EXPLAINER: Data privacy concerns emerge after Roe decision

Jun. 29, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

With abortion now or soon to be illegal in over a dozen states and severely restricted in many more, Big Tech companies that collect personal details of their users are facing new calls to limit that tracking and surveillance. One fear is that law enforcement or vigilantes could use those data...

20 suspects in Paris terrorist attacks trial: Who they are

Jun. 29, 2022 09:59 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A total of 20 men are facing a verdict Wednesday over the 2015 Paris attacks by Islamic State extremists on the Bataclan theater, Paris cafes and the national stadium. Most attention has focused on the lone surviving member of the attack team, Salah Abdeslam. Others...

Police: Virginia toddler left in car dies, father kills self

Jun. 29, 2022 08:58 AM EDT

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — A toddler accidentally left in a vehicle for hours died Tuesday and police said his father was found dead in an apparent suicide at their Virginia home, police said. Chesterfield County Police received a call around 11:45 a.m. indicating that an...