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Japan police arrest 3 teachers in nursery abuse case

Dec. 05, 2022 04:24 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Police have arrested three teachers at a nursery school in central Japan on suspicion they routinely abused toddlers, including hitting their heads, holding them upside down and locking them up in a bathroom, in a case that triggered outrage and allegations of a cover-up. ...

Vatican vendettas: Alleged witness manipulation jolts trial

Dec. 05, 2022 02:47 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The text message to the Vatican monsignor offered forgiveness along with a threat: “I know everything about you … and I keep it all in my archives,” it read. “I pardon you, Perlasca, but remember, you owe me a favor.” The message was one of more than...

Outages could last days after shootings at substations

Dec. 05, 2022 01:23 AM EST

CARTHAGE, N.C. (AP) — Two power substations in a North Carolina county were damaged by gunfire in what is being investigated as a criminal act, causing damage that could take days to repair and leaving tens of thousands of people without electricity, authorities said Sunday. In...

Shootings at power substations cause North Carolina outages

Dec. 04, 2022 21:50 PM EST

CARTHAGE, N.C. (AP) — Two power substations in a North Carolina county were damaged by gunfire in what is being investigated as a criminal act, causing damage that could take days to repair and leaving tens of thousands of people without electricity, authorities said Sunday. In...

Jurors hear ex-Border Patrol agent's confession in killings

Dec. 04, 2022 19:01 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jurors in the capital murder trial of a former U.S. Border Patrol agent have heard a taped interview in which he confesses to the 2018 killings of four sex workers in South Texas. If convicted of capital murder, Juan David Ortiz, 39, faces life in prison without...

Police: Man, 2 children dead in apparent murder, suicide

Dec. 03, 2022 19:28 PM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Two children and one man died in Fort Collins in what police believe involved murder and suicide. Fort Collins Police Services said in a statement that a man called 911 at 10:25 a.m. to report three people were dead in a home. Responding...

Police: four dead in Louisville home by murder-suicide

Dec. 03, 2022 14:07 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville Police are investigating the deaths of four people who died in an apparent murder-suicide at a home. Officers responded to a report of gunshots at a residence in the southwestern part of the city Saturday. Police said they discovered the bodies of...

Family seeks answers after police kill man on his own porch

Dec. 02, 2022 22:58 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The family of an Austin, Texas, man is seeking answers after he was fatally shot by police last month on his front porch following a late-night emergency call by a neighbor. Video and audio released Thursday show Austin police officers arrived Nov. 15, yelled...

Ex-children's hospital doctor charged with sex crimes

Dec. 02, 2022 22:09 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former medical director of a Virginia hospital that serves vulnerable children has been charged with four felony sex crimes in connection with abuse that authorities say happened at the facility years ago. A grand jury indicted Dr. Daniel N. Davidow of...

Indiana judge won't block probe over 10-year-old's abortion

Dec. 02, 2022 19:09 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's Republican attorney general can keep investigating an Indianapolis doctor who spoke publicly about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim from neighboring Ohio, a judge ruled Friday. An attempt to block a probe by Attorney General Todd...