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Author Salman Rushdie stabbed on lecture stage in New York

Aug. 12, 2022 21:10 PM EDT

CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (AP) — Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” drew death threats from Iran’s leader in the 1980s, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen Friday by a man who rushed the stage as the author was about to give a lecture in western New York. A bloodied...

Police: Suspect held, officers hurt in car chase, shootings

Aug. 12, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas say a car chase and gun battle ended with two officers injured in crashes and the arrest of an armed man who officers reported seeing steal one vehicle at gunpoint and try to carjack another. The two officers hurt in the high-speed chase late...

Mississippi trooper cleared in probe of chokehold video

Aug. 12, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Public Safety said Friday that its internal investigation found no criminal conduct by a white Highway Patrol trooper who used physical force against a handcuffed Black man during an arrest — a confrontation caught on video by relatives of the...

Colombia and ELN rebels begin moving to restart peace talks

Aug. 12, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Colombia's new government and members of the nation's last guerrilla group took steps Friday toward restarting peace talks that were suspended three years ago in Cuba. After a meeting between representatives of both sides in Havana, Colombia's national peace...

Sheriff of rural Georgia county charged with sexual battery

Aug. 12, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

COLQUITT, Ga. (AP) — A sheriff in rural southwest Georgia has been arrested on charges of sexual battery and violating his oath of office following an investigation by state authorities. Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents served arrest warrants on Miller County Sheriff Richard...

Police arrest man accused of shooting inside Mall of America

Aug. 12, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A man accused of firing shots inside the Mall of America before fleeing the suburban Minneapolis shopping complex with the help of several accomplices has been arrested in Chicago, authorities said. Shamar Alon Lark, 21, of Minneapolis, was arrested...

Saudi Arabia says wanted man blows himself up during arrest

Aug. 12, 2022 07:36 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A man wanted by security officials in Saudi Arabia killed himself with an explosive belt to avoid arrest, wounding four others in the blast, the kingdom said Friday. The state-run Saudi Press Agency, citing the Saudi State Security Presidency,...

Cops: Oregon crime ring moved $22M in catalytic converters

Aug. 11, 2022 22:48 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in suburban Portland, Oregon, said Thursday they arrested a crime ring leader responsible for trafficking more than 44,000 catalytic converters stolen from vehicles on the West Coast since 2021. Detectives said they identified Brennan Doyle, 32, as the...

Man arrested near home of Iranian dissident faces gun charge

Aug. 11, 2022 21:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man arrested in New York City last month near the home of an Iranian opposition activist and writer has been indicted on a weapons count. The indictment charges Khalid Mehdiyev with one count of possessing a firearm, a Chinese-made AK-47-style assault rifle, with...

Social media model charged with killing boyfriend in Florida

Aug. 11, 2022 20:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors in South Florida announced a second-degree murder charge Thursday against social media model Courtney Clenney in connection with the fatal stabbing of her live-in boyfriend. Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle announced the charge against...