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Man stabbed to death aboard San Francisco area train

Nov. 20, 2019 1:03 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who was stabbed to death aboard a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train Tuesday may have been trying to stop the theft of another rider’s shoes, authorities said. The man was stabbed around 1 p.m. aboard a BART train pulling into a Hayward station. Police were looking into...

The Latest: Man stabbed to death on San Francisco Bay train

Nov. 20, 2019 12:58 AM EST

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly stabbing on a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train (all times local): 10 p.m. Authorities say a stabbing that killed a passenger on a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train may have occurred after the attacker tried to steal another rider’s shoes. The...

2 officers shot, wounded at Michigan apartment complex

Nov. 19, 2019 4:56 PM EST

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Two police officers were shot and wounded Tuesday as they investigated a reported assault at an apartment complex in southeastern Michigan, authorities said. Both officers were shot in the legs as they responded about 9 a.m. to a call about an assault involving a man working at the...

Sheriff: Man punched youth league umpire over disputed call

Nov. 19, 2019 4:50 PM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — In a story Nov. 18 about a youth baseball umpire being punched, The Associated Press, citing a sheriff’s office news release, incorrectly identified the victim as a “Little League umpire.” The victim works for a local youth baseball league, not the...

Police: Home in California backyard shooting was targeted

Nov. 18, 2019 10:09 PM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Two men with semiautomatic handguns targeted a backyard gathering of family and friends in Fresno, spraying bullets that killed four men and wounded six other people before the assailants disappeared into the darkness, police said Monday. Authorities did not identify any suspects or...

Man charged with killing 4 in NYC: I don’t remember assault

Nov. 18, 2019 9:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A homeless man charged in the beating deaths of four men as they slept on New York City streets says he has no memory of the assault. “I was looking for bottles for cash,” Randy Santos told The New York Times in a jail interview published Monday. “I needed the money...

Man accused of stabbing death held on $2 million bail

Nov. 18, 2019 7:05 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The man suspected of stabbing a convenience store owner to death during a robbery last month has been ordered held at the Pierce County Jail on $2,050,000 bail. KOMO reports the suspect, 24-year-old Marcus L. Williams, 24, pleaded not guilty Monday to the murder of In Cha Choe, owner...

4 students charged in bathroom attack on Kentucky schoolmate

Nov. 18, 2019 6:37 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An 18-year-old Kentucky high schooler has pleaded not guilty to second-degree assault and criminal mischief in an assault on a reportedly autistic classmate. News outlets report Damon Simmons is accused of attacking the Iroquois High student on Thursday with the help of three...

Australian actor McLachlan faces court on assault charges

Nov. 18, 2019 2:34 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian actor Craig McLachlan kissed a female co-star’s neck, stomach and buttocks more than 20 times during a scene in a stage musical in which he was meant to merely simulate a sex act, a prosecutor told a court Monday. Details of allegations brought by four women against the...

The Latest: Police say deaths were result of family dispute

Nov. 16, 2019 5:40 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a shooting in San Diego (all times local): 2:35 p.m. San Diego police believe the deaths of three young boys and their parents were the result of a domestic dispute involving a husband and wife who were apparently going through a divorce. Police Chief David Nisleit told a...