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Brazil's presidential campaign kicks off amid violence fears

Aug. 16, 2022 23:35 PM EDT

JUIZ DE FORA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's presidential election campaign officially began Tuesday with former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva leading all polls against incumbent Jair Bolsonaro amid growing concern of political violence and threats to democracy. Da Silva, whose...

WA pays $2M to workers assaulted at psychiatric hospital

Aug. 16, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

A judge has ordered the state agency that operates Washington's largest psychiatric hospital to pay more than $2 million to four female health workers who were assaulted by a violent patient who targeted women. One of the nurses who filed the lawsuit, Bernia Garner, lost part of her...

Ex-Vegas teacher, pastor gets prison time in child sex case

Aug. 16, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas elementary school teacher and church pastor has been sentenced to six to 15 years in prison and lifetime supervision as a sex offender after pleading guilty to a child sex crime. Reynaldo Cruz Crespin, 59, apologized Monday before a Clark County...

Testimony continues in sentencing of Freeman school shooter

Aug. 16, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Testimony resumed this week in the sentencing hearing for a man who killed one classmate and wounded three others at Freeman High School five years ago. In September 2017, then 15-year-old Caleb Sharpe brought several firearms to school and opened fire on his...

Rapper A$AP Rocky charged with felony assault with a firearm

Aug. 15, 2022 21:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper A$AP Rocky was charged with two felonies Monday for pulling a gun on a former friend and firing in Hollywood last year, prosecutors said. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office charged the 33-year-old New York native, whose legal name is Rakim...

Student disarmed after pulling out gun at California school

Aug. 15, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A student was taken into custody after pulling out a loaded gun during a fight Monday at a central California high school, authorities said. The fight broke out during lunch at Lincoln High School in Stockton, police said in a statement. ...

Medical investigator rules Baldwin set shooting an accident

Aug. 15, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The fatal film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin last year was an accident, according to a determination made by New Mexico's Office of the Medical Investigator following the completion of an autopsy and a review of law enforcement reports. ...

Mexico's week of drug violence shakes administration

Aug. 15, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Days of widespread drug cartel arson and shootings in four states last week have left Mexicans asking why the drug cartels exploded and what do they want. The attacks killed 11 people, including a young boy and four radio station employees who were randomly...

Trial begins in shooting death of 7-year-old in Atlanta

Aug. 14, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The trial is underway for a man accused of fatally shooting a 7-year-old girl who was riding in a car with her family after a day of Christmas shopping in Atlanta. Fulton County prosecutor Pat Dutcher said in his opening statement on Friday that Kennedy Maxie was...

Funeral set for Virginia college student shot to death

Aug. 14, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — A funeral service was scheduled for Monday for a Virginia university student whom police said was shot to death earlier this month. Zhykierra Zhane Guy, 22, of Henrico County was found in the passenger seat of a car that had been struck by gunfire in the...