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Police launch tear gas as Hong Kong protest turns violent

Jul. 21, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's protest movement took a violent turn Sunday as police launched tear gas at protesters after a massive march continued late into the evening, and subway riders were attacked by masked assailants who apparently were targeting pro-democracy demonstrators. The firing of the tear...

Woman assaulted, phone stolen after possible drag race crash

Jul. 21, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a woman photographing a crash after a possible drag race in south Philadelphia was assaulted and her phone stolen. A police spokesman says the 24-year-old woman told investigators she was driving shortly after midnight Saturday when a vehicle flashed its lights for her to get...

Police say man who stabbed Hong Kong actor is schizophrenic

Jul. 20, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Police in southern China said the man who stabbed veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam at an event suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. A 53-year-old man, surnamed Chen, was detained following the attack in the Zhongshan Huoju Development Zone in Guangdong province, police said Saturday...

Attempted murder charged dropped in Walmart shooting

Jul. 20, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

NORTH VERSAILLES, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have dropped an attempted homicide charge against a woman in a shooting in a western Pennsylvania Walmart that critically wounded another woman. WTAE-TV reports that the action came after surveillance video showed two women attacking 22-year-old Rojanai Alston from...

Florida woman accused of assault over pizza slice

Jul. 20, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a woman in Florida who they say tried to attack another woman with a knife when she was denied a slice of pizza. The St. Augustine Record reports 22-year-old De'Erica Cooks is accused of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. The...

Ex-Cardinals lineman surrenders to police on assault charge

Jul. 19, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — An offensive tackle for the Arizona Cardinals who was released this week has surrendered to police in North Carolina after a warrant was issued for his arrest on an assault charge. A news release from the Greensboro Police Department says Desmond Harrison turned himself in to...

NFL won't suspend Chiefs' Tyreek Hill in case involving son

Jul. 19, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyreek Hill has been cleared to report to Chiefs training camp next week after the NFL said Friday it would not suspend the star wide receiver under its personal conduct policy after a domestic violence case involving his 3-year-old son. The league spent eight hours interviewing...

Yemeni officials: Attack blamed on al-Qaida kills 5 police

Jul. 19, 2019 7:57 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Security officials say gunmen attacked a police checkpoint in southern Yemen, killing at least five policemen and wounding three. The officials say the assailants struck on Friday with hand grenades and an RPG launcher at a checkpoint in Abyan province. The province is located 195...

Stabbings at Pennsylvania home leave 1 dead, 2 hospitalized

Jul. 19, 2019 7:32 AM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a stabbing at a Pennsylvania home has left one person dead and two others wounded. But it wasn't immediately clear what sparked the stabbings in Lancaster, which was reported around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Police responded to a High Street residence and found one person...

Ex-Alabama officer gets prison for assaulting detained man

Jul. 19, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

TALLASSEE, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama police officer has been sentenced to prison for slamming a compliant handcuffed man into the ground and then slamming the man's head into his patrol car. News outlets report 27-year-old Michael Brandon Smirnoff was sentenced Thursday to 22 months in prison. Smirnoff...