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Las Vegas Metro Police officers head into the Fashion Show Mall on the Las Vegas Strip after a shooting at the mall in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

Vegas police arrest 18-year-old in mall shooting that hurt 3

Jan. 22, 2020 9:06 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An 18-year-old was arrested Wednesday on attempted murder charges, a day after a shooting triggered by a gang dispute wounded three people, sent shoppers scrambling and drew a massive police response to an upscale Las Vegas Strip mall, authorities said. Christopher Valenzuela-Olivas was...

FILE – In this Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 file photo, the Philadelphia Flyers' mascot, Gritty, performs during an NHL hockey game in Philadelphia. Chris Greenwell has alleged that the mascot punched his 13-year-old son, Brandon, after a photo shoot in November. The Incident is under investigation. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton, File)

Flyers mascot under investigation for alleged assault

Jan. 22, 2020 6:44 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty is under investigation for allegedly assaulting a 13-year-old boy during a photo shoot, police said. Chris Greenwell and his son Brandon met the hairy, googly-eyed mascot at a November event for season ticket holders. Brandon patted Gritty on the head...

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, Jeff Bezos attends the premiere of

Saudi crown prince's WhatsApp linked to Bezos phone hack

Jan. 22, 2020 5:44 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The cellphone of Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos was hacked in what appeared to be an attempt by Saudi Arabia's crown prince to "influence, if not silence" the newspaper's reporting on the kingdom, two U.N. human rights experts said Wednesday. The U.N....

Fraternity suspension announced amid assault allegation

Jan. 22, 2020 4:49 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State University has suspended a fraternity while a third-party report of an allegation of sexual assault is investigated. University police said Tuesday that an online submission said an unidentified person, reportedly a student, had alleged to a third party having been...

Drowning of worker who fell in vat of acid ruled accidental

Jan. 22, 2020 4:42 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The death of a worker who fell into a chemical vat at an Ohio business was an accidental drowning, a coroner ruled Wednesday. Dana Swisher, 60, of Union, fell into the vat at Techmetals Inc. on Tuesday, Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger said. District Chief Mike Fasnacht...

Candlelight vigil held for missing Montana teen found dead

Jan. 22, 2020 2:18 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A candlelight vigil has been held to honor a Montana teenager who was missing for weeks before her body was found by investigators. Selena Not Afraid, 16, was found Monday southwest of the Interstate 90 rest stop where she was last seen Jan. 1, The Billings Gazette reports. The...

More charges announced in gang drug, sex trafficking case

Jan. 22, 2020 1:18 PM EST

READING, Pa. (AP) — Federal authorities have announced more charges in an investigation of what they call a violent drug gang that engaged in sex trafficking, attempted murder and murder in eastern Pennsylvania. U.S. Attorney William McSwain said the racketeering conspiracy and other charges against 13...

Justices order child sexual abuse jury report be kept sealed

Jan. 22, 2020 11:36 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A grand jury's findings about a central Pennsylvania man who said he victimized about 16 to 18 people will remain permanently sealed because the child sexual abuse report did not recommend government changes in the public interest, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The...

Drug cases dropped over investigation into arresting officer

Jan. 22, 2020 11:13 AM EST

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Felony drug cases against 18 people have been withdrawn because the Pennsylvania police officer who arrested them is under criminal investigation. The Lackawanna County district attorney’s office withdrew the cases late last month because of alleged misconduct by Scranton...

FILE - In this July 10, 2019 file photo, U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald checks his news website at his home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazilian prosecutors accused Greenwald on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, of involvement in hacking the phones of Brazilian officials involved in a corruption investigation, though Brazil's high court had blocked investigations of the journalist or his Brazil-based news outlet in relation to the case. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

Brazilian prosecutors accuse Glenn Greenwald in hacking case

Jan. 21, 2020 7:24 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Prosecutors accused U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald on Tuesday of involvement in hacking the phones of Brazilian officials involved in a corruption investigation, though Brazil's high court had blocked investigations of the journalist or his Brazil-based news outlet in relation to the...