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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks via video conference during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on antitrust on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Washington. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)

The Latest: Zuckerberg questioned on viral misinformation

Jul. 29, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on testimony before a congressional committee by the CEOs of Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Democratic chairman of a House antitrust panel says Facebook is making money off dangerous lies that could have deadly consequences. Rep. David Cicilline...

Police officers stand in front of a driveway in a forest area near Oppenau, Germany, Friday, July 17, 2020. A man who disarmed four officers at gunpoint in southwestern Germany before fleeing into the Black Forest has been arrested after a five-day manhunt. Police, including special forces and a sniffer dog, moved in after two witnesses reported seeing a man who fitted the profile of suspect Yves Rausch on Friday afternoon. (Benedikt Spether/dpa via AP)

Germany: Black Forest fugitive had no support during manhunt

Jul. 18, 2020 7:40 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A man arrested following a five-day manhunt in Germany's Black Forest that started when he disarmed four officers at gunpoint appears to have had no support from anyone else during his time in hiding, police said Saturday. The 31-year-old suspect, Yves Rausch, was captured on Friday after...

FBI: Bank robbery suspect dead; 2 agents wounded in Arizona

Jul. 17, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Two FBI agents were shot and wounded Friday at an apartment complex in a Phoenix suburb while executing an arrest warrant for a serial bank robbery suspect who was found dead, the FBI said. One injured agent was treated at the scene in Mesa for minor injuries and the other was taken to a...

Sri Lankan auto rickshaw driver Prasad Dinesh, linked by Sri Lankan officials to nearly half the country's more than 2,600 coronavirus cases, sits in his house in Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. For months he’s been anonymous, but now Dinesh is trying to clear his name and shed some of the stigma of a heroin addiction at the root of his ordeal. Referring to him only as “Patient 206,” government officials lambasted Dinesh on TV and social media, blaming him for at least three clusters of cases, including about 900 navy sailors who were infected after an operation in Ja-Ela, a small town about 19 kilometers (12 miles) north of the capital, Colombo. Dinesh, however, says his drug addiction, which is considered a crime in Sri Lanka, makes him a convenient scapegoat. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Man blamed for nearly half Sri Lanka virus cases speaks out

Jul. 15, 2020 12:36 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — For months he’s been anonymous, but now Prasad Dinesh, linked by Sri Lankan authorities to nearly half of the country's more than 2,600 coronavirus cases, is trying to clear his name, and shed some of the stigma of a heroin addiction at the root of his ordeal. Under...

Man once on death row sentenced on 3rd-degree murder plea

Jul. 14, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A man previously on death row has been sentenced on a third-degree murder plea in a stabbing death outside a western Pennsylvania bar 3 1/2 decades ago. The Observer-Reporter reports that Thomas Gorby was sentenced Monday in Washington County in the killing of 38-year-old Drayton...

A police helicopter stands on a sports field in Oppenau, southern Germany, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Authorities in Germany say they have deployed hundreds of police in the hunt for a 31-year-old man who disarmed four officers at gunpoint on Sunday, July 12, 2020. (Philipp von Ditfurth/dpa via AP)/dpa via AP)

German police continue Black Forest manhunt, seek motive

Jul. 14, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Police in southwestern Germany spent a third day searching for a man who disarmed four officers at gunpoint before fleeing into a forest, with authorities saying Tuesday that they still don't know what his motives were. The manhunt began Sunday after police were alerted about a suspicious...

FILE - This image released by Republic Records shows rapper Pop Smoke. Authorities believe the rising rapper, whose legal name is Bashar Barakah Jackson, was shot and killed during a Los Angeles home-invasion robbery in February after his social media posts led five suspects to the house he was renting. Prosecutors say two men and two teens have been charged in the death of the rapper. Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a statement Monday, July 13, 2020, that Corey Walker and Keandre Rodgers were charged with a murder that occurred during the commission of a robbery and burglary. The two male teens were also charged with murder and robbery in juvenile court. (Tracy Awino/Republic Records via AP)

4 charged in Los Angeles death of rising rapper Pop Smoke

Jul. 13, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two men and two teens have been charged in the death of rising rapper Pop Smoke, who was killed during a Los Angeles home-invasion robbery in February, the district attorney’s office said Monday. Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a statement that Corey...

FILE - In this July 3, 2020, file photo, policemen inspect the scene of an ambush in Kanpur, India. A top suspect in dozens of crimes, including the killings of eight police officers last week, was fatally shot Friday, July 10 in police custody while allegedly trying to flee, officials said. (AP Photo, File)

Indian police kill top crime suspect in deaths of 8 officers

Jul. 10, 2020 2:56 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — The top suspect in the ambush killings of eight police officers last week and dozens of other crimes was fatally shot in police custody Friday while allegedly trying to flee, officials said. Vikas Dubey snatched a revolver from officers after their vehicle overturned on a highway...

This aerial photo taken from video provided by Fox11 News KTTV-TV shows the Hollywood Hills home, center, where Pop Smoke, 20, was shot and killed early Feb. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles. Authorities say three men and two juveniles have been arrested in connection with the home-invasion death of the rising rapper. (Fox11 News KTTV-TV via AP)

Police: Pop Smoke's social media led killers to LA home

Jul. 10, 2020 1:24 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities believe rising rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed during a Los Angeles home-invasion robbery in February after his social media posts led five suspects to the house he was renting, police said after detectives arrested the group Thursday morning. Los Angeles police had...

Pennsylvania inmates file challenge to parole restrictions

Jul. 8, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

Six Pennsylvania inmates serving defacto life without parole sentences for crimes where they did not kill or intend to kill someone are challenging the state's felony murder statutes as unconstitutional under the state's ban on cruel punishment. The six inmates represented by lawyers from the Abolitionist Law...