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The Latest: Suspect's father critical of Dutch shooting

Mar. 18, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on a shooting in a tram in the Netherlands (all times local): 6:25 p.m. The father of the suspect in the Utrecht tram shooting says his son should be punished if he's to blame. Utrecht police released a photo of a 37-year-old man born in Turkey who they said was...

NY self-help guru pleads not guilty to child porn charges

Mar. 18, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The spiritual leader of an upstate New York self-help group has pleaded not guilty to new charges accusing him of possessing child pornography. Keith Raniere entered the plea on Monday at a hearing where it became clear that his four co-defendants are taking steps to avoid going to trial...

Pediatrician gets at least 79 years for assaulting patients

Mar. 18, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania pediatrician was sentenced to at least 79 years in prison on Monday for the sexual assault of 31 children, most of them patients, in a case that state medical regulators failed to act on nearly two decades ago. Dr. Johnnie Barto of Johnstown was sentenced on...

New Zealand's darkest day: 36 minutes of terror

Mar. 18, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — On March 15, New Zealand changed. Some are calling it a loss of innocence, a reminder that distance doesn't bring protection against violence. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed to change gun laws and investigate what went wrong. This is how 36 minutes of terror...

Gunman kills 3 on Dutch tram, mayor says terror likely

Mar. 18, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — A gunman killed three people and wounded five on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday morning in what the mayor said appeared to be a terror attack, touching off a manhunt that saw heavily armed officers with dogs zero in on an apartment building nearby. Authorities...

The Latest: Alleged gunman entered Hungary by train in 2018

Mar. 18, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local): 6 a.m., Tuesday Authorities say alleged Christchurch mosque gunman Brenton Tarrant arrived in Hungary as a tourist last November on a train that runs between Timisoara, Romania, and Budapest, Hungary....

DNA match leads to arrest in 1999 Alabama slaying, rape case

Mar. 18, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — A DNA match found through genealogy testing led to the arrest of a truck-driving preacher in the killings of two teen girls who were found shot to death in a car trunk nearly 20 years ago, authorities said Monday. Coley McCraney, 45, of Dothan is charged with rape and capital murder in...

Man accused of throwing pancake batter faces battery charge

Mar. 18, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 45-year-old Florida man is accused of throwing a bowl of pancake batter at a woman who was making dinner. An arrest report says Dwayne Zimmerman was drunk on Friday night when he went onto the porch of a home where the woman was making pancakes. The woman told Hernando County...

Sisters in Strength: Groups aid girls who've faced sex abuse

Mar. 18, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The girls, a dozen of them 15 to 18 years old, file into a conference room in a downtown Brooklyn office building, taking seats in chairs carefully arranged in a circle. On the floor in front of them is a makeshift altar of comforting objects: A string of Christmas lights, plastic toys and...

The Latest: Pediatrician gets 79 years for assaults on kids

Mar. 18, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on pediatrician's sentencing for sexually assaulting 31 children (all times local): 12:40 p.m. A former Pennsylvania pediatrician has been sentenced to at least 79 years in prison for sexually assaulting 31 children, most of them patients. Dr. Johnnie Barto of Johnstown was...