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Migrant back home after 7 years in Mexico jail unsentenced

May. 22, 2022 22:12 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — An Indigenous migrant who was accused of kidnapping and jailed in a northern Mexico border city returned to her homeland of Guatemala on Sunday as a free woman after spending more than seven years in prison without a sentence. A Mexican court ordered the...

5 shot to death at public housing complex in Puerto Rico

May. 22, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — At least five people were shot to death Sunday night at a public housing complex in Puerto Rico, authorities said. Police spokesman Axel Valencia told The Associated Press that the deaths occurred in the community of Caimito in San Juan, capital of the...

Man fatally shot on New York subway train; suspect at large

May. 22, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An unidentified gunman shot and killed another passenger on a moving New York City subway train Sunday morning in what police officials said appeared to be an unprovoked attack. The shooting happened on a Q train traveling over the Manhattan Bridge at around 11:40...

Report: Top Southern Baptists stonewalled sex abuse victims

May. 22, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest Protestant denomination, stonewalled and denigrated survivors of clergy sex abuse over almost two decades while seeking to protect their own reputations, according to a scathing 288-page investigative report issued Sunday. ...

Man kills wife and 2 teens in Alabama home, then kills self

May. 22, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Ala. (AP) — A man killed his wife and two teen girls in an Alabama home, then killed himself as police arrived, authorities said. Officers were coming to the home in Riverside after getting an emergency call Sunday morning about a suicidal person, investigators told...

3 shot to death in Newberry not far from earlier killing

May. 22, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) — Three people were shot and killed Sunday afternoon in a South Carolina neighborhood not far from where a teen was slain about 15 hours earlier, authorities said. Officers found the three people killed after a 911 call about gunfire around 3 p.m., Newberry...

Investigation ordered by Southern Baptist Convention says leaders stonewalled, denigrated survivors of clergy sex abuse

May. 22, 2022 16:47 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Investigation ordered by Southern Baptist Convention says leaders stonewalled, denigrated survivors of clergy sex abuse.

Two men charged in fatal Chicago shopping district shooting

May. 22, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two men have been charged in a shooting that left two people dead and seven injured outside a fast food restaurant just blocks from Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile shopping district. Jaylun Sanders, 21, of Chicago, faces two counts of first-degree murder, seven...

Wells man charged with murder in death of 2-year-old

May. 22, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

WELLS, Maine (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been charged with murder in the death of 2-year-old girl in Wells. Andrew Huber Young is accused of shooting the toddler and two men at a home Saturday afternoon. The girl, Octavia Huber Young, later died. The men were hospitalized with...

Police: Ski mask and toy gun pranks leads to killing of teen

May. 22, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A teen in Mississippi shot and killed another teen who approached his home with a toy gun that looked like an assault rifle while wearing a ski mask, authorities said. The teen killed was one of thee people who approached a home in Jackson on Saturday with the...