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WTA remains "concerned' about Peng's ability to speak freely

Nov. 27, 2021 22:38 PM EST

Steve Simon, the head of the WTA, says he remains “deeply concerned” about the whereabouts of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai and her ability to “communicate freely, openly and directly" after allegations that a powerful politician forced her to have sex. Peng, a...

Donations pour in for Missouri man freed after 43 years

Nov. 27, 2021 15:14 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nearly $1.4 million had been raised as of Saturday for a man who spent 43 years behind bars before a judge overturned his conviction in a triple killing. The Midwest Innocence Project set up the GoFundMe fundraiser as they fought for Kevin...

Man arrested in woman's deadly plunge down NYC subway stairs

Nov. 27, 2021 18:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A man suspected in a deadly mugging on a subway station stairway was arrested four months later after someone spotted him in Central Park and called a tip line, police said Saturday. David Robinson, 53, appeared in court a day after his arrest on...

Police investigate Black Friday mall shooting in Washington

Nov. 27, 2021 18:36 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Police in Washington state on Saturday were investigating a shooting at a shopping mall that left one person seriously wounded and sent hundreds of Black Friday shoppers fleeing for exits or hiding in stores. As of Saturday afternoon, no arrests had...

Police: Man shot at NC mall remains in critical condition

Nov. 27, 2021 17:09 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say that a man remains in critical condition following Friday's shooting at a shopping mall that was packed with shoppers on the day after Thanksgiving. Durham police said Saturday that investigators continue to investigate...

Nashville police: 3 dead, 4 wounded in apartment shooting

Nov. 27, 2021 16:38 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A shooting in a Tennessee apartment left three people dead, including a suspect, police said Saturday. Four other people were wounded. Six members of a family were shot at the Nashville apartment Friday night, including a 15-year-old and...

Police fatally shoot man who wounded 3 passengers on bus

Nov. 27, 2021 16:04 PM EST

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A 54-year-old man who shot three people on a city bus in southwestern Michigan has died after being wounded while exchanging gunfire with police. Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Vernon Coakley said Anthony Oliver died Saturday at a hospital...

Nebraska trooper shoots, critically injures man

Nov. 27, 2021 15:56 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska State Patrol trooper on a narcotics task force shot and critically injured a man as officers were following up on information from a Crime Stoppers report, authorities said Saturday. Investigators with the Lincoln Lancaster County...

Sheriff: Man charged in deaths of girl, 6, and her mother

Nov. 27, 2021 15:18 PM EST

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. (AP) — Authorities in southern Maryland say that a man has been charged in the deaths of a 6-year-old girl and her 37-year-old mother. NBC Washington reported Friday that Lyneasha Justice Greenwell and her mother, Martina Patterson, were reported...

Police identify man fatally shot outside St. Louis home

Nov. 27, 2021 15:00 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police identified on Saturday the 43-year-old man who was fatally shot outside St. Louis home a week ago. Officers found Patrick Evans of St. Louis with a puncture wound when they responded to a call for a burglary about 11 p.m. on Nov. 20 in the city's...