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German man drives car into Carnival crowd, injures 30

By DAVID RISING and FRANK JORDANS | February 24, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — A man intentionally drove a car into a crowd at a Carnival parade in a small town in central Germany, injuring around 30 people including children, officials said Monday.The driver, a 29-year-old German citizen who lived locally, was arrested...

Arrest made in shooting at Chicago barbershop that injured 5

February 24, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — A man accused of shooting five people, including three children, at a Chicago barbershop in January has been charged with attempted murder, authorities said.Walter Jackson, 29, of East Chicago, Indiana, was scheduled to appear in court...

AP Exclusive: DEA agent accused of conspiring with cartel

By JOSHUA GOODMAN and JIM MUSTIAN | February 22, 2020

MIAMI (AP) — A once-standout U.S. federal narcotics agent known for spending lavishly on luxury cars and Tiffany jewelry has been arrested on charges of conspiring to launder money with the same Colombian drug cartel he was supposed to be fighting.Jose...

San Diego sheriff agrees to share immigration information

By ELLIOT SPAGAT | February 21, 2020

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego County Sheriff's Department will share records of people who were criminally arrested with immigration authorities, becoming the first local law enforcement agency in five states to comply with unusual demands for information,...

Case of missing children tied to doomsday beliefs, 3 deaths


HONOLULU (AP) — Family members used to describe Lori Vallow as an attentive mother who had her kids’ best interests at heart.But that was before she reportedly declared herself a god sent to prepare the world for an imminent apocalypse. Before three...

Police: 3 dead, 1 injured in central Texas stabbings

February 21, 2020

SAN SABA, Texas (AP) — A man fatally stabbed three people, including a 13-year-old girl, in a small central Texas city early Friday before leading officers on a car chase and eventually being arrested, police said.Sheriff's deputies in San Saba, a community...

Students’ arrest over slur prompts review of ridicule law

By DAVE COLLINS | February 21, 2020

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Free speech concerns that were raised following the arrests of two University of Connecticut students accused of saying a racial slur have led state legislators to consider repealing a century-old law that bans ridicule based...

Woman accused of calling 911 after parents cut off cellphone

February 21, 2020

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman was arrested for calling 911 when her parents cut off her cellphone service, authorities said.Seloni Khetarpal was arrested Feb. 13 by Massillon police and charged with disrupting police services, a fourth-degree felony,...

Mom of 2 missing Idaho children arrested in Hawaii

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | February 20, 2020

HONOLULU (AP) — The mother of two Idaho children missing since September was arrested Thursday in Hawaii.Lori Vallow, also known as Lori Daybell,46, was arrested on a warrant issued in Madison County, Idaho, and was being held on $5 million bail, Kauai...

Police: Stabbing at London mosque not terror-related

February 20, 2020

LONDON (AP) — A man was stabbed during afternoon prayers at one of London's biggest mosques Thursday, and police officers detained another man on suspicion of attempted murder.The city's Metropolitan Police force said detectives investigating the stabbing...

Venezuelan police search home of detained uncle of Guaidó

By SCOTT SMITH | February 20, 2020

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó said military police raided the home of his uncle early Thursday, a week after the relative was arrested on his return with Guaidó to Venezuela.On Twitter, Guaidó described the search...

Ship captain arrested in probe of arms trafficking to Libya

By FRANCES D'EMILIO | February 19, 2020

ROME (AP) — Authorities in northern Italy arrested the captain of a Lebanese-flagged cargo ship on suspicion of international arms trafficking Wednesday while they investigate if the vessel transported tanks, rockets and other weapons from Turkey to...