Texas officer in fatal Taser struggle had crisis training

U.S. 05/17/19, 13:35

State records show a Texas police officer who fatally shot a woman who shocked him with his Taser had completed dozens of hours of crisis intervention training before the deadly arrest attempt.Baytown Officer Juan Delacruz completed a 16-hour crisis intervention course in 2013 and several similar trainings during his more ...

Texas man suspected of cutting off mom’s head with hacksaw

U.S. 05/17/19, 11:18

A Texas man used a hacksaw to cut off his mother's head before fleeing and leading police on a chase into Oklahoma last week before they arrested him, authorities said. Isaac Israel Warriner, 22, was being held Friday in a Denton County, Texas, jail on charges including the abuse of a ...

Maryland teen found dead in creek; 3 charged with murder

U.S. 05/17/19, 07:48

A missing Maryland teen has been found dead in a Riverdale creek, where authorities say she beaten with a baseball bat and stabbed with a machete by teens involved with MS-13.Prince George's County police tell news outlets that the teens were afraid 14-year-old Ariana Funes-Diaz would alert authorities about a ...

NYPD used Woody Harrelson photo to find lookalike beer thief

New York 05/16/19, 21:25

The New York Police Department used a photo of Woody Harrelson in its facial recognition program in an attempt to identify a beer thief who looked like the actor, according to a report published Thursday.Georgetown University's Center on Privacy and Technology highlighted the April 2017 episode in "Garbage In, Garbage ...

Police arrest UC Berkeley students in 2 sexual assaults

U.S. 05/16/19, 21:15

A former University of California, Berkeley fraternity member was arrested for allegedly punching, biting and sexually assaulting two women, one of them at a fraternity house, authorities said Thursday.Finn Wolff, 20, was arrested on Tuesday and was charged with rape, forced oral copulation and other felonies related to the November ...

California police: DNA test solves another cold case killing

U.S. 05/16/19, 21:10

A suspect was arrested in a March 1974 killing in California after investigators used the same advanced DNA testing that helped crack the Golden State Killer case, authorities said Thursday.John Arthur Getreu, 75, was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting and strangling 21-year-old Janet Ann Taylor, the San Mateo County ...

Update: 3 people charged in slaying of pregnant woman

U.S. 05/16/19, 17:03

The Latest on the slaying of a pregnant Chicago woman whose baby was cut from her womb (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Murder charges have been filed against a woman and her daughter in the death of a pregnant Chicago woman whose baby was cut from her womb Police say 46-year-old Clarisa Figueroa ...

Police arrest activists squatting in Venezuelan Embassy

Politics 05/16/19, 11:28

Four demonstrators who have been staging a protest inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington for more than a month were arrested Thursday morning, according to a prominent activist leader. Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink, told The Associated Press that police entered the embassy early Thursday morning to arrest the remaining ...

Dozens detained at cathedral protest in Russian city

World 05/16/19, 04:55

Russian police detained several dozen people in the early hours on Thursday at a rally protesting plans to build a cathedral in a popular park in Russia's fourth-largest city.Thousands protested in Yekaterinburg late Wednesday for the third consecutive day, and riot police were dispatched to the city center park where ...

Longtime ETA fugitive Josu Ternera arrested in France

Europe 05/16/19, 04:11

A longtime chief of the Basque separatist militant group ETA who had been on the run for 17 years was arrested Thursday in the French Alps region, Spain's Interior Ministry said.José Antonio Urruticoetxea Bengoetxea, known by the alias Josu Ternera, has been the most wanted ETA member since 2002. Interpol, ...

4 arrested in connection with assault after playoff game

Hockey 05/15/19, 08:44

Transit police in Massachusetts say four people have been arrested in connection with an assault just hours after the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes in a playoff game.Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police posted surveillance images of five suspects online, many wearing Bruins clothing, and announced Wednesday that based on ...

Rapper Kodak Black due in court on federal weapons charges

Entertainment 05/15/19, 00:04

Rapper Kodak Black is due in Miami federal court on weapons charges that prevented him from performing last weekend at the Rolling Loud hip-hop festival, around which several violent incidents occurred.Court records show the 21-year-old Black is scheduled to enter a plea Wednesday and learn whether he will be released ...

Dodgers’ Julio Urias arrested for alleged domestic battery

Sports 05/14/19, 11:01

Los Angeles police say Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias was arrested for investigation of misdemeanor domestic battery.Police Department spokeswoman Officer Norma Eisenman says Urias was arrested at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of the Beverly Center shopping mall.No details of the incident were released.There was no immediate response early ...

Hit with arrest of ex-chair Ghosn, Nissan profit nose-dives

Business 05/14/19, 05:16

Japanese automaker Nissan, reeling from the arrest of its former chairman Carlos Ghosn, reported Tuesday that annual profit nose-dived to less than half of what it earned the previous year, and forecast even dimmer results going forward.Nissan Motor Co.'s profit for the fiscal year ended March totaled 319.1 billion yen ...

Police look for connections in Florida hip-hop shootings

U.S. 05/14/19, 00:14

A fatal shooting outside a crowded South Florida beachfront hotel. Another on a busy Miami Beach street. A third with no serious injuries on a major highway. All involved hip-hop performers or guests of the Rolling Loud Festival, a three-day spectacular that concluded Sunday at the Miami Dolphins stadium. But beyond ...

Judge orders psych evaluation for Appalachian Trail suspect

U.S. 05/13/19, 16:08

For the past couple of weeks, hikers along the Appalachian Trial had been warning each other about a hiker who was threatening other hikers with a large knife.The man, who used the trail nickname of "Sovereign," was arrested in Tennessee last month after some hikers reported him to authorities. But ...

Update: Phoenix Suns player arrested at hip-hop festival

Entertainment 05/13/19, 14:20

The Latest on a series of arrests connected to a South Florida hip-hop festival (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Authorities say Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson was arrested after refusing to leave a VIP area at a South Florida hip-hop festival. FILE - In a June 16, 2018 file photo, Lil Wayne performs ...

Update: Garner’s relatives cry as arrest video is played

U.S. 05/13/19, 11:50

The Latest on the disciplinary trial for a New York police officer in the death of Eric Garner (all times local):12:50 p.m.Eric Garner's sister left a New York City courtroom wailing as a video was played showing the 2014 arrest that led to his death.FILE - In this July 7, ...

Police investigating rappers’ ties to shootings around Miami

Entertainment 05/13/19, 11:16

A weekend of shootings involving rap musicians and their entourages in South Florida for a huge hip-hop festival left two people dead and four wounded, multiple vehicles riddled with bullets and at least seven people detained for questioning. Police agencies across South Florida worked the crime scenes and appealed for help ...

Key events in the Julian Assange legal saga

Europe 05/13/19, 05:23

Swedish prosecutors say they are reopening a rape case against Julian Assange, the founder of anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, a month after he was removed from the Ecuadorian Embassy in LondonA look at key events in the Assange saga:— August 2010: Swedish prosecutor issues arrest warrant for Assange based on one ...

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