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  • San Francisco deputy charged with assault, perjury

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco sheriff's deputy was arrested Friday for allegedly assaulting a hospital patient in an emergency room and then lying in a police report to say the man attacked him, authorities said. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon said San Francisco...

  • AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens all

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    GENEVA (AP) — Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values: our individual and collective freedom of expression and an unwavering refusal to negotiate with anonymous terrorists. The best-selling author said in an...

  • China leader cautions against external forces

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday urged the semiautonomous former Portuguese colony of Macau to guard against interference by what he called hostile external forces, after prolonged pro-democracy protests in nearby Hong Kong. Xi's remarks came after Beijing...

  • Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court Friday for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

  • Judge dismisses suit on Oklahoma execution access

    Yesterday

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by media organizations seeking greater access to the execution of Oklahoma death row inmates, ruling that the state's death penalty protocols do not violate the First Amendment. The lawsuit was filed in August by...

  • Oklahoma official says state has execution drugs

    Yesterday

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's prison system chief says the state has the drugs it needs to execute four inmates early next year and plans to administer the same three drugs used in a botched execution this spring, but with an increased dose. Department of Corrections Director Robert...

  • Driver pleads not guilty in pedestrian deaths

    Yesterday

    TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A woman accused of killing four people, including a 6-year-old boy, while running her car into pedestrians outside a California church appeared in court Friday cuffed to a gurney and pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter charges. An attorney for Margo...

  • New York mayor caught between protests, police

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio was elected last year after making promises to keep crime low while improving relations between police and the community. As the tensions between those promises continue to mount, Friday showed just how tricky threading that needle has been. In the...

  • UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $850 M for oil spill

    Yesterday

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday asking Israel to pay Lebanon over $850 million in damages for an oil spill caused by an Israeli air force attack on oil storage tanks during its war with Hezbollah in July 2006. The assembly...

  • No more charges for American Samoa man in ruckus

    Yesterday

    PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — A man accused of causing a ruckus on a flight from Honolulu to American Samoa last week won't face additional charges. Duke Ueli Viena is charged with misdemeanor public peace disturbance in the local court system in the American territory. Officials...

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