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India’s youths pitch in on social media during COVID crisis, getting life lessons

The collapse of the healthcare system during the latest COVID-19 surge has driven desperate Indians to seek help on social media. As adults struggle to cope with medical shortages, India’s wired...

Video shows Texas police shoot man who had club, box cutter

MESQUITE, Texas (AP) — Police in suburban Dallas on Friday released video of officers’ fatally shooting a domestic violence suspect, showing him charging at officers with a club and box cutter and sho...

London high-rise blaze raises new concerns about cladding

LONDON (AP) — Fire broke out Friday in a London apartment tower which has cladding similar to that used on another housing block in the city where 72 people died in a 2017 blaze. Lon...

Personal ties: Harris' family in India grapples with COVID

WASHINGTON (AP) — G. Balachandran turned 80 this spring — a milestone of a birthday in India, where he lives. If not for the coronavirus pandemic, he would have been surrounded by family members who g...

St. Louis man sentenced to life in death of son and 2 others

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man who killed his 10-month-old son, ex-girlfriend and her mother in 2012 was spared the death penalty Thursday after a St. Louis jury instead recommended he be sentenced to life in...

Personal ties: Harris' family in India grapples with COVID

WASHINGTON (AP) — G. Balachandran turned 80 this spring — a milestone of a birthday in India, where he lives. If not for the coronavirus pandemic, he would have been surrounded by family members who g...

Oklahoma WR Bridges, RB McGowan no longer with team

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said Thursday that receiver Trejan Bridges and running back Seth McGowan are no longer with the program. The two were reportedly involved in a local robb...

Study: Residents left big metros during pandemic for family

Cece Linder was living in a 770-square-foot apartment outside Washington, D.C., last spring when the area went into lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. In May 2020, after ...

Texas police fatally shoot man they say charged officers

MESQUITE, Texas (AP) — Police in a Dallas suburb fatally shot a 27-year-old man who they said ran toward officers with a knife and club, although his family said he was carrying a walking stick and ha...

Sex offender charged with murder in death of Iowa girl, 10

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A registered sex offender has been charged with murder and kidnapping in the shooting death of a 10-year-old Iowa girl who went missing last summer, a prosecutor announced Wedne...

Flood threats persist as storms continue to drench South

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Relentless wind and rain keeps pummeling much of the southeastern United States, spawning tornadoes, sparking a flash flood emergency in Alabama and damaging homes from Texas t...

Idaho legislative intern reports rape, is ID’d by lawmaker

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The harassment began soon after a report by a 19-year-old intern, who alleged an Idaho lawmaker raped her, became public. One state representative sought a copy ...

Court: Black man made to work without pay entitled to $546K

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After a Black man with intellectual disabilities was enslaved, beaten and forced to work more than 100 hours a week without pay in a South Carolina restaurant, his manager was sen...

Idaho intern reports rape, says lawmakers ‘destroyed me’

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The harassment began soon after a report by a 19-year-old intern, who alleged an Idaho lawmaker raped her, became public. One state representative sought a copy ...

Vatican No. 2 intervenes to shed light on Swiss Guard deaths

ROME (AP) — The Vatican secretary of state has intervened personally to shed light on one of the most sensational Vatican scandals of recent times: The 1998 murder of the Swiss Guard commander and his...