California indictment alleges MS-13 hacked victims to death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal indictment alleges members and associates of the MS-13 gang committed a series of murders including several in which victims were hacked to death with machetes in a Southe...

Weinstein overhauling legal team as trial looms in 60 days

NEW YORK (AP) — With one lawyer bolting amid public backlash and another saying he and his client just couldn't get along, Harvey Weinstein is recasting his defense team yet again, this time a mere 60...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: _____ July 10 The Boston Herald on H. Ross Perot's death and his impact on Americ...

Anti-ICE graffiti spray-painted on Michigan Capitol

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Authorities are investigating anti-U.S. government vandalism to the Michigan Capitol. The Detroit News reports someone spray-painted "STOP ICE" on the 140-year-...

Amusement park reminder of hurricane may soon come down

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Zydeco Scream roller coaster stands motionless, and so does the Big Easy Ferris Wheel. Scampering rabbits, slithering snakes and lurking alligators are the only visitors to the ...

In Hong Kong, colonial flag still a symbol of prized values

LONDON (AP) — They smashed glass windows, sprayed rude graffiti and defaced Hong Kong's official emblem with black paint. But of all the dramatic photos showing hundreds of young protesters storming t...

Police: 7 charged for graffiti of Chicago 'Bean' sculpture

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago authorities say seven people face charges after graffiti was spray-painted on two city landmarks, including the popular metallic sculpture known as "The Bean." ...

Detroit police arrest graffiti artist hired by city

DETROIT (AP) — A graffiti artist commissioned by the city of Detroit to paint a mural on a viaduct was arrested by police who believed he was committing vandalism. T...

Group seeks hate crime probe of Ali mural vandalism

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Muslim advocacy group wants Kentucky authorities to investigate vandalism on a mural of boxing champ Muhammad Ali as a possible hate crime. The Kentucky chap...

New Mexico mural focuses on missing Native American women

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A new mural in southern New Mexico seeks to honor missing and slain Native Americans amid a nationwide push to bring more attention to the issue. The Las Cruc...

Vandals deface monolith at Utah's Capitol Reef National Park

CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — Officials say vandals have etched an image of an eye onto a sandstone rock formation at Utah's Capitol Reef National Park. Park visitors repor...

Sudan's deadly crackdown evokes Arab Spring bloodshed

In the Middle East, it has often begun the same way: a popular swell of street protests against long-entrenched autocrats and demonstrators inspired by burgeoning aspirations for democracy and freedom...

Austria: photo show of Holocaust survivors vandalized again

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's president has condemned the repeated destruction of photos of Holocaust survivors exhibited on a central Vienna street. Alexander van der Bellen tweeted Monda...

Defaced war veterans memorial restored for Memorial Day

BOSTON (AP) — A vandalized memorial to Vietnam War veterans in Boston has been restored ahead of the Memorial Day holiday. The Boston Globe reports volunteers on Friday helped clean ...

Austria: photos of Holocaust survivors defaced in Vienna

BERLIN (AP) — Photos of Holocaust survivors exhibited on a central Vienna street have been defaced with swastikas, drawing condemnation from political and Jewish leaders. Broadcaster...