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Mexico gang leader sentenced to 60 years in prison

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The leader of a crime gang notorious for siphoning gasoline from government fuel ducts has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for kidnapping, according to authorities in the centr...

Judge to decide if Wisconsin parade suspect will stand trial

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge is set to decide Friday whether a Milwaukee man accused of plowing his SUV through a Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring dozens more, will stand trial for mu...

As killings rise in many cities, St. Louis sees big decline

In a year when many U.S. cities saw a substantial increase in killings, St. Louis bucked the trend in 2021 — a dose of good news for a city that for decades has had among the worst homicide rates in t...

Report: Dozens of El Salvador journalists, activists hacked

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dozens of journalists and human rights defenders in El Salvador had their cellphones repeatedly hacked with sophisticated spyware over the past year and a half, an internet watchdog...

Prosecutors add dozens of charges in Wisconsin parade deaths

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of driving an SUV through a Wisconsin Christmas parade crashed into people head-on, ran them over as they lay on the ground and at one point leaned out his window t...

Trial postponed for Wisconsin man accused of killing parents

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The trial for a Wisconsin man accused of killing and dismembering his parents has been postponed because he tested positive for COVID-19, according to court officials. ...

Man who bought gun for Kyle Rittenhouse pleads no contest

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The man who bought an AR-15-style rifle for Kyle Rittenhouse pleaded no contest Monday to a reduced charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor in a deal with prosecutors...

Chinese immigrant attacked in NYC dies months later

A Chinese immigrant who was brutally attacked in April while collecting cans in East Harlem has died of his injuries, and his case is now deemed a homicide, New York City police said Saturday. ...

Colombian man felt tranquil before euthanasia ended his pain

CALI, Colombia (AP) — For the first time in years, Víctor Escobar stopped taking most of the medicines needed for his lung disease. There was no longer any need. On Friday evening, he became the first...

Arsenal to wear white jerseys in stand against teen murders

LONDON (AP) — The teenage blood being increasingly shed on the streets of London made Arsenal realize it had to use its platform as an English Premier League club to help curb the scourge of youth vio...

Mother pleads guilty in 2-year-old Houston girl’s death

HOUSTON (AP) — The mother of a 2-year-old girl whose body was found in a Houston bayou in 2020 has pleaded guilty for her role in the child's death, according to court records. Sahar...

Suspect in slaying of Illinois police officer denied bond

BRADLEY, Ill. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday denied bail to the second of two people charged with killing one police officer and wounding another at a northern Illinois hotel last week. ...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 3 The Philadelphia Inquirer on A new year requires a better plan to tackle gun violence crisis...

Man free after 37 years due to 'sex for lies' false witness

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia man was freed from prison Tuesday after 37 years in a case marred by detectives who allegedly offered a witness sex and drugs at police headquarters in 1983 in excha...

Trial starts for Wisconsin man accused of killing parents

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 23-year-old Wisconsin man charged with killing and dismembering his parents committed the crimes after his lies unraveled about having a job, going to school and having a better...