Rights group: Pakistan shouldn't execute mentally ill man

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A rights group has urged the Pakistani government not to execute a prisoner with "clear symptoms of mental illness" scheduled to be hanged in two days. Sarah ...

Judges absolves Bolsonaro attacker because of mental illness

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A judge in Brazil on Friday absolved the man who stabbed then-presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro in his torso last year, citing his mental illness and ordering him held indefi...

Admitting guilt at trial may help ex-student avoid execution

CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for a former University of Illinois doctoral student accused of kidnapping, torturing and killing a visiting scholar from China spent nearly two years preparing for the day they...

The Latest: Jury begins deliberating life or death for dad

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a death penalty trial for a South Carolina father (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A jury in South Carolina has started deliberating...

Relatives ask jury to spare life of father who killed 5 kids

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One more group of family members asked a jury Wednesday to spare the life of a South Carolina father convicted of murdering his five children, saying they have been through enoug...

Rapes, voodoo ritual in killer dad's chaotic upbringing

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Defense lawyers for a South Carolina father who killed his five children called a social worker to testify Tuesday about his chaotic upbringing, from how his father was born to a...

German man on trial for New Year car rampage that injured 14

BERLIN (AP) — A German man has gone on trial accused of attempted murder for driving his car into crowds on New Year's Day, injuring 14 people. Prosecutors accuse the 50-year-old def...

Beach Boys' Brian Wilson delays tour over mental health

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beach Boys singer Brian Wilson has postponed his June tour over mental health concerns. Wilson, 76, said in a statement Thursday that he postponed the Pet Sounds a...

After his death, collaborators work to keep Avicii's legacy

NEW YORK (AP) — Avicii was so invested and excited about his new album that even on his flight to Oman, where he later died, he was communicating with his producers about different sounds and melodies...

The Latest: San Francisco backs forcing some into treatment

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a San Francisco proposal to force some people with drug addictions and mental illness into treatment (all times local): 4:45 p.m. ...

San Francisco may force treatment on mentally ill drug users

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials struggling to help people on the streets who are mentally ill and addicted to drugs will consider a proposal Tuesday to force them into treatment, but crit...

California Assembly backs bill to deter shootings by police

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An emotional debate over balancing the lives of residents and officers led to a key approval Wednesday of California legislation intended to deter deadly police shootings — r...

Problems persist at Wyoming's largest mental health facility

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Serious problems persist at Wyoming's largest mental health facility four years after employees left an incapacitated woman on a couch without food, water or bathroom use for ove...

The Latest: Memorial held for Texas woman shot by officer

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Houston area woman who was shot and killed by a police officer (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Community leaders, elected offic...

Texas police officer back to work after shooting woman

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area police officer who fatally shot a woman with mental illness is back on the job but not the streets. Baytown police say Officer Juan Delacruz retu...