Authorities: Drug Suspect Lets Down Guard in Arkansas Jail

PERRYVILLE, Arkansas — A man booked into a central Arkansas jail on drug charges pulled a gun and fatally shot a guard before someone disarmed him, authorities said Thursday. Jeremiah Story, a 21-year-old detention officer at the Perry County Jail in Perryville, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock, died at a hospital … Read more

Man convicted last year of killing 2 in 1976 dies in prison

OSHKOSH, Wis. — A man serving two life sentences for killing a Wisconsin couple in a murder that went unsolved for decades has died in prison, state corrections officials have confirmed. Raymand Vannieuwenhoven, 85, was convicted last year of fatally shooting David Schuldes, 25, and Ellen Matheys, 24, in a Marinette County park on July … Read more

Reports: Paul Haggis detained in Italy over sexual assault case

ROME — Film director Paul Haggis was detained on Sunday to investigate allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman in southern Italy, Italian media said, citing local prosecutors. Haggis, 69, a Canadian-born Oscar winner, has been in Italy for a film festival that starts Tuesday in Ostuni, a resort town in Puglia, the region that … Read more

Bill Cosby Civil Trial Jury Must Begin Deliberations Again

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — After two days of deliberations in which they reached verdicts on nearly every question put to them, jurors in a civil trial deciding sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby will have to start over Monday. By the end of the court day on Friday, the Los Angeles County jury had reached … Read more

UK Approves Extradition of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange to US

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange leaves Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London, Britain. Henry Nicholls | Reuters The UK has approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, where he is wanted for the publication of hundreds of thousands of classified military documents and diplomatic cables. The deportation was approved on Friday by … Read more

California to pay $51 million for murders in veterans’ homes

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. — California officials have agreed to pay $51 million to settle lawsuits against the state stemming from a shooting at a Northern California veterans’ home, where a former patient fatally shot three female mental health workers and then himself. On March 9, 2018, Albert Wong, 36, took hostage three employees of The Pathway … Read more

Nine arrested after brutally assaulting women in northern China

HONG KONG – Chinese authorities have arrested nine people suspected of violently assaulting multiple women at a restaurant after surveillance footage of the attack sparked widespread outrage. Footage from a barbecue restaurant in Tangshan, in the northern province of Hebei, with the time stamped at 2:40 a.m. on Friday, showed one of the men approaching … Read more

Thousands Protest Gun Reform Following Spike in Mass Shootings

WASHINGTON — Thousands of protesters are expected to gather in Washington, DC, on Saturday and in separate rallies across the country as part of a renewed push for gun control across the country. Motivated by a new surge in mass shootings, from Uvalde, Texas, to Buffalo, New York, protesters say lawmakers must take note of … Read more

Governors form task force to address mass shootings

FILE – Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson receives briefings as the Senate prepares for a key test vote on the For the People Act, a sweeping bill that would overhaul the electoral system and voting rights, on Capitol Hill. Washington, Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Leaders of the National Governors Association said Friday, June 10, 2022, that … Read more

DA: A fist fight turns into gunshots, random shots in the crowd

PHILADELPHIA – When two teenage friends wearing matching sweatshirts heard gunshots in a crowd on South Street in Philadelphia on Saturday night, they each pulled out their own gun and began shooting randomly, authorities said Thursday. One struck and killed a youth counselor who was celebrating his 22nd birthday on the unseasonably warm night, while … Read more