• Federal inmate escapes from a New Mexico detention facility

    BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a federal inmate has escaped from the Sandoval County Detention Facility in New Mexico.

    Updated: 4:36 pm

  • Police: Woman arrested after topless road rage attack

    SANDWICH, Mass. (AP) — Police say a Massachusetts motorist has been arrested after getting out of her sport utility vehicle, removing her shirt and charging topless while holding a knife toward another motorist.

    Updated: 6:26 pm

  • The Latest: Prosecutor defends assault counts in death case

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a mentally ill man who was shocked with a stun gun a dozen times in Nebraska (all times local):

  • Police: One-armed, machete-wielding clown arrested

    HOLLIS, Maine (AP) — A man is accused of drunkenly strolling down a Maine road wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to where his arm had been amputated.

    Updated: 6:26 pm

  • Correction: Ukraine-Journalist Killed story

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — In a story July 20, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Ukrainian journalist Volodymyr Volovodyuk was beaten to death in a June 12 attack. He was beaten but survived.

  • 2 Nebraska officers face assault charges in man’s death

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two Omaha police officers will face assault charges in the death of a mentally ill man who was shocked with a stun gun a dozen times and repeatedly punched, even after he was on the ground, a Nebraska prosecutor said Wednesday.

    Updated: 3:23 pm

  • 1 of 2 kids left in hot car dies; day care workers arrested

    PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Portales say two in-home day care workers who are mother and daughter were arrested on suspicion of child abuse after two young children were left in a hot car. One child is dead and the other clinging to life.

  • Father of Australian tennis star arrested on abuse charges

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego County sheriff’s official says the father of a retired Australian tennis star has been arrested on suspicion of molesting two children, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2tBDyRx .)

  • US ambassador calls for release of jailed Vietnam activist

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The U.S ambassador in Vietnam called on the Communist government Wednesday to release an activist who was sentenced to nine years in prison on what the envoy says are vague charges of propaganda against the state.

  • ‘Pharma Bro’ won’t stop talking, except to jury in trial

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli has kept up his trademark trolling on social media during his securities fraud trial — calling the case “bogus” — but the jury won’t hear him defend himself in court.