• This undated photo provided by the Modoc County, Calif., Sheriff's Department shows Deputy Jack Hopkins. Hopkins, 31, was shot to death Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, while responding to a disturbance call, the Modoc County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies were responding to a call in a rural area about 10 miles south of Alturas, Calif., when deputy Hopkins, was fatally shot. A suspect was detained shortly after, the sheriff's office said. (Modoc County Sheriff's Department via AP)

    California sheriff’s deputy shot to death while on the job

    ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy in a Northern California county near the Oregon border was shot to death Wednesday while responding to a disturbance call, the Modoc County Sheriff’s Office said.

  • The apartment building in New York where authorities say a New York City police officer shot and killed an emotionally disturbed, woman wielding scissors and a baseball bat is shown on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. Investigators want to know why the officer didn't use his stun gun instead. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    NYC mayor: Police shooting of woman, 66, was ‘unacceptable’

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s mayor castigated a police sergeant Wednesday for fatally shooting a mentally ill, 66-year-old woman brandishing a baseball bat, saying her “tragic” and “unacceptable” death resulted from failure to follow basic policies.

  • Baylor under investigation for alleged Title IX violations

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University is under federal investigation after its former coordinator responsible for preventing gender discrimination filed a complaint over sexual violence on the university’s Waco campus, a federal agency spokeswoman said Wednesday.

  • In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Tom Cruise, left, and Cobie Smulders appear in a scene from "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back." (David James/Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions via AP)

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  • Georgia preparing to execute man who killed Atlanta officer

    ATLANTA (AP) — A man convicted of killing an Atlanta police officer and wounding a second officer with an AR-15 rifle is scheduled to be the seventh person executed by the state this year.

  • Court upholds woman’s murder conviction in Hobbs shooting

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Supreme Court decision upholds a woman’s murder conviction in the shooting death of a teen-ager fatally shot by the woman’s boyfriend following a street fight in Hobbs.

  • In this Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 photo, Albanian teacher Liljana Luani walks towards a family house, in northern Albania. Where most people and even police fear to set foot, Liljana Luani takes books, household supplies, and a lifetime of experience on how to help families marked for murder. The 56-year-old school teacher from Shkodra in northern Albania uses her spare time to travel to remote hillside villages where children are trapped in a centuries-old tradition of blood feuds and hidden by their families.  (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

    Fearless teacher helps children of Albania’s blood feuds

    SHKODRA, Albania (AP) — Where most people, even police, fear to set foot, Liljana Luani takes books, household supplies, and a lifetime of experience helping families marked for death.

  • File - In this June 30, 2011 file photo is an exterior view of San Jose State University in San Jose, Calif. When a water polo player at San Jose State was accused of sexually assaulting two women over Labor Day weekend, the university acted decisively. The athlete was moved from his freshman dorm into a staff housing facility, temporarily suspended and barred from campus. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

    Campus sex assaults stir debate on when to alert students

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When a student athlete at San Jose State University in California was accused of sexually assaulting two women at an off-campus party over Labor Day weekend, school officials acted decisively.

  • AP Explains: Etan Patz, missing boy who fueled movement

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz helped catalyze a national missing-children’s movement. Six-year-old Etan was one of the first children whose disappearance was publicized in what became a high-profile way: on milk cartons. His case also helped usher in an age of parental anxiety. The suspect in Etan’s disappearance, Pedro Hernandez, of Maple Shade, New Jersey, is being retried on murder and kidnapping charges, after a jury deadlocked last year. Hernandez confessed in 2012, but his lawyers say his admissions are false.

  • NBA star Derrick Rose smiles as he leaves federal court in Los Angeles Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. Jurors cleared Rose and two friends in a lawsuit that accused them of gang raping his ex-girlfriend when she was incapacitated from drugs or alcohol. The jury reached the verdict Wednesday in Los Angeles federal court after hearing dramatically different accounts of the August 2013 sexual encounter. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    Derrick Rose rape lawsuit trial heading to Los Angeles jury

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBA star Derrick Rose and two friends were cleared Wednesday in a $21.5 million lawsuit that accused them of gang raping his ex-girlfriend when she was incapacitated from drugs or alcohol.