• NY man pleads guilty to killing son of former NFL player

    WATERVLIET, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man has pleaded guilty to killing the son of a former NFL player in an apartment.

  • Louisiana deputy shoots, kills robbery suspect

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Surveillance video from a warehouse in suburban New Orleans captures the fatal shooting of a man who appears to have pointed a gun at a pursuing sheriff’s deputy.

  • FILE- In this June 16, 2016, file photo, Peter Peraza, a Broward County sheriff's deputy testifies at his trial in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A judge has dismissed a manslaughter charge, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, against Peraza, who claimed self-defense in the 2014 fatal shooting of a black man carrying what turned out to be an air rifle. (Rafael Olmeda/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)

    Judge dismisses manslaughter charge against Florida deputy

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday dismissed a manslaughter charge against a Florida deputy who claimed self-defense in the 2014 fatal shooting of a 33-year-old black man carrying what turned out to be an air rifle.

  • The Latest: Video: Deputy fires at apparently armed suspect

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a suspect by a sheriff’s deputy in a New Orleans suburb (all times local):

  • Formula 1 chief’s mother-in-law missing in Brazil

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police say they are investigating the apparent disappearance of the mother-in-law of Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone.

  • Satoshi Uematsu, the suspect of Tuesday's knife attack at a home for the mentally disabled, sits inside a police van as he leaves a police station in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo to be sent to prosecutors Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The deadliest mass killing in Japan in the post-World War II era raised questions about whether Japan's reputation as one of the safest countries in the world is creating a false sense of security. (Naohiko Hatta/Kyodo News via AP)

    Plot of mass killing got urgent attention in Japan, at first

    TOKYO (AP) — He wrote that he intended to kill disabled people and that his plot would benefit Japanese society. The facility where he worked was so unnerved, it confronted him. He quit the job and police sent him to a psychiatric hospital, but doctors deemed him safe to release 12 days later. In the months that followed, his former workplace increased security, adding cameras to watch the buildings where 150 mentally disabled people resided. But he was left alone, free, unmonitored.

  • GERMANY OUT - Bavarian governor Horst Seehofer, left, and Bavaria's Interior Minister,  Joachim Herrmann arrive for a meeting of the Bavarian cabinet ,in Gmund, Germany, Tuesday, July 26, 2016.   In the most recent attack, a 27-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker set off a backpack laden with explosives and shrapnel Sunday night after being refused entry to a crowded music festival in the Bavarian city of Ansbach, killing himself and wounding 15 people.   ( Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP)

    The Latest: German bomber may have detonated inadvertently

    BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on a series of attacks in Germany (all times local):

  • Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, at podium, holds a news conference near the site where Freddie Gray, depicted in mural in background, was arrested after her office dropped the remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers awaiting trial in Gray's death, in Baltimore, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The decision by prosecutors comes after a judge had already acquitted three of the six officers charged in the case. At left is Gray's father, Richard Shipley. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

    Prosecutors drop all remaining charges in Freddie Gray case

    BALTIMORE (AP) — More than a year after a black man suffered a broken neck in a police van, the effort to hold six officers criminally responsible for his death collapsed Wednesday when the city dropped all charges in the case that tore Baltimore apart and exposed deep fissures between the police, prosecutors and the people.

  • State police: Artesia police fatally shoot armed man

    ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an armed man has been fatally shot by Artesia police as officers responded to a 911 call about shots being fired.

  • In this May 31, 2014 file photo, rescue workers take 12-year-old stabbing victim Payton Leutner to an ambulance in Waukesha, Wis. A Wisconsin state appeals court ruled July 27, 2016, that the two girls accused of trying to kill Leutner in an attempt to please the fictional horror character Slender Man should be tried as adults. The 2nd District Appeals court, in a pair of rulings, affirmed a lower court's determination that it was reasonable to try both girls as adults. The girls could appeal the rulings to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Abe Van Dyke, File)

    Wisconsin girls lose appeal in Slender Man attack

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin state appeals court ruled Wednesday that two girls accused of trying to kill their classmate in an attempt to please the fictional horror character Slender Man should be tried as adults.