• US-Belgian arrested in Sierra Leone ‘blood diamond’ case

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Spanish authorities have arrested a businessman with dual American-Belgian citizenship who has been accused of enslavement and pillaging “blood diamonds” during Sierra Leone’s civil war, a legal aid group said.

  • Mourners gather at a gas station in Houston on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial for Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth who was shot and killed while filling his patrol car. On Saturday, prosecutors charged Shannon J. Miles with capital murder in the Friday shooting. (James Nielsen/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT: JAMES NIELSEN/HOUSTON CHRONICLE

    Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy

    HOUSTON (AP) — The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff’s deputy had a lengthy criminal record going back a decade, but never spent more than short stints in jail.

    Updated: 2:30 pm

  • Saturday, August 29, 2015

    Police investigate motive of man accused of ambushing Texas officer as he filled patrol car

    Updated: 4:00 am

  • Trial begins for stepfather charged in boy’s beating death

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A child abuse trial is about to get underway week for the stepfather of a 9-year-old who authorities say was kicked to death by his mother in New Mexico, even after authorities were alerted to the boy’s appeals for help.

  • In this June 5, 2015, file photo, Tony Stewart listens to a question in the garage area while waiting for his back-up car after hitting the wall at Pocono Raceway during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race in Long Pond, Pa. The lawyer for a racecar driver who was killed when he was run over by Tony Stewart's car says legal claims by the NASCAR star in response to a lawsuit are "appalling. Attorney Mark Lanier said in an email Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, that five other cars drove around Kevin Ward, Jr., as he walked on the dirt race track during a yellow caution flag in August 2014, before Stewart "revved his engine and ran him over." (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

    Lawyer: Tony Stewart’s response to lawsuit ‘appalling’

    NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a racecar driver who was killed when he was run over by Tony Stewart’s car says legal claims by the NASCAR star in response to a lawsuit are “appalling.”

  • Two men, second right and centre rear, accused of being involved in the trafficking of the 71 migrants found dead in a truck in Austria, at a court in Kecskemet Hungary on Saturday Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Gorondi) HUNGARY OUT

    Hungary court orders arrest of 4 men in migrant truck deaths

    KECSKEMET, Hungary (AP) — Four men suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria were placed under preliminary arrest on Saturday by a Hungarian court.

  • Albuquerque police detective shot by fellow officer suing

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer is suing the lieutenant who shot him in a botched undercover drug bust.

  • In this Aug. 5, 2015 file photo, Thomas Demint, left, listens to his attorney Kenneth Mollins at a news conference in Hauppauge, N.Y., after police arrested Demint when he took a cellphone video of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. Demint says three officers tackled him, took away his smartphone and tried, unsuccessfully, to erase the video before arresting him on charges of obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest. Civil liberties experts say Demint is part of a growing trend of citizen videographers getting arrested after trying to record police behavior. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)

    Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest

    HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) — Thomas Demint’s voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. “I’m videotaping this, sir,” he tells an officer. “I’m just videotaping this.”

  • A Thai soldier takes a suspect with a bag on his head out from an apartment on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Thai authorities raided an apartment in suburban Bangkok and arrested a foreigner Saturday with a fake Turkish passport and bomb-making materials, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Sakchi Lalit)

    The latest on Bangkok blast: Police find bomb making parts

    BANGKOK (AP) — The latest on the arrest of a suspect in the Bangkok shrine bombing (all times local):

  • Thai policemen take evidence at an apartment on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Thai authorities raided an apartment in suburban Bangkok and arrested a foreigner with a fake Turkish passport and bomb-making materials Saturday, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago.(AP Photo/Sakchi Lalit)

    Police arrest foreigner in Bangkok shrine bombing case

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities arrested a foreign man they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago.