Police: 2 young children stabbed to death in Bronx apartment

NEW YORK — Two small children died of stab wounds after their mother was taken into custody for observation Saturday night in New York City, police said. A 3-year-old boy and an 11-month-old boy were found in a Bronx apartment with multiple stab wounds to the neck and torso and did not survive after being … Read more

Witness: Walmart shooter seemed to target certain people

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — The Walmart supervisor who shot and killed six co-workers in Virginia seemed to target people and fired at some victims after they were already hit and appeared to be dead, said a witness who was present when the shooting started. Jessica Wilczewski said workers were gathered in a large break room to … Read more

Walmart shooting raises need for violence prevention at work

NEW YORK — The mass shooting Wednesday at a Walmart in Virginia was only the latest example of a workplace shooting perpetrated by an employee. But while many companies provide active shooting training, experts say there is much less focus on how to prevent workplace violence, particularly how to identify and address worrisome behavior among … Read more

Wave of sex abuse lawsuits seen as NY opens door for victims

ALBANY, NY — Sexual assault victims in New York will get a one-time opportunity to sue over their abuse starting Thursday, under a new law expected to bring a wave of allegations against prison guards, middle managers, doctors and a few prominent figures including former President Donald Trump . For one year the state will … Read more

Virginia cancels Virginia Tech game after player deaths

Virginia has canceled its game against rival Virginia Tech scheduled for Saturday following the slaying of three players on campus just over a week ago. The university made the announcement Monday night, two days after a nearly two-hour memorial service to remember Lavel Davis Jr., Devin Chandler and D’Sean Perry. The three were fatally shot … Read more

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to over 11 years in prison

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes was sentenced Friday to more than 11 years in prison for fraud after deceiving investors about the purported efficacy of her company’s blood-testing technology. She was ordered to surrender on April 27. Holmes was convicted in January in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. She cried while … Read more

Accused Albany bishop asks to be removed from priesthood

VATICAN CITY — The retired bishop of Albany, New York, who has admitted to covering up for predator priests and has himself been accused of sexual abuse, has asked Pope Francis to remove him from the priesthood. Emeritus Bishop Howard Hubbard, 84, announced the decision in a statement Friday, the day the United Nations designated … Read more

Forensic genealogy leads to arrest in 1987 sex assault case

PROVIDENCE, RI — DNA evidence left behind 35 years ago and the use of forensic genealogy has led to the arrest of an Indiana man on charges that he sexually assaulted two Rhode Island girls in 1987, authorities announced Wednesday. Frank Thies, 66, of Terre Haute, Indiana, is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Rhode … Read more

Woman to stand trial in deaths of 2 Michigan bicyclists

IONIA, Mich. — A woman has been ordered to stand trial on second-degree murder and other charges after five bicyclists were struck by her vehicle as they rode in a summer charity event in western Michigan. Ionia County District Judge Raymond Voet said during a preliminary hearing Thursday that Mandy Benn was intoxicated by a … Read more

Dog walker’s killer sentenced to life in prison, no parole

DENVER — A man convicted of using an AK-47 to kill a woman and wound her boyfriend as they walked their dog has been sentenced to life in prison. A judge sentenced Michael Close on Friday to a life term without the possibility of parole in the death of Isabella Thallas, 21, and added an … Read more