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Biden to talk crime with city, police leaders nationwide

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will host New York City's Democratic mayoral candidate and other city and law enforcement leaders from around the country...

Grief counselors in short supply with gun violence rising

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PHILADELPHIA — As Brett Roman Williams stood at the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s office staring at a photo of his older brother’s face, a familiar...

Gangs complicate Haiti effort to recover from assassination

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Gangs in Haiti have long been financed by powerful politicians and their allies — and many feel they may be losing...

Former football player says KU ignored harassment complaints

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — A former University of Kansas football player says the university offered him more than $50,000 in benefits if he left the...

Louisiana school board settles BB gun suspension lawsuits

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NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana school board agreed to pay $165,000 to settle lawsuits by parents of two children suspended last year for holding...

Biden to convene session on rising gun violence Monday

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WASHINGTON — Facing a nationwide increase in violent crime — particularly involving firearms — President Joe Biden will meet Monday with law enforcement, local...

NYC mayoral primary winner Eric Adams: ‘I know how to lead’

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NEW YORK — Eric Adams, the winner of the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City, vowed Wednesday to guide the city to...

Ex-college football player gets 25 years for Texas slaying

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FORT WORTH, Texas — A former football player at McMurry University in West Texas has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for his...

France: 11 convicted of cyberbullying teen who slammed Islam

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PARIS — A French court on Wednesday convicted 11 of 13 people charged with harassing and threatening a teenager who harshly criticized Islam in...

New US LGBTQ-rights envoy sees reasons for hope and worry

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NEW YORK — Jessica Stern, soon to become the State Department's special diplomatic envoy for LGBTQ rights, sees a mix of promising news and...