Knife-wielding man kills three

NEW YORK — A Ukraine-born graffiti artist armed with five knives went on a bloody 28-hour rampage across New York City, slashing to death his stepfather, ex-girlfriend and her mother; running down a pedestrian in a stolen Lexus; and knifing a subway passenger before being arrested in Times Square, police said. The man survived.

Maksim Gelman, 23, was armed with a bloodied kitchen knife when he was taken into custody at about 9 a.m. Saturday after a nightlong manhunt across New York City.

Priest expelled over 1960s affair with teen

LOS ANGELES — A Catholic priest who admitted having a sexual relationship with a high school girl more than 40 years ago has been removed from the priesthood, and a high-ranking official who oversaw the background checks of priests has resigned.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles announced Friday that the Rev. Martin P. O'Loghlen was no longer a priest.

The 74-year-old O'Loghlen is accused of having a long-term sexual relationship with the girl beginning in 1960.

Taxi injures dozens on crowded sidewalk

SAN DIEGO — A taxi driver plowed slowly through a crowd on a sidewalk in a popular restaurant and nightclub zone early Saturday, severing the leg of one woman and injuring more than two dozen other people, police said.

The crash occurred at about 2 a.m. in the heart of the busy Gaslamp District as revelers were heading home, according to police Sgt. Ray Battrick. Witnesses said the cab was traveling around 15 mph.

The driver sustained a broken nose after being beaten by people in the crowd.