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Floirda man shot after hitting deputy with car, fleeing
23 Jul 2018 at 6:34am
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Sheriff's officials say a man was shot after hitting a deputy with his vehicle during an attempted traffic stop and then leading deputies on a chase in central Florida.
Polk County Sheriff's spokeswoman Carrie Hortsman said in a news release that incident happened Sunday evening during ...
Man shot at by officer during foot chase in Des Moines
23 Jul 2018 at 6:30am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Police have arrested a man shot at by an officer during a foot chase in Des Moines.
Police say 21-year-old Michael Garrison was taken into custody Sunday and charged with assault and other crimes. Online court records don't list the name of an attorney who ...
Inmate gets only 1 hour of freedom after escape
23 Jul 2018 at 6:30am
REMBERT, S.C. (AP) - Corrections officials in South Carolina say they captured an inmate about an hour after he escaped from a prison.
The South Carolina Department of Corrections said in a Twitter message that 24-year-old Brandon Jones escaped from the Wateree Correctional Institution early Monday. The agency said Jones ...
Activists slam punishment of raped girl who had abortion
23 Jul 2018 at 6:24am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Activists have criticized a six-month prison sentence given to a 15-year-old Indonesian girl who had an abortion after being raped by her brother.
A district court in Jambi province also sentenced the girl's 18-year-old brother on Thursday to two years' imprisonment.
Easmus Napitupulu of the Institute ...
6 Illinois students earn fellowships to fight gun violence
23 Jul 2018 at 6:21am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Six students from Chicago and its suburbs are among more than two dozen whose anti-violence activism has earned them Giffords Courage Fellowships to aid them in organizing anti-violence prevention.
Tre Bosley, Rie'Onna Holman, Ke'Shon Newman, Alexis Willis, and Audrey White of Chicago and Isabel Kaegi of ...
Chicago set to pay $3M to family of 2 killed in police chase
23 Jul 2018 at 6:12am
CHICAGO (AP) - The city of Chicago is set to pay nearly $3 million to the families of two people killed when a man fleeing police crashed his vehicle in 2015.
An agenda for Monday's City Council Finance Committee lists the settlement and payment to the families of 66-year-old Willie ...
1 dead after shooting at Mormon church in Nevada
23 Jul 2018 at 4:39am
FALLON, Nev. (AP) - Authorities say one person is dead and another injured following a shooting at a Mormon church in Nevada.
Fallon Police Chief Kevin Gehman says 48-year-old John Kelley O'Connor walked into the church on Sunday, opened fire and then walked home.
TV station KOLO reports O'Connor surrendered ...
3 more suspects arrested in acid attack on young boy
23 Jul 2018 at 4:18am
LONDON (AP) - British police have arrested three more suspects in connection with an apparent acid attack on a 3-year-old boy who suffered severe burns.
West Mercia Police said Monday that three men, ages 22, 25 and 26, are being questioned in London on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous ...
Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea
23 Jul 2018 at 3:30am
BEIJING (AP) - A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is ...
Murder trial starts for suspect in Dover apartment shooting
23 Jul 2018 at 3:19am
DOVER, Del. (AP) - A trial is set to begin for a suspect in a fatal shooting of a central Delaware man that police say was the result of a robbery plot.
Jury selection was to begin Monday in the trial of 26-year-old Brett A. Scott of Felton.
Investigators say ...
2 homeless men set on fire at Berlin railway station
23 Jul 2018 at 3:17am
BERLIN (AP) - Police say two homeless men have been set on fire at a Berlin railway station, leaving them with serious burns.
Police said Monday that an unknown assailant poured a liquid over the men, ages 47 and 62, before setting them and their possessions alight, in the overnight ...
Tick, tock: No candidates for Romania anti-graft prosecutor
23 Jul 2018 at 2:43am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Applications for the post of chief anti-corruption prosecutor - one of the most prestigious but also most scrutinized jobs in Romania - must be submitted by Monday. So far, nobody's applied.
The job was advertised after Laura Codruta Kovesi was fired for alleged misconduct and incompetence ...
Trump returns to Russia doubting after a week of walkbacks
by ZEKE MILLER
23 Jul 2018 at 2:21am
WASHINGTON (AP) - Capping a week of drama, back tracking, a double negative and blistering statements from allies about his attitude toward Russian election interference, President Donald Trump on Sunday was back to referring to "a big hoax."
Trump spent days trying to reassure the country that he accepts that ...
Utah warns donors to verify veteran charities
23 Jul 2018 at 1:49am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The state of Utah is warning people to be careful when donating to groups claiming to support veterans.
Officials say most groups are legitimate and do important work, but every year a few fraudsters attract donations by lying about help and support they don't actually ...
Schools eye facial recognition technology to boost security
by CAROLYN THOMPSON
23 Jul 2018 at 1:29am
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) - The surveillance system that has kept watch on students entering Lockport schools for over a decade is getting a novel upgrade. Facial recognition technology soon will check each face against a database of expelled students, sex offenders and other possible troublemakers.
It could be the start ...
Deadly LA market shooting started with domestic feud
by MICHAEL BALSAMO
23 Jul 2018 at 1:18am
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man's feud with his grandmother turned into a bizarre and deadly confrontation that ended with a supermarket worker dead and dozens of people held hostage in a store miles away.
Gene Evin Atkins, 28, was booked Sunday on suspicion of murder after an explosion of ...
Jail inmate escapes from ambulance
23 Jul 2018 at 1:15am
MEDINA, Ohio (AP) - Police in Ohio are searching for a jail inmate who jumped out of the back of an ambulance.
The Medina County Sheriff's Department says 22-year-old Joshua Bragg was at Cleveland Clinic-Medina Hospital Sunday evening when he unbuckled himself from an ambulance and ran away.
Authorities say ...
Courts accepting PTSD as criminal defense
by DANIELLE FERGUSON
23 Jul 2018 at 1:01am
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Melissa Solorzano was terrified when her son told her he wanted to go into the military.
But it was his dream, so she and her husband supported him.
"There was no dissuading him," she said in a Minnehaha County courtroom last month. "That was what ...
The Latest: Toronto police seek video, photos of shooting
23 Jul 2018 at 12:58am
TORONTO (AP) - The Latest on a mass shooting in Toronto (all times local):
Toronto police are seeking video and photos from people and businesses in the area where a gunman killed a woman and shot 13 other people in the Greektown neighborhood.
A video from one witness ...
Toronto police chief says one victim dead and 13 injured in mass shooting
23 Jul 2018 at 12:37am
TORONTO (AP) - Toronto police chief says one victim dead and 13 injured in mass shooting.