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Authorities identify Fort Dodge woman fatally shot by police

Aug. 9, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Iowa authorities have identified the Fort Dodge woman who was shot and killed by police last week. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said 39-year-old Melissa Halda was fatally shot by a Webster County Sheriff's deputy during the incident on Tuesday night. Halda was...

Chandler police: Man is killed in domestic violence incident

Aug. 9, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in a domestic violence incident Chandler. They said officers were called out around 2:45 a.m. Saturday on reports of a man and woman fighting and a gun being fired. Police said when they arrived at the scene, they found 35-year-old...

2 men die after being found shot in Kansas City backyard

Aug. 9, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the deaths of two men found with gunshot wounds in a backyard in southeast Kansas City, Missouri. The shooting was reported around 6 p.m. Saturday, Kansas City Police Department spokesman Sgt. Jake Becchina said. When officers arrived, they were...

Georgia police investigated for firing at car carrying kids

Aug. 8, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

WAYCROSS, Ga. (AP) — State authorities said they're investigating after a Georgia police officer opened fire Saturday morning at a vehicle with at least two teenagers inside during an attempted traffic stop. Nobody was injured by the gunshots in Waycross near the Georgia-Florida state line, the Georgia...

Firefighters battle a fire in an apartment building in Bohumin, northeastern Czech Republic, on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. At least 11 people have been killed in a fire in the apartment building police and firefighters said Saturday. Police said the fire hit the 11th floor of the 13-story building in the afternoon. (Vladimir Prycek/CTK via AP)

11 killed, 10 injured in Czech Republic apartment fire

Aug. 8, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — At least 11 people have been killed and 10 others injured in an apartment building fire in the northeastern Czech Republic, officials said Saturday, with some suggesting that the fire could be arson. Police said the fire hit the 11th floor of the 13-story building in the afternoon in the town...

Authorities: Kenosha police officer shot; suspect sought

Aug. 8, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say a Kenosha police officer was shot early Saturday while investigating a possible illegal entry into a car. The Kenosha Police Department said in a statement the 30-year-old officer was transported to a hospital, and his injury is not believed to be life-threatening. It said...

FILE - In this May 15, 2019, file photo, District Attorney George Brauchler speaks during a news conference in Castle Rock, Colo. An investigation will determine if police officers in suburban Denver will face charges after handcuffing two Black girls and placing them on the ground while mistakenly suspecting they were riding in a stolen car, a prosecutor said Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson and the department are cooperating with the investigation, Brauchler said. He called the public accounts of the confrontation

Prosecutors investigating police who handcuffed Black girls

Aug. 7, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors are investigating whether suburban Denver police officers should face criminal charges for putting four Black girls on the ground and handcuffing two of them after mistakenly suspecting they were riding in a stolen car, a district attorney said Friday. The incident Sunday...

Sheriff, attorney general probing San Luis election issues

Aug. 7, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz (AP) — The Yuma County Sheriff's Office on Friday said it asked the Arizona attorney general to help in an “election tampering” investigation stemming from Tuesday's primary election. Sheriff's Capt. Eben Bratcher said the investigation involved the possible mishandling or...

Florence prison sergeant arrested in sexual assault case

Aug. 7, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A corrections sergeant assigned to a state prison in Florence has been arrested and accused of crimes that include sexual assault, kidnapping and sexual abuse, the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry said Friday. Jason McClelland, 47, was arrested Thursday...

A dog of the French rescue team searches for survivors at the scene of this week's massive explosion in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Three days after a massive explosion rocked Beirut, killing over a hundred people and causing widespread devastation, rescuers are still searching for survivors and the government is investigating what caused the disaster. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

The Latest: Trump says US help on way for Beirut disaster

Aug. 7, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 2:20 a.m. President Donald Trump has spoken about the explosion in Beirut during calls with Lebanese President Michel Aoun and French President Emmanuel Macron. Trump said Friday that he told Aoun that three large aircraft filled with...