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Police: Man kills firefighter who was leaving wife's home

Jan. 23, 2020 2:23 PM EST

GRANITE QUARRY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man shot and killed a firefighter who stepped outside his estranged wife’s house, then walked inside the home and fatally shot himself after confronting the woman, officials said. The man parked a pickup truck in the driveway and was “lying in...

Police chase ends with gunfire, shoplifting suspect killed

Jan. 23, 2020 1:17 PM EST

BLOOMINGDALE, N.J. (AP) — A shoplifting suspect was shot and killed Thursday after he nearly ran over a police officer during a traffic stop and then led cops on a vehicle chase that ended in a residential area with several shots being fired into his SUV and a police cruiser, authorities said. The incident...

Montana man injured in officer-involved shooting files suit

Jan. 23, 2020 1:09 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man wounded in an officer-involved shooting has filed a lawsuit against the Yellowstone County sheriff's department. Travis Tolan of Lockwood is alleging negligence, assault and battery and a broader claim that the sheriff's office has a pattern of using excessive force, in...

Lebanese men pass in front of a coffee shop that was smashed by anti-government protesters, during a protest against the new government, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Lebanon's new government, made up of members nominated by the Shiite group Hezbollah and its allies got down to business Wednesday, a day after it was formed. Questions arose immediately about its ability to halt a spiral of economic and political collapse. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

New Lebanese minister says he won't permit attacks on police

Jan. 23, 2020 12:56 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's new interior minister said Thursday he won't permit attacks on security forces amid angry rioting that has gripped the country's capital amid a deepening economic crisis. Mohammed Fahmi spoke during a handover ceremony from the outgoing minister, two days after an emergency...

Police: Woman killed when struck by bus while in crosswalk

Jan. 23, 2020 10:58 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 75-year-old woman was struck and killed by a transit bus while crossing a street in a marked crosswalk at an intersection, police said Thursday The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada bus was making a left turn when it struck the woman late Wednesday night, police said...

In this March 5, 2015 photo, Isabel dos Santos, reputedly Africa's richest woman, attends the opening of an art exhibition featuring works from the collection of her husband and art collector Sindika Dokolo in Porto, Portugal. On Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, Angola's foreign minister Manuel Augusto said that there is no political motivation behind the government's demand for more than $1 billion from dos Santos, her husband and a Portuguese business partner. Isabel dos Santos is a daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the oil- and diamond-rich nation for 38 years until 2017. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)

Portugal police: Banker in Angola scandal hangs himself

Jan. 23, 2020 10:50 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese banker named in a major Angolan money-laundering and corruption scandal has died in an apparent suicide at his home, police said Thursday. Nuno Ribeiro da Cunha, named as a suspect by Angolan authorities in an investigation targeting the billionaire daughter of...

Police: Man with knife killed by officers in suburban Denver

Jan. 23, 2020 10:40 AM EST

ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — A man was shot and killed by police responding to a domestic violence call in suburban Denver Wednesday night. Officers were called to a neighborhood in Arvada after several people reported that a man was bashing a car and other things with a metal pipe outside a woman's house. ...

Police: Officers shoot, wound man armed with a knife

Jan. 23, 2020 10:18 AM EST

RADCLIFF, Ky. (AP) — Two police officers shot and wounded a Kentucky man with a knife while responding early Thursday to a report of an armed robbery, authorities said. Radcliff police responded to the report around 2 a.m. and found a man with a knife in the parking lot of an apartment building. The man...

Woman sworn in as sheriff in Vermont's Orleans County

Jan. 23, 2020 9:25 AM EST

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A former police sergeant in the Vermont city of Newport is the new Orleans County sheriff. The Caledonian Record reports that Jennifer Harlow, who was sworn in Wednesday, is the first woman to lead a law enforcement agency in the county. Orleans County Assistant Judge Ben Batchelder...

Portuguese police say a local banker named in a major Angolan corruption scandal dies in apparent suicide at home

Jan. 23, 2020 8:50 AM EST
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese police say a local banker named in a major Angolan corruption scandal dies in apparent suicide at home.