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Second fatal shooting this month near George Floyd Square

Aug. 14, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One man died and another was seriously hurt in the second fatal shooting this month near the intersection where George Floyd died in police custody more than two years earlier. Minneapolis Police spokesman Officer Garrett Parten said officers found two wounded...

Police: Man drives into fundraiser crowd, then kills mother

Aug. 14, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

BERWICK, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state police say a man who was upset about an argument with his mother drove through a crowd at a fundraiser for victims of a recent deadly house fire, killing one person at the event and injuring 17 others, then returned home and beat his mother to death. ...

Nebraska suspect arrested after Iowa church standoff

Aug. 14, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

WINTERSET, Iowa (AP) — A suspect in a Nebraska double homicide was arrested after barricading himself inside an Iowa church alone on Sunday. West Des Moines Police Sgt. Jason Heintz said 27-year-old Gage Walter of Omaha ultimately surrendered and was arrested after several hours of...

Police: 1 dead, 5 wounded after shooting at a Phoenix house

Aug. 14, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man was killed and five other people suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds after a shooting at Phoenix house party, according to authorities. Phoenix police said officers responded to the scene around 2 a.m. Sunday. An unidentified man in his...

FBI: Company bilked government after Hurricane Michael

Aug. 14, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida company with a former House speaker as a top executive allegedly charged local government millions of dollars for Hurricane Michael cleanup that it never performed, according to an FBI affidavit that was released last week as part of an ongoing investigation. ...

Mexico president to bypass congress to keep army in streets

Aug. 14, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president has begun exploring plans to sidestep congress to hand formal control of the National Guard to the army, a move that could extend the military’s control over policing in a country with high levels of violence. That has raised concerns...

Hit-and-run on Chicago street leaves 3 dead, 1 injured

Aug. 14, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Three people were killed and another injured when they were struck by a car during a hit-and-run on a Chicago street early Sunday, police said. A sedan hit the four males around 5 a.m. on the city's South Side and then drove away, Chicago police said. No one was in...

Police: Man killed himself after ramming US Capitol barrier

Aug. 14, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man drove his car into a barricade near the U.S. Capitol early Sunday and then began firing gunshots in the air before fatally shooting himself, according to police, who said he did not seem to be targeting any member of Congress. The incident happened just...

Trial begins in shooting death of 7-year-old in Atlanta

Aug. 14, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The trial is underway for a man accused of fatally shooting a 7-year-old girl who was riding in a car with her family after a day of Christmas shopping in Atlanta. Fulton County prosecutor Pat Dutcher said in his opening statement on Friday that Kennedy Maxie was...

Festival resumes after report of shot sends people fleeing

Aug. 14, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — An annual 10-day music festival in eastern Pennsylvania resumed Sunday after a reported shooting sent participants scrambling for safety just before the conclusion of Saturday night's concert. Bethlehem police converged on the area just before the Musikfest...