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Pope prays for victims in US July 4 parade shooting

Jul. 05, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis called Tuesday for a rejection of violence and respect for life as he mourned the dead from the “senseless shooting” during an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago. In a telegram of condolence to Chicago’s archbishop, Francis said he was...

Crowd shoots fireworks at police aiding shooting victim

Jul. 05, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police in a Maine city deployed pepper balls on Monday night when members of a crowd shot fireworks at the officers, who were attending to a shooting victim. Portland police said they responded to a report of a man who had been shot near a park on Monday...

Police: 3 shot to death at block party in Gary, Indiana

Jul. 05, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Gunfire during a July Fourth block party in northwestern Indiana left three people dead and seven wounded early Tuesday, police said. The shooting happened in a residential neighborhood of Gary, Indiana, about 12:45 a.m. and officers who responded found three...

Turkish police break up LGBTQ Pride march; 30 detained

Jul. 05, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Police in Turkey's capital broke up a LGBTQ Pride march Tuesday and detained dozens of people. Turkish authorities have banned LGBTQ events, but around 50 people holding rainbow flags nevertheless marched toward a main park to mark the end of Pride Month. ...

FBI searches scene of shooting that targeted July 4 parade

Jul. 05, 2022 12:15 PM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — FBI agents peeked into trash cans and under picnic blankets Tuesday as they searched for more evidence at the site where a gunman fired on an Independence Day parade from a suburban Chicago rooftop in an attack that killed at least six people. The...

Germany's CureVac files suit against vaccine rival BioNTech

Jul. 05, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German biotech company CureVac said Tuesday it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against rival BioNTech for work that it says contributed to the development of the BioNTech-Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. BioNTech said its work is original and it would “vigorously” contest the...

Tennessee deputies shoot driver who hit officer with vehicle

Jul. 05, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two Tennessee sheriff's deputies shot and wounded a driver who hit one of the law enforcement officers with a vehicle, authorities said. The Shelby County Sheriff's deputies encountered the man in a vehicle Monday night while responding to a disturbance call...

July Fourth event shooting causes panic in Philadelphia

Jul. 05, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scores of people watching a Fourth of July fireworks show in Philadelphia ran for cover when gunshots rang out, forcing them to leave behind strollers and other personal items as they sought refuge from what many feared was an active shooter. Two Philadelphia...

Virginia man arrested in fatal shooting in North Carolina

Jul. 05, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

YANCEYVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Virginia man has been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting in North Carolina, authorities said. Ky’Un Talik Thompson, 20, of Danville, Virginia, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Kimora Johnson, of...

Chauvin faces sentencing on federal charges in Floyd killing

Jul. 05, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge will this week sentence former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for federal civil rights violations in the killing of George Floyd. U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson on Tuesday set Chauvin's sentencing hearing for 2 p.m. Thursday in St....