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4-year-old twins free selves, climb to safety after crash

Dec. 9, 2019 12:04 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state authorities say 4-year-old twins freed themselves from their car seats and climbed an embankment seeking help following a car crash that killed their father. KING-TV reported 47-year-old Corey Simmons of Langley died when the vehicle with his daughters in the backseat...

Accidental shootings by police expose training shortfalls

Dec. 9, 2019 12:01 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — When an Iowa mother tried to take her child from her husband during an argument on a snowy sidewalk in 2015, an officer stepped in to stop the scuffle, but he accidentally fired his weapon as a dog approached. The bullet went through the woman’s arm and into her chest, killing her as...

Portland, Oregon, police fatally shoot man near coffee shop

Dec. 8, 2019 11:46 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police fatally shot a person Sunday outside a coffee shop on the city's southeast side, the Oregonian/Oregonlive.com reported. The shooting about 1:43 p.m. outside the Starbucks store prompted a large police response. Police did not detail what led to the shooting, and they...

Saudi gunman tweeted against US before naval base shooting

Dec. 8, 2019 11:22 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on the assumption...

Man fatally shot outside Phoenix bar; suspects being sought

Dec. 8, 2019 10:59 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Police are searching for suspects after a man was fatally shot in the parking lot of a west Phoenix bar. They say officers arrived at the scene around 2:30 a.m. Sunday to find 33-year-old Marlon Cruz Isaguirre on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital, where he...

Father: Navy victim shot standing watch fresh from boot camp

Dec. 8, 2019 6:28 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Fresh out of boot camp, Cameron Walters proudly told his father in Georgia during their nightly video chat that he had passed the exam qualifying him to stand watch and help secure building entrances at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. When news broke the next morning of shots...

Houston police sergeant shot and killed; suspect in custody

Dec. 8, 2019 6:22 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A suspect has been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a Houston police officer who was responding to a domestic violence report, officials said Sunday. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Sgt. Christopher Brewster's death at a news conference late Saturday. Police...

Police: Slain Arkansas officer 'ambushed' in patrol vehicle

Dec. 8, 2019 6:18 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A man who “was looking for an officer to kill” drove into a police parking lot in northwestern Arkansas, approached an officer who was sitting in a patrol car and shot him point-blank in the head, police said Sunday. Officer Stephen Carr, 27, was “ambushed and...

Kansas inmate in prison since 1994 has died in custody

Dec. 8, 2019 6:03 PM EST

LANSING, Kan. (AP) — A 44-year-old man who has been in prison for murder since 1994 has been found dead inside the Lansing Correctional Facility. The Kansas Department of Corrections said the Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of Joshua Kaiser. He was found dead on Saturday. Kaiser...

Police investigate death of 3-year-old boy as a homicide

Dec. 8, 2019 6:02 PM EST

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Police were investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy as a homicide on Sunday. Emergency responders rushed Mayjor Douglas from his apartment in Troy, N.Y. to a hospital on Saturday after he went into cardiac arrest. He died that day at Albany Medical Center. His death was ruled a...