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Tennessee deputy wounded, man dead after gunfire exchange

Jun. 16, 2021 09:21 AM EDT

WESTMORLAND, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff's deputy was wounded and a suspect was found dead after authorities responding to a report of an armed man causing a disturbance exchanged gunfire with him, officials said. Deputies from the Macon County Sheriff’s Office...

State police investigating shooting by Bridgeport officer

Jun. 16, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Bridgeport police officer shot and wounded a person Tuesday night while working with a federal and local law enforcement task force, authorities said. State police said Wednesday that the person was treated at a hospital for...

Massachusetts man convicted of fatal stabbing outside bar

Jun. 16, 2021 08:41 AM EDT

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who stabbed one man to death and seriously injured another outside a Haverhill bar four years ago has been convicted of second-degree murder, prosecutors said. Hayden Delafuente, 25, was convicted by a jury Tuesday after a six-day...

Malaysian court rejects coroner's verdict in teen's death

Jun. 16, 2021 07:12 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian high court found Wednesday that a coroner erred in ruling that the death of a French-Irish teenager whose body was found near a jungle resort was likely due to a misadventure that didn't involve other people. High Court Judge...

NY lifts more COVID-19 rules as it hits vaccination mark

Jun. 16, 2021 06:05 AM EDT

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that 70% of adults in New York have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, a threshold he said the state would celebrate by easing many of its remaining social distancing rules and shooting off fireworks. “What does 70% mean?...

7 relatives charged in Tennessee boy's starvation death

Jun. 16, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

BARTLETT, Tenn. (AP) — Seven members of a Tennessee family have been charged with murder in the starvation death of a 14-year-old boy, authorities said. A mother and six relatives who lived together in a community home arrangement in the Memphis suburb of Bartlett have...

Video shows man apologized before Honolulu police shot him

Jun. 16, 2021 02:57 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Doorbell camera video obtained and made public by lawyers representing the family of a man fatally shot two months ago by Honolulu police provides more information about the events that unfolded before the deadly encounter with officers. The footage...

Tucson police: Man found dead along road was homicide victim

Jun. 16, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man has been found dead on the side of a road on Tucson’s west side and it’s being investigated as a homicide, according to police. Officers were called early Monday about an unresponsive man who had signs of trauma to his body. ...

Today in History

Jun. 16, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 16, the 167th day of 2021. There are 198 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 16, 1858, accepting the Illinois Republican Party’s nomination for the U.S....

3 Honolulu police officers charged in killing of 16-year-old

Jun. 15, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A policeman has been charged with murder and two officers charged with attempted murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy, Honolulu prosecutors said Tuesday. The charges come after a grand jury last week declined to indict the...