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Police investigate death of 3-year-old Maine boy

Jun. 23, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy who died after a family member brought him to a hospital in Belfast. Police have not released the name of the child or family members. The state police's major crimes unit is...

Man fatally shot outside Brooklyn Park grocery store

Jun. 23, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) — Police in Brooklyn Park are investigating a fatal shooting outside a grocery store. Witnesses told police a male suspect was sitting in his car and opened fire as the victim was about to walk into Nice Family African Market shortly before 10...

Journalist killed in northern Mexico, 4th this year

Jun. 22, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A journalist was found stabbed to death Tuesday in the northern Mexico city of Ciudad Acuna, across the border from Del Rio, Texas. Saul Tijerina Rentería was the fourth journalist killed in Mexico so far this year. Tijerina...

Wisconsin Republicans send election bills to governor

Jun. 22, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly sent bills to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday that would make it more difficult for the elderly and disabled to cast absentee ballots and prohibit officials from filling in missing information on the envelopes of returned absentee ballots. ...

Missouri suspect killed in exchange of gunfire with officers

Jun. 22, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

DE SOTO, Mo. (AP) — A suspect is dead after being shot in an exchange of gunfire with police in eastern Missouri. The shooting happened Tuesday morning in De Soto, a town of 6,300 residents about 50 miles (80 kilometers) southwest of St. Louis. The...

Georgia agency probes officer-involved shooting

Jun. 22, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is probing an officer-involved shooting following an hourslong standoff with a suspect accused of shooting his son five times. Newnan Police responded just after 7 p.m. Monday to a shooting and found Isaiah Smith,...

Man accused of shooting at park rangers dies in fed custody

Jun. 22, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The death of a man in federal custody who was accused of shooting at Everglades National Park rangers and police officers is the focus of an investigation. Drew C. Sikes, 37, was arrested in March on charges of assaulting federal officers with a deadly...

State police to look into DMV head's ties to raided business

Jun. 22, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Dan McKee has asked state police to investigate whether the administrator of the state Division of Motor Vehicles had any knowledge of, or involvement in, an alleged prostitution operation that leased one if his rental properties. Cranston...

Creighton put on probation by NCAA amid fallout of FBI probe

Jun. 22, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

The NCAA put the Creighton men’s basketball program on two years’ probation Tuesday after finding a former assistant coach accepted cash from a management agency, while the athletic director did his own investigation and kept the findings to himself until the FBI released details of a...

Police seek motive in deadly San Francisco Bay Area shooting

Jun. 22, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Police are seeking the motive for a deadly shooting at a San Francisco Bay Area house party during the weekend. More than one person walked up and fired into the gathering late Sunday night in Richmond, police Sgt. Aaron Pomeroy told reporters...