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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...

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...

Suspect's mother speaks out after Alabama officer slain

Dec. 8, 2019 4:47 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The mother of man charged with killing an Alabama police officer spoke said Sunday that she doesn't believe her son is capable of committing murder. LaJeromeny Brown of Tennessee has been jailed on capital murder charges in the shooting of Huntsville police officer Billy Fred Clardy...

Shooting survivor sues Southern California synagogue

Dec. 8, 2019 3:52 PM EST

POWAY, Calif. (AP) — A man wounded in a shooting at a San Diego-area synagogue is suing the house of worship, alleging Chabad of Poway didn't use federal funds meant to hire security to protect worshipers, according to a newspaper report. In the lawsuit obtained by Los Angeles Times, Almog Peretz claims...

District says it's not liable for boy, 8, who killed himself

Dec. 8, 2019 1:50 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The death of an 8-year-old boy whose parents say killed himself after he was bullied by another student is at the center of a legal fight with his family and the Cincinnati Public Schools. School officials said the district isn't liable for the death of Gabriel Taye, pushing for the U.S....

Authorities: 2nd person dies after shooting in drug robbery

Dec. 8, 2019 12:22 PM EST

Authorities say a second person has died following a shooting that authorities say stemmed from an armed robbery during a purported drug deal in eastern Pennsylvania last week. State police in Monroe County say the gunfire Wednesday in Chestnuthill Township left 22-year-old Dylan Beinert dead and two men...

Jury to decide if college student's killing was hate crime

Dec. 8, 2019 9:23 AM EST

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Three friends were waiting at a bus stop on the University of Maryland’s campus around 3 a.m. on a Saturday when a stranger approached them, screaming. "Step left, step left if you know what's best for you," the 22-year-old white man told the friends, according to police. ...

German minister urges more action against Russia on killing

Dec. 8, 2019 4:30 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's defense minister is calling for the government to turn up the pressure on Russia over a killing in Berlin that prosecutors say appears to have been ordered by Russian or Chechen authorities. Germany expelled two Russian diplomats on Wednesday over the brazen killing of a Georgian...