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Indonesia police kill 2 suspects in militant crackdown

Nov. 16, 2019 7:49 AM EST

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's elite counterterrorism squad on Saturday shot and killed two suspected militants who may have had links to a suicide attack at a busy police station in the country’s third-largest city, police said. Three suspected militants refused to surrender and resisted by...

Sheriff calls deadly shooting at Airbnb rental a ‘bloodbath’

Nov. 15, 2019 9:04 PM EST

ORINDA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area are calling a shooting that left five dead during a Halloween party at an Airbnb rental a “bloodbath,” where several partygoers were armed and some showed up looking for trouble. Contra Costa Sheriff David Livingston said Friday...

DA: No charges against Alabama officers in fatal shooting

Nov. 15, 2019 4:33 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A prosecutor says he won’t pursue charges against police officers who shot and killed a man in Alabama. Madison County District Attorney Rob Broussard told a news conference Friday that Madison police were justified in fatally shooting 39-year-old Dana Fletcher last month....

The Latest: Police involved in shooting were off-duty

Nov. 15, 2019 4:18 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting near a cluster of bars and restaurants in Charlotte (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Police say two officers involved in a fatal shooting in North Carolina’s biggest city were working off-duty in uniform when they responded to a fight in an area...

Iowa public defender quits side police job after criticism

Nov. 15, 2019 2:56 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A supervisor in the Iowa public defender’s office quit his longtime side job as a police officer after critics said his dual roles created a conflict of interest, according to a resignation letter released Friday. Mike Adams, supervisor of the special defense unit, resigned...

Police: No one ‘in danger’ in Florida high school lockdown

Nov. 15, 2019 2:30 PM EST

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Police say no one is danger at a Florida high school and a “code red” alert has been lifted after a lockdown prompted by a report of a possible intruder. Police say Coral Springs High School security initially reported spotting someone near the campus fence....

US: Detective broke ranks, helped expose brutality cover up

Nov. 14, 2019 9:14 PM EST

For more than a year after a Long Island police chief slugged a handcuffed man who stole sex toys and other items from his department SUV, federal investigators found themselves up against a blue wall of silence - unable to get anyone beside the victim to say what happened. Then, a detective who was in the room...

Chileans blinded by police firing pellet guns in protests

Nov. 14, 2019 8:44 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chileans are accustomed to seeing violent clashes between police and demonstrators but a new trend is leaving them shaken: the blinding of protesters by shotgun pellets fired by state’s security agents. Chile’s main medical body says at least 230 people have lost sight...

Walmart where man killed 22 reopens amid increased security

Nov. 14, 2019 7:32 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — About 50 shoppers lined up early Thursday ahead of the reopening of a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, that had been closed since August, when a gunman police say was targeting Mexicans opened fire in the store and killed 22 people. On the day of the attack, Walmart didn’t have a...

Virginia police say wanted Marine deserter sought family

Nov. 14, 2019 6:28 PM EST

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say the Marine deserter wanted for questioning in a murder case was trying to reach out to a family member when he was spotted. Roanoke Police Chief Tim Jones told a news conference that it’s believed Michael Alexander Brown was trying to contact his...