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6 killed in New Jersey gunbattle, including police officer

Dec. 10, 2019 7:11 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Six people, including a police officer and three bystanders, were killed in a furious gunbattle Tuesday that filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy fire for hours, authorities said. The dead included the two gunmen, Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly said....

Pennsylvania trooper shot and wounded, prompting standoff

Dec. 10, 2019 6:31 PM EST

ELKLAND, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper was shot and wounded Tuesday afternoon at a home in a rural area near the border with New York state, prompting a standoff with the barricaded gunman that lasted into the evening, authorities said. Troopers were conducting a welfare check at the home in...

Pentagon orders review of international student vetting

Dec. 10, 2019 6:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Tuesday ordered a broad review of vetting procedures for international students who participate in training on U.S. military installations and demanded the process be strengthened, in direct reaction to last week's deadly shooting at a Pensacola Navy base by a Saudi...

1 arrested, 1 sought in holiday gunfire that wounded 12

Dec. 10, 2019 6:15 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One suspect was in custody Tuesday and another was being sought in connection with a Thanksgiving weekend gunfight that injured 12 people at the edge of New Orleans' famous French Quarter. Both suspects were traced to St. Mary Parish in south-central Louisiana, where the arrest was made...

Life sentence for man wounded in confrontation with deputies

Dec. 10, 2019 5:59 PM EST

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who was wounded last year in a shootout with deputies has been sentenced to life in prison. Joshua Imhoff, 34, was sentence this week by a Polk County judge, the Ledger reported. A jury found Imhoff guilty last month of seven counts of attempted first-degree murder of a...

Man gets more than 18 years in prison for firebombing police

Dec. 10, 2019 5:56 PM EST

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A man accused of throwing incendiary devices at police officers during a standoff was sentenced Tuesday to more than 18 years in state prison. Jeffrey Folkner, 28, of Easton, was convicted of four counts of aggravated assault in the wake of a July 2018 standoff that began when police...

Police chief: Officer, 2 suspects and 3 bystanders killed in sprawling Jersey City shooting

Dec. 10, 2019 5:26 PM EST
Police chief: Officer, 2 suspects and 3 bystanders killed in sprawling Jersey City shooting.

Man found guilty of killing 2 doctors in luxury Boston condo

Dec. 10, 2019 5:24 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A jury found a man guilty Tuesday of killing two doctors in their luxury Boston condominium. Bampumim Teixeira, 33, was convicted in Suffolk County Superior Court in the May 2017 stabbing deaths of Drs. Richard Field and Lina Bolanos. Earlier Tuesday, Teixeira had been removed from the...

Bill Cosby sex assault verdict upheld; spokesman lashes out

Dec. 10, 2019 4:35 PM EST

Bill Cosby lost his bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction Tuesday, as an appeals court upheld the verdict in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. In its ruling, the Superior Court affirmed the right of prosecutors to call other accusers to bolster their case — the same issue fought over in...

Judge to consider delaying trial start in Parkland massacre

Dec. 10, 2019 4:26 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The judge overseeing the case of Florida school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz said Tuesday she will consider a defense request to delay the start of trial beyond late January. Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer set a Dec. 19 date for arguments on the motion by defense...