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Man accused of leaving firebombs in LA subway station

Aug. 04, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 50-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of leaving incendiary devices at a Los Angeles subway station, police and the FBI said Wednesday. The suspect was taken into custody Monday at the MacArthur Park Red Line station and was held without...

Police say 13-year-old girl fatally shot in St. Louis County

Aug. 04, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 13-year-old girl is dead after being shot in north St. Louis County, and a teenage boy has been arrested, police said. The shooting happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday, when officers were called for reports of a shooting, the St. Louis County Police...

Mexico sues US gun manufacturers over arms trafficking toll

Aug. 04, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government sued United States gun manufacturers and distributors Wednesday in U.S. federal court, arguing that their negligent and illegal commercial practices have unleashed tremendous bloodshed in Mexico. The unusual lawsuit was filed in...

Police wound man who fired at them during shooting probe

Aug. 04, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Police officers wounded a man in suburban Denver on Tuesday after he allegedly fired on officers questioning a person suspected of being involved in earlier fatal shooting nearby, police said. A bullet went through the sleeve of one officer's...

Ringleader of equipment theft ring gets 5 years in prison

Aug. 04, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The ringleader of a group that stole about $700,000 worth of construction equipment, boats, personal watercraft, all-terrain vehicles and trailers from dealers across New England has been sentenced to five years in prison, federal prosecutors said. ...

Michigan man takes plea deal in Capitol riot, released

Aug. 04, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

CALUMET, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man charged in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Wednesday and was released after more than six months in custody. Prosecutors in Washington dropped other charges against Karl Dresch in exchange for his...

Pentagon IDs officer slain in attack as officials seek clues

Aug. 04, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators were digging Wednesday into the background of a Georgia man who officials say fatally stabbed a Pentagon police officer at a transit station outside the building before being shot and killed himself. The Pentagon Force Protection...

US blocks seafood from Fiji ship accused of enslaving crew

Aug. 04, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A tuna fishing boat based in the Pacific island nation of Fiji that has been accused of essentially enslaving its crew was blocked Wednesday from importing seafood into the United States, part of an increasing effort to keep goods produced with forced labor from entering...

Police: Driver in hit-and-run fatality was on drugs

Aug. 04, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A 59-year-old woman has died after being being struck by a driver under the influence of drugs who then left the scene, authorities said. Lisa Rocha, of Taunton, was struck at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Main and Cedar streets, police and the...

AP: Police brass eyed in probe of Black man's deadly arrest

Aug. 04, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are investigating whether Louisiana State Police brass obstructed justice to protect the troopers seen on long-withheld body camera video punching, dragging and stunning Black motorist Ronald Greene during his fatal 2019 arrest. It...