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Police try to prevent retaliation after Chicago rapper shot

Oct. 23, 2018 9:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Police took steps on Tuesday to stave off retaliatory attacks by street gangs after a Chicago rapper known for taunting rivals on social media was shot in the head in a shootout during a funeral for his friend and a fellow rapper killed earlier in October. Five others were injured in the...

Authorities assess items found in search for missing girl

Oct. 23, 2018 8:57 PM EDT

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — Investigators are assessing several items that volunteers found Tuesday during an expanded search for clues that might lead to a missing 13-year-old Wisconsin girl whose parents were killed, but none of them yet seem to be linked to her disappearance, a sheriff said. Barron County...

The Latest: Officer death weeks later leads to murder count

Oct. 23, 2018 3:20 PM EDT

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a South Carolina police officer 19 days after she was shot (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Authorities say a 74-year-old Vietnam veteran now faces two counts of murder in the shooting of seven police officers — two of them fatally — in South...

Funeral set for Wisconsin couple whose daughter is missing

Oct. 23, 2018 12:56 PM EDT

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A funeral will be held this weekend for a Wisconsin couple who were shot dead in their home last week and whose 13-year-old daughter is still missing. Family members have scheduled an 11 a.m. Saturday visitation and 1 p.m. funeral service for James and Denise Closs at St. Peter's...

Fetal remains found in third Michigan funeral home

Oct. 22, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

OWOSSO, Mich. (AP) — Fetal remains have been found at a third Michigan funeral in less than two weeks. An asbestos-removal crew on Monday discovered the skeletal remains of two fetuses at the former Mowen Funeral Home in Owosso, about 90 miles northwest of Detroit. On Friday, police removed the remains of...

1st US public Holocaust memorial merges past with new tech

Oct. 22, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In 1964, the first public memorial to the Holocaust in the United States was unveiled in a solemn ceremony in Philadelphia. The bronze-on-black granite sculpture called "Six Million Jewish Martyrs" was the work of artist Nathan Rapoport, who fled his native Poland when the Nazis invaded...

Officer fatally shoots suspect in Georgia police slaying

Oct. 22, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A police officer on Monday shot and killed an 18-year-old man accused of fatally shooting another officer near a school in the Atlanta area over the weekend, police said. Tafahree Maynard was one of two men charged in the fatal shooting Saturday of Gwinnett County police Officer...

The Latest: Suspect in Georgia officer's death shot, killed

Oct. 22, 2018 12:43 PM EDT

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Police say an officer shot and killed the man charged in the shooting death of an Atlanta-area police officer. Gwinnett County police Chief Butch Ayers says 18-year-old Tafahree Maynard was...

Moscow blocks commemoration of Stalin victims at city square

Oct. 20, 2018 9:06 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow authorities have refused permission for an annual commemoration of Stalin-era political repression victims to be held in Lubyanka Square outside the former KGB headquarters and the event's organizers have objected to a proposed alternative site. For the past decade, the historical and...

Prince Harry opens memorial as royal tour continues

Oct. 20, 2018 7:33 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Prince Harry paid tribute to Australian service members by opening a new wing of a war memorial on Saturday before opening the Invictus Games as he and wife Meghan continued their visit to Australia and the South Pacific. A thus-far joyous debut royal tour by the couple, buoyed by news that...