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Deputes fatally shoot suspect in Georgia after standoff

Oct. 14, 2018 11:54 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia say sheriff's deputies fatally shot a man who fired at them from a barricaded home after a standoff that lasted more than six hours. Georgia news outlets say the trouble began around 5 p.m. Saturday in Hall County. The Hall County Sheriff's Office said it...

Houston firefighters take battle over pay to voters

Oct. 13, 2018 7:02 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston firefighters who have been in a bitter battle with the city for higher wages are taking their case to voters. Firefighters in the nation's fourth-largest city are asking for pay parity with local police in a proposal that Houston's mayor insists would be "a financial disaster for the...

Former officer sentenced for sex-related crimes with minor

Oct. 13, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — A former sheriff's deputy in Tennessee has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sex-related crimes with a minor. The Tennessean reports 47-year-old Joseph Patton was sentenced Friday to a range of eight to 18 years, with the length to be decided by a judge. Patton pleaded guilty...

Afghan official: 14 killed in bombing at candidate rally

Oct. 13, 2018 9:22 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A motorcycle rigged with explosives detonated at an election rally in northeastern Afghanistan on Saturday killing at least 14 people, including civilians and security forces, officials said. Khalil Aser, spokesman for the provincial police chief in Takhar province, said 32 others...

The Latest: Afghan official says 13 killed in rally bombing

Oct. 13, 2018 6:05 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 2:30 p.m. An Afghan official says at least 13 people including civilians and security forces have been killed in a bombing at an election rally in northeastern Afghanistan. Khalil Aser, spokesman for the provincial...

Trump administration steps in to kill police-reform plan

Oct. 12, 2018 8:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Trump administration informed a federal judge in Chicago on Friday that it's seeking to scuttle a plan negotiated between the nation's third-largest city and the state of Illinois that envisions far-reaching reforms of Chicago's 12,000-officer police force under close federal court...

Union: NYPD detective didn't withhold Weinstein information

Oct. 12, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police union on Friday defended a detective accused of coaching a witness in the Harvey Weinstein investigation and then keeping prosecutors in the dark. The Manhattan District Attorney's office dropped part of Weinstein's criminal case this week, saying the detective failed...

Lawsuit: Man convicted after mother rejected 'dirty cop'

Oct. 12, 2018 4:32 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas man who spent 23 years in prison for a double murder he didn't commit was targeted because his mother rebuffed a homicide detective's sexual advances and was convicted after a bogus police investigation, according to a lawsuit . Lamonte McIntyre, 42, and his 64-year-old...

Lawsuit filed in fatal deputy shooting

Oct. 12, 2018 1:30 PM EDT

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — The wife of a man fatally shot by a West Virginia deputy has filed suit against the sheriff's department and county officials. The Times West Virginian reports Christy J. Rhoades filed a wrongful-death lawsuit in federal court against the Marion County Sheriff's Department and the...

Autopsy: Black man shot by officer hit 3 times from behind

Oct. 12, 2018 11:21 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An autopsy report says a black man killed by a white Tennessee police officer died from three gunshot wounds that hit him from behind. The Tennessean cited the report that calls 25-year-old Daniel Hambrick's death a homicide and says he was hit twice in the back and once in the back...