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Suicide bomber kills 2 police by famed Cairo tourist market

Feb. 18, 2019 5:44 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Interior Ministry says a suicide bomber killed two police officers and wounded three more while he was being pursued near Cairo's famed Khan el-Khalili tourist marketplace. The Monday night explosion in the Gamaliya district was a rarity for a central area of the capital, after...

5 bystanders shot, wounded in New Orleans police shootout

Feb. 18, 2019 5:27 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Five people waiting at a downtown New Orleans bus stop were wounded by gunfire during a police shootout with an armed robbery suspect, authorities said, in a city weekend marred with multiple shootings. The shootout that injured the five bystanders happened Sunday night, and officials...

Video appears to show Florida deputy elbowing teen in head

Feb. 18, 2019 11:29 AM EST

FORT MYERS SHORES, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff's department has launched an internal investigation after a video posted on social media appeared to show a deputy elbowing a handcuffed teenager in the head. Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said Deputy Blake Grossi had been placed on administrative...

Donor honors newspaper shooting victims with scholarship

Feb. 18, 2019 9:04 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — An anonymous donor has given $5,000 for college scholarships from the Annapolis Police Department in honor of the five people killed at the Capital Gazette last year, allowing five students to receive $1,000 college scholarships. The five were killed when a gunman burst into the...

Suspect in killing of 4 hostages during standoff has died

Feb. 17, 2019 6:56 PM EST

CLINTON, Miss. (AP) — A man who shot and killed four people he held hostage in a Mississippi home has died from gunshot wounds he received during the 12-hour standoff, authorities said Sunday. Two small children were released unharmed from the home in Clinton several hours after the standoff began, police...

4 dead after Mississippi hostage standoff, shooting

Feb. 16, 2019 10:41 PM EST

CLINTON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say four people are dead and a suspect is in custody after a domestic dispute in Mississippi led to a fatal hostage standoff. Clinton city spokesman Mark Jones says the incident began about 2:30 a.m. Saturday inside a Clinton home and lasted for about 12 hours. Jones says...

Officer shot multiple times, suspects die in subsequent fire

Feb. 16, 2019 10:23 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer who was shot multiple times after responding to reports of an armed robbery was recovering Saturday, while two suspects are believed to have died in a fire following a shootout. The incident began about 5:30 p.m. Friday, the Opelika-Auburn News reported. Auburn...

The Latest: Police name Alabama officer shot following call

Feb. 16, 2019 7:17 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on an officer involved shooting in Alabama (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Authorities have identified an Alabama police officer who was shot multiple times after responding to reports of an armed robbery. In a news release Saturday, police confirmed the identity of the officer...

The Latest: CEO: Gunman passed background check when hired

Feb. 16, 2019 6:05 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois (all times local): 5 p.m. The chief executive of the company that owns the warehouse where an employee gunned down five co-workers says a background check on him when he joined Henry Pratt Co.15 years ago did not turn up...

Reform, once avoided, now embraced in Chicago mayor's race

Feb. 16, 2019 1:51 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Reform is not a concept usually embraced by Chicago politicians known for their patronage, but after corruption charges were filed against a powerful alderman and a court got involved in overseeing the city's troubled police department, the word is now on the lips of the 14 candidates...