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Suspect in UK Parliament crash charged with attempted murder

Aug. 18, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A driver whose car collided with several people before crashing outside Britain's Parliament has been charged with attempted murder, police in London said Saturday The Metropolitan Police force said 29-year-old Salih Khater faces two charges — trying to kill police officers, and trying...

Oak Ridge police chief resigns

Aug. 18, 2018 3:18 PM EDT

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials in a Tennessee city say the police chief has resigned following accusations of harassment. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the resignation of Oak Ridge police Chief James Akagi is effective Oct. 20. Akagi has been on administrative leave since July, after police...

Man's family suing Charlotte police over fatal shooting

Aug. 18, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The widow of a man fatally shot by an undercover North Carolina police officer has filed a lawsuit against the city, accusing the officer involved of negligence in the death. The family of Josue Javier Diaz filed a lawsuit Friday against the City of Charlotte and the officer...

Dead suspects in father's death called reclusive, paranoid

Aug. 18, 2018 9:22 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two adult brothers suspected of being involved in the fatal shooting of their physician father before turning guns on themselves during a SWAT standoff were reclusive, paranoid and likely mentally ill, a suburban Cleveland police chief said. Authorities have said Richard Warn, 59, was...

UN chief: 1 option to protect Palestinians is a new force

Aug. 17, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a new report that options to protect Palestinian civilians under Israeli occupation range from establishing an armed military or police force to deploying civilian observers or beefing up the U.N. presence on the ground. The U.N. chief...

Witnesses: No reason for Texas police to fire into car

Aug. 17, 2018 8:52 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Teenagers who witnessed a police shooting that killed a high school freshman in Texas testified on Friday that there was no reason for the ex-officer to fire into the car carrying the victim and four other black teenagers. The testimony came during the second day of the murder trial for fired...

Footage shows Minnesota man raised gun before police fired

Aug. 17, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Police in St. Paul released body camera footage Friday that shows a man was armed with a gun before officers shot and killed him during an early morning confrontation. Officers Matthew Jones and Vincent Adams shot William James Hughes, 43, on an apartment building porch Aug. 5....

DA: Teen who stopped attack was taught to shoot by late dad

Aug. 17, 2018 4:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A teenage girl drew upon gun training from her late father to fatally shoot an abusive boyfriend who was strangling her mother earlier this month in North Carolina, a prosecutor said Friday. Steven Kelley, 46, was found dead by deputies who responded Aug. 8 to a call about a shooting...

After shooting, Nashville coalition wants police chief fired

Aug. 17, 2018 3:52 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A coalition is joining calls for a government to fire a Tennessee police chief after an officer fatally shot a 25-year-old black man. The Tennessean reports Nashville Organized for Action and Hope released a list Thursday of demands to Mayor David Briley, including the termination...

Prosecutor: Defendant admitted to shooting detective

Aug. 17, 2018 1:19 PM EDT

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky prosecutor says a man charged with the attempted murder of a police officer admitted to shooting the officer in recorded jailhouse calls. The Bowling Green Daily News quotes Allen County Commonwealth's Attorney Clint Willis as telling a jury that 31-year-old Ben Wyatt...