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Pakistan reports new cases, policeman killed in polio drive

Apr. 24, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani health official says two new polio cases have been reported in the country's northwest despite efforts against the crippling disease. The announcement came as gunmen killed a policeman escorting polio workers in Buner, a town in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, on...

Sri Lanka asks for resignations of top security officials

Apr. 24, 2019 7:58 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president has asked for the resignations of the defense secretary and national police chief, a dramatic internal shake-up after security forces shrugged off intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, the...

Sri Lanka says president asked for resignations of defense secretary and national police chief after Easter bombings

Apr. 24, 2019 6:59 AM EDT
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka says president asked for resignations of defense secretary and national police chief after Easter bombings.

Straight talk on race becoming a must for white candidates

Apr. 24, 2019 6:44 AM EDT

After touring the National Lynching Memorial recently, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper spoke of the "shame" he felt that some white people "kind of looked the other way during these lynching incidents." Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas has acknowledged he "clearly had advantages" as a white man....

Prosecutors target officer's report of noise before shooting

Apr. 24, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors in the case of a Minneapolis police officer who shot an unarmed woman have been hammering away at what could be a key element of Mohamed Noor's defense — that he heard a loud slap against his police SUV that stirred fears of an ambush. The prosecution has tried to...

California pushes talks on 1st-in-US police shooting rules

Apr. 23, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers worked to find common ground Tuesday between law enforcement groups and reformers intent on adopting first-in-the-nation standards designed to limit fatal shootings by police. A state Senate committee tied a police-backed measure requiring more training to a...

Florida Supreme Court rules against Parkland sheriff

Apr. 23, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against a sheriff who fought his removal from office after the governor claimed he failed to prevent last year's Parkland school shooting. Florida's highest court agreed that Gov. Ron DeSantis was within his authority to suspend Scott Israel as...

The Latest: California seeks compromise on police shootings

Apr. 23, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on use of force legislation (all times local): 11:30 a.m. California lawmakers are working to find common ground between law enforcement groups and reformers intent on adopting first-in-the-nation standards designed to limit fatal shootings by police. A state Senate...

Police dog stuck by 200 porcupine quills during pursuit

Apr. 23, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — A police dog that stumbled on a porcupine and got more than 200 quills stuck on his face while pursuing a suspect is resting comfortably Tuesday and will not lose his eyesight, authorities in Oregon said. Coos County Sheriff's K-9 Odin, a German shepherd, had to be sedated and was in...

Police: Man shot, killed by officer pulled a knife

Apr. 23, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A 911 audio tape released by a North Carolina police department indicates a man shot and killed by an officer had pulled a knife. Raleigh police said 30-year-old Soheil Antonio Mojarrad was killed last Saturday night at a shopping center on the city's east side. The News & Observer...