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Judge won't drop suit against ex-deputy in school shooting

Dec. 12, 2018 12:35 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has rejected a deputy's claim that he had no duty to confront the gunman during the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Refusing to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a parent of a victim, Broward Circuit Judge Patti Englander Henning found after a hearing Wednesday that...

France's Macron caught between protests, Strasbourg attack

Dec. 12, 2018 12:27 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is trying to take back control of his nation after a month of protests that caused mayhem across the country — and now a new extremist attack that's putting France on renewed terror alert. Striving to show he's responding to "yellow vest" protesters'...

Baby boy, born after Israeli mom wounded in West Bank, dies

Dec. 12, 2018 12:08 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A baby born prematurely after his Israeli mother was critically wounded in a shooting at a bus stop outside a West Bank settlement earlier this week has died. Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek Hospital says the baby boy died on Wednesday. He was delivered by a cesarean section on Sunday night,...

The Latest: French attack suspect had crime record since 13

Dec. 12, 2018 11:56 AM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on a shooting attack at a Christmas market in France (all times local): 5:50 p.m. French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner says that the suspect in the deadly attack on the Christmas market in Strasbourg has had a long criminal record, with his first conviction at...

6 charged in '11 killing of US bank executive in Puerto Rico

Dec. 12, 2018 11:50 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal authorities announced Wednesday that they have solved the high-profile killing of a New Jersey banking executive slain more than seven years ago in a drive-by shooting on one of Puerto Rico's busiest highways. Suspected drug traffickers targeted Maurice Spagnoletti in...

Incompetency claim rejected for man charged in decapitation

Dec. 12, 2018 11:30 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A jury has rejected a mental incompetence claim from a man accused of shooting and decapitating his grandmother and her husband at an in-home day care in Oklahoma City. The criminal case against 23-year-old Quinton Laster has been on hold for more than two years because of questions...

Thai policeman arrested in killing of French man

Dec. 12, 2018 11:12 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A policeman in Thailand was arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a French man Wednesday at a shopping plaza in Bangkok. Security video of the killing posted online by Thai media allegedly shows the officer in street clothes running after the French man and shooting him at close range...

Parents of teen killed by officer sue his former employer

Dec. 12, 2018 11:00 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The parents of an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot by an East Pittsburgh police officer as he fled a traffic stop are suing the officer's former employer— the University of Pittsburgh— for failing to properly discipline him or record performance issues in his...

The Latest: Judge won't drop school massacre parent's suit

Dec. 12, 2018 10:54 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the commission that is investigating the Florida high school massacre (all times local): 10:50 a.m. A Florida judge has refused to dismiss a negligence lawsuit filed by the parent of a slain Parkland school student against a former deputy who failed to confront the...

France: Suspected gunman named, had long police record

Dec. 12, 2018 10:41 AM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — A massive manhunt involving hundreds of police and soldiers was underway Wednesday for a suspected extremist who yelled "God is great!" in Arabic during a shooting spree around one of Europe's most famous Christmas markets. The assault in the eastern French city of Strasbourg...