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3 charged in southern France extremist attack

Oct. 20, 2018 7:05 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Three people have been charged in France over an Islamic extremist's shooting rampage and supermarket hostage-taking earlier this year. French regional media reported that the three are suspected of providing help to assailant Redouane Lakdim before his March attack in Carcassonne and the...

Man who killed 3 in Colorado Walmart gets life in prison

Oct. 19, 2018 11:12 PM EDT

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — The man who gunned down three people in a suburban Denver Walmart last year was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole. But more than 11 months after the crime, his motive remains a mystery. Scott Ostrem, 48, received three consecutive life terms plus 48 years as part of a...

Police hire raises criticism in New Mexico's largest city

Oct. 19, 2018 8:43 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque mayor's hiring of a New Jersey law enforcement veteran accused of excessive force in a more than decade-old lawsuit was met Friday with strong criticism among New Mexico police reform advocates. The announcement a day earlier of Leonard Nerbetski's appointment as a...

Police: No statement from Texas officer who killed motorist

Oct. 19, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — An officer who shot and killed a black motorist in Texas last month during a traffic stop has not given a statement to detectives in the criminal investigation, police said in a statement Friday. More than a month and a half following the Sept. 1 shooting, Arlington police identified Bau Tran...

Florida city commissioner charged with killing alleged thief

Oct. 19, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city commissioner has been charged with fatally shooting a man he accused of shoplifting a hatchet from an Army-Navy surplus store. The Ledger reports that a Polk County grand jury indicted 47-year-old Michael Dunn on a second-degree murder charged Friday. A conviction could...

The Latest: Man gets life for Walmart shooting that killed 3

Oct. 19, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a man who shot and killed three people in a suburban Denver Walmart (all times local): 3:50 p.m. A man who shot and killed three people at a Walmart in suburban Denver has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Scott Ostrem was sentenced...

Sessions says reforms of Chicago police could boost crime

Oct. 19, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned Friday that reforms planned for the Chicago police force could cause a surge in violent crime and pointed to the recent murder conviction of a police officer as evidence that such reforms aren't necessary because officers who break the law are already...

Man arrested for threats that closed Kentucky school system

Oct. 19, 2018 5:08 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky authorities say they believe they saved lives by arresting a heavily armed man who allegedly threatened multiple schools, had a "detailed plan of attack" and was stopped while pulling out of his driveway shortly before the school day ended Thursday. The suspect, Dylan...

State trooper stabbed in head, neck during pursuit

Oct. 19, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

NEW SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts State Police trooper sustained stab wounds to the head, neck, shoulders and arm while trying to apprehend an 18-year-old who had earlier fled a traffic stop. Authorities say the teenager was then shot in the torso by the 47-year-old trooper and both were taken to the...

The Latest: Sessions warns against Chicago police reforms

Oct. 19, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions speech in Chicago (all times local): 2:45 p.m. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the kind of reforms planned for Chicago's police force will cause a surge in violent crime. Sessions spoke Friday to the Chicago Crime Commission about a plan...