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The Latest: French police step up hunt for Strasbourg gunman

Dec. 13, 2018 11:16 AM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on the attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France (all times local): 4 p.m. AP journalists and a French police official say a police operation is going on in the Strasbourg neighborhood where a suspected Christmas market gunman was last seen. One French police...

Panel says sheriff's policy contributed to Florida massacre

Dec. 13, 2018 11:03 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The commission investigating a Florida high school massacre heavily criticized the responding sheriff office's active shooter policy, saying it contributed to the failure of some deputies to run into the building and confront the gunman. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School...

The Latest: Chief says teen fired shots at Indiana school

Dec. 13, 2018 11:02 AM EST

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an eastern Indiana middle school (all times local): 10:55 a.m. A police chief says a teenage suspect and officers fired gunshots at each other at an eastern Indiana middle school before the youth killed himself. Richmond Police Chief Jim Branum tells the...

French police try to catch attack suspect, operation ongoing

Dec. 13, 2018 11:01 AM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — A police operation was underway Thursday in the Strasbourg neighborhood where the suspected gunman in an attack near a popular Christmas market that killed three people last was seen. One French police official said security forces, including the elite Raid squad, took action...

Shooting near West Bank settlement kills at least 2 Israelis

Dec. 13, 2018 10:48 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian gunman got out of a car and opened fire at a bus stop outside a West Bank settlement on Thursday, killing two Israeli soldiers before speeding away, the Israeli military said. The military said the assailant also wounded two other people, including another soldier who was...

Police: Teen kills himself at school during confrontation

Dec. 13, 2018 10:39 AM EST

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — A teenage suspect killed himself inside an eastern Indiana middle school when he was confronted by police during a shooting Thursday morning, investigators said. Indiana State Police Sgt. John Bowling said no other students or staff were injured during the shooting at Dennis Middle...

The Latest: Car ramming adds to weeklong West Bank attacks

Dec. 13, 2018 10:08 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The Israeli army says forces shot and killed a Palestinian man near the West Bank city of Ramallah after he attempted to ram his car into them Thursday, lightly injuring one soldier. The incident comes after a...

Kentucky man now charged with 3 murders, shooting at lawman

Dec. 13, 2018 9:47 AM EST

A man accused of shooting at a state police trooper rushing to the scene of a triple slaying has been charged in the murders of an eastern Kentucky couple and their adult son, police said Thursday. Investigators connected the slayings to the attack on the trooper after the suspect, Paul Douglas Sizemore, was...

Florida man awaits execution in stabbing of elderly woman

Dec. 13, 2018 9:24 AM EST

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — The state of Florida was preparing to execute a man Thursday for beating and stabbing an elderly woman to death in Miami-Dade County 26 years ago. His defense still maintains he didn't do it, saying all the evidence against him was circumstantial, and accusing investigators of lying to...

Authorities: Deputy wounded driver who tried to run him over

Dec. 13, 2018 8:57 AM EST

LEWISBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a man they say tried to run him over. News outlets report the Desoto County Sheriff's Office says a deputy shot Omar Paramo-Boyso in the hand Tuesday night. He was treated at a hospital and charged with DUI and aggravated assault on an...