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4 dead after Mississippi hostage standoff, shooting

Feb. 16, 2019 10:41 PM EST

CLINTON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say four people are dead and a suspect is in custody after a domestic dispute in Mississippi led to a fatal hostage standoff. Clinton city spokesman Mark Jones says the incident began about 2:30 a.m. Saturday inside a Clinton home and lasted for about 12 hours. Jones says...

Officer shot multiple times, suspects die in subsequent fire

Feb. 16, 2019 10:23 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer who was shot multiple times after responding to reports of an armed robbery was recovering Saturday, while two suspects are believed to have died in a fire following a shootout. The incident began about 5:30 p.m. Friday, the Opelika-Auburn News reported. Auburn...

The Latest: Police name Alabama officer shot following call

Feb. 16, 2019 7:17 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on an officer involved shooting in Alabama (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Authorities have identified an Alabama police officer who was shot multiple times after responding to reports of an armed robbery. In a news release Saturday, police confirmed the identity of the officer...

The Latest: CEO: Gunman passed background check when hired

Feb. 16, 2019 6:05 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois (all times local): 5 p.m. The chief executive of the company that owns the warehouse where an employee gunned down five co-workers says a background check on him when he joined Henry Pratt Co.15 years ago did not turn up...

Reform, once avoided, now embraced in Chicago mayor's race

Feb. 16, 2019 1:51 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Reform is not a concept usually embraced by Chicago politicians known for their patronage, but after corruption charges were filed against a powerful alderman and a court got involved in overseeing the city's troubled police department, the word is now on the lips of the 14 candidates...

Opposition supporters clash with police in Albania

Feb. 16, 2019 10:23 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Thousands of Albanian opposition supporters clashed with police Saturday at an anti-government rally protesting what they claim is a corrupt and inefficient Cabinet. The protesters demanded that the government resign and an early election be held. Protesters throwing flares and other...

Judge bars immigration policing criteria for 2 grants

Feb. 16, 2019 12:34 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Friday permanently blocked the Trump administration from imposing conditions that police departments cooperate with immigration authorities to receive law enforcement grants. The Department of Justice exceeded its authority and violated the constitution by requiring...

The Latest: Police say workplace gunman was being fired

Feb. 15, 2019 11:01 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a business in Aurora, Illinois (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Police say the gunman who killed five people at a suburban Chicago business was a 15-year employee who was being fired. Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman says 45-year-old Gary Martin "was being...

Police chief identifies gunman in fatal shootings in Aurora, Illinois, industrial park as 45-year-old Gary Martin

Feb. 15, 2019 6:42 PM EST
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Police chief identifies gunman in fatal shootings in Aurora, Illinois, industrial park as 45-year-old Gary Martin.

Judge dismisses suit filed by acquitted St. Louis officer

Feb. 15, 2019 4:42 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by a white former St. Louis police officer whose acquittal in the death of a black suspect set off weeks of protests. The former officer, Jason Stockley, accused investigators of intentionally disregarding and lying about evidence when he...