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Sheriff: Baldwin fired prop gun on movie set, killing woman

Oct. 22, 2021 06:15 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie set and killed the cinematographer, authorities said. The director of the Western being filmed was also wounded, and authorities are investigating what happened. Halyna Hutchins, cinematographer on...

Award-winning teenage rapper shot to death in Sweden

Oct. 22, 2021 05:53 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — An award-winning 19-year-old Swedish rapper was shot to death in southern Stockholm in an incident that media reports on Friday suggested could be gang-related. The rapper Einar was struck by several bullets in the Hammarby suburb south of central...

Sheriff: Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Oct. 22, 2021 03:58 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after confirming that a prop firearm discharged by actor Alec Baldwin, while producing and starring in a Western movie, killed the cinematographer and wounded the director. Santa Fe County Sheriff’s officials said...

Alabama man put to death for 1991 killing of woman

Oct. 22, 2021 01:06 AM EDT

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who avoided execution in February was put to death Thursday for the 1991 killing of a woman who was abducted during a robbery and then shot in a cemetery. Willie B. Smith III, 52, received a lethal injection at a prison in southwest...

Gang boss in Haiti threatens to kill abducted missionaries

Oct. 22, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The boss of a notorious Haitian gang accused of kidnapping 17 members of a U.S.-based missionary group last weekend is warning that the hostages will be killed if his demands aren't met. “I swear by thunder that if I don’t get what I’m...

Retired Oakland police captain shot in gas station robbery

Oct. 21, 2021 23:10 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A retired Oakland police captain was shot Thursday in an exchange of gunfire during an apparent robbery attempt at a gas station that left one of his attackers dead. Ersie Joyner, who once headed the city's Ceasefire anti-violence initiative, was...

Police: 4 killed in Washington state shooting

Oct. 21, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Four people were killed in a shooting in Tacoma, Washington, on Thursday afternoon and authorities were searching for at least one suspect, police said. The Tacoma Police Department said on Twitter that two females and one male had died at the scene...

Police: Fired grain elevator worker shot 3 people, killing 2

Oct. 21, 2021 22:58 PM EDT

SUPERIOR, Neb. (AP) — A man who had been fired from a grain elevator in Nebraska on Thursday returned with a gun and shot three people, killing two, before he was shot and killed by another employee, the Nebraska State Patrol said. The patrol said the shooting occurred...

Teen sentenced to juvenile camp for fatal Lamborghini crash

Oct. 21, 2021 21:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A teen driver was sentenced on Thursday to seven to nine months in a juvenile camp after crashing his father’s Lamborghini and killing another motorist. Monique Munoz, 32, died at the scene of the collision Feb. 17 near the Westwood area of Los...

Official: Narrative of riders filming train rape is false

Oct. 21, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — The narrative that passengers watched a man rape a woman on a train in suburban Philadelphia last week and “filmed it for their own gratification instead of calling the police” is false, the prosecutor handling the case said Thursday as he asked witnesses to come...