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New federal charges filed in California synagogue shooting

May. 21, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — New federal charges were filed Tuesday against a man accused of opening fire in a Southern California synagogue, killing one person and wounding three others. A federal grand jury handed up a revised indictment against John T. Earnest that adds four counts of discharging a firearm during...

Deputy shoots knife-wielding man outside South Dakota jail

May. 21, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a man was shot outside of a South Dakota jail after he charged at officers with a knife. Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead says authorities responded to gunshots just after 3 p.m. Tuesday. Milstead says a deputy fired two shots, and at least one hit the...

Man shot by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies in Lynwood

May. 21, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

LYNWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say deputies shot and wounded a man during an encounter in Lynwood. Authorities have released few details of the shooting Tuesday afternoon in the city just south of downtown Los Angeles. Officials say the wounded man was hospitalized in unknown...

Teacher charged with threatening to 'shoot up' her school

May. 21, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina teacher has been charged with threatening to "shoot up" her school. A news release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office says Kristen Thompson was arrested Tuesday on a felony charge of communicating a threat of mass violence. The sheriff's office says Thompson...

Police look at whether transgender women's deaths connected

May. 21, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Police in Dallas say they are investigating whether the killings of two transgender women and an assault on a third are connected. Maj. Vincent Weddington said Tuesday during a news conference that there are similarities in the three cases. No arrests have been made. The most recent killing...

Man indicted in fatal shooting of rapper Nipsey Hussle

May. 21, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a 29-year-old man in the fatal shooting of rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles. Eric Ronald Holder Jr. was indicted on one count of murder, two counts each of attempted murder and assault with a firearm, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. He...

Residents describe terror, confusion during RV park shooting

May. 21, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Residents described moments of confusion and terror as a gunman rained deadly gunfire on police at an Alabama mobile home park known as a quiet spot to live for both college students and young couples. Arrowhead Park, where owner Tom Cordi said the suspect resided with a woman who is in...

Texas House Oks school safety bill after mass shooting

May. 21, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A bill that would "harden" Texas campuses with increased security and a boost in student mental health resources has cleared a key hurdle in the Legislature a year after a mass shooting at a local high school killed eight students and two substitute teachers. The Texas House on Tuesday...

Police: Detective shot man he mistakenly thought was robber

May. 21, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a Philadelphia police detective driving an unmarked car shot and critically wounded a man who he mistakenly thought had a weapon and was trying to rob him. Police say the 29-year-old detective, who joined the force in October 2011, was on his way back to headquarters Monday...

Woman shot by boyfriend dies after boyfriend kills self

May. 21, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a woman shot in the head by her boyfriend has died a day after her boyfriend killed himself during a three-hour SWAT standoff at the home they shared. Medina County's coroner says 45-year-old Rachel Azbell was shot Sunday by 44-year-old Shawn Guillereault and died...