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Brother of slain Sandy Hook student plans to run for office

Jul. 15, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The 19-year-old brother of a Sandy Hook school shooting victim and outspoken advocate for greater school safety measures says he's running for the Connecticut Senate. Republican JT Lewis of Newtown posted a video on Twitter Monday, announcing plans to challenge Republican Sen. Tony...

1 killed, officer injured in Salt Lake shooting

Jul. 15, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say one person is dead and an officer has been injured in a shootout at a Salt Lake City apartment complex. Salt Lake City police say they were called to the building Monday afternoon on a "psychiatric problem." Shots were fired upon their arrival. One officer was taken to...

Man killed at Washington immigration jail shot many times

Jul. 15, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say an armed man who threw incendiary devices at an immigration detention center in Washington state died of multiple gunshot wounds after four police officers opened fire. The Pierce County medical examiner's office said Monday that Willem Van Spronsen, 69, of Vashon...

Tennessee man charged in his aunt's shooting death

Jul. 15, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man who lived with his aunt in Tennessee has been charged with criminal homicide in her shooting death. News outlets report police took 21-year-old Bobby James Bryant into custody Sunday. Clarksville police spokesman Jim Knoll says officers found 66-year-old Barbara Penrod dead...

2 Florida teens get 10 years in murder of MMA fighter

Jul. 15, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida teenagers have been sentenced to ten years in prison for their role in the murder of a professional mixed martial arts fighter nicknamed "The Matzoh Brawler." Friends say Aaron Rajman, who wore a yarmulke in his MMA fights, was also dealing drugs and was targeted...

Police officer returns fire, kills homicide suspect

Jul. 15, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a western Pennsylvania police officer killed one of the suspects in a homicide in an exchange of gunfire. Allegheny County police superintendent Coleman McDonough says 30-year-old Joshua Antonio Makhanda-Lopez was found shot to death in a car in Penn Hills on Sunday...

Hearing starts to determine if youth will be tried as adult

Jul. 15, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A long-delayed hearing has started to determine if the youth charged with shooting four classmates at Freeman High School will be tried as an adult. The hearing for Caleb Sharpe began Monday in Spokane. He is accused of opening fire in a hallway in 2017, killing student Sam Strahan...

The Latest: Man killed at immigration jail shot many times

Jul. 15, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on The Latest on the death of a man who threw incendiary devices at an immigration detention center in Washington state (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Authorities say an armed man who threw incendiary devices at an immigration detention center in Washington state died of...

Police wound man while responding to domestic disturbance

Jul. 15, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say a 26-year-old man is recovering after being shot by an officer responding to an emergency call from the man's mother. Police Capt. Brent Allred said the officer fired three shots Sunday night after it appeared the man pointed a gun at the officer. Police later...

Police: 2 dead, officer hurt at Baltimore methadone clinic

Jul. 15, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A man demanding methadone opened fire at a Baltimore addiction clinic Monday, killing one person and wounding a police sergeant before he was fatally shot by police, authorities said. Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said at a news conference that the gunman had gone into the...