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Papua New Guinea police seeking to arrest ex-PM O'Neill

Oct. 15, 2019 3:32 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinea police said Tuesday they were seeking the arrest of Prime Minister Peter O'Neill for official corruption but the former leader of the South Pacific island nation was refusing to cooperate. But Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported from Port Moresby that O'Neill...

Fort Worth officer charged with murder, jailed on $200K bond

Oct. 15, 2019 3:31 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white former Fort Worth police officer was being held in jail on a murder charge after shooting a black woman through a window of her home, and the department told a grieving community that investigators would ensure "no stone is left unturned" in the search for answers. Aaron...

Papua New Guinea police say they have an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Peter O'Neill for official corruption

Oct. 15, 2019 3:18 AM EDT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinea police say they have an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Peter O'Neill for official corruption.

Woman killed by Texas officer was devoted to family

Oct. 15, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Atatiana Jefferson was devoted to her family and had moved into her mother's Fort Worth home earlier this year to help as her mom's health declined, relatives said. With her mother in the hospital, Jefferson and her 8-year-old nephew were the only two people home early Saturday when a police...

Texas officer charged with murder, resigns after shooting

Oct. 14, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door was charged with murder on Monday evening after resigning from the force. Aaron Dean, 34, was jailed on $200,000 bond after the...

13 police killed by suspected cartel gunmen in west Mexico

Oct. 14, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — At least 13 police officers were killed and nine others wounded Monday in an ambush by gunmen in the Mexican state of Michoacan, a western region where violence attributed to drug cartels has spiked in recent months. The state police officers had gone to a home in the town of El Aguaje...

The Latest: $200,000 bond set for ex-cop charged with murder

Oct. 14, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the fatal police shooting of a black woman inside her own home in Fort Worth (all times local): 8:25 p.m. A $200,000 bond has been set for a white former police officer jailed in the fatal shooting of a black woman inside the woman's Fort Worth home. Aaron Dean was...

Cases in which police officers were charged in shootings

Oct. 14, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white Fort Worth, Texas, police officer who fatally shot a black woman while she was inside her home was arrested Monday and charged with murder. Here's a look at that and other high-profile cases in recent years in which officers were charged in the fatal shootings of black...

Latest deadly police shooting raises questions about tactics

Oct. 14, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

On any given day in the U.S., police respond to thousands of non-emergency calls asking them to check on someone's home. Most such visits prove uneventful. A few, like one over the weekend in Fort Worth, Texas, end up with someone getting killed by police. Experts in law enforcement training and tactics say there...

Releasing gun photo inappropriate, Fort Worth chief says

Oct. 14, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

After a white Fort Worth police officer fatally shot a black woman inside her home, police swiftly released body camera footage that depicted the moments before the shooting, saying they were doing so in the interest of transparency. But that footage also included blurry photos of a handgun found inside the home,...