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Utah activist who filmed fatal Capitol shooting released

Jan. 15, 2021 8:18 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah activist who filmed the fatal shooting of a Trump supporter during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol will be released on house arrest, a federal judge ruled Friday. John Sullivan, 26, a self-described journalist and liberal activist, was arrested Thursday and charged with...

Coroner: 1 dead after shooting at Mississippi courthouse

Jan. 15, 2021 7:01 PM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — One person was killed and another was injured in a shooting Friday at a county courthouse, a Mississippi coroner said. Coroner Brian Switzer told the Sun Herald that one person died after the shooting at the Harrison County Courthouse in Biloxi. WLOX-TV reported that a security guard...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers outside the Senate Chamber inside the Capitol in Washington. An Arizona man seen in photos and video of the mob wearing a fur hat with horns was also charged Saturday in Wednesday's chaos. Jacob Anthony Chansley, who also goes by the name Jake Angeli, was taken into custody Saturday, Jan. 9. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Feds back away from claim of assassination plot at Capitol

Jan. 15, 2021 6:59 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal prosecutors who initially said there was “strong evidence” the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week aimed to “capture and assassinate elected officials” backed away from the allegation after the head of the investigation cautioned Friday...

Maine Supreme Court upholds prison sentence for 2018 murder

Jan. 15, 2021 5:03 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has upheld a 40-year prison sentence for a man convicted of murder in 2018 for the shooting of his domestic partner. Anthony Leng pleaded guilty in 2019 to shooting his longtime partner, Sokha Khuon, and the judge imposed the maximum sentence allowed...

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff: 2 women shot to death

Jan. 15, 2021 4:41 PM EST

MONTEGUT, La. (AP) — Two Louisiana women were shot to death in a home in Montegut, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office said. Sheriff Tim Soignet identified the victims as 37-year-old Hope Nettleton and 34-year-old Brittany Cormier, both of Montegut, The Courier reported. “They were both...

Canton Township man charged in fatal shooting of son, 8

Jan. 15, 2021 3:17 PM EST

CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his 8-year-old son in a suburban Detroit home. Nicholas Bennett, 33, of Canton Township, was arraigned Friday, according to the Wayne County prosecutor’s office. Bennett was working on a rifle...

Army veteran Michael McKinney, is shown in a Dec. 6, 2020 booking photo released by the Polk County Jail in Des Moines, Iowa. McKinney is charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a 15-year-old Black girl who was arguing with supporters of the president at a Trump rally, a case authorities have not detailed to the public. (Polk County Jail via AP)

White Army vet charged in shooting Black girl at Trump rally

Jan. 15, 2021 3:07 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A white military veteran shot and wounded a 15-year-old girl when he fired his gun into a car carrying four Black teenagers during a tense confrontation at a rally in support of President Donald Trump near the Iowa Capitol last month. Michael McKinney, 25, is charged with attempted...

Investigators: Man had toy gun when deputies killed him

Jan. 15, 2021 2:52 PM EST

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man was holding a toy gun when sheriff’s deputies shot and killed him last weekend, state investigators said. The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office said deputies believed Matthew Oxendine, 46, of Red Springs was pointing a gun at them when he was killed...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. There is increasing concern for the safety of journalists covering protests at state capitals across the U.S., and in Washington. Packing a gas mask and helmet has become the new normal. It's starting to look, just a bit, like what foreign correspondents face in the world's conflict zones. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Ex-foreign correspondent reflects on risks for US reporters

Jan. 15, 2021 2:13 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In the summer of 2000, I was among a group of foreign correspondents, photographers and video journalists who went to England to attend a hostile environment-first aid training course. The trainers, all former Royal Marine commandos, taught us how to gingerly probe our way out of a...

Police: Woman who shot 10-year-old was trying to shoot dog

Jan. 15, 2021 12:30 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Miss. (AP) — A 10-year-old girl in Columbia was airlifted to a hospital after being accidentally shot by a woman who said she was trying to shoot a dog. The incident happened around 4:51 p.m. Thursday in Columbia, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. WLOX-TV reports that the...