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National Guard troops equipped with riot gear stand guard at Las Pilas dam, two days after withdrawing from the nearby Boquilla dam after clashing with hundreds of farmers, in Camargo, Chihuahua State, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Thursday he regretted the killing of a woman and the wounding of her husband following a Tuesday clash between National Guard troops and farmers over water. (AP Photo Christian Chavez)

Mexico arrests 6 Guard members in water protest death

Oct. 27, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's National Guard announced Tuesday that six of its members have been arrested in the death of a woman killed when Guard troops allegedly opened fire on her vehicle. The troops had withdrawn from a dam in northern Chihuahua state following a clash with protesters angry about water...

A man stands holds merchandise outside of a damaged store after protest, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Philadelphia over the death of Walter Wallace, a Black man who was killed by police in Philadelphia. Police shot and killed the 27-year-old on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife, sparking violent protests that police said injured 30 officers and led to dozens of arrests. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Philadelphia victim's kin: We sought ambulance, not police

Oct. 27, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The family of a Black man killed when Philadelphia police officers fired a dozen rounds in a shooting caught on video had called for an ambulance to get him help with a mental health crisis, not for police intervention, their lawyer said Tuesday. Additionally, Walter Wallace's wife is...

In this image taken from video, Tafara Williams speaking to reporters from her hospital bed during a Zoom meeting Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 in Libertyville, Ill. Williams who was injured in a police shooting in suburban Chicago says she begged officers to help her boyfriend, who was also shot and eventually died. Williams and Marcellis Stinnette, a Black man, were shot last week while in a car in Waukegan, north of Chicago. (Zoom/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Woman injured in police shooting says cops let boyfriend die

Oct. 27, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A woman who was shot by police last week in suburban Chicago said Tuesday that officers did nothing more than cover her boyfriend with a blanket after he was shot and left him on the ground to die. Tafara Williams, 20, spoke to reporters during a Zoom call from her hospital bed as she...

FILE - This Oct. 27, 2016, file photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows Leslie Merritt Jr., who was once charged in some of metro Phoenix's freeway shootings during the summer of 2015. A civil trial is scheduled to begin Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in a false-arrest lawsuit filed against the Arizona Department of Public Safety by Merritt, who was jailed for seven months on charges in four of the 11 shootings. His case was dismissed after ballistics evidence against him came under heavy criticism. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Civil trial to begin over arrest in Phoenix freeway attacks

Oct. 27, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Leslie Merritt Jr. was jailed for seven months after he was charged in four of the 11 shootings that terroritzed motorists five years ago on metro Phoenix freeways. He steadfastly maintained his innocense and the case against him was finally dismissed in 2016 after ballistics evidence came...

4 teens shot, 1 fatally, in metro Birmingham

Oct. 27, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — An apparent drive-by shooting left one teenager dead and three others wounded near Birmingham, authorities said. Gunfire erupted Monday afternoon at a house in Bessemer, located just west of Birmingham. Mikel Cooper, 18, was killed, the coroner's office told news outlets, and three...

Man charged in 2019 homicide in St. Louis County

Oct. 27, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — Ten months after a fatal shooting in the St. Louis County town of Jennings, a man is now charged in the killing. Prosecutors on Tuesday charged 48-year-old Edward Mosley with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. He is jailed without bond. The shooting happened Dec. 16. A...

Tanzanian army personal vote in Dodoma during Tanzania election Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020.  A major opposition party in Tanzania is accusing police of shooting dead at least nine citizens amid unrest over alleged fraud on the eve of the country's presidential election.(AP Photo)

At least 11 shot dead ahead of Tanzania's presidential vote

Oct. 27, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AP) — Police in Tanzania shot dead at least nine citizens amid unrest over alleged fraud ahead of the presidential election, a major opposition party asserted Tuesday, while officials denied it and one of Africa's most populous countries watched internet service slow to a crawl ahead of...

Nigeria to investigate the shooting of protesters in Lagos

Oct. 27, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The shootings of peaceful protesters in Nigeria last week will be investigated by a judicial committee, an official announced Tuesday, as some seek accountability for the worst turmoil in decades in Africa’s most populous country. The committee is also investigating alleged...

Black woman injured in suburban Chicago police shooting says she begged officers to help boyfriend, who later died

Oct. 27, 2020 12:50 PM EDT
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Black woman injured in suburban Chicago police shooting says she begged officers to help boyfriend, who later died.

Alaska man charged with virus violation dies in shooting

Oct. 27, 2020 10:34 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man who was the first among a few Alaska residents to face charges for violating a coronavirus quarantine order was killed in a shooting. Duane Fields, 48, died Oct. 21 at the Anchorage hotel where he lived and worked, Alaska Public Media reported Monday. Fields helped another...