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City to compensate family of officer shot before testimony

Oct. 24, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The city of Baltimore has agreed to pay workers compensation benefits to the family of a police detective who was fatally shot in the head a day before he was scheduled to testify before a grand jury investigating police corruption. The Baltimore Sun reports that the agreement with the...

Lawsuit: New Mexico county failed to monitor suicidal inmate

Oct. 23, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico county that held an inmate struggling with drug addiction failed to properly monitor him before he took his own life, according to a wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit involving Fernando Rodriguez filed last week in U.S. District Court alleges that Grants County...

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Japan youngster starts volunteer online message counseling

Oct. 23, 2020 1:10 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Suicides are on the rise among Japanese teens and that worries 21-year-old Koki Ozora, who grew up depressed and lonely. His nonprofit “Anata no Ibasho,” or “A Place for You,” is run entirely by volunteers. It offers a 24-hour text-messaging service for those...

Police: Man killed woman, self in Ohio apartment

Oct. 18, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A a man shot and killed a woman and then took his own life in an Ohio apartment, authorities said. Columbus officers were sent to the residence on the city's north side at 9:30 a.m. Sunday by family members concerned about the welfare of 53-year-old Kimberly Thomas, police said....

Mother of Indiana school shooter sentenced to probation

Oct. 17, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — The mother of a 14-year-old boy who fired gunshots inside an eastern Indiana middle school in 2018 has avoided any jail time for failing to take actions that authorities say could have prevented the shooting. The teen shot out a door at Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond and fired...

Man's body recovered from Grand Canyon; Suicide is suspected

Oct. 14, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The body of a man who’s believed to have committed suicide has been recovered from the Grand Canyon. Park officials said recovery teams reached the body about 350 feet below the rim on Wednesday morning. They said the man is believed to be a 29-year-old New...

Coroner: Brother shot sister to death, then killed himself

Oct. 14, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

ALLEGHENY, Pa. (AP) — A man shot and killed his sister and then turned the weapon on himself in their western Pennsylvania home early Sunday, authorities said. John Dufford, 59, and 62-year-old Karen Dufford, 62, were involved in a physical altercation in the Allegheny Township residence shortly after 1:30...

Police officers block the way to the Croatian parliament building near the site of shooting in Zagreb, Croatia, Monday Oct. 12, 2020. A gunman on Monday shot and wounded a police officer outside the Croatian government headquarters in the capital, Zagreb, before killing himself, police said. The shooting happened around 8 a.m. at Trg Svetog Marka, or St. Mark's Square, which hosts the Croatian parliament building and other other important state institutions. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Croatian police find weapons after shooting outside govt. HQ

Oct. 13, 2020 8:52 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Police have found weapons in the home of a gunman who shot and wounded an officer outside the Croatian government headquarters, they said Tuesday. The man's father was briefly detained for possession of two rifles with optical sights and silencers, as well as over 1,000 pieces of...

FILE- In this April 7, 2009, file photo, Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan, left, and Aamir Khan speak during a press conference in Mumbai, India. Top Bollywood filmmakers, including superstar actors Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, have on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, filed a lawsuit against television news channels Republic TV and Times Now following the suspected suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput that set off a media frenzy and gripped the nation. Claiming that Rajput had been murdered, many television channels held filmmakers who had allegedly rejected him for roles responsible for his suicide and accused many Bollywood celebrities of being part of a “drug cartel,

Bollywood's powerful file suit against Indian news channels

Oct. 13, 2020 5:32 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Top Bollywood filmmakers and industry unions have filed a lawsuit against two popular TV news channels, asking them to refrain from "irresponsible, derogatory and defamatory remarks against Bollywood and its members." The lawsuit, filed Monday, comes months after India’s...

Police officers inspect the site of shooting in Zagreb, Croatia, Monday Oct. 12, 2020. A gunman on Monday shot and wounded a police officer outside the Croatian government headquarters in the capital, Zagreb, before killing himself, police said. The shooting happened around 8 a.m. at Trg Svetog Marka, or St. Mark's Square, which hosts the Croatian parliament building and other other important state institutions. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Gunman wounds policeman in Croatia before killing himself

Oct. 12, 2020 7:41 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A gunman on Monday shot and wounded a police officer outside the Croatian government headquarters in the capital, Zagreb, before killing himself, police said. The shooting happened around 8 a.m. at Trg Svetog Marka, or St. Mark’s Square, which hosts the Croatian parliament...