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1-year-old child dies from gunshot wound in Charlotte

Jun. 26, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A 1-year-old child was killed and a 7-year-old child was injured by gunfire Saturday during a shooting in Charlotte. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said it received a call before 8 p.m. Saturday for an assault with a deadly weapon in southeast...

Off-duty officer charged with assault at abortion protest

Jun. 26, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island police officer accused of punching a woman at an abortion protest while he was off-duty has now been charged in connection with Friday's demonstration at the State House. In a Saturday evening news release, state police said Providence...

Ozuna's 2-run homer in 8th powers Braves past Dodgers 5-3

Jun. 25, 2022 23:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Marcell Ozuna says he's beginning to see evidence of his work to regain his timing at the plate after missing most of last season. The Braves outfielder backed up that claim with his biggest hit of the season. Ozuna hit a tiebreaking homer in the...

Officer suspended for off-duty actions at abortion protest

Jun. 25, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island police officer accused of punching a woman at an abortion protest while he was off-duty was suspended from his job with pay Saturday while the Providence Police Department conducts a criminal investigation into his actions. Jennifer Rourke,...

Man pardoned by former Ky. governor faces assault charges

Jun. 25, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man pardoned by former Gov. Matt Bevin, who said the man will do “great things with his life,” is facing assault and strangulation charges. The Kentucky Enquirer reports 20-year-old Johiem Bandy, of Covington, is charged with strangulation,...

LAPD officer who died was beaten in training, mother claims

Jun. 25, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles police officer who died of neck injuries suffered during training had been beaten by fellow officers in an exercise meant to “simulate a mob,” according to a wrongful-death claim filed against the city by his mother. Houston Tipping, 32, was...

Biden signs landmark gun measure, says 'lives will be saved'

Jun. 25, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Saturday signed the most sweeping gun violence bill in decades, a bipartisan compromise that seemed unimaginable until a recent series of mass shootings, including the massacre of 19 students and two teachers at a Texas elementary school. ...

Ex-officer pleads guilty in Georgia inmate assault cover-up

Jun. 25, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — A former supervisory officer at a Georgia prison has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he tried to cover up the assault of an inmate by guards. Geary Staten faces up to three years in prison after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court to failing to...

Vegas police ID hospital patient who fatally stabbed another

Jun. 24, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have identified a psychiatric patient accused of fatally stabbing one man and wounding another inside a Las Vegas hospital. Police say 48-year-old Michael Earl was booked Thursday into Clark County jail on charges related to murder and assault and...

Tunisian officers stabbed near synagogue; suspect arrested

Jun. 24, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A man with a knife attacked police officers stationed near a synagogue in Tunisia's capital, injuring one in the shoulder and another on the hand, authorities said Friday. The attacker fled after the overnight stabbing but was located nearby soon afterward...