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Pakistani Taliban kill former police officer in Quetta

Nov. 17, 2018 1:25 PM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say gunmen have shot dead a former senior police officer in a drive-by shooting in the southwestern city of Quetta. Quetta police chief Abdur Razzaq Cheema said the assailants in the Saturday attack fled the scene on motorcycles after critically wounding Naeem Kakar...

New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

Nov. 17, 2018 10:33 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called "Dynamite Hill" because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and '60s. Now, after becoming the first black person elected sheriff in Birmingham - on the same day voters...

Afghan official: Taliban target police checkpoint, killing 5

Nov. 17, 2018 7:51 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that at least five police officers have been killed when their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents in the northwestern Badghis province. Abdul Aziz Beg, head of the provincial council, says three other police were wounded and another detained by the...

Florida high school massacre panel considers recommendations

Nov. 17, 2018 3:40 AM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The state commission investigating the Florida high school massacre began discussions Friday on what recommendations it will make regarding student safety, mental health and steps to prevent future school shootings. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Commission didn't pass any...

Georgia law enforcement helicopter crashes in Alabama river

Nov. 16, 2018 11:11 PM EST

CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say divers have recovered the fuselage of a Georgia law enforcement helicopter that crashed into a river in Alabama, but they have spotted no signs of survivors. The Chilton County Sheriff's Office said on its Facebook page that dives were suspended Friday night because of...

The Latest: Southern California fire toll at 713 buildings

Nov. 16, 2018 10:14 PM EST

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Authorities have increased the number of homes and other buildings burned by a massive Southern California wildfire. The figure rose Friday evening to 713 buildings destroyed — many of them homes — and more...

US border agent's 2nd trial in teen's killing goes to jury

Nov. 16, 2018 10:11 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The fate of a U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of deliberately shooting at a Mexican teenager for throwing rocks across the border is in the hands of a jury. Attorneys made closing arguments Friday in the federal voluntary manslaughter trial involving Lonnie Swartz, the Arizona Daily...

Baltimore mayor picks Fort Worth chief as next top cop

Nov. 16, 2018 6:46 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor announced Friday she has chosen a Texas police chief as her nominee to lead the city's troubled force, seeking to rein in a soaring pace of violent crime and boost public trust in a tattered department where instability has become the norm. In an op-ed published late...

Gambino crime family associates charged in 2015 vehicle fire

Nov. 16, 2018 5:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two reputed associates of one of the most notorious organized crime families in New York have been charged with extorting a businessman and torching his Mercedes Benz in New York City. Gambino family associates Peter Tuccio, 25, and Jonathan Gurino, 25, were arrested Friday and face federal...

The Latest: Florida massacre panel begins debate

Nov. 16, 2018 5:13 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the panel investigating the Florida high school massacre (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The state commission investigating the Florida high school massacre is beginning discussions on what recommendations it will make regarding school safety, mental health and steps to...