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Congregants grapple with church shooter once their colleague

May. 25, 2019 1:25 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Minister Joey Spann watched Friday as 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson was convicted of first-degree murder for killing one person and wounding seven others when he sprayed Spann's church and its congregants with bullets in 2017. It was hard for Spann to recognize in Samson the...

Man killed in Wisconsin incident had pending drug charges

May. 17, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A man who got in a gunfight with police that left a city firefighter dead in the crossfire was identified Friday as a Wausau man who had been free on bond pending drug charges. Ruben Houston, 47, died in the Wednesday evening incident that erupted just minutes after police and...

The Latest: Subject of Wisconsin medical call among dead

May. 16, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the firefighter killed, three others injured in Wisconsin transit center shooting (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Police in Wisconsin say the man who was the subject of a medical emergency call that led to the death of a firefighter also died in the altercation. Police,...

Carnival worker accused of killing 2 missing women, teen

May. 14, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

Two missing women and a missing teenage girl were shot to death by a carnival worker who met them through the traveling show, authorities in Virginia say. James Michael Wright, 23, is accused of killing the women in February and March near his home in a far western corner of rural Virginia. "Basically, this...

Officials: Officer, robbery suspect dead in coastal Georgia

May. 12, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A robbery suspect fatally shot a police officer in the Georgia port city of Savannah and wounded the officer's colleague before fleeing and being fatally shot by another officer during an ensuing search, authorities said Sunday. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said 50-year-old...

Immigrant siblings enter plea deals in dairy co-worker death

May. 9, 2019 9:35 AM EDT

SANDUSKY, Mich. (AP) — Two siblings who immigration authorities say were in the U.S. illegally are awaiting sentencing after entering plea agreements during their murder trial in the slaying of a Michigan dairy farm co-worker. The Times Herald of Port Huron reports Francisca Vargas-Castillo and Leobardo...

Report: Illinois gunman vowed to kill others if he was fired

Apr. 29, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The gunman who killed five colleagues at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant and wounded five police officers before he was killed in a shootout had told a co-worker that February morning that he would kill everyone there and "blow police up" if he was fired, prosecutors said in a report...

Latest: Gunman took weapon into plant morning of shooting

Apr. 29, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on prosecutors' report on a February mass shooting at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Prosecutors say a man who fatally shot five co-workers at an Illinois warehouse apparently took the gun and ammunition into the plant when he arrived that morning....

Report says Illinois gunman who fatally shot 5 at warehouse vowed to kill coworkers and 'blow police up' if he was fired

Apr. 29, 2019 10:18 AM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Report says Illinois gunman who fatally shot 5 at warehouse vowed to kill coworkers and 'blow police up' if he was fired.

Attackers kill doctor at hospital in Congo's Ebola epicenter

Apr. 19, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — Attackers stormed a hospital at the epicenter of Congo's Ebola outbreak and killed "a dear colleague," the head of the World Health Organization said Friday as he condemned the latest violence against health workers trying to contain the virus. "We are outraged," WHO Director-General...