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Former Michigan teacher gets probation in student abuse case

Sep. 18, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A former suburban Detroit special education teacher accused of physically abusing autistic students has been sentenced to two years of probation. Twenty-nine-year-old Brittany Stevens of Mount Clemens was given her punishment Tuesday after pleading no contest to misdemeanor...

Virginia woman killed in officer shooting

Sep. 18, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a woman has died after being wounded in a shooting with a police officer. Henrico police spokesman Lt. Matt Pecka said Tuesday that 57-year-old Gay Ellen Plack had died of injuries suffered in the shooting. He said no officers were hurt. News outlets report...

Suspect in Danish Tax Agency explosion arrested at airport

Sep. 18, 2019 8:14 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Denmark say they have arrested a 23-year-old man as a suspect in an explosion that damaged the headquarters of the Danish Tax Agency and slightly injured a bystander last month. Copenhagen police spokesman Brian Belling says the man arrested at the city's international...

Rhode Island man pleads guilty to threatening professor

Sep. 18, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Rhode Island man has pleaded guilty to sending a series of threatening emails to a Massachusetts college professor who spoke in favor of abortion rights. Matthew Haviland, of North Kingstown, faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to stalking and transmitting a...

Governor calls for lawmaker's resignation over new charges

Sep. 18, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is calling for the resignation of a Pennsylvania state lawmaker who is facing child pornography possession charges. Wolf, a Democrat, said in a statement Wednesday morning that the charges against Republican Sen. Mike Folmer are disgusting and beyond comprehension, and...

Man charged in accidental fatal shooting of teenage friend

Sep. 18, 2019 7:48 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A teenager accused of accidentally shooting his friend to death inside a Pittsburgh home has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. City police say 18-year-old Michael Anthony Hartwick Jr. also faces a weapons charge in the Sept. 8 death of 16-year-old Alexander Alman. It's not known...

Man fatally shoots brother while hunting in Dodge County

Sep. 18, 2019 7:40 AM EDT

REESEVILLE, Wis. (AP) — State and local authorities are investigating a hunting fatality in Dodge County. A 61-year-old man told investigators he accidentally shot and killed his 65-year-old brother while they were squirrel hunting on state-owned land in Reeseville Tuesday. Dodge County sheriff's deputies...

Lawyer slain who represented key witness in Dutch gang trial

Sep. 18, 2019 7:33 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A lawyer who represented a key witness in a major Dutch organized crime trial has been shot dead in Amsterdam, sparking calls for a tougher crackdown on violent underworld gangs. Police said that 44-year-old lawyer Derk Wiersum was fatally shot Wednesday morning by a man who...

Israeli police: Knife-wielding Palestinian woman shot dead

Sep. 18, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli police say private security guards at a checkpoint near Jerusalem shot and killed a Palestinian woman after she pulled out a knife at the crossing. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the woman was taken to a hospital where she died of her wounds, adding that...

Prosecutor: Police officer who shot armed man not charged

Sep. 18, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A prosecutor says no charges will be filed against a Cincinnati police officer who shot and wounded an armed man. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters (DEE-turz) said in a release Tuesday that an undercover officer working in the Avondale neighborhood around noon Sept. 11 radioed for...