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Police: Store shooting took place after man hit officer

Jun. 15, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — An off-duty police officer opened fire inside a Costco Wholesale warehouse store, killing a man who had attacked him and wounding two others, the Corona Police Department said. Kenneth French, 32, of Riverside assaulted the Los Angeles Police Department officer Friday night while he...

The Latest: Police say shooting came after man hit officer

Jun. 15, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting inside a Southern California Costco store (all times local): 8 p.m. The Corona Police Department says a fatal shooting inside a Costco Wholesale warehouse store Friday night took place after a 32-year-old man attacked an off-duty police officer. The department...

Authorities: Man offered money to 'rape and murder' Alaskan

Jun. 15, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Indiana man implicated in the murder of an Alaska teenager had allegedly promised millions of dollars to the teens who killed her in exchange for images of the killing, the Anchorage Daily News reported Saturday. Court documents say that investigators believe Darin Schilmiller...

Former student who reported rape says college betrayed her

Jun. 15, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The warnings came in text messages from her friends: He's outside the dorm. He's at the student center. He's at Starbucks. But for Alicia Gonzales, sometimes it didn't matter where he was. She would often hide away in her room on the campus of Marshall University, overcome with...

Indian election reveals role of money, questionable morality

Jun. 15, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's recent national election delivered a historic victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party, but also exposed the influence of money, power and questionable morality on the world's largest democracy. Nearly 43% of the new members of the lower house of Parliament...

Activists push Sunday protest despite Hong Kong bill delay

Jun. 15, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong are planning a mass protest Sunday even after the territory's embattled leader Carrie Lam sought to quell public anger by shelving an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted apprehension about relations with mainland China. Activists said Lam's...

Activists blast Rio gov comment about slum missile strike

Jun. 15, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A human rights official and community activists are criticizing the governor of Rio de Janeiro state for saying that a missile could be sent to "blow up" drug traffickers in a local slum. During a ceremony to present a security program, Gov. Wilson Witzel said "our military police do...

OJ Simpson on Twitter: 'I got a little gettin' even to do'

Jun. 15, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star said he's got a "little gettin' even to do." Simpson confirmed the new account to The Associated Press on Saturday, saying in a phone interview while on a Las Vegas golf course that it "will be a...

Iowa officials investigating death of man in police custody

Jun. 15, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) — Eastern Iowa officials are investigating the death of a man in police custody. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says in a news release that the death happened Saturday morning after Jackson County Sheriff's deputies and the Maquoketa Police Department were called to an...

Texas sheriff's sergeant dies after found with head injuries

Jun. 15, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas sheriff's sergeant who died shortly after being found in his car with head injuries apparently suffered a medical emergency and wasn't shot, as deputies initially suspected, authorities said Saturday. The Tarrant County medical examiner's office determined that Sgt. Keith...