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Ex-NYPD official: Trump got star treatment from gun bureau

Jan. 23, 2019 8:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A disgraced former commander in the New York Police Department's gun licensing bureau claimed in a court filing Wednesday that President Donald Trump and his eldest son were among celebrities and donors who got licenses without proper credentials. The court papers were filed by a lawyer for...

SC officer wants rehearing in shooting conviction appeal

Jan. 23, 2019 1:09 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Attorneys for an imprisoned former policeman want a federal appellate court to reconsider its ruling upholding his conviction and 20-year sentence for killing an unarmed motorist who was running away from a traffic stop in South Carolina. Lawyers for Michael Slager argue that the 4th...

Pakistan opposition asks PM to quit over killing civilians

Jan. 23, 2019 1:01 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's opposition leader has asked the country's prime minister to resign after an investigation concluded that police killed an innocent couple and their teenage daughter in a botched operation. Shahbaz Sharif, in a fiery speech Wednesday in the National Assembly, also demanded the...

Detective: Florida school shooting deputy statement faulty

Jan. 23, 2019 12:11 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida detective told investigators the former deputy entrusted to protect a high school where 17 people died in a mass shooting last year gave an initial statement filled with inaccuracies about his actions. Broward Sheriff's Office Detective John Curcio told investigators...

Puerto Rico leaders meet to fight rise in brazen violence

Jan. 22, 2019 6:52 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hundreds of government officials and community leaders met in Puerto Rico's capital on Tuesday to brainstorm ways to fight drug trafficking and other crimes as the U.S. territory faces a dwindling police force and an increase in brazen daylight violence. Gov. Ricardo Rossello...

Witness in police's shooting of teen now unsure on details

Jan. 22, 2019 5:22 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A man who disputed suburban Phoenix police's assertion that a teenage boy they shot and killed had stolen an airsoft gun from his truck now says he is unsure, prompting authorities to reiterate Tuesday plans to re-interview witnesses and victims. Tempe Police Chief Sylvia Moir has said...

Russian police detain drunken man who hijacked plane

Jan. 22, 2019 4:42 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police detained a drunken man who threatened the crew of an passenger plane flying Tuesday from a Siberian city to Moscow, forcing it to land shortly after take-off. The Russian Investigative Committee said that the man told the Aeroflot crew that he was armed and demanded the...

ELN negotiator denies advance knowledge of Colombia attack

Jan. 22, 2019 4:27 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — The head negotiator for Colombia's rebel National Liberation Army is denying advance knowledge of a bombing attack on a police academy that killed 21 people last week and is demanding that the Colombian government allow negotiators to return safely from Cuba. Pablo Beltran, chief of the...

The Latest: Zimbabwe troops assaulting people in capital

Jan. 22, 2019 12:51 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's deadly unrest (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Witnesses say Zimbabwean soldiers are still roaming the streets of the capital and assaulting people, even after the president denounced violence by security forces as "unacceptable." Soldiers in two army trucks...

Pakistan probe finds police wrongly killed couple, daughter

Jan. 22, 2019 11:20 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A provincial minister says five police officers have been charged with murder after a probe into a weekend shootout concluded that three people were wrongly killed in a botched operation on a highway. At Tuesday's news conference, Raja Bisharat said four police officers were also...