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2 men are slain in separate overnight shootings in Jackson

Sep. 24, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jackson police are investigating separate overnight shootings that left two people dead in Mississippi’s capital city. The two killings bring the city’s homicide total to 109, WLBT-TV reported. The first shooting happened...

Portland shootings prompt DA to spend $1M to handle cases

Sep. 24, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Multnomah County plans to spend $1 million to hire four prosecutors and two investigators to help with an increasing caseload of homicide investigations, District Attorney Mike Schmidt said Thursday. Sixty-five people have died in homicides this...

Courtroom shooting leaves 3 dead in Indian capital

Sep. 24, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Two assailants in lawyers’ black coats opened fire in a courtroom in the Indian capital on Friday, killing a notorious crime suspect before being fatally shot by police officers, authorities said. The shooting took place as Jitendra Gogi, who was...

Police: Officer accused of pointing gun at woman, suspended

Sep. 24, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Prince George’s County police officer accused of pointing his duty weapon at another driver while off duty in Annapolis has been charged with assault and suspended without pay, county police announced Thursday. Cpl. James Thornley was traveling...

Police: $10 debt led to fatal shooting on Kansas City street

Sep. 24, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man has been charged in the fatal shooting of another man on a Kansas City street — a shooting investigators say stemmed from a dispute over a $10 debt. Court records show Brandon Johnson, 34, was charged Thursday with second-degree murder...

Pope retains German archbishop criticized over abuse scandal

Sep. 24, 2021 08:55 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Pope Francis has decided to leave in office a prominent German archbishop who faced criticism for his handling of the church's sexual abuse scandal, but the pontiff also gave the cleric a “spiritual timeout” of several months after he made “major errors" of...

Dutch court jails 'incorrigible' thief over 2 museum heists

Sep. 24, 2021 08:47 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A 59-year-old man, described as an “incorrigible and calculating criminal” was convicted Friday of stealing a painting by Vincent van Gogh and another by Frans Hals from two Dutch museums last year, and sentenced to the maximum eight years in prison. ...

Woman charged after boy, 5, is shot in Alabama Walmart fight

Sep. 24, 2021 08:45 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A woman has been charged with reckless endangerment after her gun went off as she was attacked by two other women in a Walmart in Mobile, authorities said. The gunshot struck her relative — a 5-year-old boy — in the foot on Tuesday, Al.com...

Police: Woman shot after trying to run over police officer

Sep. 24, 2021 08:37 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A woman was shot and wounded after she tried to run over an officer with her car, a North Carolina police chief said. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Johnny Jennings says officers responded to a call from a beauty supply store at around 4 p.m....

More charges filed against Orono man in crash that killed 2

Sep. 24, 2021 08:33 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Additional charges have been filed against the Orono man in connection with a crash that killed two young men, including the son of the University of Minnesota men’s hockey coach. James Blue is charged in Hennepin County District Court with two...