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Trump awards medals to public safety officers

May. 22, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has awarded the Medal of Valor to 14 public safety officers, including eight who responded to a shooting at a southern California polling place. Trump honored the men at a White House ceremony on Wednesday. Two were honored posthumously. The medal is the nation's...

Feds say why undercover agent was at scene of 2015 attack

May. 22, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors who won a conviction against a Phoenix man for providing guns to two Islamic State followers killed in a 2015 attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in suburban Dallas say an undercover FBI agent's presence at the scene had nothing to do with the earlier activities of the...

Wife thanks doctors as trooper goes home after shooting

May. 22, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana Highway Patrol trooper who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being shot three times was released Wednesday from a Utah hospital after his wife gave emotional thanks to the medical team and supporters. Trooper Wade Palmer, 35, was wounded in the neck, face and head on...

Brazil: Man who killed 3 at Baptist church was 'incoherent'

May. 22, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A man was disoriented and speaking "incoherent phrases" when he shot three people to death at a Baptist church before being seriously wounded by Brazilian military police, authorities said Wednesday. He allegedly arrived at the church after having killing his ex-girlfriend with a...

Gun buyer in San Bernardino attack wants to pull guilty plea

May. 22, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The man accused of buying the rifles a husband and wife used to kill 14 people in the San Bernardino terrorist attack in 2015 will ask to withdraw his guilty plea. Enrique Marquez's lawyer submitted papers Wednesday with the federal court in Riverside saying his client will file a...

Serial cyberstalker could avoid prison again under plea deal

May. 22, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Only hours before women marched through many U.S. cities in January, Christopher Cleary set off a manhunt when he posted a Facebook message threatening to kill "as many girls as I see" in retaliation for years of romantic rejection. Cleary, 27, called himself a virgin who never had a...

Alabama officer hurt in shooting that killed 1 improving

May. 22, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer who was seriously wounded in a shooting that killed another officer is improving, officials said Wednesday as they made plans to remember the fallen man. Officer Webb Sistrunk has been moved into critical care at a hospital in Columbus, Georgia, according to a...

North Carolina trooper on leave after shooting at driver

May. 22, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

CLINTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina state trooper has been placed on administrative duty after shooting at a man who pointed a gun at him. The N.C. Highway Patrol says in a statement that Trooper J.F. Smith stopped to check on a car parked on the shoulder of Interstate 40 in Sampson County around 3:26...

Police: Man fatally shot after hitting trooper with vehicle

May. 22, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a man who hit a state trooper with his sport-utility vehicle has died after troopers fired at the vehicle. Police said in a news release that troopers were trying to find Christopher L. Brown of Letcher County in connection with a stolen vehicle and previous...

Man fatally shot at light rail station in St. Louis County

May. 22, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

PAGEDALE, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police are searching for the gunman who killed a man in broad daylight at a MetroLink light rail station. Police Sgt. Benjamin Granda says the shooting happened just before noon Wednesday at St. Charles Rock Road in Pagedale. The victim was pronounced dead at a...