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White Fort Worth officer resigns after killing black woman

Oct. 14, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman in her home while responding to a call about an open front door acted without justification and resigned Monday before he could be fired, the police chief said. Police bodycam video showed that Aaron Dean did not...

Releasing gun photo inappropriate, Fort Worth chief says

Oct. 14, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

After a white Fort Worth police officer fatally shot a black woman inside her home, police swiftly released body camera footage that depicted the moments before the shooting, saying they were doing so in the interest of transparency. But that footage also included blurry photos of a handgun found inside the home,...

Chicago teachers rally, march ahead of strike deadline

Oct. 14, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers are calling for district leaders to meet their demands on class sizes just days before a threatened strike that would affect thousands of students in the country's third-largest school district. Members of the unions representing teachers and staff cheered for leaders at a...

13 police killed by suspected cartel gunmen in west Mexico

Oct. 14, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — At least 13 police officers were killed and three others injured Monday in an ambush by gunmen in the Mexican state of Michoacan, a western region where violence attributed to drug cartels has spiked in recent months. The state police officers had gone to a home in the town of El Aguaje...

Domestic violence suspect returns to Massachusetts

Oct. 14, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who skipped a July court appearance on domestic violence allegations in Massachusetts has been returned to the state to face the charges. The Bristol district attorney's office says 53-year-old Brian Jagielski, of Tiverton, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in...

Nevada school district to adopt misconduct reporting system

Oct. 14, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's Clark County School District plans to use a telephone line and website allowing employees and volunteers to file reports of harassment and mistreatment. KSNV-TV reported Sunday that the district's board of trustees last week approved a $45,000 contract with NAVEX Global Inc. to...

Records: Members of suspended fraternity urinated on members

Oct. 14, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Newly released documents say that members of a now-suspended University of Kansas fraternity struck, urinated and spat on some new members who were suspected of cooperating with an investigation into hazing. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that it obtained the heavily redacted...

Police: 5 men, 1 teen boy struck in Philadelphia shooting

Oct. 13, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say six people ranging in ages from 14 to 27 have been hit by gunfire in a shooting in north Philadelphia. A Philadelphia police news release says six victims were taken to Temple University Hospital after 911 calls of a shooting came in at about 5:24 p.m. Sunday. Police say the...

President orders army onto streets of Ecuadorian capital

Oct. 13, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's army took to the streets after President Lenín Moreno ordered the first 24-hour curfew in decades in response to a day of attacks on government buildings and media offices. By Saturday night, soldiers had retaken control of the park and streets leading to the National...

4 dead in shooting at illegal gambling site in Brooklyn

Oct. 12, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gunfire broke out inside an illegal gambling club in Brooklyn early Saturday, police said, leaving four people dead, three wounded, and investigators trying to piece together what prompted the bloodshed. The shooting inside the small, nondescript club started just before 7 a.m. as around 15...