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California adopts broadest US rules for seizing guns

Oct. 11, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a law that will make the state the first to allow employers, co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders against other people. The bill was vetoed twice by former governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, and goes beyond a...

California will be first state allowing employers, co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders

Oct. 11, 2019 1:37 PM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will be first state allowing employers, co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders.

Lawsuit: Officer played Russian roulette with girlfriends

Oct. 10, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis police officer charged in the fatal shooting of a female colleague while playing a variation of Russian roulette had a history of forcing other women to also play the game, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the dead officer's mother. The lawsuit filed Wednesday by...

Macron honors French police employees killed in attack

Oct. 8, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron led a national tribute Tuesday to the four police employees slain in last week's knife attack in Paris, calling them "victims of Islamic terrorism." At a ceremony at the police headquarters where they were stabbed to death in last Thursday's bloody rampage, a...

Civilian employee kills 4 in knife attack at Paris police HQ

Oct. 3, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A civilian employee raged through Paris police headquarters with a knife Thursday, stabbing four police colleagues to death before he was shot and killed, French authorities said. The man, a technology administrator in the police intelligence unit, launched the attack in his office then moved...

Police still searching for motive for Virginia mass shooting

Sep. 24, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Police still have not determined why a Virginia Beach city worker opened fire on his co-workers, killing 12 people in a mass shooting on May 31, investigators said Tuesday. After submitting his resignation letter that morning, civil engineer DeWayne Craddock spent the hours...

The Latest: Routine emails preceded Virginia Beach massacre

Sep. 24, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into a May 31 mass shooting at a municipal building in Virginia Beach (all times local): 7:25 p.m. Authorities say a Virginia Beach city worker who opened fire on his co-workers in May had spent the hours prior to the massacre sending routine...

US police assess rise in threat tips after 3 mass killings

Sep. 21, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It had all the makings of a massacre. Six guns, including a Colt AR-15 rifle. About 1,000 rounds of ammunition. A bulletproof vest. And an angry Southern California man who threated to kill his co-workers at a hotel and its guests. But a concerned colleague intervened, alerting...

Chicago woman shot by gunman on bicycle while walking

Sep. 18, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say a woman walking with co-workers along a street near the central business district was shot by a bicyclist. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says the shooter passed a group of people Wednesday and went directly to the victim and fired a single shot. Johnson described the...

Police to share more info about Virginia Beach mass shooting

Sep. 18, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia Beach say they'll release the findings of their investigation into the mass shooting that killed 12 people at a municipal building. The Virginia-Pilot reports that police will give a presentation next Tuesday evening. Mayor Bobby Dyer said it will include more...