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St. Louis police kill man in apartment complex shootout

Dec. 03, 2021 15:49 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police officers shot and killed a man Friday morning in a shootout at an apartment complex just north of Forest Park, officials there said. St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden said in a news conference that the shooting happened around 11 a.m....

Search on for 2 parents charged in Michigan school shooting

Dec. 03, 2021 15:41 PM EST

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Michigan authorities say they’re searching for two parents charged with involuntary manslaughter in a high school shooting. Jennifer and James Crumbley are the parents of Ethan Crumbley, who is charged with murder and terrorism in the deaths of...

Pakistan police: Mob kills Sri Lankan over alleged blasphemy

Dec. 03, 2021 15:12 PM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Muslim mob descended on a sports equipment factory in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province on Friday, killing a Sri Lankan man and burning his body publicly over allegations of blasphemy, police said. Armagan Gondal, a police chief in the...

EXPLAINER: Who are the jurors for trial of Kim Potter?

Dec. 03, 2021 15:12 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A look at the jurors who will hear testimony in the manslaughter trial of former suburban Minneapolis police officer Kim Potter, who is charged in the April shooting death of 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright. Potter says she meant to use her Taser on Wright and...

$250,000 bond for deputy charged in Casey Goodson shooting

Dec. 03, 2021 15:01 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio sheriff’s deputy who shot Casey Goodson Jr. in the back five times pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of murder and reckless homicide nearly one year after the killing of Goodson on Dec. 4, 2020. A magistrate set bond for defendant...

Police: 4th man charged in connection with killing in Maine

Dec. 03, 2021 14:29 PM EST

MACHIAS, Maine (AP) — A fourth man was arrested Friday in connection with the killing of a teenager from New York in eastern Maine, police said. Jorge Pagan-Sanchez, 41, of Taunton, Massachusetts, was charged with felony murder, joining three others who were previously...

Mostly white jury seated for trial in Daunte Wright's death

Dec. 03, 2021 14:25 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A mostly white jury was seated Friday for the trial of a white suburban Minneapolis police officer who said she drew her handgun by mistake when she fatally shot Black motorist Daunte Wright following a traffic stop. Nine of the first 12 jurors...

Portugal’s interior minister quits after series of scandals

Dec. 03, 2021 14:04 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s interior minister resigned Friday after a series of gaffes and missteps that could have made him a political liability for his center-left Socialist Party ahead of elections for a new government on Jan. 30. Eduardo Cabrita, whose...

DA releases name of Hampshire County homicide victim

Dec. 03, 2021 13:59 PM EST

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities on Friday released the name of the victim in Hampshire County's first homicide of the year. Joseph Fillio, 39, of Pittsfield, died after being shot in the head in a Northampton apartment at around 11 p.m. Wednesday, according to the...

Man sentenced to prison for fatal shooting over $20

Dec. 03, 2021 13:33 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man was sentenced to prison on Friday in a fatal shooting over a $20 debt. Malcolm Lambert entered an Alford plea in an Onslow County courtroom to second-degree murder and discharging a firearm into occupied property, WITN...