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Police: Officer in Maryland fatally shoots man with knife

Nov. 28, 2021 19:11 PM EST

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — A police officer in Maryland fatally shot a knife-wielding man and later found a woman dead inside the same home, authorities in Anne Arundel County said Sunday. The incident in Glen Burnie began with a phone call to police from a woman who said...

Drug gang behind attack that killed feminist in north Mexico

Nov. 28, 2021 19:04 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico said Sunday that a drug gang was behind the shooting attack on a city hall that killed a feminist activist and a bodyguard. One attacker also died in the Thursday shooting outside the city hall in Guaymas, in the...

Man can revive suit against New Orleans over police beating

Nov. 28, 2021 18:39 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court says a Hispanic Iraq War veteran can revive his lawsuit over a beating by two New Orleans police officers who he said called him a “fake American.” The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports...

Search for escaped inmate expands beyond Louisiana

Nov. 28, 2021 17:30 PM EST

JACKSON, La. (AP) — Louisiana prison officials say they believe a man who escaped from a Jackson prison on Thursday may have left the state. The Advocate reports that a search for Shwilliam Cheevis in the Baton Rouge area has been expanded. ...

Man charged with attempted murder over infant head trauma

Nov. 28, 2021 17:13 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A central Louisiana man is charged with attempted murder after his child was brought to a hospital with severe head injuries. The Town Talk of Alexandria reports 22-year-old Kendrick Laron Williams of Pineville was arrested...

Vermont State Police: 2 dead, 1 injured in Alburgh shooting

Nov. 28, 2021 17:09 PM EST

ALBURGH, Vt. (AP) — Two men are dead and a third injured in a shooting in the town of Alburgh that followed an escalating dispute over access to a property for hunting, the Vermont State Police said Sunday. The dispute had been building for about a week, State Police...

EXPLAINER: Was officer's fatal Taser mix-up manslaughter?

Nov. 28, 2021 16:43 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A white suburban Minneapolis police officer charged with manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright, a Black man, said she meant to use her Taser to try to stop him from fleeing during an attempted arrest but accidentally grabbed her gun instead. ...

Man under guard escapes Mississippi hospital, steals clothes

Nov. 28, 2021 16:21 PM EST

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi officials are looking for a man who escaped from a hospital bathroom while under police guard and then was recorded on video changing into pilfered clothes. The Jackson County Sheriff's Department tells local news outlets that Aceon...

Teen girl in critical condition after Missouri shooting

Nov. 28, 2021 16:08 PM EST

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A teenage girl was taken to a hospital in critical condition after a Sunday afternoon shooting in the Kansas City suburb of Independence, Missouri. Independence Police spokesman Jack Taylor said the shooting happened near the intersection of...

Suspect in Seekonk break-in dies after shootout with police

Nov. 28, 2021 15:48 PM EST

SEEKONK, Mass. (AP) — A suspect in a Seekonk break-in who wielded an AK-47 model rifle in a shootout with local police on Route 6 is dead, the Bristol County prosecutor said Sunday. In a statement, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III said Sunday the...