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5, including pregnant woman, fatally shot in Indianapolis

Jan. 24, 2021 4:52 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Five people, including a pregnant woman, were shot to death early Sunday inside an Indianapolis home in an apparent targeted attack, the city’s police chief said, decrying the “mass murder” killings as a “different kind of evil.” The fatal shootings...

Ex-cop avoids federal lockup, faces state charges in beating

Jan. 24, 2021 4:39 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge in Alabama has given five years of probation to a white ex-policeman who admitted trying to obstruct investigators looking into charges that he beat a Black driver who had gotten into an argument with his wife. Former Selma police officer Matthew Blaine Till pleaded...

Sheriff, report: Naked Florida man stole, crashed police car

Jan. 23, 2021 7:24 AM EST

A naked Florida man stole what news footage showed to be a marked police vehicle and crashed it in a wooded area, officials said. Joshua Shenker, 22, was arrested after Thursday's crash on charges including theft of a motor vehicle, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, depriving an officer of means of...

Feds: Man in Capitol attack tried to flee to Switzerland

Jan. 22, 2021 5:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Colorado geophysicist accused of dragging a police officer down steps to be beaten by an American flag outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was ordered held without bail Friday after a prosecutor said the man afterward tried to flee to Switzerland and commit suicide. U.S. Magistrate Judge...

FILE - In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses the nation in a televised speech in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. in Tehran, Iran.  Twitter says on Friday, Jan. 22, it has permanently banned an account connected to the office of Iran’s supreme leader.   Other accounts thought to be tied to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s office remained active.  (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

Twitter bans suspect Iran account after post threatens Trump

Jan. 22, 2021 3:44 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Twitter said Friday it has permanently banned an account that some in Iran believe is linked to the office of the country’s supreme leader after a posting that seemed to threaten former President Donald Trump. In the image posted by the suspect account late...

Man charged with murder in fatal police chase near St. Louis

Jan. 22, 2021 9:03 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man authorities accuse of leading St. Louis County police on a deadly chase earlier this week has been charged with murder and other counts. Ron Bailey, 20, has been charged with second-degree murder, two counts of assault, tampering with a motor vehicle and resisting arrest, the St....

Army veteran Michael McKinney, is shown in a Dec. 6, 2020 booking photo released by the Polk County Jail in Des Moines, Iowa. McKinney is charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a 15-year-old Black girl who was arguing with supporters of the president at a Trump rally, a case authorities have not detailed to the public. (Polk County Jail via AP)

Man charged with 5 new felonies in Iowa Trump rally shooting

Jan. 19, 2021 2:30 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Prosecutors have added five felony weapons and assault counts against a white man already charged with attempted murder for shooting into a car carrying four Black girls during a rally for President Donald Trump in Iowa. The Polk County Attorney’s Office filed a formal...

Police seek 2 people in stabbing death of Missouri man

Jan. 19, 2021 9:25 AM EST

TROY, Mo. (AP) — Investigators from the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis have been seeking two people in connection with the stabbing death of a man in Lincoln County over the weekend. The stabbing happened Sunday afternoon during a fight on a rural road between Cuirve River State Park and Kessler...

Brothers jailed for attacking subway stationmaster in Greece

Jan. 17, 2021 3:48 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Two brothers, aged 17 and 15, who attacked an Athens subway stationmaster because he told them to wear masks on a subway train, will appear before a magistrate Tuesday for depositions. The two were jailed Saturday, charged with premeditated aggravated assault, a felony, as well as...

3 inmates escape from southeast Missouri jail

Jan. 16, 2021 4:27 PM EST

IRONTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say three men escaped from a southeast Missouri jail after removing a large block from a cell wall. Iron County Sheriff Jeff Burkett said the escape happened around 4:30 a.m. Saturday. Ironton police said in a news release that they are armed and that authorities...