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450 miles of border wall by next year? In Arizona, it starts

Sep. 15, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from a dry section of Colorado River, a small construction crew is putting up a towering border wall that the government hopes will reduce — for good — the flow of immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally....

US border agent wounded, suspect killed during traffic stop

Sep. 14, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

BRACKETTVILLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a U.S. Border Patrol agent was shot and wounded during a traffic stop near the Texas border city of Del Rio and that another agent shot and killed the gunman. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that the two agents pulled over a vehicle Friday...

In Alaska hometown, Native women say police ignored rapes

Sep. 14, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

NOME, Alaska (AP) — There's not much that scares Susie. As an Alaska Native woman, she thrives amid sub-zero winters in her village near the Arctic Circle, and camps with her family each summer at the Bering Sea, catching, drying and smoking salmon to put away for winter. But Susie is afraid to return to...

Ohio gamer sentenced to 15 months prison in 'swatting' case

Sep. 13, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An Ohio gamer upset about a $1.50 bet while playing Call of Duty: WWII online was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison for recruiting a prankster to make a bogus emergency call that resulted in the fatal shooting of a Kansas man by police. Casey Viner, 19, of North College Hill,...

Police video shows gunfire, chase in Baltimore shooting

Sep. 13, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Video from a camera worn by a Baltimore police officer shows officers fired their weapons for nearly a minute last month after a suspect flashed his gun twice as he led them on a vehicle chase. News outlets report police released the video Friday. Authorities recovered more than 150 shell...

The Latest: Chief: Suspect shoots officer with officer's gun

Sep. 13, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Houston police officer (all times local): 5:30 Houston's police chief says one of his officers is recovering from surgery after a suspect grabbed the officer's gun during a struggle and shot him three times. Police Chief Art Acevedo said Friday that the...

Des Moines police shoot, injure homeless man at encampment

Sep. 13, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines officer shot a homeless man who tried to evade police and then threatened one of them with a knife Friday afternoon, police said. The shooting happened early Friday afternoon at a homeless encampment near the Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway Bridge over the Raccoon River....

Jasper County sheriff's deputy shot, man found dead

Sep. 13, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A 28-year-old man from Arkansas was found dead after exchanging gunfire with sheriff's deputies in southwest Missouri. Jasper County authorities say Kenneth Ashburn, of Bella Vista, Arkansas, died Thursday afternoon about a mile east of the Missouri Southern State University campus in...

Police leader consider recruitment changes

Sep. 13, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Police leaders in St. Louis County are considering hiring officers without previous police or military experience as it becomes harder to fill openings. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Chief Jon Belmar told the board it is "broadening" opportunities, "not lowering" standards....

Man who caused standoff sues police, alleging recklessness

Sep. 13, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who caused a standoff that ended with him being shot three times and his home destroyed by a police explosive has sued law enforcement officials. Dixmont resident Michael Grendell, 62, sued Wednesday in federal court in Bangor, claiming police violated his constitutional...