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Sheriff's deputy shot, man dead in Tennessee during standoff

Feb. 23, 2019 10:50 PM EST

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a man who fired on sheriff's deputies has died in a standoff at a Tennessee home in which deputies returned fire and one of the officers was shot and wounded. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says 44-year-old Jackie Scott Pendergrass was found dead in the home...

Small plane crashes at airport; instructor and student die

Feb. 23, 2019 8:30 PM EST

MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say an instructor pilot and his student died when the small plane they were in crashed at a Massachusetts airport. Mansfield police say 31-year-old Sydney Miti, of Waltham, and 18-year-old Julian Lattermann, of Dover, were killed on impact. Authorities didn't say who was...

Police: Officer in Tennessee shooting resigns during hearing

Feb. 22, 2019 9:04 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee police department says an officer who shot and wounded a driver last year has resigned, and three others have been given unpaid suspensions. News outlets report the Memphis Police Department said 26-year-old Jamarcus Jeames resigned last week during an administrative...

No criminal charges in fatal shooting by Illinois officer

Feb. 22, 2019 5:27 PM EST

ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago police officer will not be charged in the fatal shooting of a woman armed with a knife along an interstate. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports the Cook County state's attorney's office decided not to criminally charge Elgin police Lt. Christian Jensen on...

Correction: Empire Cast Member-Attack story

Feb. 22, 2019 2:47 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — In one version of a Feb. 21 story about "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett being charged with staging an attack on himself in Chicago, The Associated Press erroneously referred to police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaking at a Thursday afternoon news conference. The news conference happened...

Smollett reactions epitomize polarized state of US politics

Feb. 22, 2019 8:07 AM EST

Democratic politicians and celebrities called it a shocking instance of Trump-era racism and hate. Republicans now depict it as yet another example of liberals and mainstream media rushing to judgment while disparaging the president's supporters as bigots. The case of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett encapsulates...

Police investigating negligence in deadly Bangladesh fire

Feb. 22, 2019 4:33 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh police said Friday that they were seeking up to a dozen suspects in connection with a fire in the oldest part of the capital and could charge them with negligence over the blaze that killed at least 67 people. The case involves between 10 and 12 people wanted on...

The Latest: Lawyer call Smollett man of character, integrity

Feb. 21, 2019 11:47 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Lawyers for Jussie Smollett say the Chicago Police Department put on an "organized law enforcement spectacle" when its superintendent detailed investigators' findings about the alleged attack on the "Empire"...

Felony count axed for 1st black woman elected Texas sheriff

Feb. 21, 2019 9:47 PM EST

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) — A judge has thrown out a felony record-tampering indictment against the first black woman elected sheriff in Texas. Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens had been indicted last April on a state jail felony indictment of record tampering, along with two misdemeanor campaign finance...

Sheriff names 1 more victim of deadly California wildfire

Feb. 21, 2019 7:33 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California have named another victim of a 2018 wildfire that devastated a town and killed 85. The Butte County Sheriff's Office says 93-year-old Dorothy Lee-Herrera of Paradise died in the Camp Fire. Authorities officially identified Lee-Herrera Thursday,...