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Lawyer: Man accused in Texas mass shooting was harassed

Apr. 14, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — The employee accused of opening fire at a Texas cabinet-making company was harassed by his colleagues before he fatally shot one man and wounded five other co-workers, his lawyer said. Larry Bollin remained in a Brazos County jail Wednesday on...

Man fatally shot by police in northern Maine confrontation

Apr. 14, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

MARS HILL, Maine (AP) — Maine police shot and killed a man in a confrontation outside a residence in a small town in the northern part of the state. The shooting happened in Mars Hill early Wednesday, the Bangor Daily News reported. Police said the man died at the scene...

Trial begins for man accused of killing mother, 2 children

Apr. 14, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Trial has begun for a man accused of shooting to death a woman and her two young children inside a Des Moines home in 2019. The first day of 33-year-old Marvin Esquivel Lopez’s trial included testimony from his wife in which she said she saw...

Minnesota shooting charging decision awaited, protests go on

Apr. 14, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors expect to decide Wednesday whether to charge a white former police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb, sparking nights of protests and raising tensions amid the nearby murder trial of the ex-officer...

Police use pepper spray after protesters breach headquarters

Apr. 14, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio's capital city used pepper spray on a small group of people who briefly breached outer doors Tuesday night at the agency's downtown headquarters. The clash followed a largely peaceful protest downtown earlier in the evening where...

Biden faces long odds in push for more state 'red flag' laws

Apr. 14, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — President Joe Biden faces an uphill battle as he tries to revive a push for more state laws that would allow authorities to temporarily disarm people who are considered a danger to themselves or others. The political circumstances surrounding this...

Man found dead following long standoff; suspect at large

Apr. 14, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

MOLINE ACRES, Mo. (AP) — Police in suburban St. Louis engaged in an hourslong standoff after pulling a man who had been shot several times from a Moline Acres home, only to later discover the suspect had fled after the shooting. Officers were called to the home just...

Texas police officer shot multiple times during traffic stop

Apr. 14, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

BURLESON, Texas (AP) — A Texas police officer was shot multiple times during a traffic stop early Wednesday and police were searching for suspects, authorities said. The shooting happened at about 4:15 a.m. Wednesday in Burleson, about 45 miles (70 kilometers) southwest...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Apr. 14, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ April 13 The Greensboro News & Record on gun violence: It would be understandable if some wished that we could return to stricter sequestration. Not...

In Minnesota, suburban mayor is thrust into policing debate

Apr. 14, 2021 07:40 AM EDT

Mike Elliott is among many who celebrated his election as mayor of Brooklyn Center as the beginning of a new era, marking the first time one of Minnesota's most racially diverse places would be led by a person of color. Elliott, a Black man who had emigrated from Liberia as a child, was...