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Police: 2nd mosque prayer leader killed in SW Pakistan

Aug. 17, 2019 7:04 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police said Saturday that a second mosque's prayer leader had been killed in as many days near the southwestern city of Quetta. Mohammad Azam was shot dead in front of a grocery store, according to Shafqat Mahmood, a police officer in Kuchlak, where the attacks occurred....

Bullock tries to find middle ground on guns

Aug. 17, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

As a Democratic politician in deep-red Montana, Steve Bullock has long searched for a middle ground on guns. Now a presidential candidate in a party pushing hard for new gun-control laws, he still is. While many of his Democratic opponents go all-in on new proposals for restricting guns, responding to the latest...

Hundreds come to honor El Paso victim after public invited

Aug. 16, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — When Jordan Ballard read that one of the victims of the El Paso massacre had few relatives and the public was invited to her funeral, the Los Angeles resident bought a plane ticket and flew to Texas to honor a woman she had never met. She was one of hundreds of strangers who braved...

Man found guilty in fatal shooting of Chicago police officer

Aug. 16, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A guilty verdict has been returned against a homeless man who defended himself against murder and aggravated battery charges in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Chicago police officer. Jovan Battle rejected an attorney appointed by the court to represent him for the March 25 fatal shooting...

Police in fatal Colorado shooting return to active duty

Aug. 16, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Two Colorado police officers put on leave after shooting a man as he ran away from them have returned to active duty, a department spokesman said Friday. Sgt. Alan Van't Land and Officer Blake Evenson were placed on leave after the Aug. 3 shooting that killed 19-year-old De'Von Bailey....

Shoppers panic as security officer fires at man with knife

Aug. 16, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who robbed an armored car guard at a Southern California shopping plaza was captured Friday after the guard fired gunshots that sent panicked shoppers fleeing, police said. No one was injured but the exchange caused chaos and fears of a mass shooting at the Third Street Promenade...

The Latest: Hundreds come to El Paso victim's funeral

Aug. 16, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a funeral of an El Paso shooting victim who had few family (all times local): 6 p.m. Hundreds of strangers have come to pay their respects for a victim of the El Paso, Texas, mass shooting who had few family members. The mourners braved 100-degree heat Friday to stand...

Man suspected of shooting deputy, trooper surrenders

Aug. 16, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

VAN BUREN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected of shooting and wounding two law enforcement officers has surrendered after a seven-hour standoff in southern Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol announced around 5 p.m. Friday in a Tweet that the standoff had ended. Patrol Cpl. Dallas Thompson...

Man charged in officer's death pleads in unrelated case

Aug. 16, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A man charged in the shooting death of a Louisiana police officer has pleaded guilty to unrelated federal firearms and drug charges. U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph says in a statement that 38-year-old Glenn Frierson, of Shreveport, entered the plea in federal court Friday to...

Arrest made in Miami causeway bicyclist shooting

Aug. 16, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man has been arrested two days after a bicyclist's fatal shooting on a Miami causeway. A Miami police arrest report says 41-year-old Kadel Piedrahita was arrested Friday and charged with second-degree murder and aggravated assault. Piedrahita's attorney Sabino...