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Florida officer goes on trial for killing black motorist

Feb. 20, 2019 11:33 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For the first time in 26 years, a Florida police officer is standing trial for an on-duty killing — and one of his defenses will be the state's controversial "stand your ground" law. Fired Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja's trial begins with jury selection...

Funeral scheduled Wednesday for Illinois shooting victim

Feb. 20, 2019 10:20 AM EST

SHERIDAN, Ill. (AP) — A funeral is set for a 21-year-old college student who was killed on the first day of his internship when an employee opened fire inside an Illinois manufacturing facility. Trevor Wehner was among five people killed in the Friday shooting. He'll be mourned Wednesday evening at a...

Police call officer's shooter a suspect in missing-wife case

Feb. 20, 2019 7:28 AM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama say a suspect killed during a shootout with police was a suspect in the disappearance of his wife seven years ago. Auburn Police Chief Paul Register told WSFA-TV on Monday that 38-year-old Christopher James Wallace fatally shot himself during a standoff with police....

Police: Shooter targeted 3 victims in gated LA community

Feb. 19, 2019 6:23 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of three men who were shot to death at a home in a gated Los Angeles community likely allowed the shooter inside, authorities said Tuesday. The victims were targeted in the shooting Monday, Capt. Billy Hayes said at a press conference. He did not release suspect descriptions. Nobody...

Aurora gunman's family: 'We deeply apologize' for shootings

Feb. 19, 2019 6:13 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The family of the man who fatally shot five people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse is offering condolences to the victims' families, with one relative saying "we deeply apologize" for the killings. Gary Martin , 45, died Friday in a shootout with police after he killed...

Police search 2nd site in deaths of 4 in western Michigan

Feb. 19, 2019 6:04 PM EST

SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say evidence suggests some of the three children and a woman found fatally shot in a western Michigan house may have been killed elsewhere. The Kent County sheriff's office said in a news release investigators are checking a "wooded piece of property" Tuesday near...

The Latest: Police say they know motive in LA triple killing

Feb. 19, 2019 5:27 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a triple homicide in a Los Angeles home (all times local): 2:17 p.m. Los Angeles police homicide investigators believe whoever killed three men inside a home in a gated community was allowed inside by one of the victims. Capt. Billy Hayes says the violence Monday afternoon...

The Latest: Governor says reviewing lapse in retrieving gun

Feb. 19, 2019 5:14 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says his administration is reviewing how the gunman who killed five co-workers at a suburban Chicago business had a weapon despite a felony conviction. Gary...

Correction: Not Real News story

Feb. 19, 2019 5:01 PM EST

In a story Feb. 15 about a false claim involving U.S. Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and Netflix, The Associated Press misspelled the surname of documentary director Rachel Lears. A corrected version of the story is below: NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week By The Associated Press A roundup of...

Judge won't bar Parkland dad from ex-school monitor's case

Feb. 19, 2019 4:14 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge will not prevent the father of one of 17 people killed last year at a Florida high school from attending the deposition of a former school security monitor who claims the father is harassing him. The Sun-Sentinel reported Tuesday that Andrew Pollack can attend the...