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Former officer pleads guilty in shooting death of paramedic

Sep. 28, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A former police sergeant in Georgia pleaded guilty Monday to the murder of a paramedic he was having an affair with and sentenced to life in prison. The Ledger-Enquirer reports former Columbus officer William “Bill” Talley III pleaded guilty to felony murder, aggravated...

Staff Sergeant Ryan Graves talks about the death of his fellow solider, Staff Sergeant Jason Lowe, during an interview on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, on Fort Bragg, N.C. Days before taking his own life, Lowe graduated second in his class in the Army's Advanced Leader Course. Graves told The Associated Press Lowe

As suicides rise, Army brass reassessing outreach

Sep. 28, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — If there were any signs that Staff Sgt. Jason Lowe was struggling, the soldiers he served alongside didn’t see them. The 27-year-old paratrooper was a top performer. He was on the Commandant’s List and had just finished second in his class in the Army’s...

Special Prosecutor Fredrick D. Franklin speaks during a press conference in the Omaha City Council Legislative Chambers of the Omaha/Douglas Civic Center in Omaha on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. (Lily Smith/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

Prosecutor: Bar owner wanted to 'ambush' people stealing

Sep. 23, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A white Nebraska bar owner who killed himself after being charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting a Black man during May protests had been waiting to “ambush” people who were breaking into businesses and stealing, a special prosecutor said Wednesday. Special...

Nebraska man charged in protester’s death dies by suicide

Sep. 20, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A white business owner charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting a Black man during protests in Nebraska has died by suicide days after his indictment, his attorney said Sunday. Jacob Gardner, of Omaha, Nebraska, was found dead Sunday outside a medical clinic in Hillsboro, Oregon,...

Man who shot Michigan deputy kills himself, ending standoff

Sep. 17, 2020 10:39 AM EDT

SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A man accused of shooting a Michigan sheriff's deputy killed himself inside his home, ending an hourslong standoff with police, authorities said. The incident in Superior Township ended shortly before midnight, the Washtenaw County sheriff's office said Thursday. "Early...

This undated mugshot from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows Dangelo Dorsey of St. Louis, Mo. Authorities said Dorsey shot himself after killing two people and wounding three others during a series of shootings and carjackings. (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via AP)

Officials: 3 dead, 3 wounded in violent rampage in Tennessee

Sep. 14, 2020 10:26 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A gunman killed two people and wounded three others in a series of shootings and carjackings that ended with a high-speed chase as he fled police. He ultimately wrecked the car he stole and killed himself, while his remaining hostage survived, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation...

In this image made from video released by the Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Office, Prime Minister Scott Morrison makes a public speech on the need for big tech companies to police their public platforms, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Canberra, Australia. Australian regulators have ruled out prosecuting TikTok over an apparent suicide video under tough new laws prohibiting some forms of violent online images, but the prime minister urged social media companies on Wednesday to take more responsibility for offensive content. (Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Office via AP)

Australian prime minister criticizes TikTok suicide video

Sep. 9, 2020 6:37 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian regulators have ruled out prosecuting TikTok over an apparent suicide video under tough new laws prohibiting some forms of violent online images, but the prime minister urged social media companies on Wednesday to take more responsibility for offensive content. The...

FILE - This Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, shows the icon for TikTok in New York. TikTok says it's working to remove videos of a man apparently taking his own life and banning users that keep trying to spread the clips on the wildly popular social media platform, it was reported on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/File)

TikTok scrambles to remove suicide video clips, ban users

Sep. 8, 2020 10:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — TikTok says it's working to remove videos of a man apparently taking his own life and banning users that keep trying to spread the clips on the popular social media platform. It's the latest example of the ongoing struggle by big tech companies to police their platforms for harmful content...

Tom Stellar, a pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church, looks at broken windows while cleaning up damage outside Nordstrom Rack in Minneapolis on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020.  An emergency curfew expired and downtown Minneapolis was calm Thursday morning after a night of unrest that broke out following what authorities said was misinformation about the suicide of a Black homicide suspect.  (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)

Misinformation, police mistrust stir unrest in Minneapolis

Aug. 28, 2020 7:59 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After a Black man fatally shot himself on a pedestrian plaza in downtown Minneapolis, rumors of another police shooting in the city still reeling from the death of George Floyd began spreading quickly on social media, sending concerned residents and activists to the area — many of...

Minneapolis police secure an intersection along 7th St. during unrest near Nicollet Mall Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 in Minneapolis. The Minneapolis mayor imposed a curfew Wednesday night and requested National Guard help after unrest broke out downtown following what authorities said was misinformation about the death of a Black homicide suspect. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)

National Guard activated after downtown Minneapolis unrest

Aug. 27, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The governor of Minnesota activated the National Guard on Wednesday night to help quell unrest that broke out in downtown Minneapolis following what authorities said was misinformation about the suicide death of a Black homicide suspect. “We once again see the unrest on our...