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Deputy on leave for homophobic comment over teen's suicide

Apr. 23, 2019 6:18 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama deputy has been put on administrative leave for posting a homophobic comment on a Facebook post about a gay teen who killed himself. Al.com reports Madison County Deputy Jeff Graves wrote the comment Sunday on a WZDX-TV Facebook post about the death of 15-year-old Nigel...

Outrage after some French protesters urge police suicides

Apr. 21, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — With French police suicides on the rise, Paris authorities are investigating yellow vest protesters who encouraged police to kill themselves. Radical protesters have clashed with police nearly every weekend for five months on the margins of largely peaceful yellow vest demonstrations demanding...

Undersheriff: Teen's death likely preceded Colorado manhunt

Apr. 19, 2019 11:13 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado undersheriff who led the search for a Florida teenager whose actions prompted tightened security at Columbine High School ahead of the 20th anniversary of an attack there that killed 13 people said she likely killed herself before police launched a massive manhunt. Clear Creek...

In Peru, supporters mourn ex-leader Garcia after suicide

Apr. 19, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Large crowds on Friday gathered in the Peruvian capital for the funeral procession of former president Alan Garcia, who killed himself after authorities arrived at his home to arrest him for alleged involvement in a corruption case. Mourners carried Garcia's coffin through the streets of...

Columbine focuses on healing as questions loom after manhunt

Apr. 19, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado community changed forever by the attack that killed 13 people at Columbine High School moved ahead Thursday with ceremonies marking the anniversary of the tragedy while awaiting more details on what led a Florida teen "infatuated" with the shooting to buy a shotgun and...

Wave of police suicides sparks protests in France

Apr. 19, 2019 5:08 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French police officers are calling for an urgent meeting with Interior minister Christophe Castaner after two of their colleagues killed themselves this week, taking the number of suicides in police ranks to 28 since the start of the year. According to the Interior Ministry's numbers, 68...

Peru ponders corruption probe's cost after shocking suicide

Apr. 18, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The suicide of former President Alan Garcia shocked Peruvians and sparked a debate swirling Thursday on television channels and in newspaper columns: What will be the price of the country's painful reckoning with corruption? All but one of the nation's living elected former presidents are...

As police wait to arrest him, ex-Peru president kills self

Apr. 17, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former President Alan Garcia mortally wounded himself with a gunshot to his head Wednesday as officers waited to arrest him in a big graft probe that has put Peru's most prominent politicians behind bars and provoked a reckoning over corruption. Authorities broke through a door at...

The Latest: Memorial held for ex-Peru leader who killed self

Apr. 17, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The latest on former Peruvian President Alan García (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The body of former Peruvian President Alan Garcia has been taken to the headquarters of his political party for a memorial service, after he fatally shot himself in the head moments as authorities...

Appeal focuses on Newtown officials' actions before shooting

Apr. 17, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Sandy Hook Elementary School officials failed to follow mandated security protocol and order a lockdown that may have saved lives immediately after the gunman shot his way through the locked entrance, a lawyer for the parents of two children killed in the massacre told a Connecticut...