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Red flags missed: How July 4 suspect slipped through system

Jul. 07, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

Illinois’ “red-flag” law could have stopped, or at least slowed down, the suspect in the Independence Day parade shooting from being able to buy the gun he is accused of using to kill seven people and wound dozens more. Police in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park were called...

West Virginia man indicted for fatal Maryland shootings

Jul. 07, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

SMITHSBURG, Md. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted the West Virginia man accused of shooting and killing three coworkers at a Maryland machine shop and then shooting and wounding a state trooper who was responding to the incident. Joe Louis Esquivel, 23, of Hedgesville, West...

Turkish health care workers protest mounting violence

Jul. 07, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Health care professionals took to the streets in several Turkish cities on Thursday to protest mounting violence against them, a day after a cardiologist was killed by the son of a patient. In Istanbul, police used pepper gas to disperse doctors and other...

Boyfriend of NY woman whose body was found in trunk arrested

Jul. 07, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The boyfriend of an upstate New York woman who was last seen alive in November 2020 has been charged with her murder more than a year after the woman's body was found in the trunk of an abandoned car in Queens, authorities said. Kareem Flake, 30, was arraigned...

Gun violence in America: A long list of forgotten victims

Jul. 06, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Amid the stream of mass shootings that have become chillingly commonplace in America, the reality of the nation's staggering murder rate can often be seen more clearly in the deaths that never make national news. Take this weekend in Chicago. On Monday, a...

Detroit officer, gun-wielding suspect dead after shooting

Jul. 06, 2022 22:31 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit police officer and a man wielding an assault-style weapon were fatally shot on the city’s west side Wednesday night, Detroit police Chief James White said. White said the officer and his partner responded about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to a call of a man...

EXPLAINER: Should red-flag law have stopped parade shooting?

Jul. 06, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Days after a rooftop gunman killed seven people at a parade, attention has turned to how the assailant obtained multiple guns and whether the laws on Illinois books could have prevented the Independence Day massacre. Illinois gun laws are generally praised by...

New report details missed chances to stop Uvalde shooting

Jul. 06, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A police officer armed with a rifle watched the gunman in the Uvalde elementary school massacre walk toward the campus but did not fire while waiting for permission from a supervisor to shoot, according to a sweeping critique released Wednesday on the tactical response to the...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jul. 06, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

Brunswick News. July 5, 2022. Editorial: Expecting officials to do the right thing is not idealistic “Let’s see what we can get away with.” A bold, contemptuous statement, for sure. A short series of words guaranteed to quickly raise the ire of...

School shooter's use of swastikas is focus of court fight

Jul. 06, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors and attorneys for Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz battled Wednesday over whether jurors at his upcoming penalty trial should learn about the swastikas carved on his gun's magazine, his racist, homophobic and threatening online posts, his computer...