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Gang with past abductions blamed for kidnapping missionaries

Oct. 17, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A notorious Haitian gang known for brazen kidnappings and killings was accused by police Sunday of abducting 17 missionaries from a U.S.-based organization. Five children were believed to be among those kidnapped. The 400 Mawozo gang...

Arkansas officer kills 1 after knife attack, 2 others dead

Oct. 17, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Two people in Arkansas were found fatally stabbed and a third person was shot and killed by an officer whose neck was slashed after he found a man beating one of the stabbing victims with a rock, authorities said Sunday. It happened around 6:20...

20-year-old woman shot and killed in St. Louis suburb

Oct. 17, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A 20-year-old woman was shot and killed in a St. Louis suburb early Sunday. Police said the shooting was reported shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of North Main Street in O'Fallon. The woman was taken to a...

Man, 19, arrested in shooting at high school football game

Oct. 17, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama say a 19-year-old man has been arrested in a shooting that wounded five people near a stadium where a high school football game was being played. Mobile police said Jai Scott of Semmes, Alabama, was charged Saturday with five...

Pedestrian hit and killed by vehicle in St. Louis suburb

Oct. 17, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (AP) — A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed in a St. Louis suburb on Saturday night. St. Louis County police said a man was struck by a vehicle around 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the southern part of the county. The man was struck in the 5900...

Father of suspect in UK lawmaker's slaying is 'traumatized'

Oct. 17, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The father of a man held for the fatal stabbing of a British lawmaker during a meeting with local voters told British media he was shocked and “traumatized” by his son’s arrest, as police continued questioning the suspect under terrorism laws. ...

Florida law enforcement kills 3 suspects over weekend

Oct. 17, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Florida law enforcement killed three suspects in separate incidents over the weekend, one of them allegedly armed with a rifle and the other two with knives. The first shooting happened Saturday night in Tarpon Springs. City police say they...

Freed murderer charged in Florida with slaying of single mom

Oct. 17, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Police have charged a convicted murderer who was released from prison last year with the slaying of a South Florida woman whose body was found in a canal after being missing for three weeks. Eric Pierson, 54, was charged Saturday with first-degree...

France commemorates the 1961 massacre of Algerians in Paris

Oct. 17, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of people, including Algerian protesters and their descendants, on Sunday commemorated the 60th anniversary of a bloody police crackdown in Paris during the final year of Algeria's independence war with its colonial power. The tribute march was...

Driver charged with reckless conduct in car-pickup collision

Oct. 17, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

STODDARD, N.H. (AP) — A driver has been charged with reckless conduct with a deadly weapon after his car collided with a pickup truck on a road in Stoddard, New Hampshire State Police said. Troopers said the eastbound car crossed the center line on Route 9, crashing...