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Accidental shootings by police expose training shortfalls

Dec. 9, 2019 2:15 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — When an Iowa mother tried to take her child from her husband during an argument on a snowy sidewalk in 2015, an officer stepped in to stop the scuffle, but he accidentally fired his weapon as a dog approached. The bullet went through the woman’s arm and into her chest, killing her as...

Accidental shootings raise questions about arming teachers

Dec. 9, 2019 1:22 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — As the country looks for ways to deal with mass shootings at schools, some have responded by saying more people should carry guns, including teachers. “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” President Donald Trump told the National Rifle...

Saudi gunman tweeted against US before naval base shooting

Dec. 8, 2019 11:22 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on the assumption...

Police: Slain Arkansas officer 'ambushed' in patrol vehicle

Dec. 8, 2019 6:18 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A man who “was looking for an officer to kill” drove into a police parking lot in northwestern Arkansas, approached an officer who was sitting in a patrol car and shot him point-blank in the head, police said Sunday. Officer Stephen Carr, 27, was “ambushed and...

City must pay lost wages to officer who used racial slur

Dec. 8, 2019 4:30 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — An arbitrator ruled that the city of Cincinnati must pay lost wages to a black police officer who was suspended for using a racial slur. Officer Donte Hill was given a written reprimand after he was recorded using a slur while responding to a fight in November 2018, The Cincinnati...

FBI on fatal shooting at naval base in Florida: ‘We work with the presumption that this was an act of terrorism’

Dec. 8, 2019 12:46 PM EST
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — FBI on fatal shooting at naval base in Florida: ‘We work with the presumption that this was an act of terrorism’

As park attendance soars, NY merges park, state police

Dec. 8, 2019 11:11 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor says he's put state police in charge of park police at a time of soaring attendance at state parks. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the change will make it easier to deploy state resources to parks visited by 74 million people a year. Cuomo's Tuesday memorandum...

In US schools, resource officers woven into daily life

Dec. 8, 2019 10:47 AM EST

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — An imposing presence in uniform at 6-foot-5, Officer Will Chapman towers over students in the halls of Newtown Middle School, but he tries to be as approachable as possible. The school resource officer known as “Officer Will” aims to been seen by each student at least...

Police: Hunter killed in propane explosion

Dec. 8, 2019 10:34 AM EST

HONESDALE, Pa. (AP) — State police say a Florida man was killed while hunting in northeastern Pennsylvania when his portable propane heater exploded. Police in Wayne County say 81-year-old Gregory Scheer of Chiefland, Florida was hunting from a stand on the ground and using a portable propane heater in...

Egyptian officials say policeman, militant killed in Sinai

Dec. 8, 2019 8:13 AM EST

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian officials say a militant attack has killed a police conscript in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula. The officials say that the militants attacked a police checkpoint in the town of Rafah early on Sunday, wounding another two conscripts who were taken to a...