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Gunmen kill senior police official in northwest Pakistan

Nov. 14, 2019 3:02 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say gunmen opened fire on a police vehicle, killing a senior counter-terrorism officer and wounding his driver and a passer-by before fleeing the scene. Police chief Zahur Babar Afridi in northwestern city of Peshawar says deputy superintendent of police, Ghani...

Russian police say student kills 1 fellow student, wounds 3 more, takes his own life in college shooting

Nov. 14, 2019 2:31 AM EST
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police say student kills 1 fellow student, wounds 3 more, takes his own life in college shooting.

Walmart hires off-duty officers ahead of El Paso reopening

Nov. 14, 2019 12:08 AM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Walmart has quietly hired off-duty officers at its stores in El Paso, Texas, where a gunman police say targeted Mexicans opened fire in a store in August and killed 22 people. Walmart plans Thursday to reopen the store where the attack happened and amid ongoing lawsuits over safety....

Walmart hires off-duty officers ahead of El Paso reopening

Nov. 14, 2019 12:03 AM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Walmart has quietly hired off-duty officers at its stores in El Paso, Texas, where a gunman police say targeted Mexicans opened fire in a store in August and killed 22 people. Walmart plans Thursday to reopen the store where the attack happened and amid ongoing lawsuits over safety....

Colorado officers who shot black teenager won’t be charged

Nov. 13, 2019 10:30 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A grand jury found that two Colorado police officers were justified in killing a black teenager who was shot multiple times in the back during a foot chase, the district attorney said Wednesday. As a result, no criminal charges will be filed against the officers involved in...

High retirement numbers have Springfield police recruiting

Nov. 13, 2019 10:19 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Springfield, Illinois police department is seeking experienced officers to counter a growing number of retirements. Police Chief Kenny Winslow says the department normally sees about 10 officers leave per year, but the number has been slightly higher the past few years. Winslow...

Felon accused of joyride in sheriff’s SUV near Tahoe

Nov. 13, 2019 10:03 PM EST

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office says a felon stole a patrol vehicle from the parking lot of a substation in South Lake Tahoe and took it on a joyride before he was captured 50 miles (80 kilometers) away. Sheriff’s Sgt. Anthony Prencipe says 30-year-old...

Honolulu police shoot, kill suspect in stolen vehicle

Nov. 13, 2019 6:55 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police say an armed robbery suspect is dead after five officers shot at him while he tried to flee in a stolen vehicle. Chief Susan Ballard says police spotted two men at a Kapolei gas station Tuesday night in a vehicle that was stolen in an armed robbery days earlier. The men were...

Officer charged in fatal shooting seeks different jury pool

Nov. 13, 2019 6:33 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys for a white Nashville police officer who fatally shot an armed black man from behind in July 2018 argued Wednesday that the officer’s murder trial needs a jury from outside the city because media coverage has influenced prospective jurors. During the Nashville...

Ex-Missouri police chief who rescued baby indicted

Nov. 13, 2019 5:59 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a former northwest Missouri police chief accused of striking a handcuffed man after the chief helped rescue the man’s infant daughter from a pond. Federal prosecutors said 50-year-old Greg Hallgrimson, of Kansas City, was charged Wednesday...