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Chicago police end effort to predict gun offenders, victims

Jan. 23, 2020 6:25 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police have ended a program that sought to predict people most likely to be victims or perpetrators of gun crime, according to a watchdog report released Thursday that warned the department of serious flaws in the approach. The police department implemented the method in 2012, using...

Police investigators take pictures and gather evidence following an officer involved shooting, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Midland, Texas. (Tim Fischer/Reporter-Telegram via AP)

Texas man: Police shot, hurt 3-year-old daughter, teen son

Jan. 23, 2020 5:46 PM EST

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A state agency was investigating Thursday after a man said police officers in West Texas shot and injured his 3-year-old daughter and teenage son while searching a home. Luis Gomez told KOSA-TV that his daughter and son were shot around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home in Midland. It...

Police: Man kills pregnant ex-girlfriend and then himself

Jan. 23, 2020 5:17 PM EST

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man armed with a knife killed his pregnant ex-girlfriend and her fetus before killing himself, authorities said. Waynesville police told news outlets that surveillance footage from a neighbor's camera showed Robert Brian King, 43, killing Cynthia Lynn Smith, 38,...

Georgia deputy dies after crashing during highway chase

Jan. 23, 2020 4:00 PM EST

LUDOWICI, Ga. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy died Thursday after his patrol car crashed during a highway pursuit in southeast Georgia. The crash that killed Long County Deputy Sheldon Whiteman happened before dawn, shortly after he joined a police chase of a driver suspected of running stop signs, news outlets...

Police: Man kills firefighter who was leaving wife's home

Jan. 23, 2020 2:23 PM EST

GRANITE QUARRY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man shot and killed a firefighter who stepped outside his estranged wife’s house, then walked inside the home and fatally shot himself after confronting the woman, officials said. The man parked a pickup truck in the driveway and was “lying in...

Police chase ends with gunfire, shoplifting suspect killed

Jan. 23, 2020 1:17 PM EST

BLOOMINGDALE, N.J. (AP) — A shoplifting suspect was shot and killed Thursday after he nearly ran over a police officer during a traffic stop and then led cops on a vehicle chase that ended in a residential area with several shots being fired into his SUV and a police cruiser, authorities said. The incident...

Montana man injured in officer-involved shooting files suit

Jan. 23, 2020 1:09 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man wounded in an officer-involved shooting has filed a lawsuit against the Yellowstone County sheriff's department. Travis Tolan of Lockwood is alleging negligence, assault and battery and a broader claim that the sheriff's office has a pattern of using excessive force, in...

Lebanese men pass in front of a coffee shop that was smashed by anti-government protesters, during a protest against the new government, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Lebanon's new government, made up of members nominated by the Shiite group Hezbollah and its allies got down to business Wednesday, a day after it was formed. Questions arose immediately about its ability to halt a spiral of economic and political collapse. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

New Lebanese minister says he won't permit attacks on police

Jan. 23, 2020 12:56 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's new interior minister said Thursday he won't permit attacks on security forces amid angry rioting that has gripped the country's capital amid a deepening economic crisis. Mohammed Fahmi spoke during a handover ceremony from the outgoing minister, two days after an emergency...

Police: Woman killed when struck by bus while in crosswalk

Jan. 23, 2020 10:58 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 75-year-old woman was struck and killed by a transit bus while crossing a street in a marked crosswalk at an intersection, police said Thursday The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada bus was making a left turn when it struck the woman late Wednesday night, police said...

In this March 5, 2015 photo, Isabel dos Santos, reputedly Africa's richest woman, attends the opening of an art exhibition featuring works from the collection of her husband and art collector Sindika Dokolo in Porto, Portugal. On Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, Angola's foreign minister Manuel Augusto said that there is no political motivation behind the government's demand for more than $1 billion from dos Santos, her husband and a Portuguese business partner. Isabel dos Santos is a daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the oil- and diamond-rich nation for 38 years until 2017. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)

Portugal police: Banker in Angola scandal hangs himself

Jan. 23, 2020 10:50 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese banker named in a major Angolan money-laundering and corruption scandal has died in an apparent suicide at his home, police said Thursday. Nuno Ribeiro da Cunha, named as a suspect by Angolan authorities in an investigation targeting the billionaire daughter of...