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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...

Brothers, 16 and 8, die in crash on North Carolina highway

Dec. 9, 2019 2:02 AM EST

SWAN QUARTER, N.C. (AP) — Two brothers, ages 16 and 8, have been killed in a single-car crash along state Highway 94, authorities say. The driver over-corrected the vehicle and ran it off the road, causing it to overturn and land upside down in a canal, WITN-TV reports, citing a state highway patrol...

Portland, Oregon, police fatally shoot man near coffee shop

Dec. 9, 2019 12:55 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police fatally shot a person Sunday outside a coffee shop on the city's southeast side, the Oregonian/Oregonlive.com reported. The shooting about 1:43 p.m. outside the Starbucks store prompted a large police response. Police did not detail what led to the shooting, and they...

Watchdog expected to find Russia probe valid, despite flaws

Dec. 9, 2019 12:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's internal watchdog will release a highly anticipated report Monday that is expected to reject President Donald Trump’s claims that the Russia investigation was illegitimate and tainted by political bias from FBI leaders. But it is also expected to document...

Judiciary hearing sets stage for impeachment charges

Dec. 9, 2019 12:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing ahead with articles of impeachment, the House Judiciary Committee convenes Monday to formally receive the investigative findings against President Donald Trump as the White House and its allies launch an aggressive attack on Democrats and the proceedings. Chairman Jerrold Nadler...

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...

Rapper Juice WRLD dies after medical emergency in Chicago

Dec. 8, 2019 6:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Rapper Juice WRLD, who launched his career on SoundCloud before becoming a streaming juggernaut and rose to the top of the charts with the Sting-sampled hit “Lucid Dreams,” died early Sunday after a “medical emergency” at Chicago's Midway International Airport....

Police investigate death of 3-year-old boy as a homicide

Dec. 8, 2019 6:02 PM EST

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Police were investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy as a homicide on Sunday. Emergency responders rushed Mayjor Douglas from his apartment in Troy, N.Y. to a hospital on Saturday after he went into cardiac arrest. He died that day at Albany Medical Center. His death was ruled a...

Police announce charges in arson investigation

Dec. 8, 2019 3:57 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police in Baltimore, Maryland say they've charged two men with arson as part of an investigation into several recent fires at vacant homes. Police said Sunday they charged 37-year-old William Ritchie and 41-year-old Shawn Krainer with arson. The charges are related to fires at two...

Phoenix police investigating a shooting that left a man dead

Dec. 8, 2019 3:45 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Police in Phoenix are investigating a shooting that has left one man dead. They say officers arrived in the scene around 2:30 a.m. Sunday and found a man with multiple gunshot wounds. The man was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police have not identified the deceased man...