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Police: Teen shot and wounded at a west Phoenix high school

Nov. 29, 2021 19:15 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A teenager was shot and wounded at a high school in west Phoenix on Monday afternoon and police were searching for a suspect. They said the incident occurred at Cesar Chavez High School and the teen’s injuries were not considered life-threatening. ...

Oakland mayor seeks to reverse police cuts amid crime spike

Nov. 29, 2021 18:42 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a reversal of plans to divert funding from police to social services, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said Monday that she'll push to reverse planned cuts to the city's police department and seek to quickly hire more officers amid a spike in violence and homicides that...

Ozuna suspended 20 games under MLB domestic violence policy

Nov. 29, 2021 18:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna received a retroactive 20-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Ozuna was arrested May 29 on charges of aggravated assault by strangulation and battery after police...

Jones wants Sandy Hook 'hoax' case jury to hear his defenses

Nov. 29, 2021 17:31 PM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Infowars host Alex Jones' lawyers are trying to get his free speech defense and other claims before a jury to argue that he is not liable for damages for calling the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a hoax years ago. The effort comes...

UConn fraternity to honor Parkland school shooting victim

Nov. 29, 2021 17:21 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — A fraternity at the University of Connecticut is posthumously inducting one of the 17 people killed in the 2018 shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Alex Schachter had planned to go to UConn and was admitted...

Alabama inmate who survived execution attempt dies of cancer

Nov. 29, 2021 16:58 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate whose lethal injection was halted because medical staff couldn’t find a suitable vein for the execution has died of natural causes almost four years later, his lawyer said Monday. Doyle Lee Hamm, who was convicted in the...

Three killed, two injured in weekend violence in Charlotte

Nov. 29, 2021 14:18 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three people were killed and two others suffered life-threatening injuries after a weekend of violence in North Carolina's largest city, authorities said. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said a series of shootings occurred within a 15-hour period,...

Maine crime dips during pandemic for 9th consecutive year

Nov. 29, 2021 13:32 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Crime dropped during during the pandemic in 2020 in Maine, marking the ninth consecutive annual decline, officials said Monday. Violent crime dropped 4.9% from 2019, while overall crime declined 6.1%, the Maine Department of Public Safety said. ...

Man can revive suit against New Orleans over police beating

Nov. 28, 2021 18:39 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court says a Hispanic Iraq War veteran can revive his lawsuit over a beating by two New Orleans police officers who he said called him a “fake American.” The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports...

EXPLAINER: Was officer's fatal Taser mix-up manslaughter?

Nov. 28, 2021 16:43 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A white suburban Minneapolis police officer charged with manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright, a Black man, said she meant to use her Taser to try to stop him from fleeing during an attempted arrest but accidentally grabbed her gun instead. ...