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Sheriff's deputies fatally shoot 2 people while serving a warrant in Georgia

Jul. 17, 2024 12:13 PM EDT

ALTO, Ga. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies who were serving a warrant in another county shot and killed two people in northeast Georgia on Tuesday. The Forysth County Sheriff's Office said deputies were serving an arrest warrant on a sex offender for violating the conditions of his...

3 Montana inmates die in Cascade County Detention Center in 2 weeks

Jul. 17, 2024 11:36 AM EDT

Three inmates have died in custody at the Cascade County Detention Center since June 29. Leon Laverdure, 51, died on June 29. Julius Lowe, 28, died on July 5. Andrew Swager, 58, died on July 10. Lewis and Clark Sheriff’s Office, which provided the coroner in the cases, confirmed...

Islamic State attacks on track to double in Iraq and Syria compared to last year, US military says

Jul. 17, 2024 10:25 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. Central Command said Wednesday that the Islamic State group is trying "to reconstitute” as the number of attacks in Syria and Iraq is on track to double this year, compared to the year before. IS claimed 153 attacks in the two countries in the first six...

Police pursuit leads to arrest of 2nd man in Maine death investigation

Jul. 17, 2024 10:04 AM EDT

CUSHING, Maine (AP) — An Augusta man arrested following a police pursuit and crash became the second person to be charged in connection with the death of a man in the coastal community of Cushing, police said Wednesday. Jason Hewett, 39, was charged with manslaughter after his...

Ex-Philadelphia detective convicted of perjury in coerced murder confession case

Jul. 17, 2024 10:00 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia homicide detective accused of beating a murder suspect to obtain a confession and then lying about it in court has ben convicted of obstruction and perjury charges. Prosecutors said they would seek a prison term for James Pitts, 53, when...

Movie armorer seeks dismissal of her conviction or new trial in fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin

Jul. 17, 2024 09:30 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A movie armorer has asked a judge to dismiss her involuntary manslaughter conviction or convene a new trial in the shooting death of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin, alleging suppression of evidence and misconduct by the prosecution. In a court filing...

Interpol arrests 300 people in a global crackdown on West African crime groups across 5 continents

Jul. 17, 2024 09:13 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — In a global operation targeting West African organized crime groups across five continents, police arrested 300 people, seized $3 million and blocked 720 bank accounts, Interpol said Tuesday. Operation Jackal III, which ran from 10 April to 3 July in 21...

Iran rejects accusations it was involved in plots to assassinate Trump

Jul. 17, 2024 07:02 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has rejected accusations regarding plots to assassinate former U.S. President Donald Trump, while citing legal action for the 2020 assassination of a revered general by U.S. drone, the state-run IRNA news agency reported Wednesday. IRNA quoted Foreign...

Global rights group finds Hamas-led militants committed war crimes on Oct. 7

Jul. 17, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Hamas-led armed groups committed numerous war crimes during the Oct. 7 attack on southern Israel that precipitated the ongoing war in the Gaza Strip, according to a global human rights group report released Wednesday. Human Rights Watch said the acts of the...

Philippine officials say suspect in the killings of 2 Australians and a Filipina has surrendered

Jul. 16, 2024 22:51 PM EDT

TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) — The suspect in the killings of two Australians and their Filipina companion at a hotel in a popular resort city south of Manila surrendered and claimed he wanted to retaliate against the hotel for firing him, Philippine officials said Wednesday. The...