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Family of bystander killed in Florida shootout wants answers

Dec. 13, 2019 5:00 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The family of a motorist killed at a busy South Florida intersection during a shootout between police and two delivery-truck hijackers said Friday that they've hired an attorney and asked the public for any video or photos to help them understand what had happened. The family of Richard...

These undated photo made available by the Florida Department of Corrections, show Ronnie Hill, left, and Lamar Alexander, two robbery suspects who were killed in a shootout with police, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2019, after they stole a UPS driver’s truck and led police on a chase that ended in gunfire at a busy South Florida intersection. UPS driver Frank Ordonez and another motorist who was waiting at a busy intersection were also killed. 
( Florida Department of Corrections via AP)

Family honors Florida UPS driver slain in police shootout

Dec. 9, 2019 7:57 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Family and friends honored on Monday a UPS driver who was killed in a shootout between Florida police and the robbery suspects who had hijacked his delivery truck. Loved ones filed by Frank Ordonez's open casket at a Miami funeral home to pay respects to the 27-year-old driver. Some UPS...

Dutch judge orders Nigerian piracy suspect held for 2 weeks

Dec. 6, 2019 10:39 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Nigerian man suspected of hijacking a Dutch-flagged freight ship has been handed over to Dutch authorities by South Africa and ordered jailed for two weeks while investigations continue, prosecutors said Friday. The 29-year-old, whose identity was not released, is suspected...

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2001, file photo, flight attendant Susan Udvari pauses at a memorial near the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93, in Shanksville, Pa. The London residents who used a fire extinguisher and even a 5-foot (1.52 meter) narwhal tusk Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, to fight back against an attacker who stabbed two people to death and wounded three others was a reminder of how ordinary people can take extraordinary actions in efforts to save themselves and others. On Sept. 11, 2001, people aboard the plane tried to wrest control of the cockpit. (AP Photo/Gary Tramontina, File)

Londoners a reminder of how ordinary people can fight back

Nov. 30, 2019 11:57 PM EST

The people who used a fire extinguisher and even a 5-foot (1.5 meter) narwhal tusk Friday to fight back against an attacker who stabbed two people to death and wounded three others by the London Bridge are a reminder of how ordinary people can take extraordinary actions to save themselves and others. Similar...