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Today in History: April 12, Civil War begins with gunfire at Fort Sumter

Apr. 12, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, April 12, the 103rd day of 2024. There are 263 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 12, 1861, the U.S. Civil War began as Confederate forces opened fire on Fort Sumter in South Carolina. ...

Maine shooter's commanding Army officer acknowledges his inaction over missed counseling sessions

Apr. 11, 2024 21:09 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The commanding officer of an Army reservist responsible for the deadliest shooting in Maine history acknowledged to an independent commission on Thursday that he didn’t take action when the reservist skipped counselor sessions, and didn't attempt to verify that the...

Police official is shot to death in Mexico's troubled resort of Acapulco

Apr. 11, 2024 20:09 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The head of traffic police was shot to death Thursday in Mexico’s troubled Pacific coast resort of Acapulco. The city government said gunmen killed Eduardo Chávez, the head of municipal traffic police. The assailants opened fire on Chávez on a street...

Phoenix officer fired over 2022 fatal shooting of a rock-throwing suspect

Apr. 11, 2024 18:08 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix policeman has been fired in connection with the fatal shooting of a man who was throwing baseball-sized rocks at officers and patrol cars, authorities said. The September 2022 incident wound up costing Phoenix $5.5 million as the city settled a legal claim...

Maine's supreme court overrules new trial in shooting of Black man

Apr. 11, 2024 17:53 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's supreme court on Thursday reversed an order for a new trial for a Portland man who was convicted of manslaughter for shooting his sister’s boyfriend. A judge last year vacated Mark Cardilli Jr.’s 2019 manslaughter conviction and granted a new...

A criminal probe continues into staff at a Virginia school where a 6-year-old shot a teacher

Apr. 11, 2024 17:52 PM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A criminal investigation into staff members at a Virginia school where a 6-year-old shot his teacher could shift to why the troubled child’s disciplinary records disappeared after the violence. A special grand jury recently concluded its probe into the...

Man is fatally shot after he points a gun at Indiana sheriff's deputies, police say

Apr. 11, 2024 09:05 AM EDT

SULLIVAN, Ind. (AP) — A 54-year-old man has been fatally shot in southwestern Indiana after state police say he pointed a gun at two sheriff's deputies. Cameron Lee Atkins was pronounced dead Wednesday afternoon at the scene of the shooting in Sullivan, about 95 miles (153...

Russian forces kill 2 suspected of plotting terror attacks, authorities say

Apr. 11, 2024 03:18 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian special forces killed two people suspected of plotting terror attacks in a shootout in the country's south on Thursday, the National Antiterror Committee said. The suspects were blockaded on the outskirts of Nalchik, capital of the Kabardino-Balkaria...

Today in History: April 11, Civil Rights Act becomes law a week after Martin Luther King is killed

Apr. 11, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 11, the 102nd day of 2024. There are 264 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which included the...

One killed, five wounded when shooters open fire on crowd in DC neighborhood

Apr. 10, 2024 23:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man was killed and five others — including two children — were injured in a barrage of gunfire Wednesday in the nation’s capital. The shooting happened just after 6 p.m. in the Carver Langston neighborhood of Washington, Metropolitan Police Department...