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Kansas officer critically hurt, suspect dead after shootout

Jun. 20, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas police officer is in critical condition and the person who fired at officers is dead after a shootout in Wichita, authorities said. Two police officers were checking on the welfare of two women at a home in south Wichita around 10:15 p.m....

Family seeks 2nd chance at charging officer in man's death

Jun. 20, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge will decide this week whether to charge a Wisconsin police officer who killed a man sitting in a parked car, after the man's family invoked a rarely used legal process in a bid to get around prosecutors who cleared the officer. Joseph...

At least 15 die in multiple attacks near US-Mexico border

Jun. 20, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Gunmen aboard a number of vehicles staged attacks in several neighborhoods in the Mexican border city of Reynosa on Saturday, and at least 15 people died in clashes that caused widespread panic, according to local law enforcement. The...

Four shot, including 1-year-old, at Toronto birthday party

Jun. 19, 2021 23:05 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Three children were wounded when gunfire broke out at a child’s outdoor birthday party in western Toronto on Saturday evening. Toronto Police Inspector Kelly Skinner said a 1-year-old boy, a 5-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy were wounded in the...

Anchorage shooting kills 1, wounds 4 others, police say

Jun. 19, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

A shooting near downtown Anchorage early Saturday left a woman dead and four other people wounded, police say. Officers responded to reports of gunfire around 2:45 a.m. and found two women and three men who had been shot. They were taken to a hospital, where one woman...

Sheriff: Alabama man killed after pointing gun at deputies

Jun. 19, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — An armed 20-year-old man was fatally shot early Saturday during a standoff with sheriff’s deputies and Alabama state troopers, authorities said. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency troopers identified the slain man as Jeff Melvin of Salem, an...

Man suspected of 3 killings in Oregon town is still at large

Jun. 19, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — A man sought in the killings of three people after a hit-and-run crash near a casino and a shooting at a marijuana dispensary in a small Oregon city was still at large Saturday. The suspect, who was considered armed and dangerous, was not found...

Triple shooting kills 2 men, wounds 3-year-old

Jun. 19, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a triple shooting killed two men and wounded a 3-year-old boy in west Philadelphia over the weekend. Police said the gunfire shortly before 2:30 p.m. Saturday hit two 23-year-old men multiple times. Both were taken to Presbyterian Hospital...

5 wounded in two incidents in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Jun. 19, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Five people were wounded in two separate shooting incidents in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Friday night, police say. The first shooting involved a disturbance between two "known groups” at a mall carnival, where three juveniles were...

Editor of paper that endured newsroom shooting says goodbye

Jun. 19, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The editor of the Capital Gazette, which won a special Pulitzer Prize citation for its coverage and courage in the face of a massacre in its newsroom, is leaving the Maryland newspaper. Rick Hutzell, who worked at the Annapolis paper for more than...