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Officer shot at suspect; unclear if he was hit

Oct. 21, 2020 9:27 AM EDT

MOLINE ACRES, Mo. (AP) — Police continue to search for a suspect after a suburban St. Louis police officer shot at him. Police aren't sure if the suspect was struck in the incident Tuesday in Moline Acres. The officer involved in the shooting suffered an ankle injury during the confrontation. Authorities...

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French militant group dissolved after teacher's beheading

Oct. 21, 2020 9:20 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French government issued an order Wednesday to dissolve a domestic militant Islamic group after the beheading last week near Paris of a teacher who had shown students caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. Government spokesperson Gabriel Attal said the Collective Cheikh Yassine group was...

Police and journalists outside a court in Glostrup, Denmark, where convicted murderer Peter Madsen will appear after his Tuesday's escape attempt, Wednesday morning, Oct. 21, 2020. A Danish man convicted of torturing and murdering a Swedish journalist on his homemade submarine made a brief escape from a suburban Copenhagen prison on Tuesday. (Photo: Liselotte Sabroe / Scanpix 2020)

Danish sub killer denies he had help in prison break attempt

Oct. 21, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish man convicted of murdering a Swedish journalist on his homemade submarine was remanded to custody Wednesday after he confessed to threatening several people as he attempted to break out of a suburban Copenhagen prison. Prosecutors said Peter Madsen threatened a...

Teen, brother killed when shots fired into New Jersey home

Oct. 21, 2020 8:39 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy and his 8-year-old brother were killed when someone opened fire on their home in New Jersey's capital city, authorities said. According to police, the shooting took place on Mulberry Street around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. The gunfire was directed at the second floor of the...

Maryland woman charged with murder in mother's death

Oct. 21, 2020 8:39 AM EDT

MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman has been charged with murder for the death of her mother nearly five months ago. Anne Arundel police are seeking the extradition of Kimberly Windsor to face charges for her mother, Carol Windsor's, death in May, the police department said Tuesday in a statement....

Topeka police respond to fight, find man fatally stabbed

Oct. 21, 2020 8:33 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Topeka are investigating the city’s latest homicide after finding a man fatally stabbed at a home. Officers were called to the home around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday for reports of a fight, police said in a news release. Arriving officers found a man with stab wounds at the...

Cop may face charges in killing of autistic Palestinian

Oct. 21, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli prosecutors on Wednesday recommended charging a police officer with reckless killing in the deadly shooting of an autistic Palestinian man in Jerusalem's Old City earlier this year. The decision came nearly five months after the shooting of Eyad Hallaq. Hallaq's family, which had...

FILE - In this April 27, 2010, file photo, U.S. Senate candidate Jennifer Brunner, D-Ohio, speaks with supporters in Toledo, Ohio. Brunner, a state appeals court judge in Columbus, is a former county court judge who served as Ohio Secretary of State from 2007 to 2011. Brunner is running against Republican Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judi French. (AP Photo/John Seewer, File)

Democrats hope to break Republican hold on Ohio high court

Oct. 21, 2020 8:07 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic challengers are hoping to upend Republicans' majority on the Ohio Supreme Court in a pair of races this November that feature familiar debates over the role justices should play in interpreting state law. A coalition of major business groups have endorsed the two Republican...

Officials investigate fatal stabbing of woman in Shoreline

Oct. 21, 2020 7:55 AM EDT

SHORELINE, Wash. (AP) — King County sheriff’s detectives are investigating the stabbing death of a 25-year-old woman in Shoreline, according to a spokesperson. The Seattle Times reports Sheriff’s Sgt. Ryan Abbott said a woman called 911 just before 9 p.m. Monday and reported she had found a...

Australian Cardinal George Pell arrives at Rome's international airport in Fiumicino, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Pell took a leave of absence from his job in 2017 to stand trial in his native Australia on historic child sexual abuse charges, for which he was ultimately acquitted. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Australian law enforcement examine Vatican money trail

Oct. 21, 2020 7:50 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A range of Australian law enforcement and corruption agencies are examining a reported transfer of money from the Vatican that Italian media have speculated might be linked to the overturned convictions of Cardinal George Pell for child sex abuse. The national financial crime...