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Police: Alabama officers killed man who fired at them

Jan. 20, 2021 7:52 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama fatally shot a suspect who authorities said fired at officers multiple times on Wednesday. The Birmingham Police Department's south precinct was called to a neighborhood at around 2 p.m. due to reports of shots fired, Sgt. Rod Mauldin said, according to AL.com....

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2014 file photo, people protest the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico City. A Mexican newspaper published details Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, of new testimony by a cooperating witness that directly implicates the army in the 2014 disappearance of the 43 students. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Report: Witness implicates Mexico's army in abduction of 43

Jan. 20, 2021 6:29 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — New testimony by a cooperating witness directly implicates Mexico's army in the disappearance of 43 college students in a 2014 incident that continues to haunt the country, according to a newspaper report Wednesday. The newspaper Reforma said the witness, presumably a gang member...

An injured protester is helped by others during a protest to demand the resignation of Haiti's president Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Moise has one more year in power, but a growing groundswell of opposition is organizing protests and demanding he resign next month amid spiraling crime and a crumbling economy. ( AP Photo/ Dieu Nalio Chery)

Hundreds in Haiti protest to demand leader's resignation

Jan. 20, 2021 5:06 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of people marched through Haiti's capital Wednesday in another protest demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse. The crowd clashed with police, and one woman was shot in the arm but was expected to recover. Several people also were wounded by rubber...

2 men killed in shootout on street in Cleveland suburb

Jan. 20, 2021 2:54 PM EST

MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Two men involved in a shootout with each other on a street in a Cleveland suburb have died from their wounds, authorities said. But it's not yet known what sparked the gunfire in Maple Heights on Wednesday. Police responding to a 911 call about a shooting victim found the two...

FILE - Danny Masterson appears at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. on June 7, 2017. An attorney for Masterson has pleaded not guilty on his behalf in a Los Angeles court to the rapes of three women in the early 2000s. Attorney Tom Mesereau entered the plea for the 44-year-old actor, who was not in court, to three charges of rape by force or fear. Masterson has been free on bond since his arrest in June. Prosecutors allege that he raped a 23-year-old woman sometime in 2001, a 28-year-old woman in April of 2003, and a 23-year-old woman between October and December of 2003, all at his Hollywood Hills home. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)

Rape charges denied by lawyer for '70s Show' actor Masterson

Jan. 20, 2021 1:33 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for “That ’70s Show” actor Danny Masterson pleaded not guilty on his behalf Wednesday to the rapes of three women in the early 2000s. Defense lawyer Tom Mesereau entered the plea for Masterson, who was not present in court, to three charges of rape by...

Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou arrives at the prosecutor's office in Athens, on Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021. Bekatorou, who won gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics, last week said the male official from the Hellenic Sailing Federation performed a “lewd act” after inviting her to his hotel room to discuss team preparations in 1998. Multiple claims by other female athletes of sexual misconduct from sporting administrators followed over the weekend. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Olympic champion's abuse claim triggers debate in Greece

Jan. 20, 2021 12:36 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou appeared before a public prosecutor in Athens Wednesday in relation to sexual assault accusations she made that have ignited a nationwide debate on misconduct and encouraged multiple victims to make their claims public. Bekatorou, who won...

Sheriff: Deputy charged with threats after US Capitol attack

Jan. 20, 2021 9:27 AM EST

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida deputy was arrested Tuesday for threatening to kill federal officials following the riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month, officials said. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd announced during a news conference that Deputy Peter Heneen, 29, was charged with making written...

This undated photo provided by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department shows Deputy Adam Gibson who was shot and killed in a shootout with a suspect, Monday, Jan. 19, 2021. Gibson, 31, was killed in the gun battle with a suspect, who was identified Tuesday as Robert Stephen Calderon by his mother, who talked to the Sacramento Bee. A second deputy was wounded and K-9 officer was also shot and killed. (Sacramento County Sheriff's Dept. via AP)

California sheriff's deputy, suspect dead following shootout

Jan. 19, 2021 9:55 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California sheriff’s deputy was killed and another deputy was wounded in a shootout with a suspect who gunned down a K-9 dog before he was fatally shot, authorities said. The gunbattle erupted in Sacramento near a racetrack at the Cal Expo event venue after a vehicle...

FILE - This file photo provided by Tennessee Department of Correction shows Pervis Payne.   An attorney for Payne says DNA evidence belonging to the Tennessee death row inmate has been found on part of a knife used in the slayings of a mother and daughter 33 years ago, but DNA from an unknown man also was found on the murder weapon. Attorney Kelley Henry presented a report on DNA tests on the knife and other evidence ordered by Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Paula Skahan in September 2020.  (Tennessee Department of Correction via AP, File)

Tests show DNA of death row inmate, unknown man, on knife

Jan. 19, 2021 5:24 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — DNA evidence belonging to a Tennessee death row inmate has been found on part of a knife used in the killings of a mother and daughter 33 years ago, but DNA from an unknown man also was found on the murder weapon, an attorney for Pervis Payne said in a Memphis court Tuesday. Attorney...

Army veteran Michael McKinney, is shown in a Dec. 6, 2020 booking photo released by the Polk County Jail in Des Moines, Iowa. McKinney is charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a 15-year-old Black girl who was arguing with supporters of the president at a Trump rally, a case authorities have not detailed to the public. (Polk County Jail via AP)

Man charged with 5 new felonies in Iowa Trump rally shooting

Jan. 19, 2021 2:30 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Prosecutors have added five felony weapons and assault counts against a white man already charged with attempted murder for shooting into a car carrying four Black girls during a rally for President Donald Trump in Iowa. The Polk County Attorney’s Office filed a formal...