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Minnesota probe says man fatally shot by police had knife

Sep. 18, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says a man fatally shot by a St. Paul police officer last weekend had confronted him with a knife before he was killed. The BCA, which is investigating the shooting, says Officer Steve Mattson was on patrol in the Midway neighborhood...

74-year-old woman among 3 people who allegedly killed a man

Sep. 18, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A 74-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy are among three people who allegedly took turns shooting a man to death inside a New Jersey laundromat. Mercer County prosecutors say 74-year-old Eudean McMillan, 37-year-old Darryl Parker and the 15-year-old have been charged in the slaying of...

Congo's army says it kills militia leader wanted by the ICC

Sep. 18, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's army says it has killed the commander of the Rwandan Hutu militia group FDLR for whom the International Criminal Court had issued an arrest warrant. Army spokesman Gen. Richard Kasonga said Wednesday that Gen. Sylvestre Mudacumura was gunned down overnight in Rutshuru...

Light rail station shooting suspect held on $2M bail

Sep. 18, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A judge has found probable cause to hold a Seattle man on investigation of homicide, assault and unlawfully having a firearm in connection with a deadly shooting at a Seattle light rail station Friday. The Seattle Times reports the 20-year-old man's bail was set at $2 million. Charges are...

Suspect in Danish Tax Agency explosion arrested at airport

Sep. 18, 2019 8:14 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Denmark say they have arrested a 23-year-old man as a suspect in an explosion that damaged the headquarters of the Danish Tax Agency and slightly injured a bystander last month. Copenhagen police spokesman Brian Belling says the man arrested at the city's international...

Lawyer slain who represented key witness in Dutch gang trial

Sep. 18, 2019 7:33 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A lawyer who represented a key witness in a major Dutch organized crime trial has been shot dead in Amsterdam, sparking calls for a tougher crackdown on violent underworld gangs. Police said that 44-year-old lawyer Derk Wiersum was fatally shot Wednesday morning by a man who...

Israeli police: Knife-wielding Palestinian woman shot dead

Sep. 18, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli police say private security guards at a checkpoint near Jerusalem shot and killed a Palestinian woman after she pulled out a knife at the crossing. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the woman was taken to a hospital where she died of her wounds, adding that...

Embattled Massachusetts mayor survives preliminary election

Sep. 18, 2019 6:50 AM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor facing multiple federal corruption charges will be on the November ballot after surviving a preliminary election. Jasiel Correia was one of the two top vote-getters in Fall River's preliminary election for mayor Tuesday. He now faces off against school...

McConnell says Congress in 'holding pattern' on gun control

Sep. 18, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six weeks after a pair of mass shootings killed more than 30 people, Congress remains "in a holding pattern" on gun control as lawmakers await proposals from the White House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. While President Donald Trump has said he would veto a House-passed...

Moscow court rules to release anti-government protester

Sep. 18, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Wednesday ruled to release a protester, who was facing years in prison for assaulting police, following a mounting public campaign in support of anti-government activists and even bystanders caught up in an opposition rally. Following their own pleas to keep the man in jail,...