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Feds seize internet domain in Chinese arms trafficking case

Jul. 13, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An internet domain has been seized as part of an international arms trafficking investigation into gun silencers from China, federal authorities in Detroit said Monday. Visitors to will find a seizure notice bearing law enforcement shields, according to Homeland Security...

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, law enforcement officials process the crime scene from a shooting the day before which ended with the shooter, Seth Ator, being shot dead by police in a stolen mail van, right, in Odessa, Texas. Federal prosecutors are seeking to keep more than two dozen guns and firearm accessories seized from Marcus Anthony Braziel, whose home was searched in 2019 following a mass shooting in West Texas. The search of Braziel's home last September came days after Ator drove through Odessa and Midland, neighboring cities 140 miles (225 kilometers) south of Lubbock, shooting people before being shot dead by police. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Feds seek to keep guns seized after West Texas mass shooting

Jul. 8, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking to keep dozens of guns and firearm accessories seized from a man whose home was searched last year following a mass shooting in West Texas that left more than 20 people injured and seven dead. Lawyers for the Justice Department have asked a federal court to grant the...

Officers investigate the scene of a shooting where two Tulsa Police Officers were shot Monday, June 29, 2020, in in Tulsa, Okla. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

2 Oklahoma police officers shot, suspect taken into custody

Jun. 29, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two police officers in Tulsa, Oklahoma, were shot and critically wounded on the city's east side Monday morning and police arrested the suspected gunman following a more than seven-hour search, authorities said. David Anthony Ware, 32, was arrested about 10:45 a.m., said Capt. Richard...

Albuquerque police detain members of the New Mexico Civil Guard, an armed civilian group, following the shooting of a man during a protest over a statue of Spanish conquerer Juan de Oñate on Monday, June 15, 2020, in Albuquerque, N.M. A confrontation erupted between protesters and a group of armed men who were trying to protect the statue before protesters wrapped a chain around it and began tugging on it while chanting: “Tear it down.” One protester repeatedly swung a pickax at the base of the statue. Moments later a few gunshots could be heard down the street and people started yelling that someone had been shot. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

The Latest: Man shot during protest over New Mexico statue

Jun. 16, 2020 1:50 AM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Man shot as protesters in New Mexico try to tear down statue. — Black Lives Matter banner removed from U.S. Embassy in South Korea. — Seattle City Council votes unanimously to bar police from using tear gas and pepper spray. — NYPD closes plainclothes anti-crime...

FILE -  In a Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, left, speaks alongside Mayor Bill de Blasio during a news conference in New York. New York City’s police department is disbanding NYPD's anti-crime unit, the controversial unit involved in Eric Garner’s 2014 chokehold death, Commissioner Dermot Shea said Monday, June 15, 2020 amid a nationwide reckoning for policing in the wake of George Floyd’s death last month in Minneapolis  .(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

NYPD closes plainclothes anti-crime unit in nod to reform

Jun. 15, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's police department is disbanding the type of plainclothes anti-crime units that were involved in the 2014 death of Eric Garner and have long been criticized for aggressive tactics, Commissioner Dermot Shea said Monday. The NYPD's anti-crime units, which focused primarily on...

Roommate of woman accused of hacking pleads to having guns

Jun. 15, 2020 12:30 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The former roommate of a woman accused of hacking Capital One and at least 30 other organizations has pleaded guilty to illegally possessing firearms, according to federal prosecutors. Park Quan, 67, pleaded guilty on Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle to being a felon in possession of...

The graffiti-smeared statue of Robert E. Lee and Traveller stand behind a traffic sign with Marcus-David Peters Circle on a handwritten sign below on the circle that surrounds the monument on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Peters was the man suffering a mental condition who was shot by a Richmond police officer several years ago. Police arrested a man and seized three assault-style rifles and one handgun after a late-night confrontation near the city's statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, authorities said Friday, June 12, 2020. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Police: Assault-style rifles seized near Lee monument

Jun. 12, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police arrested a man and seized three assault-style rifles and one handgun after a late-night confrontation near the city's statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, authorities said Friday. Drivers in several pickup trucks and individuals on bikes exchanged words early Friday near...

This photo, released by the Suffolk County Police, on New York's Long Island, shows Robert Roden, Thursday, June 11, 2020. Roden, 33, was arrested on weapons and drug charges after police said he walked into Stony Brook University Hospital Tuesday night with a backpack later found to contain three explosive devices and a vest holding several magazines of gun ammunition. (Suffolk County Police via AP)

Police: Man brought explosives into Long Island hospital

Jun. 11, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — A man dressed in tactical gear brought explosives into a Long Island hospital while accompanying his ailing partner to the emergency room, leading to a partial evacuation of the facility, police said Thursday. Robert Roden, 33, was arrested on weapons and drug charges after police...

Police arrest teen in Rainier Valley double homicide case

Jun. 9, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — An 18-year-old man was arrested in Washington state in a shooting that left two people dead last month in Rainier Beach, authorities said. Detectives tracked the suspect to Federal Way, where he was arrested Sunday and booked into the King County jail for investigation of homicide and...

FILE - This undated file image provided by the Maryland U.S. District Attorney's Office shows a photo of firearms and ammunition that was in the motion for detention pending trial in the case against Coast Guard lieutenant Christopher Hasson, accused of stockpiling guns and targeting Supreme Court justices, prominent Democrats and TV journalists. Hasson has asked a federal appeals court to let him withdraw his guilty plea or else throw out his sentence of more than 13 years in prison. In a court filing Monday, June 8, 2020 a defense attorney argued that Christopher Hasson’s 160-month prison term was roughly four times longer than sentencing guidelines would have called for if U.S. District Judge George Hazel had not mistakenly applied a “terrorism enhancement” to the sentence.  (Maryland U.S. District Attorney's Office via AP, File)

Man accused of terror plot seeks to withdraw guilty plea

Jun. 8, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A former Coast Guard lieutenant accused of plotting politically motivated killings inspired by a far-right mass murderer asked a federal appeals court on Monday to let him withdraw his guilty plea or else throw out his sentence of more than 13 years in prison. In a court filing, a...