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Prosecutor: Former Atlanta CFO stole money, had machine guns

Sep. 16, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The former chief financial officer for the city of Atlanta has been charged in a federal indictment with crimes stemming from his time in office, including allegedly stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the city for personal expenses, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. A grand...

Germany: 250 guns seized from suspected far-right supporter

Sep. 12, 2020 4:30 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police said Saturday they have seized about 250 firearms and a few thousand rounds of ammunition from a man who is believed to be a far-right sympathizer. Police in the northwestern state of Lower Saxony said the weapons were found in the Seevetal area, just south of Hamburg, during a...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, then New York Giants wide receiver Cody Latimer (12) runs in the second half of an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. Washington receiver Cody Latimer, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar and New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker have been put on the NFL's Commissioner Exempt List while facing felony charges from offseason incidents.   (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)

Washington releases Latimer, who is facing felony charge

Aug. 23, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington released Cody Latimer on Sunday amid his legal issues before he practiced a single snap with the team. The veteran wide receiver signed a contract with Washington during the offseason. He was arrested in May and charged with a felony count of illegal discharge of a firearm. ...

US intercepts Venezuela-bound aircraft loaded with firearms

Aug. 18, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. customs officers intercepted a Venezuela-bound private jet in south Florida loaded with 82 firearms, including a sniper rifle, plus 63,000 rounds of ammunition, U.S. authorities said Tuesday. Two Venezuelan pilots — Luis Alberto Patino and Gregori Mendez — were arrested...

Man sentenced for firing at Georgia State Patrol helicopter

Aug. 14, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A man who fired at a Georgia State Patrol helicopter that he didn't like flying near his house has been sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison. Terry Kielisch, 56, was sentenced this week on federal charges of assaulting a person assisting an officer of the U.S. and one count...

GBI: No evidence that police fired at fleeing Black children

Aug. 11, 2020 11:05 AM EDT

WAYCROSS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities have asked residents in southeastern Georgia to turn over any video taken of a traffic stop where a police officer has been accused of shooting at Black children who were running away from the scene. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Monday that there is no...

Teens arrested on gun charges after police shoot at car

Aug. 9, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

WAYCROSS, Ga. (AP) — Two teenage boys were arrested on gun charges and other counts after a Georgia police officer attempting a traffic stop fired multiple gunshots at their car, according to police. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has launched an investigation of the incident Saturday morning in...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2019 file photo, mourners gather for a vigil in Bellbrook, Ohio. Connor Betts, identified by authorities as the deceased gunman in a mass shooting in Dayton the previous day, had lived in Bellbrook. Many of the suspects in mass attacks in the U.S. last year had experienced stressful situations, like losing their job, or had struggled with substance abuse or mental health issues, according to a Secret Service report released Thursday.  The report, compiled by the Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center, examined 34 attacks that killed or injured three or more people in 2019. A total of 108 people were killed and 178 were hurt. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Report: Many suspects in mass attacks experienced stressors

Aug. 6, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many of the suspects in mass attacks in the U.S. last year had experienced stressful situations, like losing their job, or had struggled with substance abuse or mental health issues, according to a Secret Service report released Thursday. The cases highlight the importance for law...