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Heat and humidity grip East Coast as Midwest gets reprieve

Jul. 21, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a benefit run, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the day off and the New York Police Department implored residents to take it easy. "Sunday has been canceled," the NYPD jokingly...

Pakistani hospital hit by female suicide bomber, 9 killed

Jul. 21, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — A female suicide bomber struck outside a hospital in Pakistan on Sunday as the wounded were being brought in from an earlier shooting against police, in a complex assault claimed by the Pakistani Taliban that killed a total of nine people and wounded another 30. Salim Riaz...

Report: At least 14 Alaska cities have officers with records

Jul. 20, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — At least 14 cities in Alaska have employed police officers whose criminal records should have prevented them from being hired under state law, the Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica reported Saturday. The news organizations said they found more than 34 officers who should have...

Police: Body in car was dead before Alabama officer fired

Jul. 20, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

ALICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Police in west Alabama say a person whose body was found after a police shooting was dead before the officers fired. Aliceville Police Chief Tonnie Jones tells the Tuscaloosa News that the driver had a dead body in a stolen car. He tells WTVM-TV that an officer fired at the car...

Hack leads to strange tweets, web posts from London police

Jul. 20, 2019 9:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The official Twitter account of London's Metropolitan Police Service has been briefly hacked, leading to a number of unusual tweets from the force, also known as Scotland Yard. One of the posts on the Twitter account @metpoliceuk late Friday called for British rapper Digga D's release. The...

Florida sheriff to investigate Epstein's work release

Jul. 19, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida sheriff launched an investigation Friday into whether his department properly monitored the wealthy financer Jeffrey Epstein while he was serving a sentence for soliciting prostitution from underage girls. The inquiry will focus on whether deputies assigned to monitor Epstein in a...

The Latest: Troopers identify man killed in Alaska plane

Jul. 19, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on fatal plane incident in Alaska (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Alaska authorities say a passenger killed when a floatplane's takeoff was aborted was a Maryland man. Troopers say 57-year-old Joseph Patenella died in the Friday incident at the mouth of Tutka Bay south of...

South Bend police to get body camera upgrades after shooting

Jul. 19, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor is updating its police officers' body camera technology following the recent fatal police shooting of a black man. South Bend Police Sgt. Ryan O' Neill fatally shot Eric Logan on June 16, but the...

1 dead after police shooting in west Alabama town

Jul. 19, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

ALICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A police shooting has left one person dead in the west Alabama town of Aliceville. Police Chief Tommie Jones tells news outlets the shooting happened about noon Friday. He says an officer fired to stop a vehicle near the city's downtown area. Authorities haven't said who was in the...

Fast-growing web of doorbell cams raises privacy fears

Jul. 19, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

The woodsy community of Wolcott, Connecticut, doesn't see a lot of crime. But when the police chief heard about an opportunity to distribute doorbell cameras to some homes, he didn't hesitate. The police who keep watch over the town of 16,000 raffled off free cameras in a partnership with the camera manufacturer....