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Police: Man who traded gunfire with Texas police killed self

Jul. 6, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

IRVING, Texas (AP) — A preliminary investigation shows that a man who exchanged gunfire with suburban Dallas police officers after shooting and injuring his wife died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said Monday. Irving police said 59-year-old Rogelio Castro died from a gunshot wound to the head....

Security forces stand guard at the assassination scene of Hisham al-Hashimi, in Zeyouneh area, Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, July, 7, 2020. An Iraqi analyst who was a leading expert on the Islamic State and other armed groups, al-Hashimi was shot dead in Baghdad on Monday. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Iraqi expert on armed groups shot dead in Baghdad

Jul. 6, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi analyst who was a leading expert on the Islamic State and other armed groups was shot dead in Baghdad on Monday after receiving threats from Iran-backed militias. Gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on Hisham al-Hashimi, 47, outside his home in the Zeyouneh area of Baghdad, a family...

Police: Troopers shoot, kill armed man after confrontation

Jul. 6, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man was shot and killed after pointing a handgun at troopers from an eastern Pennsylvania garage, state police said. Troopers were called to a Smithfield Township home just before 10 a.m. Monday to check on a man who was reported acting erratically, police in Monroe County...

Newly named Prime Minister Jean Castex, center right, and outgoing French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe speak after the handover ceremony in Paris, Friday, July 3, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday named Jean Castex, who coordinated France's virus reopening strategy, as the country's new prime minister as the country focuses on reviving an economy hard-hit by the pandemic and months of strict lockdown. (Thomas Samson, Pool via AP)

France: Macron ousts security chief after police protests

Jul. 6, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron ousted his top security official Monday following protests over police brutality, as part of a government shakeup aimed at focusing on France’s post-pandemic economic recovery for the remaining two years of Macron’s term. The man named as France's...

Protesters chant outside a Wendy's restaurant on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Atlanta after a funeral for Rayshard Brooks was held. Brooks died after being fatally shot by an Atlanta police officer. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Georgia Gov. authorizes Guard troops after 8-year-old killed

Jul. 6, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's governor on Monday declared a state of emergency and authorized the activation of up to 1,000 National Guard troops after a weekend of violence in Atlanta left five people dead, including an 8-year-old girl. A statement from Gov. Brian Kemp’s office says troops will provide...

4-year-old shot by suspected stray bullet dies of injuries

Jul. 6, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 4-year-old boy died after he was shot in the head by an apparent stray bullet in St. Louis on the Fourth of July, authorities said Monday. Police said that the department was reclassifying the shooting of Michael Goodlow III as a homicide after it was notified of his death. Police said...

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2000 file photo, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, driven by Britain's Prince Andrew leaves the wedding of a former girlfriend of the prince, Aurelia Cecil, at the Parish Church of St Michael in Compton Chamberlayne near Salisbury, England. The FBI said Thursday July 2, 2020, Ghislaine Maxwell, who was accused by many women of helping procure underage sex partners for Jeffrey Epstein, has been arrested in New Hampshire. (Chris Ison/PA via AP, File)

Maxwell moved to NY for Epstein-related sex abuse charges

Jul. 6, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein's longtime confidante Ghislaine Maxwell was transferred Monday to New York to face charges that she recruited women and girls, one as young as 14, for him to sexually abuse, the Bureau of Prisons said. Prosecutors have asked a judge to schedule a Friday court appearance in...

An officer investigates the scene of a shooting in Chicago on Sunday, July 5, 2020. At least a dozen people, including a 7-year-old girl at a family party and a teenage boy, were killed in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, police said. Scores of people were shot and wounded. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Chicago's July Fourth weekend ends with 17 dead, 70 wounded

Jul. 6, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — One of Chicago's bloodiest holiday weekends in memory ended with 17 people fatally shot, including a 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, and 70 more wounded, despite a concerted effort to quell the violence with an additional 1,200 police officers on the streets. The violence was far...

This undated photo provided by the Steele County, Minn., Jail shows Lois Riess. Riess a Minnesota woman who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a woman in Florida so she could assume her identity has been returned to her home state to face trial on allegations that she killed her husband in 2018. Lois Riess is being held at the Steele County Detention Center in Owatonna, Minn., on charges of first- and second-degree murder. She's accused of fatally shooting David Riess at their home in Blooming Prairie in March 2018. (Steele County Jail via AP)

Convicted Florida killer back in Minnesota on murder charges

Jul. 6, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

OWATONNA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota woman who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a woman in Florida so she could assume her identity has been returned to her home state to face trial on allegations that she killed her husband in 2018. Lois Riess is being held at the Steele County Detention Center in...

July Fourth weekend brings fireworks, gunfire, homicides

Jul. 6, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The sound of gunfire was heard amid the sound of fireworks on the Fourth of July weekend in Philadelphia as police reported more than two dozen shootings and seven deaths. Gunfire claimed the lives of a 6-year-old and a 15-year-old in different parts of the city, and a number of double-...