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Palestinians say killing caught on video was unjustified

Dec. 03, 2022 12:58 PM EST

HAWARA, West Bank (AP) — A makeshift sidewalk memorial with a Palestinian flag and a mourning notice paid tribute Saturday to a 22-year-old Palestinian whose death at the hands of an Israeli border police officer — four pistol shots from close range — was captured on widely shared amateur...

El Salvador sends 10,000 police, army to seal off town

Dec. 03, 2022 12:41 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The government of El Salvador sent 10,000 soldiers and police to seal off a town on the outskirts of the nation’s capital Saturday to search for gang members. The operation was one of the largest mobilizations yet in President Nayib Bukele’s...

North Carolina police charge suspect in double homicide

Dec. 03, 2022 12:38 PM EST

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — A man has been charged in the fatal shootings of a woman and a man whose bodies were found with two uninjured toddlers in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. The Rocky Mount Telegram reports that Eric Coley was arrested on Friday. He is charged with two counts of...

US condemns shooting at Pakistan's embassy in Afghanistan

Dec. 03, 2022 12:20 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United States on Saturday condemned an attack a day earlier on the Pakistani embassy in Afghanistan’s capital, in which a senior Pakistani diplomat escaped unhurt but one of his Pakistani guards was wounded, sending a wave of anger in this Islamic nation. ...

Man arrested in fatal shooting of Migos rapper Takeoff

Dec. 03, 2022 11:38 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A 33-year-old man was arrested on a murder charge in the shooting of rapper Takeoff, who police on Friday said was an “innocent bystander” when he was struck by gunfire outside a Houston bowling alley. Patrick Xavier Clark was taken into custody peacefully...

Connecticut man arrested in killing, dismemberment of baby

Dec. 03, 2022 11:27 AM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man wanted for the killing and dismemberment of his 11-month-old daughter has been arrested after a two-week search by local and federal authorities. Police said Christopher Francisquini, 31, was found at a bus stop in Waterbury on Friday...

At Shanghai vigil, bold shout for change preceded crackdown

Dec. 03, 2022 05:06 AM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — The mourners in Shanghai lit candles and placed flowers. Someone scrawled “Urumqi, 11.24, Rest in Peace” in red on cardboard — referring to the deadly apartment fire in China’s western city of Urumqi that sparked anger over perceptions the country's strict COVID-19...

Uvalde shooting victims seek $27B, class action in lawsuit

Dec. 02, 2022 23:08 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Victims of the Uvalde school shooting that left 21 people dead have filed a lawsuit against local and state police, the city and other school and law enforcement officials seeking $27 billion due to delays in confronting the attacker, court documents show. The...

Family seeks answers after police kill man on his own porch

Dec. 02, 2022 22:58 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The family of an Austin, Texas, man is seeking answers after he was fatally shot by police last month on his front porch following a late-night emergency call by a neighbor. Video and audio released Thursday show Austin police officers arrived Nov. 15, yelled...

Israeli officer kills Palestinian after alleged stabbing

Dec. 02, 2022 22:29 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s paramilitary border police said an officer killed an alleged Palestinian assailant in the occupied West Bank on Friday after they wrestled over a weapon. Amateur video captured the moments the officer fired the fatal shots, and the Palestinian man dropped to the...