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Police: Officer-involved shooting leaves one dead

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:04:55 -0400

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Police in North Carolina say that one person is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Mooresville.

Mooresville police spokeswoman Kim Sellers said in an email that the incident occurred Sunday night.

She wrote that officers had responded to a residence for a domestic incident ...

Omaha police investigate shooting death of 36-year-old man

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:00:14 -0400

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Police in Omaha are investigating the shooting death of a man in north Omaha.

The shooting happened early Monday morning around North 28th Avenue, police said in a news release. Officers were called to the area for a report of shots fired, and arriving officers ...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:00:11 -0400

Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, July 29

Ismael Ozanne stands strong against intimidation

If the protesters chanting slogans and yelling profanity at Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne late into the night outside his home don’t like the job he’s doing, they have much better options than disturbing the peace.

Ozanne ...

Shots fired at security booth at Provo missionary center

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:59:13 -0400

PROVO, Utah (AP) - Police are investigating shots fired at the security booth outside the Missionary Training Center in Provo.

Police said the driver of a white SUV shot multiple rounds at the main security booth at around 2:30 a.m. Monday. Photos released by police show bullet holes in the ...

Protect Our Police PAC says its raised $750K in the first three weeks

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:57:58 -0400

A pro-police political action committee formed by former officers said Monday it has raised $750,000 in its first three weeks.

Protect Our Police PAC (POP PAC), an advocacy group formed earlier this month to counter "defund the police" candidates, is targeting district attorney and attorney general elections across the country.


Reward offered to find suspect in killings of 2 brothers

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:57:01 -0400

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (AP) - U.S. marshals are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man accused of killing two people outside a Connecticut bar as authorities search for him in the Northeast and South.

The marshals' Fugitive Task Force is looking for Russell Smith, of ...

2 juveniles arrested in off-duty St. Louis officer shooting

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:52:44 -0400

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Two juveniles have been arrested in the shooting of an off-duty police officer, police in St. Louis said.

The shooting happened around midnight Sunday, while the officer was working as a security officer downtown, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The officer was shot in the ...

Victim of fatal stabbing in Madison was 13-year-old girl

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:52:35 -0400

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the victim of a fatal stabbing in Madison as a 13-year-old girl.

Addrianna Christianson was killed at a southwest side home last Thursday night and another person was injured, according to authorities.

Police arrested a 44-year-old ...

TikTok parent company says CFIUS ordered divestment from U.S.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:46:00 -0400

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has directed China-owned ByteDance to divest TikTok's U.S. operations, according to ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming.

CFIUS is a U.S. government body led by Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin that reviews commercial transactions for potential national security problems, and its purview was ...

Gold in secret vault is traced to Hugo Chávez's former nurse

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:44:07 -0400

MIAMI (AP) - It was 2014 and Venezuela's former treasurer Claudia Díaz was looking for a safe haven to store the unexplained wealth she had accumulated over the years. Then-president Hugo Chávez, who she once served as a nurse, had recently died and with the election of Nicolás Maduro, the ...

Albanian businessman’s assets seized, drug links suspected

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:40:10 -0400

TIRANA, Albania (AP) - Albanian prosecutors on Monday said they had seized vast assets belonging to a businessman and a media mogul suspected of building his empire with profits from drug trafficking.

The Special Prosecutor’s Office against Corruption and Organized Crime, known as SPAK by acronym in Albanian, said assets ...

Pregnant woman fatally shot in Maryland, baby delivered

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:37:52 -0400

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) - A shooting in Maryland has left a pregnant woman dead and her baby in critical condition.

Rabiah Ahmad, 30, was struck by a bullet inside her Columbia residence Friday when multiple shots were fired into the house, Howard County police said in a news release.

Ahmad, ...

FIFA: Infantino not reckless for taking no notes at AG talks

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:24:47 -0400

FIFA President Gianni Infantino was not acting criminally by taking no notes during secret talks with Switzerland's attorney general that are now part of a criminal investigation into the head of world football, a senior official at the governing body said Monday.

FIFA deputy secretary general Alasdair Bell defended Infantino's ...

Ukrainian police detain man threatening to blow up Kyiv bank

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:09:35 -0400

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) - Police detained a man who allegedly threatened to set off an explosive device at a bank in Ukraine's capital and demanded to speak with journalists Monday.

The man, identified as Sukhrob Karimov, a 32-year-old citizen of the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan, entered a bank office ...

Man who assaulted infant gets 12 more years for forgery

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 08:59:35 -0400

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A Bismarck man convicted of sexually assaulting an infant has been resentenced to 16 years in prison after it was discovered that he forged letters of support for his original sentencing.

Thirty-five-year-old Andrew Glasser was initially given four years in prison after entering an Alford ...

Passenger in Virginia refused to don mask, delaying flight

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 08:59:31 -0400

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - American Airlines says a flight out of Virginia was delayed after a passenger refused to comply with its policy requiring a face mask.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the incident occurred Sunday morning at Richmond International Airport.

The airline said the plane returned to ...

U.S. Marines ID all 9 people killed in sea-tank sinking

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 08:57:24 -0400

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The U.S. Marine Corps has identified all nine people killed when a Marine landing craft sank in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast.

Only one of their bodies was found, despite an intense days-long search involving helicopters and boats ranging from inflatables ...

Officials: Delaware fire causes $400K of damage, displaces 6

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 08:45:21 -0400

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Authorities are investigating a fire in Delaware that heavily damaged a home and displaced six people.

Five adults and one child fled from the home in Wilmington early Sunday morning when the blaze erupted, the State Fire Marshal’s Office said in a news release. They ...

Man fatally shot at 8-year-old son's funeral; suspect held

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 08:36:16 -0400

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - A suspect has been arrested and charged after a man was fatally shot in the parking lot of an eastern Iowa funeral home where he was attending the funeral of his 8-year-old son, who died of cancer, police said.

Jeramie Shorter, 26, of Davenport, was shot ...

Zimbabwe continues arrests of critics, says opposition party

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 08:34:42 -0400

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Zimbabwe's military and police are arresting scores of opposition members and activists after authorities thwarted an anti-government protest last week, according to rights groups.

More than 60 people have been arrested so far in the continuing clampdown, said Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, which is ...

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Apple Fire spreads in California with less than 5 percent contained

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:16:09 -0400

Thick, dry brush, steep terrain and unruly weather have hampered efforts to stamp out the massive wildfire in Southern California that’s burned through more than 20,000 acres, according to a new report. The Apple Fire is less than 5 percent contained as of Monday morning, with evacuation orders remaining in place for parts of San...

7-year-old Philadelphia boy fighting for life after being shot in head on porch

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:08:46 -0400

A 7-year-old Philadelphia boy is clinging to life after he was shot in the head as he played on his front porch, police and distraught relatives said. The boy, identified by his mother as Zamar Jones, was struck in the head by one of more than 12 shots that rang out late Saturday as he...

Portland sees record number of murders in July as city grapples with protests

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:00:18 -0400

The spate in killings comes as the city winds down from more than two months of nightly protests, which often turned violent as protesters clashed with police.

Chicago Fire Department probes alleged removal of Black Lives Matter banner

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:39:50 -0400

The Chicago Fire Department is investigating the alleged removal of a Black Lives Matter banner by someone in a firetruck, department officials said. A post on Nextdoor — a social network for neighborhoods — by Dr. Adele Cobbs claims the banner in Kenwood near Lake Shore Drive was removed early Saturday by someone who hopped...

Brawl breaks out on Ibiza flight after passengers refuse to wear masks

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:21:47 -0400

A holiday trip from Amsterdam to Ibiza turned into a flight from hell as two passengers – one shirtless -- who refused to wear face masks got into a brawl.

WHO completes part of investigation into origins of coronavirus in China

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 08:40:50 -0400

The WHO sent two experts -- an animal health expert and an epidemiologist -- to the country early last month to investigate how the virus jumped from animal to human.

How Prince Andrew helped Ghislaine Maxwell into New York high society

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 08:27:17 -0400

Prince Andrew helped Ghislaine Maxwell weasel her way into New York high society by giving her the “stamp of approval,” according to former friends. The rest of the British socialite’s family had “hid away in shame” after the 1991 death of her father, newspaper baron Robert Maxwell, who was accused of stealing millions from his...

Deborah Birx warns US COVID-19 pandemic in ‘new phase’ as cases surge

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 08:16:29 -0400

Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus task force coordinator, said the US is in a “new phase” of the pandemic – with the outbreak more widespread than when it first swept across the US, according to a report. “What we are seeing today is different from March and April. It is extraordinarily widespread. It’s...

NJ federal Judge Esther Salas says son died trying to protect father from gunman

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 07:57:58 -0400

New Jersey federal Judge Esther Salas — whose son was killed two weeks ago in a hail of gunfire at their home — said the college student died trying to protect his father, who was also wounded in the ambush. The shooting, she said, came a day after son Daniel Anderl celebrated his 20th birthday....

Black bear euthanized after attacking elderly New Jersey man in his garage

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 07:23:57 -0400

A black bear has been euthanized in New Jersey after attacking an elderly man in his garage — leaving him needing 30 stitches to his face, according to reports. Ronald Jelinek, 82, told cops that he was attacked when he returned to the garage of his West Milford home after leaving the door open while...

Tropical storm warning issued for tri-state area as Isaias approaches

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 07:02:08 -0400

The New York City Emergency Management Department said it was keeping an eye on Isaias. A flash flood watch has been issued for the city from 6 a.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Retired Pope Benedict XVI falls ill after visit to Germany, report says

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 05:38:04 -0400

BERLIN — Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI has fallen ill after his return from a trip to his native Bavaria to visit his brother, who died a month ago, a German newspaper reported Monday. The daily Passauer Neue Presse quoted Peter Seewald, a biographer of the retired pontiff, as saying that the 93-year-old has been suffering...

TikTok owner ByteDance set to move headquarters to London under new deal

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 03:21:45 -0400

LONDON – TikTok owner ByteDance will move its headquarters to London from Beijing under a deal approved by British ministers, The Sun newspaper reported. ByteDance’s founders are to announce their intention to set up shop in London soon, the newspaper said, adding that the move was likely to upset U.S. President Donald Trump who has...

Man in wild police shootout was ‘not handling the pandemic well,’ lawyer says

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 03:15:51 -0400

A Pennsylvania man who started multiple shootouts last week, including one with police, was “just not handling the pandemic well,” according to his lawyer. The series of incidents began when a clerk at the Cigars International Superstore in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, confronted Adam Michael Zaborowski, 35, for not wearing a mask while indoors. He allegedly refused...

Islamic State attacks Afghan prison holding hundreds of its members

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 03:09:45 -0400

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Islamic State group attack on a prison in eastern Afghanistan holding hundreds of its members raged on Monday after killing at least 21 people in fighting overnight, a local official said. Another 43 people have been wounded in the attack that began late Sunday when an Islamic State suicide bomber slammed...

Mexican national dies after apparent fall from Arizona border wall

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 02:13:28 -0400

A 33-year-old Mexican man died in American custody on Saturday about a week after falling from the US-Mexico border wall, authorities said. The man was found injured in an open field near Yuma, Arizona by agents from the US Customs and Border Protection on July 26, the agency said. He told agents he had plunged...

Florida man buys Porsche with fake check printed from home computer

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 01:45:36 -0400

A man in Florida reportedly purchased a brand new Porsche with a check he printed on a home computer — and then decided to splurge on some watches. Casey William Kelley, 42, cashed in the nearly $140,000 check at a local car dealership on Tuesday but was taken into custody one day later when he...

Florida man fatally shoots Burger King worker over drive-thru delay

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 00:37:28 -0400

A Florida man fatally shot an Orlando Burger King worker Saturday night after his friend’s drive-thru order took too long to complete, according to a report. Kelvis Rodriguez-Tormes, 37, is accused of gunning down Desmond Joshua, 22, in the parking lot of the fast-food restaurant on East Colonial Drive about 7:30 p.m., according to the...

Hundreds gather without masks for annual ‘White Trash Bash’ boat event

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 23:28:21 -0400

Hundreds of people, many without masks, turned up for the 10th annual “White Trash Bash” in Illinois over the weekend — despite authorities warning that coronavirus cases are on the rise in the area, according to a local report. At least 200 boats filled with revelers packed the Illinois River in East Peoria on Saturday...

Couple faces charges after Nazi salute, yelling ‘white lives matter’ at Black man, girlfriend

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 22:00:28 -0400

A husband and wife in California were arrested last week on hate crime and vandalism charges after allegedly getting out of their truck at a traffic stop, doing a Nazi salute and shouting “only white lives matter” at a Black man and his girlfriend. Gregory and Rachel Howell, both 29, were arrested on Friday on...

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