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Governor declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 15, 2014

Missouri police name officer who shot teen

FERGUSON, Mo. — A suburban St. Louis police chief on Friday identified the officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager ignited days of heated protests, and released documents …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 5, 2014

Attack at Afghan base kills US major general, wounds 15

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire Tuesday on foreign troops at a military base, killing at least one U.S. soldier and wounding …


Police: Driver kills 2 at South by Southwest

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police say a man and woman have been killed after a suspected drunken driver fleeing from arrest crashed through barricades set up for the South By …


Cops: Boston must stay in place amid terror hunt

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Boston’s police commissioner says all of Boston must stay in their homes as the search for the surviving suspect in the marathon bombings continues. Boston Police …


Source: Officials see potential suspect in bombing

BOSTON (AP) — Investigators poring over photos and video from the Boston Marathon have an image of a potential suspect in the deadly bombing but do not know his name …


Christopher Dorner’s license found in burned cabin

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — As police scoured mountain peaks for days, using everything from bloodhounds to high-tech helicopters, the revenge-seeking ex-cop they wanted was hiding among them, holed …


Clear sky aids mountain hunt for fugitive ex-cop

Searchers took advantage today of a break from recent stormy weather in their hunt for a former Los Angeles police officer suspected in three killings, patrolling a mountain resort town …


LAPD: Ex-officer suspect in Riverside cop killing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police launched a massive manhunt for a former Los Angeles officer suspected of going on a killing spree, slaying a couple over the weekend, opening fire …


FBI: Ala. man was in ‘firefight’ with SWAT agents

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama man who held a 5-year-old boy captive for nearly a week engaged in a firefight with SWAT agents storming his underground bunker before …


FBI: Officers stormed bunker when child in danger

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — Officers stormed an underground bunker in Alabama where a 5-year-old boy had been held hostage for nearly a week, rescuing the child and leaving the …


Chicago jail escape resembles 1985 breakout

CHICAGO (AP) — This week’s daring escape from a downtown Chicago jail bore striking similarities to the last time anyone broke out of the high-rise facility, nearly three decades ago. …


FBI: Escaped inmates took cab near Chicago jail

CHICAGO (AP) — Two convicted bank robbers who pulled off a daring overnight escape from a high-rise Chicago jail had changed from their prison garb by the time they hopped …


Conn. gunman had hundreds of rounds of ammunition

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The gunman in the Connecticut shooting rampage was carrying an arsenal of hundreds of rounds of especially deadly ammunition — enough to kill just about every …


Evidence hints at deadlier plan in Conn. massacre

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The gunman in the Connecticut shooting rampage shot his mother four times in the head before going to the school and gunning down 26, authorities said …


Gov.: Gunman shot self as 1st responders closed in

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The gunman in the Connecticut shooting rampage committed suicide as first responders closed in, the governor said Sunday, raising the specter that Adam Lanza had planned …


Ala. police kill suspects after separate shootings

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama say a SWAT team shot dead a man wielding an assault rifle following a chase touched off by a triple killing, hours after …


Agents visit Conn. gun shops after school massacre

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — While white-steepled churches and President Barack Obama prepared to comfort a grieving town Sunday, federal agents planned to fan out to dozens of gun stores and …


Conn. gunman broke in, shot kids multiple times

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The gunman behind the Connecticut elementary school massacre stormed into the building and shot 20 children at least twice with a high-powered rifle, executing some at …


Conn. gunman broke in, shot some victims twice

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The gunman behind the Connecticut elementary school massacre stormed into the building and shot 20 children at least twice with a high-powered rifle, executing some at …


Police find ‘very good evidence’ on gunman

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The massacre of 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions …


Ala. police kill suspects after separate shootings

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama killed two suspects Saturday following separate shooting incidents 75 miles apart that left three other people dead and several injured, including two officers. …


Conn. town mourns as police look for answers

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Investigators tried to figure out what led a bright but painfully awkward 20-year-old to slaughter 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school, while townspeople …


Conn. school victims shot by rifle multiple times

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — All the victims of the Connecticut elementary school shooting were killed up close by multiple rifle shots, a medical examiner said. Dr. H. Wayne Carver said …


Owner of Rivera plane denies drug connections

PHOENIX (AP) — The man who runs the business that owns a luxury jet that crashed and killed Latin music star Jenni Rivera says he has never been involved in …


Conn. police find ‘very good evidence’ on gunman

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The massacre of 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions …


Police, world wonder about Conn. shooting motive

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The massacre of 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions …


Correction: Conn School Shooting-Suspect story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In some versions of a story Dec. 14 and 15 about the suspect in a school shooting in Connecticut, The Associated Press erroneously reported a comment by …


Police, world wonder about Conn. shooting motive

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The massacre of 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions …


Conn. gunman recalled as intelligent but remote

Family and friends remember Adam Lanza as many things — intelligent, nerdy, goth, remote, thin. Now the world will always remember him as a mass murderer. The 20-year-old man is …