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6 officers cleared in mentally ill man’s shooting

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Michigan authorities said Wednesday that they have cleared six Saginaw police officers in the fatal shooting of a homeless, mentally ill man in a parking lot. …


US ambassador killed in consulate attack in Libya

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A mob armed with guns and grenades launched a fiery attack on the U.S. Consulate, killing the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. President …


SD salon manager dies trying to protect employee

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Worried about an escalating conflict, Amanda Connors drove up to the door of the hair salon she managed and confronted her employee’s boyfriend, who had …


Officials: Mich. man who killed cop had arsenal

WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A businessman who gunned down a police officer at his suburban Detroit home held authorities at bay for hours with an arsenal of high-powered …


Ex-prof pleads guilty to killing Ala. colleagues

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former biology professor accused of pulling a gun from her purse and opening fire at a faculty meeting pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing three colleagues …


Plea hearing set for ex-prof charged in shootings

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A judge has scheduled a hearing to change the plea of a former professor accused of fatally shooting three colleagues and wounding three others at the …


Autopsy: Man killed self after officer’s shooting

WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A business executive who gunned down a police officer responding to a trouble call at his suburban Detroit house committed suicide, an autopsy found …


US marshals capture man who fled Texas rape trial

HOUSTON (AP) — A man who fled his trial a day before being convicted and sentenced in the repeated group sexual assault of an 11-year-old Southeast Texas girl was captured …


Authorities: Single gunshot killed Mich. officer

WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A police officer who was killed while responding to a 911 call at a troubled financial executive’s home in a wealthy Detroit suburb died …


Suspect in Mich. officer’s slaying found dead

WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A former auto executive facing business and family troubles fired on police responding to a call at his home in a wealthy Detroit suburb, …


Wis. police release video of temple gunman

OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) — A white supremacist who killed a half-dozen people at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee last month chased down the first police officer on the …


Police say Texas teen killed to keep her quiet

CARROLLTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas man accused of raping a 16-year-old girl used social media to lure her to a meeting, abduct her from her school and drive her …


Ex-Mexican law official sentenced in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former Mexican law enforcement official who worked closely with U.S. authorities on cross-border criminal investigations was sentenced Monday to more than eight years in prison …


Police: Officer fatally shot in suburban Detroit

WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police evacuated an upscale neighborhood and surrounded a house Monday in suburban Detroit, hours after an officer was fatally shot while responding to a …


Police: Texas teen killed to prevent testimony

CARROLLTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas man has been charged with murder in the death of a 16-year-old girl who police said they believe was killed to keep her from …


Ex-Mexican official to be sentenced in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jesus Quinonez traveled often to San Diego to discuss cross-border investigations of organized crime with U.S. law enforcement officials. He didn’t know he was the target …


House chairman visits AF base reeling from scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said the Air Force is diligently investigating a widening sex scandal at Lackland Air Force Base after he made …


Despite pleas, missing SC boy falls by wayside

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Despite detectives’ pleas to national media, the disappearance of an 18-month-old black boy with the wide smile has yet to grab the widespread attention given to …


$1M bond for man accused in Ky homeowners shooting

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville man accused of opening fire at a homeowners association meeting, killing one and critically wounding another, was ordered held on a $1 million bond …


Calif. man pleads guilty in friend’s grisly death

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California mixed-martial artist accused of ripping out his friend’s heart and removing his tongue while the two were on hallucinogenic drugs has pleaded …


Man fatally shoots 1, wounds other at Ky. meeting

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville man who was having zoning trouble with the fence around his house shot and killed a neighbor and critically injured another at a homeowners …


Officer charged in Arkansas teen’s shooting death

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A police officer who fatally shot a 15-year-old Arkansas boy was charged with felony manslaughter Friday after investigators determined his account of the incident didn’t …


Peterson jurors matched clothes out of boredom

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Among the many questions that arose during Drew Peterson’s murder trial, one of the least weighty but most perplexing was — what on earth were jurors …


Jurors give Stacy Peterson’s comments heavy weight

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Jurors said Friday that comments Stacy Peterson made before her 2007 disappearance played the decisive role in convincing them to convict her husband, former police officer …


NY police accidentally shoot shop worker to death

NEW YORK (AP) — A police officer shot and killed a convenience store worker who plowed into him on a sidewalk while frantically fleeing an armed robbery early Friday, a …


Bishop’s conviction intensifies calls to step down

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Calls for Bishop Robert Finn’s resignation intensified a day after he became the highest-ranking U.S. church official to be convicted of a crime related to …


Student: School gunman had gun, hatchet in pack

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — A student who was in an Illinois classroom where shots were fired says his teacher seized the opportunity to tackle the shooter while he set his …


Neb. school heads accused of sex abuse cover-up

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have accused a Nebraska school superintendent, principal and coach of failing to report the alleged sexual assault of a young high school wrestler by several …


Freed Ohio death row inmate savors sunrise, pizza

CLEVELAND (AP) — A murder defendant freed after spending nearly 25 years on death row in a botched prosecution had a chance to watch an unobstructed sunrise Friday — and …


1 dead, 1 wounded during Ky. homeowners meeting

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville man who was having zoning trouble over the fence around his house shot and killed a neighbor and critically injured another at a homeowners …