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ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — A gunman fatally shot a sheriff's deputy inside a crowded restaurant at lunchtime Wednesday and killed another deputy in a shootout, authorities and witnesses said. The gunman was killed in the exchange of gunfire not far from the shopping center where the...
HOUSTON (AP) — For more than half a century, the unsolved killing of a young schoolteacher and beauty queen who was last seen at church haunted the Texas city of McAllen. But now, nearly 56 years after the bludgeoned body of 25-year-old Irene Garza was pulled from an irrigation...
ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of two sheriff's deputies and another person (all times local): 5:25 p.m. A Maryland sheriff says two deputies have died after they were wounded by a gunman who opened fire inside a crowded restaurant and got into a shootout with...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The latest on efforts by Ferguson to reach a consent agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to improve police and court practices in the St. Louis suburb (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The Justice Department has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca has agreed to plead guilty to lying to investigators during a federal corruption probe that tainted his career, prosecutors said Wednesday. Baca stepped down from the helm of the nation's largest sheriff's department in 2014...
IRONTON, Mo. (AP) — A 3-year-old Missouri boy who reportedly went missing early Wednesday from his grandfather's home was found dead hours later, draped in a blanket in a neighbor's van about a mile away, authorities said. Investigators declined to say how Titus Greyson Tackett...
ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of two sheriff's deputies and another person (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A 15-year-old girl who says she witnessed the shooting of a deputy at a crowded sandwich shop says she was in a booth with her mother about 10 feet away when...
ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — A man opened fire inside a crowded shopping center restaurant during lunchtime Wednesday and wounded a sheriff's deputy, then exchanged gunfire with another deputy outside, authorities said. The second deputy was also wounded and the suspect was killed in...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court has reversed a stay that had blocked the state of Mississippi from carrying out executions. The 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that a lower court judge ruled incorrectly in August when he blocked the state from...