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BERLIN | 5 Frankfurt police suspected of sharing far-right images

BERLIN — German authorities say five Frankfurt police officers are under investigation over allegations they shared far-right images, videos and texts in a chat group with one another. The dpa news agency reported a special Hesse state police task force began working Monday on the case overseen by the Frankfurt prosecutors’ office. The five police … Continue reading BERLIN | 5 Frankfurt police suspected of sharing far-right images

PARIS | Father of Strasbourg attacker said his son backed IS group

PARIS — The man described as the father of the 29-year-old suspect in this week’s deadly Christmas market attack in Strasbourg says his son subscribed to the beliefs of the Islamic State group. The state-run TV channel France 2 showed an interview with Abdelkrim Chekatt on Saturday night, two days after the son was killed … Continue reading PARIS | Father of Strasbourg attacker said his son backed IS group

PARIS | France gears up to face new riots; Paris shuts down

PARIS— France mobilized tens of thousands of police officers and made plans to shut down beloved tourist attractions like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre on the eve of anti-government protests that authorities feared could be even more violent than ones that have crippled the country for weeks. The drastic security measures will put central … Continue reading PARIS | France gears up to face new riots; Paris shuts down

BERLIN | German police, city officials probed over Italian mob ties

BERLIN  — Prosecutors in western Germany say they are investigating five current and former police and municipal officials on suspicion that they passed information to Italian mobsters or their helpers. The dpa news agency reported that prosecutors in Duisburg said Thursday the five include two police officers and an employee of Wesseling, a town outside … Continue reading BERLIN | German police, city officials probed over Italian mob ties

PARIS | The Latest: Macron lunches with police officers after riot

PARIS— The Latest on France’s response to a Paris protest that turned violent (all times local): 5:50 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has met with some national police units to show his support after Paris became a theater of violence and destruction during a weekend protest. The Elysee presidential palace said Macron had a “long … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Macron lunches with police officers after riot

PRISTINA, Kosovo | Kosovo police arrest 4 Serbs, sparking protests in the north

PRISTINA, Kosovo — Tensions in Kosovo rose again Friday after police arrested three ethnic Serbs, including two police officers, early Friday on suspicion of involvement in the killing earlier this year of a leading Serb politician in the north of the country. The three men were arrested in the Serb-dominated town of Mitrovica, 40 kilometers … Continue reading PRISTINA, Kosovo | Kosovo police arrest 4 Serbs, sparking protests in the north

KARACHI, Pakistan | The Latest: China asks Pakistan to beef up mission security

KARACHI, Pakistan — The Latest on the attack on the Chinese Consulate in the Pakistani city of Karachi (all times local): 1:30 p.m. China has asked Pakistan to beef up security after armed gunmen tried to storm the Chinese Consulate in Karachi. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said in Beijing on Friday that China would … Continue reading KARACHI, Pakistan | The Latest: China asks Pakistan to beef up mission security

KARACHI, Pakistan | KARACHI, Pakistan |Pakistani police: Gunmen storm Chinese Consulate in Karachi

KARACHI, Pakistan — Pakistani police say gunmen have stormed the Chinese Consulate in the country’s southern port city of Karachi, triggering an intense shootout during which two police officers were killed. Smoke is rising from the building as the shootout continues. Mohammad Ashfaq, a local police chief, says more than two attackers stormed the consulate … Continue reading KARACHI, Pakistan | KARACHI, Pakistan |Pakistani police: Gunmen storm Chinese Consulate in Karachi

CHICAGO | The Latest: Chicago hospital secured, safe after shooting

CHICAGO  — The Latest on a shooting at a Chicago hospital (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Chicago police have secured a hospital following a shooting that left the suspected gunman dead and four others critically wounded. Mercy Hospital & Medical Center released a statement late Monday afternoon saying police officers have secured the facility and … Continue reading CHICAGO | The Latest: Chicago hospital secured, safe after shooting

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban target police checkpoint, killing 5

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan official says that at least five police officers have been killed when their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents in the northwestern Badghis province. Abdul Aziz Beg, head of the provincial council, says three other police were wounded and another detained by the Taliban early Saturday morning in the Qadis … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban target police checkpoint, killing 5

SYDNEY | Australian police say stabbing attack linked to terrorism

SYDNEY — A knife-wielding man stabbed three people, one fatally, in Australia‘s second-largest city on Friday in an attack police linked to terrorism. The attack during the afternoon rush hour brought central Melbourne to a standstill. Hundreds of people watched from behind barricades as police tried to apprehend the attacker. Police said the man got … Continue reading SYDNEY | Australian police say stabbing attack linked to terrorism

NEW YORK | Fox, NBC and Facebook turn down Trump ad deemed racist

NEW YORK  — NBC, Fox News Channel and Facebook all said Monday they will stop airing President Donald Trump’s campaign advertisement that featured an immigrant convicted of killing two police officers. CNN had rejected the same ad, declaring it racist. Asked before leaving for campaign rallies if he thought the advertisement was offensive, Trump said, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Fox, NBC and Facebook turn down Trump ad deemed racist

SAN DIEGO | AP FACT CHECK: Trump-tweeted ad unfairly blames Democrats

SAN DIEGO — President Donald Trump tweeted an ad that blames Democrats for allowing a Mexican man who was in the U.S. illegally to kill two police officers in Northern California in 2014 in methamphetamine-fueled attacks. Luis Bracamontes was sentenced to death. The ad shows video of Bracamontes saying in court that he wished he … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | AP FACT CHECK: Trump-tweeted ad unfairly blames Democrats

WASHINGTON | Video of cop killer becomes Trump campaign push

WASHINGTON— The widows of two police officers the Mexican immigrant murdered were invited to President Donald Trump‘s 2017 address to Congress. The conservative Breitbart News faithfully chronicled his conviction and death sentence. His snarling, expletive-filled rant about killing police officers appeared in a little-noticed January 2018 Trump campaign ad. Now, Luis Bracamontes’ menacing smile has … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Video of cop killer becomes Trump campaign push

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump claims Dems let homicidal immigrant in

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s stance on immigration (all times local): 8:45 a.m. Ahead of the midterm elections, President Donald Trump is tweeting a video alleging Democrats were responsible for allowing a convicted cop killer into the U.S. But he’s providing no evidence supporting his claim. The video is reminiscent of the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump claims Dems let homicidal immigrant in

TUNIS, Tunisia | Female suicide bomber wounds 9 in Tunisia’s capital

TUNIS, Tunisia — A female suicide bomber wounded nine people, mostly police officers, on a busy avenue in Tunisia’s capital on Monday afternoon, authorities said. The 30-year-old woman set off the blast in Tunis just before 2 p.m. (1300 GMT) on Habib Bourguiba avenue, the Interior Ministry said. The bomber, who wasn’t previously known to … Continue reading TUNIS, Tunisia | Female suicide bomber wounds 9 in Tunisia’s capital

PITTSBURGH | Pittsburgh synagogue massacre leaves 11 dead, 6 wounded

PITTSBURGH — A gunman who’s believed to have spewed anti-Semitic slurs and rhetoric on social media barged into a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday and opened fire, killing 11 people in one of the deadliest attacks on Jews in U.S. history. The 20-minute attack at Tree of Life Congregation in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood left six … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | Pittsburgh synagogue massacre leaves 11 dead, 6 wounded

PITTSBURGH | The Latest: Charges filed against suspected synagogue gunman

PITTSBURGH — The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue (all times local): 9:50 p.m. The man suspected of killing 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh has been charged with obstructing the exercise of religious beliefs resulting in death. Federal prosecutors say Robert Bowers was charged Saturday night in a 29-count criminal … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | The Latest: Charges filed against suspected synagogue gunman

PITTSBURGH | Gunman attacks Pittsburgh synagogue, killing 11 people

PITTSBURGH — A shooter opened fire during a baby naming ceremony at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday, killing 11 people. At least six other people were wounded, including four police officers who dashed to the scene, authorities said. Police said a suspect was in custody after the attack at the Tree of Life Congregation in … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | Gunman attacks Pittsburgh synagogue, killing 11 people

PITTSBURGH | The Latest: Trump says he may cancel Illinois rally

PITTSBURGH — The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue (all times local): 14:40 p.m. President Donald Trump says he may cancel a political rally in Illinois on Saturday after a deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. He tells reporters aboard Air Force One: “You can say we’re considering it.” Trump has arrived … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | The Latest: Trump says he may cancel Illinois rally

NEW DELHI | Protesters prevent females ages 10-50 from entering temple

NEW DELHI — A temple in southern India that is one of the world’s largest Hindu pilgrimage centers opened its doors to females of menstruating age on Wednesday to comply with a Supreme Court ruling, but women weren’t able to enter as hundreds of protesters fought street battles with police to keep them out. As … Continue reading NEW DELHI | Protesters prevent females ages 10-50 from entering temple

JACKSON, Miss. | Band halftime program _ police held at gunpoint _ draws ire

JACKSON, Miss.— A Mississippi high school band is being barred from a state competition and some performances after a halftime skit depicting three police officers being held at gunpoint was performed in a community where two officers were shot to death last month. Jackson school district Superintendent Errick Greene told The Associated Press on Friday … Continue reading JACKSON, Miss. | Band halftime program _ police held at gunpoint _ draws ire

BERLIN | German police end neo-Nazi concert after violence, injuries

BERLIN— German police have ended a far-right concert early after eight officers were slightly injured by neo-Nazis throwing bottles and rocks at them. The German news agency dpa reported Sunday that some 800 neo-Nazis attended the concert late Saturday in the eastern German town of Apolda, while around 500 people came for a counter-protest holding … Continue reading BERLIN | German police end neo-Nazi concert after violence, injuries

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: 2 security forces killed in bomb blasts

KABUL, Afghanistan — At least two Afghan security forces were killed Saturday in Taliban attacks in the capital Kabul, officials said. Basir Mujahid, spokesman for Kabul’s police chief, said that nine others, including six police officers and three civilians, were wounded in the bomb blasts. Mujahid said a roadside bomb hit a military vehicle as … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: 2 security forces killed in bomb blasts

Special FBI team helping probe deadly South Carolina attack

A special FBI team that investigated the slayings five police officers in Dallas in 2016 and the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas last year is helping local authorities gather evidence in what’s described as an ambush attack that killed one South Carolina law enforcement officer and wounded six others. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott … Continue reading Special FBI team helping probe deadly South Carolina attack

FLORENCE, S.C. | 7 officers shot, 1 fatally, serving warrant in S. Carolina

FLORENCE, S.C. — A man shot seven police officers in South Carolina, killing one, in a standoff so dangerous that police had to use a bullet-proof vehicle to rescue the wounded, authorities said. The man also held children hostage for two hours in his Florence home Wednesday afternoon, but they were released safely as the … Continue reading FLORENCE, S.C. | 7 officers shot, 1 fatally, serving warrant in S. Carolina

BERLIN | Austrian police: 6 deportees set cell on fire, hospitalized

BERLIN — Austrian police say six men have been hospitalized with serious injuries after setting alight the mattresses and bedding of the deportation cell in which they were being held. Vienna police said Saturday that five Afghans and an Iranian man had tried to block the cell door with a locker and left a joint … Continue reading BERLIN | Austrian police: 6 deportees set cell on fire, hospitalized

DALLAS | The Latest: Group says arrest ‘first step’ toward justice

DALLAS — The Latest on the shooting of a man by a Dallas police officer who said she mistook his apartment for her own (all times local): 10:20 p.m. The group Mothers Against Police Brutality says the arrest of a white Dallas officer in the off-duty shooting death of her black neighbor is a “first … Continue reading DALLAS | The Latest: Group says arrest ‘first step’ toward justice

2 police officers shot in New Jersey; conditions unknown

CAMDEN, N.J. — Two police officers have been shot in New Jersey. Authorities say the shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. in Camden, just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. The officers were taken to an area hospital. Their conditions were not immediately known. It’s unclear what led to the shooting. No other information was immediately … Continue reading 2 police officers shot in New Jersey; conditions unknown