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Dallas police killer was loner, followed black militants

Jul 9, 2016

Dallas police killer was loner, followed black militants

The man who killed five Dallas police officers and wounded seven others was described as a loner, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan and a follower of black militant groups on social media. Among the Facebook “likes” of 25-year-old Micah Johnson were the ...

Man fatally shot by police in Minnesota; video investigated

Jul 7, 2016

Man fatally shot by police in Minnesota; video investigated

A Minnesota officer fatally shot a man in a car with a woman and a child, an official said, and authorities are looking into whether the aftermath was livestreamed in a widely shared Facebook video. The footage shows a woman in a vehicle with ...

Feds launch probe into fatal police shooting in Baton Rouge

Jul 7, 2016

Feds launch probe into fatal police shooting in Baton Rouge

In a swift move by authorities to keep tensions from boiling over, the U.S. Justice Department launched a civil rights investigation Wednesday into the video-recorded killing of a black man who was shot as he scuffled with two white police officers on the pavement ...

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to six years in prison for murder

Jul 6, 2016

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to six years in prison for murder

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, with the judge who decided the punishment calling the double-amputee Olympian a “fallen hero.” South Africa’s minimum sentence for murder is 15 years but the judge said ...

Rome cops holding homeless man as suspect in slaying of U.S. student

Jul 6, 2016

Rome cops holding homeless man as suspect in slaying of U.S. student

Rome police detained a homeless man on suspicion he pushed a 19-year-old American student into the Tiber River after a fight, as details emerged about Beau Solomon’s final hours in the thick of Rome’s summertime nightlife. Police took suspect Massimo Galioto, 40, into custody ...

Jul 5, 2016

Father accidentally shoots teenage son at Florida gun range

Authorities say a 14-year-old boy was accidentally shot and killed by his father at a Florida gun range. William Brumby was firing his weapon at the High Noon Gun Range in Sarasota on Sunday when a spent shell casing deflected off a nearby wall ...