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Arrest made in shooting at Chicago barbershop that injured 5

February 24, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — A man accused of shooting five people, including three children, at a Chicago barbershop in January has been charged with attempted murder, authorities said.Walter Jackson, 29, of East Chicago, Indiana, was scheduled to appear in court...

10,000 mourn victims of racist shooting rampage in Germany

By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | February 23, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Around 10,000 protesters marched through the central German town of Hanau on Sunday to mourn the nine people who were killed by an immigrant-hating gunman four days ago.“These days and hours are the blackest and darkest our town has...

For Virginia Tech parents, new gun laws a long struggle

By ALAN SUDERMAN | February 23, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Virginia lawmakers pass sweeping new gun control laws in the coming days, it will mark the culmination of nearly 13 years of often thankless work for two parents whose children were shot in one of the country's worst mass shootings.Lori...

Helicopter sharpshooters to kill Grand Teton nonnative goats

By MEAD GRUVER | February 21, 2020

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A disputed effort to help native bighorn sheep in Grand Teton National Park was scheduled to start Friday with a helicopter buzzing over rugged peaks with sharpshooters aboard tasked with killing nonnative mountain goats.Park officials...

Grief, anger and calls for action after shooting in Germany

By DAVID McHUGH and FRANK JORDANS | February 21, 2020

HANAU, Germany (AP) — Gokhan Gultekin’s juggling act was in many ways typical of Hanau’s Turkish community: taking care of frail parents, hustling to work at a late-night cafe, making some cash on the side at a second job and attending Friday prayers...

Slovaks mark anniversary of slayings of journalist, fiancee

February 21, 2020

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Thousands of people rallied in Bratislava and across Slovakia on Friday to mark the second anniversary of the slayings of an investigative reporter and his fiancee.Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova were shot dead in their...

Survivor: German shooter emptied magazine, calmly walked out

By CHRISTOPH NOELTING | February 21, 2020

HANAU, Germany (AP) — Piter Minnemann and his friends were eating when they heard shots fired outside the door of the snack bar in Hanau where they had gathered.Minnemann, 18, recalled that he had just got his pizza when the first shots were heard at...

1 killed in shooting at Idaho senior complex, suspect dead

February 21, 2020

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — One person was killed and three were injured in a shooting at an apartment complex for senior citizens in a Boise suburb and the suspect also died, police said.Caldwell Police Chief Frank Wyant said police found multiple victims...

New video shows details from fatal shootout at kosher deli

By MIKE CATALINI | February 20, 2020

Newly released video from a fatal shootout at a kosher grocery store in Jersey City shows the moment one of the shooters exited the van he drove there, took three steps and raised a long gun before entering the market, sending passersby scattering away...

Family of man killed by trooper seeking more than $10M

By DAVE COLLINS | February 20, 2020

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Relatives of a black Connecticut man killed by a state trooper are seeking more than $10 million in wrongful death damages from state and local police, according to legal notices filed Thursday.Lawyers for the family of Mubarak...

Police: Robbery looks unlikely as motive in rapper killing

By ANDREW DALTON and STEFANIE DAZIO | February 20, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The home-invasion death of rising rapper Pop Smoke in Los Angeles does not appear to be part of a robbery, police said Thursday, as detectives sought to identify the shooter and the music community mourned.Investigators were not ruling...

Paranoia, racism: German killer drew on conspiracy tropes

By LORI HINNANT and FRANK JORDANS | February 20, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — He mixed extreme paranoia about secret state surveillance with far-right conspiracy tropes, misogyny and racist vitriol.The gunman who killed nine people in the Frankfurt suburb of Hanau left behind a 24-page rambling screed calling for...