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Omaha police kill Cops TV crew member during gunfight

Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant killed a crew member with the longrunning TV show Cops as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a real handgun, authorities in Omaha have said.<p>The suspect fired from the pellet …

St. Louis County Police Chief Defends Aggressive Response To Ferguson Protests

CLAYTON, Mo. -- The head of the Saint Louis County Police, who oversaw the crackdown on protests in nearby Ferguson shortly after a teenager was shot and killed by a police officer there, is defending the way his officers used military-style equipment even during peaceful daytime protests.<p>Chief Jon …

Huge waves challenge Southern California surfers, lifeguards

Pounding surf off Newport Beach had already prompted several rescues Wednesday morning as onlookers gathered to watch surfers and bodyboarders take advantage of the huge waves, some estimated at more than 20 feet high.<p>By 8 a.m., lifeguards had already responded to reports of swimmers in distress …

California

Jury Acquits Texas Father Of Killing Drunken Driver Who Crashed Into His Kids

A jury on Wednesday acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons.<p>David Barajas cried after the verdict was read and he hugged his wife, Cindy, who was also crying. He could have been sentenced to …

Army demotes, retires general over handling of sex assault accusation

A two-star Army general faulted for failing to properly investigate sexual assault and other accusations against a colonel on his staff will be retired at one-star rank, the Army announced Wednesday.<p>The decision by Army Secretary John M. McHugh comes more than a year after Maj. Gen. Michael T. …

WHO explains how a suspected Ebola outbreak spread in Congo

A suspected Ebola outbreak in Central Africa has been traced to a pregnant woman who butchered a slain bush animal that had been given to her husband, the<p>World Health Organizationsaid Wednesday.<p>The Health Ministry in the Democratic Republic of Congo said Sunday that two samples taken from a remote …

Disease

Boston Marathon bombing suspect’s sister charged with telephone bomb threat

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister has been accused of threatening to bomb a New York City woman and has been arrested.<p>Police say Ailina Tsarnaeva made the threat via telephone Monday and turned herself in Wednesday. She's charged with aggravated harassment.<p>Police say the …

Crime