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Hunt for 3 suspects in Illinois officer's death widens

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FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Law enforcement officials broadened the hunt Wednesday for three suspects in the fatal shooting of a popular veteran p... Full Story

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  • Hunt for 3 suspects in Illinois officer's death widens
    Hunt for 3 suspects in Illinois officer's death widens

    FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Law enforcement officials broadened the hunt Wednesday for three suspects in the fatal shooting of a popular veteran police officer in a small northern Illinois community after a methodical house-to-house search turned up nothing.

  • A look at recent law enforcement deaths across the US
    A look at recent law enforcement deaths across the US

    CHICAGO (AP) — The killing of a veteran police officer northwest of Chicago is the latest in a string of recent law enforcement deaths. Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz' death on Tuesday triggered a manhunt for three suspects around the small Illinois community where the 52-year-old officer worked. A look at some of the latest slayings and data on other officer killings:

  • Oldest survivor of San Francisco earthquake of 1906 dies
    Oldest survivor of San Francisco earthquake of 1906 dies

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ruth Newman was just a child living on an outlying ranch when the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 struck, but her memory of that day never faded, her daughter said.

  • AP Exclusive: Records show university's response to Holmes
    AP Exclusive: Records show university's response to Holmes

    DENVER (AP) — More than a month before James Holmes' rampage on a Colorado movie theater, the head of his neuroscience graduate program called a campus police officer with alarming information: Holmes had told his psychiatrist that he wanted to kill people to make up for his failure in science.

  • Wrongly convicted brothers each get $750K payout
    Wrongly convicted brothers each get $750K payout

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two brothers who falsely confessed under police interrogation to killing an 11-year-old girl were awarded $750,000 each in compensation for the three decades they spent behind bars — a stint that left one of them a broken man, according to his family.

  • Clerk in gay marriage fight: 'A heaven or hell decision'
    Clerk in gay marriage fight: 'A heaven or hell decision'

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Kim Davis sat in a church pew on a Sunday morning about four years ago, listening as the man in the pulpit preached of forgiveness and God's grace.

  • Attorney: Officer's takedown unfortunate, but not criminal
    Attorney: Officer's takedown unfortunate, but not criminal

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Defense attorneys for a police officer accused of excessive force when he took down an Indian man say the encounter was an unfortunate escalation of tactics, but not criminal.

  • Wills of millions of Americans now available online
    Wills of millions of Americans now available online

    BOSTON (AP) — Paul Revere left all his household furniture to an unmarried daughter.

  • Court hearing for 6 officers charged in death of black man
    Court hearing for 6 officers charged in death of black man

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers in connection with the death of a black man who had been seriously injured while in custody. The judge also refused to remove the prosecutor in the case that sparked riots in Baltimore last spring.

  • Sheriff: Texas man killed by deputies appeared to hold knife

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The latest on Texas sheriff's deputies' fatal shooting of a man whose arms were raised. All times are local.

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