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US officer pleads not guilty in black man's fatal shooting

Cincinnati - A white Ohio policeman who shot a black man during a routine traffic stop pleaded not guilty to murder charges as two of his colleagues were suspended.

US officer charged with murder after deadly traffic stop

Cincinnati - A white Ohio police officer who shot a black man during a routine traffic stop was charged with murder in what prosecutors called a "senseless" act motivated by anger.

Pentagon asks armed 'citizen guards' to stand down

Washington - The Pentagon asked that concerned armed citizens not stand guard at military recruiting offices, saying it can handle security on its own after a shooting rampage.

'Drifter' gunman kills two, himself in cinema rampage

Chicago - A "drifter" with anti-government views randomly killed two women in a Louisiana movie theater and then took his own life as police closed in, authorities said Friday.

Three killed, seven injured in Louisiana theater shooting: police

Lafayette - A gunman opened fire in a movie theater in the US state of Louisiana, shooting dead two people before killing himself, police said.Seven other people were shot by the gunman, police said, describing the shooter as a "white male in his 50s".

Israel troops shoot dead Palestinian in West Bank: Medics

Hebron - Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian during an operation in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, a hospital official said, the second killing within 24 hours.

U.S. indicts accused Charleston gunman for hate crimes

Washington - A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted suspected white supremacist Dylann Roof on hate crime and other charges over the June 17 massacre of nine black church-goers in Charleston, South Carolina.

Chattanooga shooter acted alone: FBI

Chicago - The man who killed five US troops in Tennessee was acting alone, the FBI said Wednesday, adding it is too early to tell if he was "radicalized" or motivated by mental illness.

'Batman' theater gunman faces sentencing, three years on

Los Angeles - "Batman" theater gunman James Holmes will be back in court Wednesday to face sentencing, a week after his conviction over the 2012 massacre that left 12 dead and 70 more injured in Colorado.

Chattanooga shooter was suicidal, bankrupt: Report

Chicago - The man who killed five US troops in Tennessee was suicidal, preparing for bankruptcy and struggling with drug abuse, a family representative told local media.

US investigators probe shooter's alleged 'war' text message

Washington - Investigators on Sunday were probing the communications of a shooter who killed five US troops in Chattanooga to determine his possible motive, following reports he allegedly sent a text message declaring "war" hours before the rampage.

Sailor's death lifts toll in Chattanooga shooting rampage

Chattanooga - The death toll in the mass shooting of US military personnel in Tennessee rose to five Saturday as investigators pursued the motive behind the rampage.

Holmes found guilty in Colorado theater shootings

Centennial - Former graduate student James Holmes was convicted Thursday of killing 12 moviegoers and injuring dozens in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater in 2012.

U.S. shooter's travel, web activity probed for motive

Chattanooga - Investigators are searching for evidence that the man who killed four US Marines may have contacted jihadist extremists either online or during overseas travel but so far have found nothing, the FBI said.

U.S. manhunt after four shot overnight in Maine

New York - Police in Maine said Friday they were on the hunt for a 35-year-old registered sex offender wanted for shooting four people overnight in the northeastern US state.

'Batman' massacre gunman James Holmes guilty of murder

Centennial - A US jury found "Batman" theater gunman James Holmes guilty of first-degree murder over the 2012 massacre that left 12 dead and 70 more injured in Colorado.

Gunman opens fire at US military center

Chicago - A gunman opened fire at a US military recruiting center in Tennessee on Thursday and at least one police officer was shot, the mayor of the city of Chattanooga said.

'Batman' massacre trial hinges on gunman's sanity

Centennial - Jurors will begin deliberating Wednesday whether accused "Batman" theater gunman James Holmes was sane when he cold-bloodedly opened fire on a packed Colorado cinema three years ago.

FBI blunders allowed accused Charleston shooter to buy gun

Washington - The man accused of shooting dead nine black Charleston churchgoers was only able to purchase the handgun that killed them because of FBI failures, its director said Friday.

Confederate flag comes down at South Carolina legislature

Washington - The divisive Confederate flag came down Friday at South Carolina's legislature, drawing a line under a furor rekindled last month by the murder of nine black churchgoers by an alleged white supremacist.

South Carolina set to take down Confederate flag

Washington - The Confederate flag will be gone from the grounds of South Carolina's state house on Friday, three weeks after a mass murder in an African-American church in Charleston once again made it a flashpoint of controversy.

South Carolina senate votes to take down Confederate flag

Charleston - Lawmakers in South Carolina have voted 37-3 to remove from the grounds of the state legislature the Confederate flag -- a symbol increasingly viewed with repugnance following last month's shooting massacre at a black church.

French teen accidentally shoots twin dead at family dinner

Nancy - A 14-year-old French boy accidentally shot his twin brother dead during a family meal Sunday while playing with guns that he did not know were loaded, police said.

No racial motivation in U.S. church fires: Official

Washington - Fires at six African-American churches in the southern United States do not appear to be linked or racially motivated, officials said.

All-clear at Washington Navy Yard after shooting scare

Washington - A US Navy installation in Washington was given the all-clear Thursday after a tense lockdown and search for several hours over reports of a possible shooting, authorities said.

One injured in shooting at San Francisco gay pride event

San Francisco - Shots were fired at a gay pride event in San Francisco, leaving one man injured, city police said.

US protester removes Confederate flag from state house

Columbia - A protester scaled a flagpole on the grounds of the South Carolina legislature at dawn and removed the Confederate flag, officials said, amid fierce debate about the racially charged symbol.

Obama tackles race, guns in eulogy for Charleston pastor

Charleston - US President Barack Obama on Friday delivered a rousing eulogy for a black pastor slain in the Charleston massacre, addressing the strains in America over race and gun control before bursting into a soulful hymn.

Obama eulogy as thousands mourn Charleston pastor

Charleston - Thousands of mourners gathered Friday in Charleston to honor a pastor who was among nine black people gunned down last week in his church by a white alleged supremacist in an attack that shocked America.

Confederate flag furor spreads to stained glass windows

Washington - The dean of Washington National Cathedral called Thursday for two stained glass windows that depict the controversial Confederate flag to be replaced.Reverend Gary Hall said the windows -- installed in 1953 and depicting Confederate generals Robert E.
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Protesters against the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., gather in front of St. Louis County police headquarters in nearby Clayton. The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis
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Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
Officer John Moody shoots 11 bulletsinto Ernesto Duenez  Jr. at point-blank range.
Officer John Moody shoots 11 bulletsinto Ernesto Duenez, Jr. at point-blank range.
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Robert Cairns documents the aftermath of the Danzig shooting
Robert Cairns documents the aftermath of the Danzig shooting
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An image released by the Metropolitan Police in an appeal for information into the shooting of five year old Thusha Kamaleswaran.
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Robert Cairns documents the aftermath of the Danzig shooting
Robert Cairns documents the aftermath of the Danzig shooting
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Protestor with aboriginal flag.
Police investigate a school bus shooting in Alabama
Police investigate a school bus shooting in Alabama
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Photo of Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes
Photo of Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes
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Paramedics perform CPR on Maurice Harris after he was shot by armed intruders.
Paramedics perform CPR on Maurice Harris after he was shot by armed intruders.
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A man was relaxing today on the patio at Sicilian Sidewalk Cafe when a man walked up in a white hard...
A man was relaxing today on the patio at Sicilian Sidewalk Cafe when a man walked up in a white hard hat and white filter mask. The masked man opened fire hitting the 35-year-old and another man sending shock waves to the upscale Toronto community.
A man was relaxing today on the patio at Sicilian Sidewalk Cafe when a man walked up in a white hard...
A man was relaxing today on the patio at Sicilian Sidewalk Cafe when a man walked up in a white hard hat and white filter mask. The masked man opened fire hitting the 35-year-old and another man sending shock waves to the upscale Toronto community.
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File photo: Shooting at Milliard South high school in Omaha, NE
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Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
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Demonstrators in Ferguson, Mo., march down West Florissant Avenue on the fourth day of protests against the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by local police.
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Officers on the scene after the Dec. 8 Virginia Tech shooting
Officers on the scene after the Dec. 8 Virginia Tech shooting
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