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Hong Kong: Protesters and police in fiery stand-off at university – BBC News

A stand-off at a Hong Kong university campus has led to fiery clashes overnight, as hundreds of protesters tried to repel a police advance.

Large fires broke out at entrances to the Polytechnic University (PolyU), where protesters hurled petrol bombs and shot arrows from behind barricades.

Officers earlier warned they could use live ammunition if protesters did not stop attacking them using such weapons.

Months of anti-government protests have caused turmoil in the city.

The latest violence is some of the worst the semi-autonomous Chinese territory has seen since the movement began.

The police have become targets for radical demonstrators, who accuse them of excessive force.

Demonstrators have been occupying the PolyU for days. Fresh clashes erupted on Sunday, with tear gas and water cannon being met with petrol bombs, bricks and other improvised weapons.

A police media liaison officer was wounded in the leg with an arrow on Sunday.

Source: Hong Kong: Protesters and police in fiery stand-off at university – BBC News

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Yellow vest protests: More than 100 arrested as violence returns to Paris – BBC News

Rioters clash with police, unleashing some of the worst violence Paris has seen in months.

With many clad in black and wearing masks to hide their faces, rioters in parts of the city burned barricades, vandalised banks, set rubbish bins on fire and hurled cobblestones at police.

By Saturday evening, Paris police said 147 people had been arrested across the capital.

The nationwide protests were intended to send a message to French President Emmanuel Macron, whose government has been accused of ignoring the needs of ordinary citizens.

Source: Yellow vest protests: More than 100 arrested as violence returns to Paris – BBC News

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Police won’t investigate Browns Steelers Brawl – Pittsburgh Current

The hit that Browns defensive end Myles Garrett laid on Steelers QB Mason Rudolph will not trigger an automatic police investigation

By Charlie Deitch
Pittsburgh Current Editor
charlie@pittsburghcurrent.com

A Cleveland Police spokesperson says that the hit that Browns defensive end Myles Garrett laid on Steelers QB Mason Rudolph will not trigger an automatic police investigation. Garrett ripped Rudolph’s helmet off the signal-caller’s head and bashed him in the head with it.

Cleveland Police Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said that in order for there to be an investigation in this instance, Rudolph would have to return to Cleveland and file formal charges with the police. Ciaccia says an investigation would then take place and the prosecuting attorney’s office would decide what, if any, charges would be filed.

On Friday morning, Rudolph’s agent Timothy Younger told the Post-Gazette’s Ray Fittipaldo: “that he is still gathering information on Thursday night’s incident before any decisions regarding legal or civil action on Rudolph’s behalf are made,” Fittipaldo wrote. On Thursday night Younger tweeted:

Younger & Associates/QB Limited@YoungerAssoc

There are many risks an NFL QB assumes with every snap taken on the field. Being hit on your uncovered head by a helmet being swung by a 275 lb DE is not one of them. Tonight could have had a catastrophic ending. The matter will be reviewed thoroughly.

Source: Police won’t investigate Browns Steelers Brawl – Pittsburgh Current

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Police: Greensburg man shot at neighbors’ homes through attic window | TribLIVE.com

Joshua Aaron Dowell-Miller, 26, is charged with discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.

Police were called to a Harrison Avenue apartment Friday morning after a resident reported three rounds had been fired into his home, according to court papers. Two rounds hit walls in the bedroom and kitchen and the third shattered the door of the oven.

Two bullet holes were found in the siding of another home. Police said no one was hurt.

Source: Police: Greensburg man shot at neighbors’ homes through attic window | TribLIVE.com

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Video shows attack at downtown Pittsburgh McDonald’s that left man paralyzed, employee charged

Smartphone video captures verbal altercation between couple, employees

A criminal complaint names 24-year-old Roneese Davis as one of the employees who attacked Marc Conn and his companion, Billie Jo Goldsworthy.

Source: Video shows attack at downtown Pittsburgh McDonald’s that left man paralyzed, employee charged

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DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH ROBBERY: Woman followed by man, pistol-whipped during robbery in downtown Pittsburgh | WPXI

PITTSBURGH – A woman was pistol-whipped during a robbery Sunday afternoon in downtown Pittsburgh, police said.

The robbery was reported about 1:45 p.m. at a business in the 400 block of the Boulevard of the Allies.

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Source: DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH ROBBERY: Woman followed by man, pistol-whipped during robbery in downtown Pittsburgh | WPXI

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Violence worsens in Hong Kong as cops fire tear gas at activists

Some of the worst violence in 22 weeks of protest erupted in Hong Kong Saturday, as police responded with tear gas to activists throwing Molotov cocktails and setting fire to street barricades and a subway station.

Reuters reported that peaceful protests featuring families making origami paper cranes in a park devolved into a battle between anti-government protesters and police.

“Some masked rioters vandalized shops and committed arson. Some even placed nails on the roads threatening the safety of all road users,” police said in a statement.

The protesters, angry at Chinese meddling with Hong Kong’s freedoms, threw the homemade bombs on the streets in front of the headquarters of HSBC and the Hong Kong base for the Bank of China. Protesters also smashed the windows of China’s local branch of the Xinhua news agency for the first time, the Associated Press reported.

Source: Violence worsens in Hong Kong as cops fire tear gas at activists

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Iranian oil tanker near Saudi Arabia coast hit by missiles, officials say | Fox News

An Iranian oil tanker cruising 60 miles off the coast of Saudi Arabia was rocked by a pair of missiles Friday, causing an oil leak and more broadly threatening to further inflame fraught regional tensions between the two heavyweight Muslim nations.

Source: Iranian oil tanker near Saudi Arabia coast hit by missiles, officials say | Fox News

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91-year-old widower attacked, robbed while visiting wife’s grave in California

The 91-year-old man was hit with a rock and then robbed during a visit to the cemetery where his wife is buried.

Source: 91-year-old widower attacked, robbed while visiting wife’s grave in California

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Westmoreland County Man Facing Charges After Threatening Another Man With A Weed Whacker – CBS Pittsburgh

LOYALHANNA TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A Loyalhanna man is facing charges after he allegedly threatened another man with a weed whacker.

According to police, 35-year-old Joshua Maloney stopped his lawnmower, blocking a 73-year-old man’s movement. He then swung a running weed whacker at the man.

Maloney then proceeded to threaten to “beat the man up” and again threatened to hit him with the weed whacker.

He is facing charges of terroristic threats.

Source: Westmoreland County Man Facing Charges After Threatening Another Man With A Weed Whacker – CBS Pittsburgh

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6 people shot in downtown Indy | FOX59

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Six people were shot in downtown Indianapolis late Saturday night.

The Indianapolis Metro Police Department has confirmed that it’s investigating a shooting that occurred on the 100 block of West Maryland Street.

IMPD officers in the area of Illinois and Maryland Streets heard gunshots coming from nearby at approximately 11:20 p.m.

Officers were able to find 6 victims at multiple locations near the Steak N Shake restaurant on Maryland Street.

Source: 6 people shot in downtown Indy | FOX59

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Police unleash tear gas as protesters take to the street in Paris | TheHill

Paris police reportedly used tear gas on Saturday to break up demonstrators protesting French President Emmanuel Macron’s government and what they say is economic injustice.

Police donned riot gear and attempted to disperse the crowds with tear gas in several areas, including the iconic Champs-Elysees avenue, which have banned protests this weekend, the AP reports.

More than 7,000 police officers have been deployed to thwart the demonstrations, which have been banned in other places such as the presidential palace, the Eiffel Tower and the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Source: Police unleash tear gas as protesters take to the street in Paris | TheHill

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Tallahassee stabbings: At least 5 people are hospitalized after a workplace attack in Florida – CNN

(CNN)Police have a suspect in custody as they investigate a stabbing incident Wednesday at Dyke Industries in Tallahassee, Florida, a police spokesman said.

“Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare received five patients from the incident, not six as initially reported,” the hospital said in a statement.
“One patient is in serious condition; two patients are in fair condition; and two patients are in good condition.”

Source: Tallahassee stabbings: At least 5 people are hospitalized after a workplace attack in Florida – CNN

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WALMART AMMUNITION SALES: Walmart to stop selling handgun ammunition | WPXI

NEW YORK (AP) – Walmart says it will discontinue the sale of handgun ammunition and also publicly request that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in stores even where state laws allow it.

The announcement comes just days after a mass shooting claimed seven lives in Odessa, Texas and follows two other back-to-back shootings last month, one of them at a Walmart store.

The Bentonville, Arkansas-based discounter said Tuesday it will stop selling short-barrel and handgun ammunition after it runs out of its current inventory. It will also discontinue handgun sales in Alaska, marking its complete exit from handguns and allowing it to focus on hunting rifles and related ammunition only.

Source: WALMART AMMUNITION SALES: Walmart to stop selling handgun ammunition | WPXI

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Mass shootings in America claimed 51 victims in August alone | The Independent

The month of August ended as it began: with a shooting rampage and a significant death toll.

Five people were killed near Odessa, Texas, on Saturday as a gunman started shooting indiscriminately at cars, bringing the number of victims of mass killings by firearms to 51 for the month.

The term mass killings is defined by the Justice Department as three or more killings in a single episode, excluding the death of a gunman.

There is no legal definition for the term mass shooting, despite its frequent use by gun control groups and the news media.

This month’s loss of life was most acute in Texas, where four of the eight deadliest shootings occurred, including an August 3 massacre at a Walmart in El Paso that killed 22 people.

Source: Mass shootings in America claimed 51 victims in August alone | The Independent

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George Washington Bridge shut down after report of pipe bomb

A report of a pipe bomb shut down the upper level of the George Washington Bridge in both directions on Thursday evening, authorities said.

The pipe bomb was reported to be on the New Jersey side of the bridge soon after 9 p.m., cops said.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m. the bottom lanes were reopened, but Bergen County Police and the Port Authority Police were still investigating.

It was not immediately clear if an explosive device was actually found at the scene.

Source: George Washington Bridge shut down after report of pipe bomb

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Man shot in leg during street fight in western Pennsylvania | WTAJ

BETHEL PARK, Pa. (AP) — A street fight in western Pennsylvania ended with a man being shot in the leg. Bethel Park police responded to Wallace Avenue around 8:20 p.m. Sunday

The man’s wound is not considered life-threatening. But his name and further details on his condition were not disclosed.

The other man involved in the fight was not injured.

No charges have been filed so far, but authorities say the fight and shooting remain under investigation.

It’s not clear what sparked the fight.

Source: Man shot in leg during street fight in western Pennsylvania | WTAJ

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Four charged following baseball bat attack in Westmoreland County

Police say victim was standing outside his home when he was jumped

According to court documents, the victim told police that he was standing outside his home taking care of some trash just after midnight when four people attacked him and beat him with a baseball bat.

Police said the victim was knocked unconscious but was able to get to a neighbor’s house to call 911 after he woke up.

Source: Four charged following baseball bat attack in Westmoreland County

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Philadelphia shooting: Pennsylvania officials demand action on guns after violent shootout – CBS News

Maurice Hill, 36, is expected to face multiple charges, including attempted murder and aggravated assault

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said during a press conference that lawmakers need to figure out ways to remove guns from people like the suspected gunman in Wednesday’s standoff. He said he plans to announce executive actions on Friday morning in Harrisburg.

Source: Philadelphia shooting: Pennsylvania officials demand action on guns after violent shootout – live updates – CBS News

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Pickup truck drives at protesters blocking ICE Detention Center – YouTube

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200 inmates riot at California prison; dozens injured

The fight in the yard at a prison in Soledad broke out just after 11 a.m., and staff fired nine warning shots from a rifle and used chemical agents and non-lethal rounds to break up the brief incident, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement.

No one on staff at the Correctional Training Facility was hurt, the department said.

Eight inmates required outside hospitalization with injuries that included cuts, puncture wounds and bruises, and all were stable. About 50 other inmates were treated for minor injuries, the department said.

Officials said that four “inmate-manufactured weapons” were found, and the cause of the riot is being investigated. A deadly force review board will conduct a review of the incident, the department said.

Source: 200 inmates riot at California prison; dozens injured

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‘I’ll stab you all right now:’ Argument leads to violent attack in Downtown Pittsburgh

Michael Bob, Jr., 25, facing several charges

Police have made an arrest after an argument led to a stabbing in Downtown Pittsburgh late Tuesday night.

According to a criminal complaint for Michael Bob, Jr., 25, the incident began when Bob was having an argument with another man near Wood Street and Liberty Avenue.

According to the court paperwork, Bob allegedly said “I’ll stab you all right now,” pushed the 33-year-old man twice and, as that man prevented Bob from getting onto a bus, stabbed him.

Source: ‘I’ll stab you all right now:’ Argument leads to violent attack in Downtown Pittsburgh

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Washington state murder-suicide victims left notes saying they couldn’t afford medical care, authorities say – The Washington Post

The husband called 911 and said he had left a note with instructions for sheriff’s officers, authorities said.

Source: Washington state murder-suicide victims left notes saying they couldn’t afford medical care, authorities say – The Washington Post

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Dad shot while buying lunchbox for his child at Baton Rouge, Louisiana Walmart store – News – Ellwood City Ledger – Ellwood City, PA

A bystander sustained gunshot wounds after an argument broke out between two patrons at a Walmart in Baton Rouge on Tuesday.

One suspect is currently in custody, while the other remains at large.

The victim is a 42-year old father who was in line buying a lunchbox for one of his children. He received multiple gunshot wounds and was transferred to a local hospital where he is in stable condition, according to East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux.

The initial reason for the altercation is unknown.

Source: Dad shot while buying lunchbox for his child at La. Walmart store – News – Ellwood City Ledger – Ellwood City, PA

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UPDATE : Alleged shooter cased El Paso Walmart before rampage that killed 22: Officials

A gunman opened fire Saturday morning at a Walmart in El Paso.

The suspect in the killing rampage at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, allegedly cased the store, looking for Mexicans to kill before he came back and unleashed a barrage of gunfire that left 22 people dead and more than two dozens injured, law enforcement officials told ABC News.

The latest twist in the investigation of the mass shooting came just hours after doctors in El Paso confirmed that two more victims had died from bullet wounds suffered in the Saturday morning massacre — increasing the death toll to 22.

Source: Alleged shooter cased El Paso Walmart before rampage that killed 22: Officials

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Pittsburgh-area man among victims in Dayton

One of the victim’s in Sunday morning’s mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio is a Pittsburgh-area man.

Nicholas Cumer was a student at St. Francis University and graduated from Washington High School in 2012.

“We are heartbroken by the loss of our Nicholas in this senseless act on August 4,” according to a statement released from Cumer’s family. “As our family grieves, we ask for privacy at this time.”

Source: Pittsburgh-area man among victims in Dayton

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Trump declares ‘hate has no place in our country,’ as Dems demand recall of Congress | Fox News

President Trump on Sunday forcefully denounced two mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, saying “hate has no place in our country.”

As the president spoke, top Democratic presidential candidates — including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Cory Booker — demanded Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recall Congress from its recess to address gun violence. They did not elaborate on their legislative plans for such a special session.

Addressing reporters in Morristown, New Jersey, Trump promised “we’re going to take care” of the problem. He said he’s been speaking to the attorney general, FBI director and members of Congress and will be making an additional statement Monday morning.

Source: Trump declares ‘hate has no place in our country,’ as Dems demand recall of Congress | Fox News

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Dayton, Ohio, gunfire results in 10 deaths, including gunman; at least 16 wounded: police | Fox News

Ten people were killed early Sunday when gunfire broke out in Dayton, Ohio, according to police. The number of fatalities included the gunman, though how the unidentified shooter died was not immediately clear.

It was the nation’s second mass shooting in less than 24 hours, after 20 people were slain in El Paso, Texas.

According to Dayton Police, some officers were in the area when shots rang out at 1:22 a.m. in the city’s Oregon District and “were able to respond and put an end to it quickly.”

Source: Dayton, Ohio, gunfire results in 10 deaths, including gunman; at least 16 wounded: police | Fox News

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Video shows moment Arlington officer inadvertently shoots woman | Arlington Voice

Newly released body camera footage shows the moment an Arlington officer fired his weapon at a dog

Source: Video shows moment Arlington officer inadvertently shoots woman | Arlington Voice

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Hong Kong on the march again

HONG KONG: Hong Kong protesters removed a Chinese national flag from its pole and flung it into Victoria Harbour on Saturday after a pro-democracy rally once again continued into the evening despite police warnings to stick to a short, pre-approved route.

Source: Hong Kong on the march again