Police: Real ammo used by mistake in fatal training exercise

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) — The officer who shot and killed a 73-year-old retired librarian during a police "shoot/don't shoot" demonstration in Florida was accused of using excessive force with his police dog and resigned from another police agency in 2013 for failing to satisfactorily complete an agency field training program.

  • Written by TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press

Syria opposition: Suspected gas attack causes deaths

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian government airstrike on an opposition-held district in the embattled city of Aleppo killed at least two people in what was alleged to have been a chlorine gas attack, a Syrian rescue worker and opposition activists said Thursday.

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press

Prosecutor: Officers made up shooting story; both on leave

MARSHALL, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri prosecutor has dropped charges against a man who was accused of trying to shoot a police officer to avoid arrest, saying he thinks the two officers who were there lied about what happened and that their supervisor covered it up so that the criminal case could proceed.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS