LYNWOOD, Ill. - The arrest of a small-town police officer for the seemingly random shootings of three people surprised his family and neighbors Friday even as it brought relief to residents on the Illinois-Indiana border where the shootings took place.

FLORENCE, Ariz. - Independent testing of a bloodied shirt backs up the story of a deputy who contends he was shot by drug smugglers in the remote desert, officials said Thursday.

JOHANNESBURG - One of the accused in the attempted murder of an exiled Rwandan general offered a $1 million bribe to police to release him upon arrest, a South African court said Thursday.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hundreds of FBI agents flew into Puerto Rico to round up dozens of police officers accused of aiding drug traffickers - one of the darkest days yet for a force tarnished by recent allegations of brutality, discrimination and incompetence.

PHILADELPHIA - Authorities say two uniformed Philadelphia police officers robbed a supposed drug dealer of 20 pounds of marijuana and $3,000 in cash in what proved to be an undercover sting.
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