Two police officers were shot and killed in the Des Moines, Iowa, area in separate “ambush-style attacks” on Wednesday, NBC News reported.
One officer was found dead about 1 a.m. local time in Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. The second officer was found dead about 1:30 a.m. local time in the city, NBC News reported.
“The shootings appear to have been ambush-style attacks,” a statement from the Des Moines police department said, according to NBC.
Both officers were shot in their squad cars about three miles apart, Des Moines Chief of Police Dana Wingert told a news conference.
“There is a clear and present danger to police officers right now,” he said. “There is definitely danger out there right now.”
(Reporting by Brendan O’Brien in Milwaukee, editing by Larry King)
‘It’s only $4.99 per month’: Trump urges supporters to sign up for network that went to Ukraine with Giuliani
President Donald Trump on Friday night urged his 67 million Twitter followers to pay for a monthly subscription to watch Facebook video from a far-right Fox News competitor.
Shortly after 10 p.m. eastern, the commander-in-chief retweeted a solicitation from the One America News network.
[caption id="attachment_1569174" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Screengrab of President Donald Trump's retweet of a One America News solicitation.[/caption]
Maddow destroys ‘bad faith’ complaints about impeachment from Republican Trump supporters
The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" on Friday blasted "bad faith" arguments from Republicans about the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
Maddow recounted the process complaints by Republicans -- each of which has disappeared.
"After going through all of that, they now have unveiled a new objection as to why President Trump cannot actually be subject to this impeachment proceeding, a new noble stand they're taking for fairness and the American way -- they have rolled it out with our friends at the Fox News channel," Maddow said.
She played a clip of former GOP Speaker Newt Gingrich on Fox News.
Everyone is baffled by Trump’s rambling rant about flushing toilets ’10 times, 15 times’
Another day, another truly baffling series of words coming from President Donald Trump’s mouth.
Speaking at a White House meeting on Friday about small business and regulation, Trump went on one of his trademark riffs, touching on a number of subjects with the clarity of a muddy puddle. He seemed to be referring to a series of complaints that have been raised over the years about various consumer product regulations (a favorite topic of Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky) but without making a coherent point about any of them.
Read the whole stream of consciousness rant to get a sense of what it was like: