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Man involved in N.J. hostage situation fatally shot by police

TRENTON, N.J., May 12 (UPI) -- A New Jersey man who held three children hostage during a 36-hour standoff with police was fatally shot when police stormed his home, officials said.

Hostage standoff in Trenton passes 24-hour mark

TRENTON, N.J., May 11 (UPI) -- Police want a "peaceful resolution" to a standoff in Trenton, N.J., with a man who may have killed his girlfriend and one of her children, an official said.

30 police killed in clash with outlawed Nigerian cult

LAFIA, Nigeria, May 10 (UPI) -- At least 30 Nigerian police officers were killed in an ambush in central Nasarawa state, officials said, while attempting to arrest a tribal cult leader.

Four men shot to death while eating dinner in Mexican steakhouse

JUAREZ, Mexico, May 8 (UPI) -- Mexican authorities said they are investigating the shooting death of four men inside a Juarez restaurant.

Biker cited for riding at 130 mph

LAPINE, Ore., May 7 (UPI) -- Oregon State Police said a man was cited when a trooper clocked him riding his brand new motorcycle at 130 mph.

Search for missing woman centers on Grand Haven, Mich., island

GRAND HAVEN, Mich., May 7 (UPI) -- The search for a woman believed kidnapped turned to Harbor Island, north of Grand Haven, Mich., after an anonymous tip was received, authorities said.

2 from Baltimore area die in Virginia plane crash

SUFFOLK, Va., May 5 (UPI) -- A small plane crashed in Virginia this weekend, killing two men from the Baltimore area, police said Sunday.

Experimental plane crashes in Virginia, killing two

SUFFOLK, Va., May 5 (UPI) -- Two people were killed when an experimental plane crashed near an airport in Suffolk, Virginia State Police said.

Pilot's body recovered from Hudson River plane crash

GERMANTOWN, N.Y., May 3 (UPI) -- Divers in upstate New York Friday recovered the body of a pilot of a small plane that crashed into the Hudson River and sank a day earlier, officials said.
Chesimard named to FBI 'Most Wanted Terrorist' list

Chesimard named to FBI 'Most Wanted Terrorist' list

NEWARK, N.J., May 2 (UPI) -- A woman convicted in the 1973 slaying of a New Jersey state trooper has been named to the FBI's "Most Wanted Terrorists" list.

Kentucky police: Too soon to know about charges in death of 2-year-old

LEXINGTON, Ky., May 2 (UPI) -- Kentucky State Police said it was too soon to determine if charges would be filed in the death of a girl, 2, accidentally shot by her 5-year-old brother.

Brother, 5, accidentally kills sister, 2, with child's rifle

LEXINGTON, Ky., May 1 (UPI) -- A 2-year-old Kentucky girl has been accidentally shot and killed by her 5-year-old brother while he was playing with a .22-caliber rifle, state police say.

25 dead in gunfights between police, attackers in northern Nigeria

DAMATURA, Nigeria, April 26 (UPI) -- Twenty-five people -- 20 attackers and five police officers -- were killed and two officers wounded in a gunbattle in northeastern Nigeria, officials said.
FBI: Tsarnaevs planned to explode bomb in Times Square

FBI: Tsarnaevs planned to explode bomb in Times Square

BOSTON, April 25 (UPI) -- The FBI told New York officials the Boston Marathon bombing suspects planned to travel to New York City and detonate explosives in Times Square.

Suspected Ill. shooter took 6-year-old victim to neighbor

MANCHESTER, Ill., April 25 (UPI) -- A man suspected of killing a Manchester, Ill., family of five carried a 6-year-old survivor of the shooting to a neighbor's house, officials said.
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State police (or State troopers) are a type of sub-national territorial police force, particularly in Australia and the United States. Some other countries have analogous police forces, such as the provincial police in some Canadian provinces, while in other places, the same responsibilities are held by national police forces.

Each state of Australia has its own state police force. Municipalities do not have police forces and it is left to the state forces to police the geographic areas within their respective states. Australia does have a national police force, the Australian Federal Police, whose role is to enforce the laws of the Commonwealth, both criminal law and civil law, as well as to protect the interests of the Commonwealth, both domestically and internationally. The AFP does, however, provide 'state' policing for the Australian Capital Territory, Jervis Bay Territory, and Australia's other external territories such as Norfolk Island.

Prior to the Federation of Australia, each Colony within Australia had numerous police forces, but these were largely amalgamated well before Federation.

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