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One killed in shooting by Border Patrol agent in Texas

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent investigating suspected human smuggling with other agents in Texas fatally shot a person driving a...

Attorneys for Black woman shot by cop: Firing `a first step’

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Attorneys representing a Black woman who was shot and wounded inside a vehicle by a suburban Chicago police officer who...

No escaping from Wales: UK police to enforce travel ban

LONDON (AP) — A police force in England says it will try to stop people from leaving Wales, which has started a 17-day lockdown...

Chief: Illinois officer who shot Black couple in car fired

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago police officer who shot a Black couple inside a vehicle — killing a 19-year-old man and wounding...

1 dead in Border Patrol shooting in California

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed a person Friday near the California border with Mexico, authorities said. ...

Report: Seattle officers used excessive force at protests

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle police officer who slammed a protester's head to the ground, another who punched a demonstrator in the head a...

Walmart sues US in pre-emptive strike in opioid abuse battle

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is suing the U.S. government in a pre-emptive strike in the battle over its responsibility in the opioid abuse...

Nigerian president leaves protest shootings out of speech

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari spoke to the nation about the unrest that has gripped the country in recent days, but...

Family: Man fatally shot by police wasn’t extremist

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Strangers on the internet hailed Duncan Socrates Lemp as a martyr for their anti-government movement after a police officer...

Relative: Black couple didn’t provoke shooting by police

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The mother of a Black woman who was injured in a police shooting in suburban Chicago that left a Black...

Justice Dept.: 127 suspected MS-13 members charged this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged 127 suspected members of the violent MS-13 street gang this year, and six face sentences of life...

Nigerian forces killed 12 peaceful protesters, Amnesty says

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Amnesty International said in a report Wednesday that Nigeria's security forces fired upon two large gatherings of peaceful protesters Tuesday...

Police: 3 killed, 1 badly wounded in Houston club shooting

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities searched Wednesday for two men suspected of gunning down three people and wounding a fourth inside of a Houston nightclub. ...

Santa Monica police chief leaving under criticism

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The police chief of Santa Monica is retiring following intense criticism of her department’s response to looting and arson...

Spain court acquits Catalan police for role in secession bid

MADRID (AP) — A Madrid court on Wednesday acquitted the heads of Catalonia’s regional police of charges of sedition and disobedience for what state...

Amnesty: Credible reports protesters shot dead in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Amnesty International said late Tuesday there was “credible but disturbing evidence” that security forces in the megacity of Lagos had...

1st Black CHP chief retires, first woman named replacement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The first Black commissioner in the 91-year history of the California Highway Patrol is retiring, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday,...

DOJ announces center to help cops, offers aid to Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it has put $3 million toward the creation of a national center that...

Police say man they shot and killed ignored orders, charged

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police shot and killed a 21-year-old man with a knife who charged at one of the officers in what was...

AP Exclusive: 1,500 arrests in DEA violent crime initiative

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,500 people have been arrested on state and federal criminal charges in the last three months as part of...

Fresno police kill parolee in 2nd shooting in 2 days

FRESNO, Calif (AP) — Police officers in Northern California shot and killed a 32-year-old parolee after he ignored repeated requests by police to drop...

Nigeria’s anti-police protesters storm prison, free inmates

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's protests against police brutality turned violent Monday when a crowd stormed a prison and freed some 200 inmates in...

Black officers break from unions over Trump endorsements

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police unions nationwide have largely supported President Donald Trump’s reelection, amid mass demonstrations over police brutality and accusations of systemic racism...

Black immigrants find camaraderie, divide amid protests

Inspired by the global protests against systemic racism and police brutality, Nigerian American blogger Nifesimi Akingbe donned a black shirt that read “I am...

Nigeria’s anti-police brutality protests block major roads

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian protests against police brutality continued Friday for the ninth day, with demonstrators fending off attacks from gangs suspected to...

7 Chicago cops suspended for roles in chief’s traffic stop

CHICAGO (AP) — Seven Chicago police officers have been suspended for their roles the night then-Superintendent Eddie Johnson was found asleep behind the wheel...

DEA recruits cite ‘monkey noises’ among claims of racism

At the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Training Academy in Virginia last year, an instructor on the firing range called out a name that was shared...

2 dead, 1 wounded in Los Angeles law enforcement shootings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who pointed a gun at people in a South Los Angeles gas station parking lot was shot and...

Oakland, Portland sue over use of federal agents at protests

The cities of Oakland and Portland, Oregon have sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department, alleging that the agencies are...

Biden campaign flips COVID-19 threat into new Trump contrast

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Confronted with its first known coronavirus scare, Joe Biden’s presidential campaign turned the threat into another contrast with President Donald...

Park Police officers indicted in shooting of unarmed driver

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Two U.S. Park Police officers were indicted Thursday on manslaughter charges in the 2017 shooting death of an unarmed motorist...

Chicago officer sues former chief for sexual harassment

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer has filed a lawsuit alleging sexual assault by former police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who was out drinking...

Slain LA cop’s family hopes for retrial 37 years later

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On June 2, 1983, Los Angeles Police Officer Paul Verna was killed in the line of duty. ...

Protesters attacked in Nigerian demos against police abuse

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Widespread protests against Nigeria's police have turned violent as demonstrators have been attacked by armed gangs in the streets of...

Some European officials use virus as a cover to target Roma

BURGAS, Bulgaria (AP) — In Bulgaria, Roma communities were sprayed with disinfectant from crop dusters this spring as coronavirus cases surged in the country....

Cybercrime money-launders busted by European police, FBI

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — European and American officials said Thursday that they have arrested 20 people in several countries for allegedly belonging to an...

DEA shows off big haul of meth seized in Southern California

MONTEBELLO, Calif. (AP) — Federal authorities on Wednesday showed off results of Southern California raids early this month that led to the biggest domestic...

Sheriff: Man shot during traffic stop refused to show hands

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — A California sheriff's sergeant shot and killed a motorist during a traffic stop after the man walked toward the officer...

Month after mass shooting, Rochester seeks answers, suspects

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — It's the big question looming over one of this year's bloodiest mass shootings: Who opened fire at a crowded house...

Racial justice movement a factor for 5 state ballot measures

The Black Lives Matter movement isn’t named in any of the 120 statewide ballot measures up for a vote on Nov. 3. But this...

Bakersfield police shoot, kill man who stabbed mother

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Bakersfield police shot and killed aknife-wielding man Tuesday after he stabbed and critically injured his mother, authorities said. ...

LA County agrees to settle immigration suit for $14 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County agreed Tuesday to pay $14 million to settle a lawsuit that said the Sheriff's Department improperly held...

California panel recommends limits to police crowd control

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Days after police and members of an unruly crowd were injured following the Los Angeles Lakers' latest basketball championship, Gov....

Nigeria protesters demand police reforms for sixth day

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Crowds protesting against police brutality in Nigeria took to the streets Tuesday for a sixth day across the country after...

Oregon protest fallout dominates close Portland mayor race

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In most election cycles, America wouldn’t pay attention to the Portland, Oregon, mayoral race — but this isn’t a normal...

Authorities: 37 pounds of meth found in driver’s spare tire

FOREST, Miss. (AP) — Law enforcement officers who pulled a driver over for a traffic violation in Mississippi allegedly discovered about 37 pounds of...

The Latest: Trump tells Fla. supporters he feels ‘powerful’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential race (all times local): ...

Chief: No reason to fire Wisconsin officer who killed teen

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The police chief of a Milwaukee suburb that has seen protests and unrest since an officer was cleared of criminal wrongdoing...

Killer Mike to earn Change Maker Award at Billboard Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning rapper and social-political activist Killer Mike will receive the first Billboard Change Maker Award at the 2020 Billboard Music...

Conservative PAC draws charges of racism in Missouri

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A conservative political action committee in Missouri is facing accusations of racism after posting a website that uses images of...

French police station attacked with fireworks, metal bars

PARIS (AP) — Dozens of people attacked a police station outside Paris early Sunday with blasts of fireworks and metal bars, damaging several police...

Race for Los Angeles district attorney increasingly bitter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a scrappy debate that Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey believed lifted her campaign and was a “disaster”...

28 arrested, tear gas used in Wisconsin protests

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Police used tear gas on demonstrators and arrested 28 people during a third straight night of protests over the lack...

Man in prison for murder admits to killing Minnesota guard

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — A man already imprisoned in Minnesota for murder has been sentenced to life behind bars after admitting to killing a...

Families seek new investigations into old police killings

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One man died a decade ago after a police officer in New York state told him to move his illegally...

Ex-Philadelphia cop charged in fatal shooting of Black man

A white former Philadelphia police officer was charged Friday with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a Black man after a high-speed car...

Finals notebook: Around the world, fans are watching

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Miami coach Erik Spoelstra makes no effort to hide his excitement or appreciation when journalists from the Philippines...

Judge lets ex-cop charged in Floyd’s death live out of state

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Citing safety concerns, a Minnesota judge on Friday issued new conditions of release for an ex-Minneapolis police officer charged in the...

Extradition fight continues in Kenosha protest shootings

CHICAGO (AP) — A 17-year-old accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, remains in custody...

Texas officer charged in Black man’s fatal shooting fired

DALLAS (AP) — A white police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Black man in a small East Texas city...

Man charged in fake fundraiser for guard killed in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A Washington, D.C., man was charged with wire fraud for allegedly setting up a false crowd-funding account to raise money...

Law enforcement preps for potential election-related unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal and state law enforcement officials have begun expanded preparations for the possibility of widespread unrest at the polls on Election...

No charges for Wisconsin officer in killing of Black teen

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Black Wisconsin police officer who fatally shot a Black teenager outside a suburban Milwaukee mall in February won't be...

Lawsuit: San Francisco police illegally spied on protesters

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lawsuit filed Wednesday accuses San Francisco police of illegally tapping hundreds of surveillance cameras to spy on police-brutality protesters. ...

Affidavit: Man fatally shot by Texas cop offered handshake

DALLAS (AP) — A Black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a small East Texas city had offered a...

Uncle: Jacob Blake being treated at Illinois rehab center

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jacob Blake, the 29-year-old Black man left paralyzed after he was shot in the back by a Kenosha police officer in...

Patient shot, wounded in Los Angeles hospital disturbance

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A patient breaking equipment in a Southern California hospital was shot and wounded in a confrontation with a sheriff's deputy,...

Man dies after being shot during traffic stop by Napa deputy

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — An unarmed man shot by a California sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop died at a hospital of his injuries,...

Debate over policing roils Kansas cradle of Brown v. Board

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — When police in Kansas' capital city used force the last couple of years, Black residents were on the receiving end...

California city OKs emergency declaration to reform police

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area city has proclaimed a public safety emergency declaration allowing staff to bypass normal channels to...

Kaepernick’s company publishing essays on policing, prisons

Colin Kaepernick’s publishing company is putting out a collection of 30 essays over the next four weeks about abolition, policing and prisons. ...

Family of man killed by police allege wrongful death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of a Black man who was fatally shot by an Orange County sheriff's deputy last month filed a...

Border aid group raided again; experts say it’s a pattern

PHOENIX (AP) — The Border Patrol raided a humanitarian group’s aid camp on Monday, following a pattern of criminalization that has grown under the...

Texas officer charged with murder in fatal store shooting

A white police officer has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Black man following a reported disturbance at a convenience...

Panel upholds firing of Colorado cop for ignoring pleas

DENVER (AP) — An independent municipal panel on Tuesday upheld the termination of a Colorado police officer fired for not assisting a restrained Black...

White House staff, Secret Service eye virus with fear, anger

WASHINGTON (AP) — The West Wing is a ghost town. Staff members are scared of exposure. And the White House is now a treatment...

US court: Iran owes $1.4B over ex-FBI agent presumed dead

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. judge has ordered Iran to pay $1.45 billion to the family of a former FBI agent...

As Harris pitches to Black voters, some want to hear more

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Standing before Sen. Kamala Harris at a campaign event near a Raleigh barbershop, Marcus Bass asked the Democratic vice presidential...

Texas congressman calls on state attorney general to resign

DALLAS (AP) — A Republican congressman from Texas became the most prominent member of his party to call for the resignation of the state's...

Police chief, city official plead guilty in hiring scam

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two former officials of Connecticut's largest city pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges stemming from what prosecutors called a corrupt...

Trump greets supporters following new details of his illness

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Infected and contagious, President Donald Trump briefly ventured out in a motorcade on Sunday to salute cheering supporters, a move...

Letter: Top deputies accuse Texas attorney general of crimes

DALLAS (AP) — Several top deputies of Texas' attorney general have reported to law enforcement that their boss engaged in crimes including bribery and...

Mexico searches for gunmen who killed 6 police in ambush

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in northwest Mexico are searching for gunmen who ambushed a convoy carrying security forces, killing six police officers. At...

Grand jury audio details raid that killed Breonna Taylor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police said they knocked and announced themselves for a minute or more before bursting into Breonna Taylor’s apartment, but her...

Documents show large police presence at George Floyd burial

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities deployed hundreds of law enforcement personnel, including six sniper teams and Border Patrol agents, during George Floyd’s June burial in...

The Latest: Subdued group gathers at Louisville park

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The latest on the release of grand jury proceedings in the Breonna Taylor case (all times local): ...

White cop not charged in Chicago-area killing of Black guard

CHICAGO (AP) — A white suburban police officer who fatally shot a Black security guard outside of the suburban Chicago bar where he was...

Police departments seeing modest cuts, but not ‘defunding’

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The racial justice protests following the death of George Floyd earlier this year prompted calls to “defund the police” in...

Belgium busts big cocaine ring that relied on corrupt police

BRUSSELS (AP) — Authorities in Belgium and another three countries have dismantled a criminal drug trafficking network that allegedly relied on corrupt police officers...

California voters to review criminal justice, bail reforms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will consider rolling back a host of criminal justice changes in what amounts to a referendum on whether...

Ban on chokeholds among California criminal justice reforms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Spurred by the slayings of George Floyd and other Black people in police custody across the country, California Gov. Gavin...

Man charged in shooting of 2 Los Angeles County deputies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors charged a 36-year-old man Wednesday with a brazen ambush of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies earlier this month,...

California prosecutor: Driver tried to kill Trump supporters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organizer of a Southern California rally against police brutality and racism was charged with attempted murder Tuesday for driving...

Lawyer: Driver who hit counterprotesters sought police help

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organizer of a Southern California rally against racism who drove into a crowd of counterprotesters had asked police for...

Texas sheriff indicted after probe into Black man’s death

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas sheriff has been indicted on charges of destroying or concealing video in an investigation into the death in...

Lawyer says officer thought Blake was trying to kidnap child

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake in the back seven times last month told investigators he thought Blake...

With anger at police high, officers face greater danger

CHICAGO (AP) — A man walks up to a squad car and opens fire on two sheriff’s deputies sitting inside. Two police officers are...

Joe Montana, wife block attempted kidnapping of grandchild

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and his wife confronted a home intruder who attempted to kidnap their 9-month-old grandchild...

Man takes officer’s gun, opens fire inside LA police station

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles Police Department officer suffered minor injuries during an altercation in a police station with a man who...

Portland, Oregon, largely peaceful after right-wing rally

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say a right-wing rally and counter-protests in Portland, Oregon, have largely dispersed without serious violence Saturday, though they are...

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