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Acting U.S. Attorney Announces Major Law Enforcement Initiative To Combat Violence And Drug Distribution...

SAN FRANCISCO – Acting United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds held a press conference today to announce the unsealing of federal charges filed against...

EXPLAINER: Here’s why Derek Chauvin won’t testify at trial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in George Floyd’s death said Thursday that he won't testify in his own...

Daunte Wright, slain by police, known as jokester, young dad

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A few years ago, Daunte Wright was talking to a high school mentor about what to do if he was pulled...

Mayor’s request for release of school shooting video denied

The mayor of the east Tennessee city of Knoxville requested the release of video footage of a high school shooting that left one student...

Germany sees drop in crime during 1st year of pandemic

BERLIN (AP) — Germany saw a drop in reported crime last year, partly due to pandemic restrictions that kept people indoors, although there was...

Biden faces long odds in push for more state ‘red flag’ laws

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — President Joe Biden faces an uphill battle as he tries to revive a push for more state laws that...

Officer in Black man’s killing: from leader to defendant

In a matter of days, the white police officer who fatally shot a Black man in a Minneapolis suburb went from being a respected...

EXPLAINER: Why outside prosecutors review killings by police

BOSTON (AP) — A white former police officer is being charged with second-degree manslaughter in the killing of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, just three days...

McDonald’s to mandate anti-harassment training worldwide

McDonald’s said Wednesday that it will mandate worker training to combat harassment, discrimination and violence in its restaurants worldwide starting next year. ...

Biden works to balance civil rights and criminal justice

WASHINGTON (AP) — On one end of Pennsylvania Avenue, he mourned with the family of a fallen police officer. On the other, he pledged...

‘Prime suspect’ arrested in 1996 disappearance of student

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The longtime suspect in the 25-year-old disappearance of California college student Kristin Smart was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of murder...

Biden works to balance civil rights and criminal justice

WASHINGTON (AP) — On one end of Pennsylvania Avenue, he mourned with the family of a fallen police officer. On the other, he pledged...

Student fires at officers at Tennessee school, is killed

A student opened fire on officers responding to a report of a possible gunman at a Tennessee high school Monday, and police shot back...

EXPLAINER: How does an officer use a gun instead of a Taser?

A suburban Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a weekend traffic stop accidentally drew her firearm instead of a...

Authorities: One person dead, officer wounded in shooting confrontation at a Tennessee high school

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities: One person dead, officer wounded in shooting confrontation at a Tennessee high school.

EXPLAINER: What is behind the latest unrest in N Ireland?

LONDON (AP) — Young people have hurled bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs at police and set hijacked cars and a bus on fire during...

Reports say LAPD was ill-prepared for protest violence

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two reviews of the violence that surrounded last summer's police brutality protests say the LAPD wasn't prepared to react when...

Rioters ignore pleas for calm as violence flares in Belfast

BELFAST (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland deployed water cannons for the first time in six years Thursday as they tried to disperse protesters...

Biden orders gun control actions — but they show his limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden put on a modest White House ceremony Thursday to announce a half-dozen executive actions to combat what he...

Man faces charge after Chicago road rage shooting wounds boy

CHICAGO (AP) — The man driving a car carrying a toddler who was wounded during a shooting on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive this week...

EXPLAINER: Courtroom technology on display in Chauvin trial

CHICAGO (AP) — The foundation of the case against the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd is a mountain of video...

Northern Ireland leaders seek calm after violence escalates

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Authorities in Northern Ireland sought to restore calm Thursday after Protestant and Catholic youths in Belfast hurled bricks, fireworks...

Biden to unveil actions on guns, including new ATF boss

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will unveil a series of executive actions aimed at addressing gun violence on Thursday, delivering his first major...

Man who placed wife’s body in front of kids guilty of murder

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man who killed his wife and propped up her body on a sofa as her children...

Judge orders release of ex-Dallas cop arrested in killings

DALLAS (AP) — A judge on Wednesday ordered the release of a former Dallas police officer accused of ordering two killings in 2017 after...

2-year-old boy, 7 adults wounded in latest Chicago shootings

CHICAGO (AP) — A 2-year-old boy was shot in the head Tuesday morning while riding in a car on Chicago's famed Lake Shore Drive...

EXPLAINER: Minneapolis chief has sought to reform department

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo was a star witness for the prosecution Monday at the trial of a former officer charged...

Police chief: Kneeling on Floyd’s neck violated policy

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis police chief testified Monday that now-fired Officer Derek Chauvin violated departmental policy — and went against “our principles and...

New Utah law requires dads to pay prenatal child support

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Biological fathers in Utah will be legally required to pay half of a woman’s out-of-pocket pregnancy costs under a...

After new law, McConnell warns CEOs: ‘Stay out of politics’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says it's a “big lie” to call the new voting law in Georgia racist and...

Reds’ Castellanos suspended 2 games in Hill’s 1st discipline

NEW YORK (AP) — Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos was suspended for two games and fined Monday for his role in an on-field brawl...

High court nixes Alex Jones’ appeal in Newtown shooting case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who...

In shinty or in golf, Robert MacIntyre shows plenty of fight

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Robert MacIntyre was 12 tournaments into his rookie season on the European Tour when he wanted to go home to...

Yanks’ Germán cheered in return, struggles vs Blue Jays

NEW YORK (AP) — Domingo Germán was cheered by Yankees fans in his return from a domestic violence suspension but struggled against the Toronto...

Final presentation set for proposed Sandy Hook memorial

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A plan to memorialize the 26 people killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting is nearing its final stages. ...

EXPLAINER: Legion of Chauvin prosecutors, each with own role

Viewers watching the trial of a former Minneapolis officer charged with murder in George Floyd 's death may be struck by the array of...

Prison officials investigate death of inmate as homicide

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — Prison officials are investigating as a homicide the death of a 33-year-old inmate, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation...

AP source: Suspect in Capitol attack suffered delusions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol, killing one of them before...

Hundreds of French sports figures accused of sexual violence

PARIS (AP) — A year-long, nationwide French effort to uncover and combat sexual violence in sports has identified more than 400 coaches, teachers and...

University: Fraternity broke hazing rules in student’s death

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A university investigating the alcohol-related death of a student in Ohio has accused the fraternity he was trying to join...

Fremont police detectives fatally shoot armed suspect

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area police detectives on a gun violence reduction team fatally shot an armed man they were attempting...

Floyd’s girlfriend recalls their struggles with addiction

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd’s girlfriend tearfully told a jury Thursday the story of how they met — at a Salvation Army shelter where...

No prison time for transgender ex-neo-Nazi in threat case

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge declined to impose prison time Wednesday on a former member of a neo-Nazi ring that threatened journalists, finding...

San Francisco police arrest man who threatened Asian woman

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police said Wednesday that they arrested a man who repeatedly threatened an Asian American woman inside a San Francisco bakery...

Witnesses: Onlooker anger increased as Floyd stopped moving

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Onlookers grew increasingly angry as they begged Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin to take his knee off George Floyd’s neck, but Chauvin...

Breonna Taylor’s death: A push to limit no-knock warrants

FRANKFORT, Ky (AP) — Kentucky’s lawmakers passed a partial ban on no-knock warrants Tuesday, more than a year after the death of Breonna Taylor...

Lawyer: FBI enlisted Proud Boys leader to inform on antifa

FBI agents recruited a Proud Boys leader to provide them with information about antifa networks months before he was charged with storming the U.S....

State police to probe deadly Virginia Beach police shooting

Virginia Beach police have turned over their investigation of an officer-involved shooting of a former college football player to Virginia State Police after the...

School plotters often are bullied, suffer from depression

WASHINGTON (AP) — The warning signs are all there. ...

UK watchdog: Police acted correctly at vigil for slain woman

LONDON (AP) — A U.K. police watchdog said Tuesday that officers didn't behave “in a heavy-handed manner” when they broke up a vigil for...

EXPLAINER: In ex-cop’s trial, defense promises video too

CHICAGO (AP) — It’s clear video will be the central focus at the trial that began Monday for a white former Minneapolis police officer...

Jurors shown video at ex-officer’s trial in Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The video of George Floyd gasping for breath was essentially Exhibit A as the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed...

Key players in trial of ex-officer charged in Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Opening statements are set for Monday in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in...

Colorado massacre spurs calls for state action on gun deaths

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For the second time in less than a week, a 21-year-old man used a gun purchased legally in the...

Jurors in ex-officer’s high-profile trial face heavy burden

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One prospective juror's voice quivered as she told attorneys during jury selection that she feared for her family's safety if chosen...

Floyd spurred broad push for change globally, activists say

Richard Wallace had seen it all before, and he wasn’t hopeful. ...

California woman sentenced for Catholic school bomb threats

SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — A California woman who threatened to bomb a Roman Catholic preparatory school for planning to publish same-sex wedding announcements...

Snap-decision defense may not work for Minneapolis officer

Convicting a police officer of killing someone is notoriously difficult, in part because juries hesitate to second-guess the defendant when the officer claims to...

Colorado shooting suspect passed check in legal gun purchase

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The suspect in the Colorado supermarket shootings bought a firearm at a local gun store after passing a background check,...

Kenosha police: 55 more charged for violence during protests

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Fifty-five people are facing charges related to violent demonstrations in Kenosha, Wisconsin, following the police shooting of Jacob Blake last...

Jacob Blake files excessive force lawsuit against officer

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Black man who was paralyzed after he was shot in the back by a white police officer in southeastern Wisconsin...

Reforms pushed in Texas as trial nears in George Floyd death

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Outside of George Floyd's public memorial last summer in Texas, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott floated the possibility of a law...

Mass shooters exploited gun laws, loopholes before carnage

The suspect in the shooting at a Boulder, Colorado, supermarket was convicted of assaulting a high school classmate but still got a gun. The...

Guns are on Supreme Court’s agenda days after mass shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — A possible expansion of gun rights is on the Supreme Court's agenda, days after mass shootings in Colorado and Georgia. ...

UK court rejects Depp bid to appeal ‘wife beater’ ruling

LONDON (AP) — A British court on Thursday refused Johnny Depp permission to appeal a judge’s ruling that he assaulted ex-wife Amber Heard, saying...

Man arrested after pipe bomb found near Sacramento school

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento man was arrested for allegedly leaving a pipe bomb and a homemade gun near an elementary school, authorities...

Police: Inmates killed 2 Iowa prison staff in escape attempt

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Inmates used hammers to attack staff members during a failed attempt to escape an Iowa prison, killing a nurse...

Haunted by mass violence, Colorado confronts painful history

DENVER (AP) — Dawn Reinfeld moved to Colorado 30 years ago to attend college in the bucolic town of Boulder. Enchanted by the state's...

Final report finds no motive in Virginia Beach mass shooting

Police in Virginia Beach cannot determine a motive for a city engineer's rampage in 2019 that killed 12 people in the municipal building where...

Democrats vow vote on gun bills; Biden says ‘we have to act’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats said they are pushing toward a vote on expanded gun control measures as the nation reels from its second mass...

Blocked Boulder assault-weapons ban renews gun law questions

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nearly three years before a gunman walked into a crowded supermarket in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with...

Colorado suspect got assault weapon 6 days before shooting

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The suspect accused of opening fire inside a crowded Colorado supermarket was a 21-year-old man who purchased an assault weapon...

Myanmar junta defends crackdown, accuses Suu Kyi of graft

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s military junta on Tuesday took the offensive to try to justify last month's coup and subsequent actions against those...

Newly confirmed surgeon general to focus on COVID, opioids

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed a soft-spoken physician as President Joe Biden's surgeon general Tuesday. While Dr. Vivek Murthy says ending the coronavirus...

Blocked Boulder assault-weapons ban renews gun law questions

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nearly three years before a gunman walked into a crowded supermarket in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with...

Democrats vow vote on gun bills; Biden says ‘we have to act’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats said Tuesday that they are pushing toward a vote on expanded gun control measures as the nation reels from its...

Report: Extremist groups thrive on Facebook despite bans

A new outside report found that Facebook has allowed groups — many tied to QAnon, boogaloo and militia movements — to glorify violence during...

California bill aims to jumpstart ‘microstamps’ on handguns

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gun control advocates are making a new attempt to force the gun industry to comply with California's unique law requiring...

Biden calls Turkey’s exit from treaty for women unwarranted

ISTANBUL (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden has called Turkey’s abandonment of an international agreement aimed at preventing violence against women “deeply disappointing.” ...

Gun waiting periods rare in US states but more may be coming

Not long before the deadly Atlanta-area shootings spread fear and anger through Asian American communities nationwide, police say the attacker made a legal purchase:...

Turkey withdraws from European treaty protecting women

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey withdrew early Saturday from a landmark European treaty protecting women from violence that it was the first country to sign...

UN rights chief: Justice at stake in trial over Floyd death

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief said Friday that the U.S. trial over the killing of George Floyd presents a “crucial, defining...

The Latest: Georgia sheriff’s spokesman replaced on case

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the shootings at three Atlanta-area massage parlors where eight people were killed (all times local): ...

With striking of Black juror, Floyd activists see racism

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A prospective juror who once lived in the neighborhood where George Floyd was arrested told the attorney for an ex-officer charged...

California officer charged with fatally shooting unarmed man

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — A police officer accused of fatally shooting of an unarmed man in central California was fired from his job, arrested...

China ‘deeply concerned’ about anti-Asian violence in US

BEIJING (AP) — China called on the U.S. to take measures to stem violence against people of Asian heritage after eight people were killed...

Public reaction to killings at Atlanta-area massage parlors

Reactions to the shootings at three Atlanta-area massage parlors that left eight dead, mostly women of Asian descent: ...

House passes domestic violence bill, pushes issue to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a nod to Women’s History Month, the Democratic-led House passed two measures Wednesday, one designed to protect women from domestic...

Melinda Gates says philanthropy, government work best united

NEW YORK (AP) — Philanthropy is in a unique position to speed global change, but government action is necessary to implement it, Melinda Gates,...

Officials: Wisconsin man kills 2 co-workers, later dies

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A worker shot and killed two colleagues at a supermarket distribution center near Milwaukee before crashing his vehicle during a police...

China blasts US ‘evil past of genocide’ at UN rights body

GENEVA (AP) — China on Wednesday blasted the United States' human rights record, citing what it called U.S. failures against COVID-19 that cost “hundreds...

Collaboration with police divides social workers across US

CHICAGO (AP) — Rayshard Brooks was killed last June when Atlanta police responding to a report of a man asleep in a car blocking...

EXPLAINER: What is the impact of racially diverse juries?

CHICAGO (AP) — Questions around race have been central to the murder case against the former Minneapolis police officer who leaned on George Floyd's...

Advocates seek Biden push on gun bills, but prospects iffy

WASHINGTON (AP) — After President Joe Biden’s giant COVID-19 relief bill passed Congress, he made a prime-time address to the nation and presided over...

Portland leaders condemn ongoing violence by ‘anarchists’

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Leaders and elected officials in Portland, Oregon, came together Monday to demand an end to violence, criminal destruction and intimidation...

London police chief says she won’t quit after vigil clashes

LONDON (AP) — London's police commissioner on Sunday defended her officers' actions and said she didn't intend to resign, after coming under heavy criticism...

London police tactics at vigil for slain woman draw scrutiny

LONDON (AP) — London’s police department is under scrutiny for the way officers handled some participants at an unofficial vigil Saturday night for a...

Man sentenced 75 years for bomb threats, extortion

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A California man accused of making online threats to bomb two suburban Indianapolis high schools in addition to a slew of...

UN mandates South Sudan force to prevent return to civil war

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to extend the almost 20,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, with a...

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