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Former FBI director James Comey testifies via videoconference during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, to examine the FBI

GOP lawmakers grill Comey on leadership of Russia probe

Sep. 30, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers on Wednesday confronted former FBI Director James Comey about his oversight of the Trump-Russia investigation during a politically charged hearing that focused attention on problems with a probe that have becoming a rallying cry for supporters of President Donald...

Chandler police ID shooting victim; Mum on possible suspect

Sep. 30, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Police on Wednesday released the name of a man who was fatally shot in a Chandler neighborhood, but won't identify a possible suspect in the case. They said 50-year-old Michael Payne of Chandler died at a hospital after the Monday night shooting. Police said one person was taken...

Portland: Contractor created false woman-owned business

Sep. 30, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The City of Portland said Wednesday it will fine the owners of a painting contractor $20,000, saying they created a “front company” in order to qualify as a woman-owned business. The city is accusing the business, Portland Coatings, of receiving over $1 million in...

Warren, Mich., Mayor James Fouts, left, stands with Candace and Eddie Hall during a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, at police headquarters in Warren. A 24-year-old white man has been charged with ethnic intimidation and other counts for firing shots into the Hall's home just north of Detroit after the family put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window. (AP Photo/Corey Williams)

Man charged in racist vandalism of suburban Detroit home

Sep. 30, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A 24-year-old white man has been charged with ethnic intimidation and other counts for firing shots into the home of a Black suburban Detroit family who put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window, police said Wednesday. Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said at a news...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2020 file photo, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva comments on the investigation of the shooting of two deputies during a news conference at the Hall of Justice in downtown Los Angeles. A photo from surveillance video of the assault is at left. Authorities say they have arrested a man in connection with the shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as they sat in their squad car. Villanueva and District Attorney Jackie Lacey on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 said attempted murder charges have been filed against 36-year-old Deonte Lee Murray. He was arrested two weeks ago in connection with a separate carjacking. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Man arrested in ambush of 2 Los Angeles County deputies

Sep. 30, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California investigators have arrested and charged a man in connection with the shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies earlier this month as they sat in their squad car, authorities said Wednesday. Attempted murder charges were filed against Deonte Lee Murray, 36, District...

Committee adjourns on eve of deadline to repeal bailout law

Sep. 30, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — On the eve of a deadline, the Ohio House committee set up to determine the fate of the law now tainted by a $60 million federal bribery investigation adjourned for the coming weeks with no immediate plans for repeal in place. Lawmakers left Wednesday's hearing of the House Select...

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2016 file photo, Sarah Collins Rudolph and her husband, George Rudolph, discuss their worries about the upcoming Donald Trump presidency in their home in Birmingham, Ala..  Rudolph, the survivor of the 1963 church bombing that killed four little girls, is seeking an apology and restitution from the state of Alabama.  (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Alabama governor apologizes to '63 church bombing survivor

Sep. 30, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has apologized to a survivor of a racist 1963 church bombing that killed four Black girls, calling the blast an “egregious injustice,” but declining Wednesday to pay restitution without legislative involvement. Ivey, responding to a request submitted by an attorney for Sarah...

Prosecutor: Officer fired at car; no injuries reported

Sep. 30, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

KEARNY, Pa. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer fired his weapon at the driver of a car reported stolen, but no injuries were reported, authorities said. The Hudson County prosecutor’s office said a Kearny police officer shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday spotted a car that had been reported stolen and...

Maryland strengthens hate crime law as new laws take effect

Sep. 30, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland is strengthening its hate crime law so prosecutors don’t have to prove hate was the only motivating factor in committing a crime, as new laws take effect in the state this week. Previously, the law applied to someone who committed crimes against a person or group...

Black Lives Matter protesters march, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Louisville. Breonna Taylor's family demanded Friday that Kentucky authorities release all body camera footage, police files and the transcripts of the grand jury hearings that led to no charges against police officers who killed the Black woman during a March drug raid at her apartment. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Breonna Taylor grand jury recordings to be released Friday

Sep. 30, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has delayed until Friday the release of secret grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor’s killing by police, so that prosecutors can edit out witnesses’ names and personal information. Audio recordings of the proceedings were originally supposed to be...