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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2019, file photo, Gov. Gavin Newsom talks with Juan Cruz Lopez Jr., far right, a youthful offender at the O.H. Close Youth Correctional Facility, in Stockton, Calif. Newsom signed a bill Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, that will phase out the state's remaining juvenile prisons, which currently hold about 750 youths, a move that Sen. Nancy Skinner called

Ban on chokeholds among California criminal justice reforms

Oct. 1, 2020 1:17 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Spurred by the slayings of George Floyd and other Black people in police custody across the country, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday banned certain chokeholds as he approved several new laws designed to increase oversight of the criminal justice system. But amid...

Today in History

Oct. 1, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 1, the 275th day of 2020. There are 91 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire from a room at the Mandalay Bay casino hotel in Las Vegas on a crowd of 22,000 country music fans at a concert below, leaving 58...

7 injured in drive-by shooting at Milwaukee funeral home

Sep. 30, 2020 10:41 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Seven people were shot and wounded Wednesday in an apparent drive-by shooting outside a Milwaukee funeral home, the city's mayor said. Mayor Tom Barrett said all seven people were hit when a person driving past the funeral home opened fire. Acting Police Chief Michael Brunson said all of...

Little Rock Police Chief Keith Humphrey speaks at a news conference at Mosaic Church in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Humphrey filed a lawsuit accusing the local police union, two assistant chiefs and several officers of conspiring against him in an effort to force him out of his job. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo)

Little Rock chief sues officers' union claiming conspiracy

Sep. 30, 2020 10:11 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock's police chief on Wednesday sued the local police union, two assistant chiefs and several officers, accusing them of conspiring to try and force him out of his job. The federal lawsuit by Chief Keith Humphrey is the latest round in an escalating public fight within the...

Police wait a day to confirm 2 killed in Portland shooting

Sep. 30, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police have confirmed two people were shot and killed in North Portland Tuesday, a full day after it happened. Portland police said they responded around 5 a.m. Tuesday to reports of gunshots near North Victory Boulevard and North Force Avenue. On Tuesday, police confirmed...

Prosecutor: 2 officers brutally beat Black man in Alabama

Sep. 30, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A prosecutor said two on-duty white Alabama officers brutally beat a Black man five months ago after the victim got into a road-rage incident with the wife of one of the officers. Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson announced felony assault charges against former Selma police...

Grand jury indicts man in shooting deaths of 3 friends

Sep. 30, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A grand jury formally charged a 26-year-old man with three counts of first-degree murder in the fatal shootings of three friends who had gathered at a central Florida lake in July for some late night fishing. Prosecutors have 45 days to determine whether to seek the death penalty for...

Police: Man wanted for shooting at officers found dead

Sep. 30, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

GLASGOW PINES, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware say a man who was wanted for shooting at officers has been found dead in an apparent suicide. The News Journal reported Tuesday that police said Khairon Edwards was found dead in a home in Pennsylvania. Authorities in Delaware had offered a $25,000 reward for...

8th federal execution since July scheduled for Nov. 19

Sep. 30, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Black death-row inmate who was convicted of kidnapping and killing a Texas teenager in 1994 has been scheduled for execution in November, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. If the lethal injection goes ahead as scheduled Nov. 19, Orlando Hall would be the eighth person executed...

Motorist suspected of hitting, killing 2 boys in Los Angeles

Sep. 30, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (AP) — Two children were hit by a car and killed near Los Angeles, and authorities have arrested the driver in the fatal crash, officials said Wednesday. The boys were crossing the street in Westlake Village when they were struck Tuesday evening, according to the Los Angeles...