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Two men gather outside of Jefferson Square Park following protests over a lack of charges against Louisville police in Breonna Taylor's death, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Louisville, Ky.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

The Latest: Kentucky governor condemns shootings of officers

Sep. 24, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT) 5:40 p.m. Kentucky’s governor has condemned the shooting of two Louisville police officers and is calling for protesters to be...

Oklahoma court says child neglect charge applies to unborn

Sep. 24, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Unborn children are included in the definition of a “child" for purposes of prosecuting child neglect cases, an Oklahoma appeals court ruled on Thursday. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals overturned a lower court ruling in a case involving Kearline Datara Anderson of Rogers...

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2011, file photo, is a view looking up Taylor Street of the Tenderloin neighborhood in San Francisco. San Francisco has sued 28 alleged drug dealers who frequent a downtown neighborhood where broad daylight drug dealing and drug use is common to stop the flow of drugs. City Attorney Dennis Herrera said Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, the suits are part of an effort to clean up the Tenderloin, which has seen the city's largest number of overdose deaths. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

San Francisco sues 28 alleged dealers to stop flow of drugs

Sep. 24, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco sued 28 alleged drug dealers who frequent a downtown neighborhood where broad daylight drug dealing and drug use is common, in an effort to clean up the area that has seen the city's largest number of overdose deaths, authorities announced Thursday. San Francisco City...

A women kneels in front of a makeshift memorial in honor of Breonna Taylor, at Jefferson Square Park, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. A grand jury on Wednesday, Sept. 23 indicted one officer on counts of wanton endangerment for firing into a home next to Taylor's with people in it, while declining to charge police officers for the fatal shooting of Taylor. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Officials plead for calm amid anger over Breonna Taylor case

Sep. 24, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities pleaded for calm while activists vowed to fight on Thursday in Kentucky’s largest city, where a gunman wounded two police officers during anguished protests following the decision not to charge officers for killing Breonna Taylor. Outrage over a grand jury’s...

AG: S. Carolina county supervisor trafficked meth on the job

Sep. 24, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina grand jury has indicted a county supervisor for allegedly using government cars to run a methamphetamine trafficking operation while on the clock. Documents unsealed Thursday charged Chester County Supervisor Kenneth Shane Stuart with meth trafficking, criminal...

Parents charged with homicide in infant's overdose death

Sep. 24, 2020 9:48 AM EDT

BALDWIN, Pa. (AP) — The parents of 1-year-old child who authorities say died of a drug overdose have been charged with homicide. Tracy Humphreys and Thomas Snelsire, both 45, of Baldwin, also face numerous drug counts in the death of Thomas Humphreys, whose body was found Sept. 13 in the family's home....

Police move after a Louisville Police officer was shot, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky. The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison Wednesday to a judge in Louisville, where the shooting took place. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Latest: Black women address rally in downtown Portland

Sep. 24, 2020 1:39 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT) 1:30 a.m. In downtown Portland, Oregon, the site of months of demonstrations against police brutality, several hundred people held a...

Protesters react to gunfire, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. A police officer was shot in the evening. A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky. The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison Wednesday to a judge in Louisville, where the shooting took place. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

2 Louisville officers shot amid Breonna Taylor protests

Sep. 24, 2020 12:11 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hours after a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for Breonna Taylor's death and protesters took to the streets, authorities said two officers were shot and wounded Wednesday night during the demonstrations expressing anger over the killings of Black...

Illinois officials urge peaceful protests for Breonna Taylor

Sep. 24, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois officials disparaged a Kentucky grand jury's decision on Wednesday to bring no charges against Louisville police for the killing of Breonna Taylor during a drug raid gone wrong, but they asked anyone participating in local protests in response to be peaceful. “In this...

Police detain a protester, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky. The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison Wednesday to a judge in Louisville, where the shooting took place. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Anger, tears for protesters seeking justice for Taylor

Sep. 23, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Angry, confused and shedding tears, demonstrators who spent months calling for justice in the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor resumed their protests Wednesday after prosecutors announced a single officer had been indicted — but not on charges involving the Black...