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EXPLAINER: Federal charges against 3 cops in Floyd killing

Jan. 24, 2022 14:53 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former officers who were with Derek Chauvin during the arrest that led to George Floyd's killing are on trial on charges they violated the Black man’s civil rights. In opening statements Monday, a prosecutor accused J. Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao of standing by...

Defense: Chauvin called ‘all of the shots’ when Floyd killed

Jan. 24, 2022 14:45 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors in the trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights accused the men Monday of standing by as fellow Officer Derek Chauvin “slowly killed George Floyd right in front of them.” But one...

Oxford High School reopens nearly 2 months after shooting

Jan. 24, 2022 14:39 PM EST

OXFORD, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit-area high school where four students were fatally shot reopened Monday for the first time since the November attack, with the school's principal declaring “we are reclaiming our high school back.” Oxford High School students had been attending...

Police: 6 found dead at Milwaukee home had gunshot wounds

Jan. 24, 2022 14:19 PM EST

Six people found dead in a Milwaukee home had apparently been shot and investigators are looking for the person or people responsible for the homicides, police said Monday. The victims had injuries that are suspected to have been caused by gunfire, Milwaukee Police Sgt. Efrain...

2nd arrest, 1 man sought in Thanksgiving stray bullet death

Jan. 24, 2022 14:14 PM EST

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A second suspect has been arrested and a third is being sought in the death of a man authorities said was hit by a stray bullet as he was eating Thanksgiving dinner in a home in the Philadelphia suburbs. Prosecutors in Montgomery County said Monday that...

Police say Albanian, 17, kills neighbor in family blood feud

Jan. 24, 2022 14:12 PM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An Albanian teenager on Monday killed his 65-year old neighbor to revenge the shooting death of his father 13 years ago, according to police and local media. Police said a 17-year-old in the village of Manati, 60 kilometers (35 miles) northwest of the capital...

Trial of woman accused in husband's shooting death set

Jan. 24, 2022 13:36 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A woman accused of fatally shooting her husband in front of their two children inside the family’s truck nearly two years ago is set to go to trial in March. The second-degree murder trial of Kathleen Jourdan, 33, is set to begin March 3 and is expected to...

Indianapolis police probe infant girl's death as a homicide

Jan. 24, 2022 12:50 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police are investigating a 2-month-old girl's death as a homicide after detectives said the infant suffered injuries they believe were not accidental. Police found the baby unresponsive Thursday in an apartment on Indianapolis' west side. The child...

Man at shot at Massachusetts mall over weekend dies

Jan. 24, 2022 12:43 PM EST

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — A man shot inside a Massachusetts mall over the weekend has died, authorities said Monday. Dijoun C. Beasley, 26, of Boston, was shopping inside a store at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree on Saturday afternoon when he was shot by another man with a...

Sheriff's deputy fatally hit while blocking Houston ramp

Jan. 24, 2022 12:08 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A sheriff's deputy was fatally struck by a vehicle early Monday as he stood by his motorcycle while blocking a Houston highway exit ramp during an off-duty job escorting heavy machinery, authorities said. Sgt. Ramon Gutierrez of the Harris County sheriff's office...