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Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine shows a photograph depicting a victim of recent electoral-related violence in the country, at the Electoral Commission in Kampala, Uganda Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Wine said Wednesday after meeting the head of the country's electoral body that he would resume his campaign after suspending it in protest over police brutality after police shot his car tires and fired rubber bullets that injured his bodyguards and supporters. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)

Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine resumes campaign

Dec. 2, 2020 2:32 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition presidential hopeful and musician Bobi Wine said Wednesday he would resume his campaign after suspending it in protest over police brutality. Wine spoke to journalists in the capital, Kampala, after meeting the head of the country’s electoral body. He...

Vermont to test Amber, Blue alerts

Dec. 2, 2020 2:13 PM EST

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Public Safety will be testing the state's Amber Alert and Blue Alert systems this week. Messages will be sent to thousands of subscribers and information about the exercise will be on the Vermont Agency of Transportation boards. Television and radio stations...

FILE - In this July 11, 2020 file photo, Alycia Pascual-Pena, left, and Marley Ralph kneel while holding a Black Lives Matter banner during a protest in memory of Breonna Taylor, in Los Angeles. Taylor was killed in her apartment by members of the Louisville, Ky., Metro Police Department on March 13. The International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, a prominent law enforcement training group, is promoting a lengthy research document riddled with falsehoods and conspiracies that urges local police to treat Black Lives Matter activists as terrorists plotting a violent revolution. The document contains misinformation and inflammatory rhetoric that could incite officers against protesters and people of color, critics said. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Police guide that calls BLM a terrorist group draws outrage

Dec. 2, 2020 2:09 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A prominent law enforcement training group is promoting a lengthy research document riddled with falsehoods and conspiracies that urges local police to treat Black Lives Matter activists as terrorists plotting a violent revolution. The document distributed by the International Law...

State police recruit dies, lost consciousness in training

Dec. 2, 2020 1:47 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey State Police recruit who lost consciousness during a training exercise has died, the agency announced Wednesday. In a statement, the department said Lucas Homeijer, 27, of Boonton, died Tuesday. He had been hospitalized in critical condition since the incident at the state...

Court nixes appeal of pension denial by former police chief

Dec. 2, 2020 1:18 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court on Wednesday rejected a challenge to a state law that strips pension benefits from public employees convicted of crimes. The appeal was filed by former Jersey City police chief Philip Zacche, who pleaded guilty in 2018 to accepting about $24,000 for...

In this May 15, 2018 photo, Samuel Kolb poses for a photo in San Mateo, Calif. A Northern California county has agreed to pay nearly $10 million to settle a lawsuit by Kolb, who was going through a severe epileptic episode when a deputy shot him in the abdomen, paralyzing him from the waist down. (Karin Kolb via AP)

California county pays $10M after shooting paralyzed man

Dec. 2, 2020 12:45 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California county has paid nearly $10 million to settle a lawsuit by a Silicon Valley software engineer who was having a mental health crisis two years ago when a deputy shot him, paralyzing him from the waist down. Placer County paid Samuel Kolb, 50, and his family $9.9...

St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell, Mayor Melvin Carter, and other officers stood at the podium as body camera footage played for the media on televisions in the room at a press conference about a shooting by a police officer last weekend in St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)

St. Paul police chief: Officer shouldn't have shot Black man

Dec. 2, 2020 12:31 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul officer who shot and wounded a Black man who emerged naked from a dumpster while being sought in connection with a sexual assault failed to measure up to department standards, the city's police chief said. Chief Todd Axtell said Tuesday at a news conference where he...

Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong, right, and Ivan Lam, left, are escorted by Correctional Services officers to prison, in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Three prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activists,  Wong, Lam, and Agnes Chow were sentenced to jail Wednesday for a protest outside police headquarters as authorities step up a crackdown on opposition to tighter Chinese control of the territory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, Ivan Lam jailed

Dec. 2, 2020 9:57 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Three prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activists were sentenced to jail Wednesday for a protest outside police headquarters as authorities stepped up a crackdown on opposition to tighten control by Beijing over the territory. The activists — Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam...

Honolulu police chief acknowledges OT abuse by virus units

Dec. 2, 2020 8:24 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard said her department takes responsibility for the actions of officers on its now-suspended coronavirus enforcement units who are accused of abusing the department’s overtime policy. Ballard confirmed Monday in a statement on social media that...

Former Honolulu police officer, Derek Wayne Hahn leaves the Federal Building, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 in Honolulu. A judge sentenced Hahn,  a former Honolulu police lieutenant on Tuesday to three-and-a-half years in prison and Minh-Hung “Bobby” Nguyen, a former officer to four-and-a-half years for helping a now-retired police chief and his now-estranged ex-prosecutor wife frame a relative as part of a wide-ranging conspiracy aimed at preserving the couple's lavish lifestyle. (Craig T. Kojima/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)

Ex-Honolulu police officers sentenced in corruption case

Dec. 2, 2020 12:15 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A judge sentenced a former Honolulu police lieutenant on Tuesday to three-and-a-half years in prison and a former officer to four-and-a-half years for helping a now-retired police chief and his now-estranged ex-prosecutor wife frame a relative as part of a wide-ranging conspiracy aimed at...