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Bail $500K for store guard wounded by police after shooting

Aug. 21, 2018 9:03 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A store security guard who was wounded by police after allegedly firing a handgun inside a busy Las Vegas clothing store was characterized by a prosecutor on Tuesday as a frustrated former lawyer from Egypt who "just snapped" for no apparent reason and posed a danger to the community....

Prosecutor: Slain Colorado deputy shot by car theft suspect

Aug. 21, 2018 8:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A slain sheriff's deputy and a seriously injured bystander were both shot by a 19-year-old man suspected of stealing a car as police tried to arrest the man, according to a review of the February shooting that has prompted questions about police tactics. El Paso County District Attorney Dan...

Settlement approved in LA shooting of homeless black man

Aug. 21, 2018 7:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council has approved a $1.9 million settlement stemming from the fatal police shooting of a homeless black man on Skid Row. A federal jury in May found two LAPD officers liable for damages in the 2015 shooting death of Charly "Africa" Keunang. City News Service...

California sheriff's office illegally recorded suspect talk

Aug. 21, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A district attorney in Northern California threw out a case against a juvenile suspect after it was revealed the Alameda County Sheriff's Office recorded at least one confidential conversation between him and his attorney. The Alameda County district attorney's office is also...

Court says rap video was threat to police, not free speech

Aug. 21, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A rapper convicted of threatening police officers in a video posted online lost an appeal Tuesday when Pennsylvania's highest court called his lyrics "highly personalized" and ruled they were not protected by free speech rights. The state Supreme Court turned down Jamal Knox's appeal...

Detroit chief: Officers' lives endangered when they shot man

Aug. 21, 2018 5:05 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Police Chief James Craig says two of his officers' lives were endangered when they fired gunshots at a man who had shot at them while he fled from them. Craig said one shot hit the 24-year-old man Monday night and he was hospitalized Tuesday in critical condition. His name hasn't...

Richmond officer who shot man identified as 4-year veteran

Aug. 21, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say the Richmond police officer who shot and wounded a man over the weekend is a four-year veteran of the department. The officer, Gregory Helfrecht, has been placed on administrative leave while the Henrico County Police Department investigates Saturday night's...

Police: Dayton man killed in western Ohio crash

Aug. 21, 2018 12:45 PM EDT

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have identified a 26-year-old Dayton man as the person who died in a single-vehicle crash in western Ohio. Beavercreek police say Joseph Younger was thrown from his vehicle after he swerved off the road, drove into trees and hit a ditch, causing the vehicle to roll...

Hillsborough charges dropped against former police chief

Aug. 21, 2018 11:43 AM EDT

PRESTON, England (AP) — A former police chief who was charged with lying about his involvement in the aftermath of the Hillsborough Stadium tragedy in 1989 will no longer face trial, prosecutors said Tuesday. Norman Bettison, who was chief inspector of the region where Britain's worst sports disaster took...

Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers

Aug. 21, 2018 10:53 AM EDT

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers: Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Aug. 21, 2018 Have you ever had a feeling you were getting left behind? It can be a daunting experience, a realization not unlike that of Macaulay Culkin's character in the 1990 movie Home Alone when he discovers...