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Danish royal palace 'surprised' by Trump canceling trip

Aug. 21, 2019 5:36 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to cancel a visit to Denmark next month after the prime minister described his plan to buy Greenland as "absurd" took the Danish royal palace by surprise, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. Lene Balleby told The Associated Press Wednesday that...

The Latest: Philadelphia police commissioner resigning

Aug. 21, 2019 4:24 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of the Philadelphia Police commissioner (all times local): 6:40 p.m. A Philadelphia official says the resignation of Police Commissioner Richard Ross is related to allegations made by a corporal and a patrol officer against several department employees....

Philly police head resigns as bias suit roils department

Aug. 20, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

Philadelphia's police commissioner resigned Tuesday amid allegations that members of his department engaged in sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against two women serving in the ranks. Mayor Jim Kenney said in a news release he was disappointed to lose Commissioner Richard Ross Jr., but in...

Albuquerque police officer fired for using unnecessary force

Aug. 20, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Police Department says an officer has been fired for using unnecessary force in an incident earlier this year. The department announced Tuesday that findings of an investigation into alleged misconduct revealed Officer John Hill shoved a handcuffed suspect from...

Sheriff in Mississippi resigns after losing party primary

Aug. 20, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — A sheriff has resigned in northern Mississippi, two weeks after he was defeated in a party primary. News outlets reported that Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell abruptly stepped down Tuesday. Within hours, he had cleaned out his office. Cantrell was seeking a third term but lost...

'I can't breathe' case clouds de Blasio's tenure, 2020 run

Aug. 20, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio's relationship with New York City's police force was destined to be rocky. He took office promising to overhaul how the city's 36,000 officers interacted with the public, especially people of color. But Blasio's handling of one such interaction — the 2014 police...

Group seeks more details about raid on California reporter

Aug. 20, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A nonprofit that advocates for more open and accountable government sued San Francisco Mayor London Breed and city police on Tuesday after failing to get access to records about a controversial police raid on a freelance journalist. The First Amendment Coalition said in its lawsuit...

Iowa board rejects sheriff's request for shooting range

Aug. 20, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Black Hawk County supervisors have rejected the sheriff's request to buy a shooting range near Raymond he's been renting and using as a training center. The Courier reports that Sheriff Tony Thompson had sought permission to buy the 122-acre Pint's Quarry he's been leasing since 2009....

Immigration bill focusing on sheriffs heading to governor

Aug. 20, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans gave final legislative approval on Tuesday to a measure directing all sheriffs comply with requests by federal immigration agents to hold inmates they believe are in the country unlawfully. The measure responds to a handful of dissenting sheriffs —...

Brazilian police kill man who held bus passengers hostage

Aug. 20, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brandishing a fake gun, a man on Tuesday took dozens of hostages on a bus in Brazil and threatened to set the vehicle on fire with gasoline before police shot him dead in a four-hour standoff on Latin America's longest bridge. All the hostages were freed unharmed on a 13-kilometer...