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People gather and pray around a makeshift memorial, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Minneapolis, near the site where a black man, who was taken into police custody the day before, later died. The FBI and Minnesota agents are investigating the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody after video from a bystander showed a white officer kneeling on his neck during his arrest as he pleaded that he couldn't breathe.  (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP)

Four Minneapolis officers fired after death of black man

May. 26, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four Minneapolis officers involved in the arrest of a black man who died in police custody were fired Tuesday, hours after a bystander’s video showed an officer kneeling on the handcuffed man’s neck, even after he pleaded that he could not breathe and stopped moving. Mayor...

President Donald Trump speaks during a Memorial Day ceremony at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Monday, May 25, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

In a first, Twitter adds fact-check warnings to Trump tweets

May. 26, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

For the first time, Twitter has flagged some of President Donald Trump's tweets with a fact-check warning. On Tuesday, Twitter added a warning phrase to two Trump tweets that called mail-in ballots “fraudulent” and predicted that “mail boxes will be robbed,” among other things. Under...

Coroner IDs Mississippi man killed in road rage encounter

May. 26, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday identified a Mississippi man who was shot to death during a road rage incident the day before, and they were still searching for the suspect who was driving a vehicle with Louisiana license plates. Brandon Box, 30, of Gulfport, was killed during Monday's...

Daughter of Sha' Teina Grady El, Jaquisy Grady speaks up with other protesters Tuesday, May 26, 2020 while gathered inside the Washtenaw County Sheriff's office to await an answer after a deputy was recorded punching her mother in the head multiple times during an arrest at the Washtenaw Sheriff's Office in Ypsilanti, Mich.(Nicole Hester/Ann Arbor News via AP)

Video showing Michigan deputy punching woman sparks protests

May. 26, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan sheriff's deputy is seen on video punching a black woman in the head several times during her arrest early Tuesday, and another deputy tased her husband after the couple allegedly refused an order to leave the scene of a shooting. Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton...

Man accused of trying to kidnap nurse after psych evaluation

May. 26, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

HOWELL, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who was arrested and sent for a psych evaluation last week tracked down a nurse from the medical center he was at and assaulted her before she was able to fight him off, police said. An officer and his police dog found Leonardo Larrarte, 37, after the alleged attack...

FBI: only 1 attacker in Texas naval base shooting

May. 26, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The FBI said Tuesday that its investigation points to only one attacker in the shooting at a Texas naval air base, days after the agency suggested another person involved might be on the loose. FBI Supervisory Senior Resident Agent Leah Greeves said last week that investigators were working...

President Donald Trump answers questions from reporters during an event on protecting seniors with diabetes in the Rose Garden White House, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

US nears 100,000 pandemic deaths: Does Trump feel your pain?

May. 26, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the rubble of buildings and lives, modern U.S. presidents have met national trauma with words such as these: “I can hear you.” “You have lost too much, but you have not lost everything.” “We have wept with you; we’ve pulled our children...

Man scheduled for trial in death of Sioux City homeowner

May. 26, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A 45-year-old Carroll man is scheduled to go on trial for murder in the death of a Sioux City man whose home he was reportedly trying to burglarize. Gary Dains Jr. has been jailed since last summer on charges of burglarizing the home of Paul Smith, 65, in July. Dains pleaded not...

Police: Barricaded suspect killed after firing at officers

May. 26, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — Police officers shot and killed a man after he emerged from an Ohio home after an hours-long standoff and fired at them, police said. Parma Heights police said they responded to a report at about 8:45 p.m. Monday that a man had pointed a gun at another man's head. Officers in Parma went...

In this Oct. 14, 2018 photo provided by the Michigan Department of Corrections is Temujin Kensu, also known as Fred Freeman. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is being asked to release Kensu who has been fighting his murder conviction for more than 30 years and now is stricken with COVID-19. The University of Michigan law school’s Innocence Clinic has long argued that he was wrongly convicted of killing a man outside a Port Huron college in 1986. (Michigan Department of Corrections via AP)

Law school urges Whitmer to release prisoner with COVID-19

May. 26, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is being asked to release a prisoner who has been fighting his murder conviction for years and now is stricken with COVID-19. Temujin Kensu, also known as Fred Freeman, has been in prison for 33 years on a life sentence. The University of Michigan law school's Innocence...