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Police officers stand by a knife, seen on the ground, in Paris, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. French terrorism authorities are investigating a knife attack that wounded at least two people Friday near the former offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, authorities said. A suspect has been arrested. (Soufian Fezzani Via AP)

Paris stabbing suspect wasn't on police radar, minister says

Sep. 25, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The main suspect in the double stabbing Friday outside the former Paris offices of a satirical newspaper where dozens were killed in 2015 was arrested a month ago for carrying a screwdriver but not on police radar for Islamic radicalization, France's interior minister said. Two suspects were...

Louisiana deputy shoots, kills man in gunfire exchange

Sep. 25, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

JENA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man who was shooting at deputies who had come to arrest him on a domestic violence warrant, Louisiana State Police said Friday. A LaSalle Parish sheriff’s deputy was slightly injured during the exchange of gunfire late Thursday...

FILE - In this on Aug. 5, 2020, file photo, Jeffery Ryans points at his ankle as he discusses his encounter with Salt Lake City police at his attorney's office, in Salt Lake City. A Utah police officer was charged with aggravated assault after ordering a dog to attack Ryans who had put his hands in the air, prosecutors announced Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Ryans was in his backyard on April 24 when police responded to a domestic dispute call. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, Filw)

Audit finds more incidents after police dog bites Black man

Sep. 25, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City’s police dog apprehension program will remain suspended indefinitely after an internal audit done after a Black man was bitten found 27 dog bite incidents since 2018, the police chief said Friday. The audit results were announced weeks after body camera footage...

N. Macedonia: 2 policemen suspended over Roma man's beating

Sep. 25, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s interior minister said two police officers were suspended Friday over the beating of a Roma man, a form of brutality that rights groups said is a disturbingly frequent occurrence. Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski said one of the officers was also...

Paris police say assailant suspected of knife attack near ex-Charlie Hebdo offices arrested, no other suspect sought

Sep. 25, 2020 6:53 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — Paris police say assailant suspected of knife attack near ex-Charlie Hebdo offices arrested, no other suspect sought.

Paris police : 4 wounded in knife attack near ex-Charlie Hebdo offices, 2 assailants on the run

Sep. 25, 2020 6:34 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — Paris police : 4 wounded in knife attack near ex-Charlie Hebdo offices, 2 assailants on the run.
Two men gather outside of Jefferson Square Park following protests over a lack of charges against Louisville police in Breonna Taylor's death, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Louisville, Ky.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

The Latest: Louisville protest ends after a night of tension

Sep. 24, 2020 11:46 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT) 11:15 p.m. A protest has ended outside a Louisville church where demonstrators had rallied against a grand jury decision in the Breonna...

Maryland man sentenced for shooting deemed a hate crime

Sep. 24, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of a hate crime and others charges in the shooting of a Black man, authorities said. Brandon Troy Higgs, 25, of Reisterstown, was arrested in December 2018 after shooting Elvis Smith in the leg while...

FILE - In this April 28, 2020, file photo, the sun sets behind casinos and hotels along the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas. With authorities investigating the latest shooting outside a Las Vegas Strip resort, police reported Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, that a spike in violent crime in and around the city's marquee tourist area has led to at least 1,100 arrests since Aug. 1 and the seizure of more than 60 weapons. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Sheriff: Crowds, alcohol, drugs fueling Vegas Strip violence

Sep. 23, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities are investigating the latest shooting outside a Las Vegas Strip resort amid a spike in violent crime around the city’s marquee tourist area that police said Wednesday has led to at least 1,100 arrests since Aug. 1 and the seizure of more than 60 weapons. Clark County...

This image released by the Nashville Police Department shows Harvey Briggs. The former Tennessee state trooper's insistence that he never yanked the mask off a protester near the state Capitol has been refuted by surveillance footage and an eyewitness account from a fellow law enforcement officer, state records show. A public records request by The Associated Press also revealed a lengthy disciplinary record and an initial recommendation that Trooper Briggs be fired nearly two decades ago. After Briggs' encounter with the protester, he was fired and charged with assault. (Nashville Police Department via AP)

Report: Video refutes trooper who denied unmasking protester

Sep. 23, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee state trooper's insistence that he never yanked the mask off a protester near the state Capitol has been refuted by surveillance footage and an eyewitness account from a fellow law enforcement officer, state records show. A public records request by The Associated...