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Authorities: Los Angeles deputy lied about being shot

Aug. 25, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County deputy lied when he said he was shot in the shoulder while standing in a sheriff's station parking lot last week and will face a criminal investigation, authorities said. "The reported sniper assault was fabricated" by Deputy Angel Reinosa, Assistant Sheriff Robin...

2 police officers wounded in Finland shooting

Aug. 25, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Police in Finland said two officers were shot and wounded early Sunday while on duty in the southern town of Porvoo. Finland's police chief, Seppo Kolehmainen, said one of the officers is seriously injured but in stable condition. The other was lightly injured and has been discharged from...

Deputies kill man who allegedly came at them with a knife

Aug. 24, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (AP) — Deputies shot and killed a man they said came at him with a knife in Cottage Grove. The Lane County Sheriff's Office said it received a report of a dispute between a male and a female but that deputies were unable to locate them. They retuned around 1 a.m. Saturday, located the...

Trump criticizes North Carolina governor on immigration bill

Aug. 24, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

President Donald Trump has criticized North Carolina's governor for vetoing a bill that would have required the state's sheriffs to recognize requests by federal immigration agents to hold jail inmates believed to be in the country illegally. Trump tweeted Saturday that Gov. Roy Cooper's veto was "a terrible...

TriMet, police blame man for train killings in $20M lawsuit

Aug. 24, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Facing a total of $20 million in two lawsuits, TriMet and the Portland Police Bureau say in court filings that they aren't at fault for the May 2017 MAX train stabbings that left two men dead. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the agencies claim in filings this week that the man...

Hong Kong protesters form human chains to call for democracy

Aug. 23, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement lined the streets and part of the city's harbor front Friday, inspired by a human chain in a historic Baltic states protest against Soviet control 30 years ago. Some raised linked hands while others switched on their smartphone lights and...

The Latest: Wounded Illinois trooper dies from injuries

Aug. 23, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of an Illinois State Police trooper in East St. Louis (all times local): 7:15 p.m. An Illinois State Police trooper has died from gunshot wounds suffered while executing a search warrant in East St. Louis. Illinois State Police Acting Director Brendan...

Former Houston police officer charged with murder over raid

Aug. 23, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A former Houston police officer has been charged with murder in connection with the deadly January drug raid of a home that killed a couple who lived there and injured five officers, prosecutors announced Friday. Former Officer Gerald Goines, who was shot in the ensuing gunfight during the...

Correction: Cyber Fraud-Money Laundering story

Aug. 23, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Aug. 22 about federal authorities breaking up an international theft ring, The Associated Press reported erroneously the suspects are accused of stealing at least $46 million. The alleged thefts actually totaled $6 million, and authorities say the suspects attempted to steal...

Minneapolis City Council OKs settlement in police shooting

Aug. 23, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council has approved a $200,000 settlement for the family of a black man who was killed by police in 2015. Jamar Clark's death during a struggle with two white officers led to weeks of protests outside a nearby police station. Prosecutors declined to seek criminal...