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Police chief takes leave amid Gabby Petito investigation

Sep. 28, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

MOAB, Utah (AP) — The police chief in the Utah tourist town where officers stopped Gabby Petito and her boyfriend weeks before her death has taken a leave of absence. Moab Police Chief Bret Edge requested a leave of absence that began Monday, city spokesperson Lisa...

California school officer wounds 1 in off-campus shooting

Sep. 28, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police are investigating an off-campus shooting by a Southern California school safety officer that wounded a person in a car. No students were reported injured in the shooting Monday afternoon in Long Beach about a block from Millikan High...

Russia opens extremism probe against Navalny and his allies

Sep. 28, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities have opened a criminal case against imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his closest allies, accusing them Tuesday of forming an extremist group and involvement in one. The investigation is the latest step in a multi-pronged crackdown on the...

Jan. 6 trials slowed by mounting evidence in US Capitol riot

Sep. 28, 2021 06:02 AM EDT

In the nearly nine months since Jan. 6, federal agents have tracked down and arrested more than 600 people across the United States believed to have joined in the riot at the U.S. Capitol. Getting those cases swiftly to trial is turning out to be an even more difficult...

LA sheriff’s deputy accidentally opens fire in courtroom

Sep. 27, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy accidentally fired a gun inside a courtroom last month, potentially injuring a colleague and prompting an internal investigation, officials said. The Sheriff’s Department confirmed in a statement that the...

Miami commissioners vote to probe Miami police chief

Sep. 27, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — City of Miami commissioners held a special meeting in which they attacked the chief of police less than six months into his post, and voted to further investigate him and his appointment. Police chief Art Acevedo had been criticized after firing two...

Utah football player's slaying under investigation

Sep. 27, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Investigators have several “promising leads” in the shooting death of Utah sophomore cornerback Aaron Lowe, the Salt Lake City police chief said Monday as family and friends mourned the football player killed less than a year after teammate Ty Jordan died in an...

NTSB investigates Montana plane crash that kills 2, hurts 1

Sep. 27, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal authorities were investigating a small plane crash that killed a couple and critically injured their son in southern Montana on Sunday, authorities said. Robby and Pam Stephens died at the crash south of Billings and son Riley was taken to...

Retired judge picked to investigate deadly force by police

Sep. 27, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A retired judge who also has served as a prosecutor and public defender was picked Monday to become Connecticut's first inspector general, a position created to investigate any use of deadly force by police. Robert Devlin, 71, was chosen from...

Fights close amusement park, police seek vandalism victims

Sep. 27, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

BOWIE, Md. (AP) — Six Flags America in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., closed early Saturday after a series of fights broke out at the park. Prince George’s County police confirmed that officers stationed at the park in Bowie responded to the fights, but...