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AP Sources: El Salvador president snubs visiting Biden envoy

Apr. 08, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele refused to meet with a visiting senior U.S. diplomat this week over what he sees as a pattern of slights from Democrats and the Biden administration, according to two aides of the Central American leader. Bukele’s...

Mayor demands to know how teen killed by Chicago cop got gun

Apr. 05, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday that she has directed the Chicago Police Department to capture and bring to justice whoever gave a 13-year-old boy the handgun he was carrying last week when he was fatally shot by a police officer. Adam Toledo was shot in...

Georgia speaker: State study to look at Atlanta rising crime

Mar. 25, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's speaker of the House wants to study whether the state should intervene in policing the city of Atlanta, saying levels of violence in the state's largest city and capital have become intolerable. House Speaker David Ralston announced Thursday...

Gang member sentenced for firebombing Black families’ homes

Mar. 23, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A leader of a Latino street gang was sentenced Tuesday to 16 years in prison for firebombing the homes of Black families to force them out of a Los Angeles housing project in 2014. Carlos Hernandez, 36, admitted he planned the attack at Ramona...

Charleston hopes to form new regional gang task force

Mar. 23, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston aims to create a gang task force in partnership with other communities in the region. Charleston police could partner with surrounding law enforcement agencies including Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, Summerville, and the Charleston...

Mexican rights agency appeals against pre-trial detention

Mar. 22, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s governmental National Human Rights Commission took a rare stance against one of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reforms Monday by asking the Supreme Court to overturn his expansion of mandatory pre-trial detention for a host of charges. ...

New York woman sentenced for death of anti-gang activist

Mar. 04, 2021 16:33 PM EST

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A Suffolk County judge has sentenced a New York woman to nine months in jail following her criminally negligent homicide conviction last year for the 2018 death of Evelyn Rodriguez. Jurors also convicted Annmarie Drago of misdemeanor charges...

Nevada man recants confession in 1996 killings of 3 teens

Feb. 25, 2021 14:39 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada man who recently confessed to killing three teenagers nearly 25 years ago has recanted his statement to police. Willis Davis, 43, was charged with three counts of murder with a deadly weapon and one count of conspiracy to commit murder after...

Authorities: Nevada man confesses to decades-old killings

Feb. 24, 2021 14:38 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada man has confessed to killing three teenagers in 1996 in what had previously been unsolved cases, an arrest report said. Prosecutors charged Willis Davis, 43, in connection with three North Las Vegas homicides from almost 25 years ago, the...