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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, the Europol headquarters building in The Hague, Netherlands. European Europol and North American cyber cops have joined forces Wednesday Jan. 27, 2021, to disrupt what may be the world's largest network for seeding malware infections, striking a major blow against criminal gangs that have been using it for years to install ransomware in extortion schemes, steal data and engage in financial theft.(AP Photo/Peter Dejong, FILE)

Cybercops derail malware botnet, FBI makes ransomware arrest

Jan. 27, 2021 5:52 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — European and North American cyber cops have joined forces to disrupt what may be the world's largest network for seeding malware infections. The operation appears to strike a major blow against criminal gangs that have used that network for years to install ransomware for...

Omer Mas Capitolin poses in Paris, Tuesday Jan.26, 2021. In a first for France, six nongovernmental organizations launched a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against the French government for alleged systemic discrimination by police officers carrying out identity checks. Omer Mas Capitolin, the head of Community House for Supportive Development, a grassroots NGO taking part in the legal action, called it a

Racial profiling by French police challenged in class action

Jan. 27, 2021 3:04 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Three leading rights organizations joined with grassroots groups Wednesday to launch France’s first class action suit targeting the country’s massive police machine, contending that it lawfully propagates a culture leading to systemic discrimination in identity checks. The NGOs,...

A police officer pushes photographers from a door of the apartment where Oleg Navalny, brother of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny lives in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Police are searching the Moscow apartment of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, another apartment where his wife is living and two offices of his anti-corruption organization. Navalny's aides reported the Wednesday raids on social media. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)

Moscow police arrest brother of opposition leader Navalny

Jan. 27, 2021 2:08 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow police launched a series of raids Wednesday on apartments and offices of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s family and associates, arresting his brother. The searched locations included Navalny’s apartment, where police detained his brother, Oleg, and a...

This undated photo provided by Graciela Cisneros shows Cisneros after being injured May, 29, 2020, by a police projectile in violent protests that followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The city of Minneapolis has settled the first lawsuit by Cisneros, a demonstrator injured in the protests. Cisneros will receive a payment of $57,900 for injuries to her face when a police officer fired a non-lethal round at her as she walked home from a demonstration. Cisneros' cheekbone was broken and her injury required stitches. She was not arrested.  (Graciela Cisneros via AP)

Woman injured by police during Floyd unrest settles lawsuit

Jan. 27, 2021 1:09 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The city of Minneapolis has settled the first lawsuit by a demonstrator injured by a police projectile in violent protests that followed the death of George Floyd. Graciela Cisneros, 22, will receive a payment of $57,900 for injuries to her face when a police officer fired a non-lethal...

Houston Police officer Felipe Gallegos speaks as lawyer Rusty Hardin listened during a press conference at Hilton Americas, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Houston. Gallegos has been charged with murder and is among additional officers who have been indicted as part of an ongoing investigation into a Houston Police Department narcotics unit following a deadly 2019 drug raid, prosecutors announced Monday. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Attorney: Murder charge after deadly drug raid 'political'

Jan. 27, 2021 12:35 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston police officer indicted for murder following a deadly 2019 drug raid in which a couple was killed is being targeted by a district attorney looking to score political points in the wake of last year’s nationwide protests against police brutality, his attorney alleged on...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, Thai immigration officers talk to people at a bar on Koh Phangan island, Surat Thani province, southern Thailand. Police raided a party at a bar on a popular resort island in southern Thailand and arrested 89 foreigners for violating coronavirus regulations, officials said Wednesday. (Police Investigation Team of Surat Thani Immigration via AP)

89 foreigners arrested at Thai bar flouting COVID-19 rules

Jan. 27, 2021 10:57 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Police raided a party at a bar on a popular resort island in southern Thailand and arrested 89 foreigners for violating coronavirus regulations, officials said Wednesday. The Tuesday night raid on the Three Sixty Bar on Koh Phangan also netted 22 Thais, including one identified as the...

Rittenhouse, mother fixated on social media treatment

Jan. 27, 2021 6:01 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An Illinois teen accused of killing two people during unrest in Wisconsin and the teen's mom were fixated on social media comments about them in the hours after his August arrest, newly released police video shows. Police in Antioch, Illinois, on Monday released four hours of video...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Wauwatosa Police Department in Wauwatosa, Wis., shows Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah. Mensah, a police officer in a Milwaukee suburb who resigned after being involved in his third fatal shooting in five years, has been hired as a sheriff’s deputy. Waukesha County Sheriff Eric Severson said Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, that he hired Mensah after an extensive review that found his use of force was proper in all three shootings. (Gary Monreal/Monreal Photography LLC/Wauwatosa Police Department via AP, File)

Former Wisconsin officer cleared in 3 shootings now a deputy

Jan. 26, 2021 5:51 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A police officer in a Milwaukee suburb who resigned after being involved in his third fatal shooting in five years has been hired as a sheriff's deputy. Joseph Mensah was hired in Waukesha County after an extensive review that found his use of force was proper in all three shootings,...

U.S. Capitol Police hold rioters at gun-point near the House Chamber inside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Capitol Police chief apologizes for failures in Jan. 6 siege

Jan. 26, 2021 5:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The interim chief of the Capitol Police apologized Tuesday for failing to prepare for what became a violent insurrection despite having warnings that white supremacists and far-right groups would target Congress. Yogananda Pittman, in prepared testimony before Congress, said that the...

FILE - In this May 31, 2020 file photo, Detroit police fire tear gas at protesters during the third day of protesting police brutality and justice for George Floyd in Detroit. The city of Detroit said Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, it will dismiss most misdemeanor citations issued last spring during several days of protests against police brutality following the death of Floyd in Minneapolis. Most of the tickets written May 31 and June 2, were for curfew violations as hundreds of people demonstrated in downtown Detroit. (Nicole Hester/Ann Arbor News via AP, File)

Detroit to dismiss some tickets issued during Floyd protests

Jan. 26, 2021 2:58 PM EST

Detroit will dismiss most misdemeanor citations issued last spring during several days of protests against police brutality following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, a city official said Tuesday. Most of the tickets written from May 31 through June 2 were for curfew violations as hundreds of people...