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The Latest: Runaway barges cause 'minimal' damage to dam

May. 23, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather moving across the central United States (all times local): 8 p.m. Army engineers say two runaway barges did "minimal" damage when they struck an Arkansas River dam. The barges, filled with 1,500 tons of fertilizer, swept down the flood-swollen river...

APNewsBreak: Police won't fight California use-of-force bill

May. 23, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two major law enforcement organizations have dropped their opposition to California legislation that strengthens standards for when officers can use deadly force, a shift that followed changes to the measure. Spokesmen for organizations representing California police chiefs and...

Ex-Minnesota cop convicted of murder sued over traffic stop

May. 23, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man is suing a former police officer recently convicted of murder for allegedly pointing a gun at him during a traffic stop. Brian Oman contends former Officer Mohamed Noor and another officer wrongfully pulled him over in May 2017. Oman says Noor pointed his gun at the...

Officer charged in killing is fired, judge leaves the case

May. 23, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city has fired a police officer charged in the killing of a woman with whom he was romantically involved. In a related development, a judge who presided over the officer's first court appearance has stepped away from the case after the victim's mother said the judge was...

Houston police chief asks public to help to find girl's body

May. 23, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The police chief in Houston said Thursday that evidence shows a 4-year-old girl who has been missing since earlier this month was killed, and he's asking for the public's help in finding her body. "She deserves to be found, she deserves to be recovered and she deserves to have a proper...

Police ID pedestrian killed after being hit by Amtrak train

May. 23, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont police department says a 56-year-old man was killed when he tripped and fell trying to cross railroad tracks in front of an oncoming Amtrak passenger train in Northfield. Witnesses told Northfield police that Scott Benoir tried to get out of the way of the train, which was...

Prosecutor: Greed fueled Hawaii power couple's schemes

May. 23, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A special federal prosecutor spent an hour taking jurors through what has been called the biggest corruption case to rock Hawaii, showing how a high-ranking law enforcement power couple schemed to silence relatives who threatened to expose the financial fraud that funded their lavish...

Texas police officer back to work after shooting woman

May. 23, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area police officer who fatally shot a woman with mental illness is back on the job but not the streets. Baytown police Officer Juan Delacruz returned to work Monday, according to a department spokesman. He'll be on administrative duty during the investigation into his...

Sheriff to birdwatchers: Please pull off the road

May. 23, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — A sheriff in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is asking birdwatchers not to leave their cars parked in the middle of a road while they take off on foot in pursuit of a feathered find. Chippewa County Sheriff Michael Bitnar posted "safety tips" on his department's Facebook page...

Legal experts: California reporter did not commit crime

May. 23, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A battle between the press and police is playing out in politically liberal San Francisco after police raided a freelance reporter's home and office seeking to uncover the source of a leaked police report into the unexpected death of the city's former elected public defender....