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Georgia officer fatally shot near school; suspects run away

Oct. 20, 2018 10:27 PM EDT

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police officer was fatally shot Saturday while responding to a suspicious vehicle parked near a middle school. Authorities are searching for suspects following the afternoon shooting near Snellville, the Gwinnett County Police Department said in a statement. WSB-TV reporter...

Amy Schumer supports Kaepernick, sits out Super Bowl ads

Oct. 20, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

Don't look for Amy Schumer in any Super Bowl LIII commercials this time around. She's sitting this one out as she stands with Colin Kaepernick and his take-a-knee protest against racism and police brutality. The comedian and "I Feel Pretty" actress explained her stance at length Friday on Instagram, challenging...

Police hire raises criticism in New Mexico's largest city

Oct. 19, 2018 8:43 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque mayor's hiring of a New Jersey law enforcement veteran accused of excessive force in a more than decade-old lawsuit was met Friday with strong criticism among New Mexico police reform advocates. The announcement a day earlier of Leonard Nerbetski's appointment as a...

Police: No statement from Texas officer who killed motorist

Oct. 19, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — An officer who shot and killed a black motorist in Texas last month during a traffic stop has not given a statement to detectives in the criminal investigation, police said in a statement Friday. More than a month and a half following the Sept. 1 shooting, Arlington police identified Bau Tran...

California rolling forward with pot delivery regulations

Oct. 19, 2018 7:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California moved a step closer Friday to allowing marijuana deliveries in communities that have banned retail sales of the drug as regulators rebuffed cities and police chiefs who are opposed to the rule. The proposal is a major issue that could ultimately end up in court as the state...

Head of Massachusetts Environmental Police fired

Oct. 19, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The head of the Massachusetts Environmental Police has been fired. The Boston Globe reported Col. James McGinn was let go Friday. The Globe said it obtained a report that showed the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs had investigated allegations McGinn installed cameras at...

Sessions says reforms of Chicago police could boost crime

Oct. 19, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned Friday that reforms planned for the Chicago police force could cause a surge in violent crime and pointed to the recent murder conviction of a police officer as evidence that such reforms aren't necessary because officers who break the law are already...

Stakes high in Afghan election as US seeks peace pact

Oct. 19, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The stakes in Saturday's parliamentary elections in Afghanistan have never been higher, coming just two days after the Taliban assassinated two top provincial officials in an audacious attack on a security conference attended by the top U.S. military commander in the country. The...

The Latest: Sessions warns against Chicago police reforms

Oct. 19, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions speech in Chicago (all times local): 2:45 p.m. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the kind of reforms planned for Chicago's police force will cause a surge in violent crime. Sessions spoke Friday to the Chicago Crime Commission about a plan...

No grand jury indictments in death of man in police custody

Oct. 19, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A grand jury declined to issue indictments in the death of a New York City man who stopped breathing while in custody of an upstate police department, state Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced Friday while releasing a report that includes police dashboard video of the man...