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Tool for police reform rarely used by local prosecutors

Oct. 21, 2021 01:40 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Isaiah Obet was behaving erratically and in mental distress in 2017 when Officer Jeff Nelson ordered his police dog to attack and then shot Obet in the torso. Obet fell to the ground and Nelson fired again, fatally shooting Obet in the head. The officer said his life was in...

Tool for police reform rarely used by local prosecutors

Oct. 21, 2021 01:37 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Isaiah Obet was behaving erratically and in mental distress in 2017 when Officer Jeff Nelson ordered his police dog to attack and then shot Obet in the torso. Obet fell to the ground and Nelson fired again, fatally shooting Obet in the head. The officer said his life was in...

Alabama man faces 2nd execution date this year for killing

Oct. 21, 2021 01:11 AM EDT

An Alabama man who avoided execution in February is scheduled to be put to death Thursday for the 1991 killing of a woman taken at gunpoint from an ATM location and shot in a cemetery. Willie B. Smith III, 52, is set to receive a lethal injection at 6 p.m. CDT at a...

House to vote on Bannon contempt as Justice decision looms

Oct. 21, 2021 00:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is voting Thursday on whether to hold Steve Bannon, a longtime ally and aide to former President Donald Trump, in contempt of Congress after he defied a subpoena from a committee investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. That...

Coast Guard had earlier notice about California oil spill

Oct. 21, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard received multiple reports of a possible fuel spill off the Southern California coast earlier than previously disclosed and asked local authorities to investigate about 15 hours before its own personnel confirmed a large oil slick, which came...

Today in History

Oct. 21, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2021. There are 71 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 21, 1966, 144 people, 116 of them children, were killed when a coal waste landslide...

Ex-Minneapolis cop faces new sentence in death of 911 caller

Oct. 20, 2021 23:46 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report a possible rape happening behind her home will be sentenced on a lesser charge Thursday after his murder conviction was overturned in a case that drew global attention and was...

Coast Guard had earlier notice about California oil spill

Oct. 20, 2021 23:32 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard received multiple reports of a possible fuel spill off the Southern California coast earlier than previously disclosed and asked local authorities to investigate about 15 hours before its own personnel confirmed a large oil slick, which came...

'The stakes are enormous': Bannon case tests Congress' power

Oct. 20, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House is expected to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress. It's up to the Justice Department, and the courts, to determine what happens next. As lawmakers ready a Thursday vote to send a contempt referral to the U.S. attorney’s office...

Restaurateur whose business was raided by sheriff gets $5M

Oct. 20, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County officials approved a settlement Wednesday with a restaurant owner in metro Phoenix who claimed in a lawsuit that then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office had defamed him and violated his rights about seven years ago when investigating whether employees at his...