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Philly police head resigns after mayor reads bias lawsuit

Aug. 20, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

Philadelphia's police commissioner resigned Tuesday amid allegations that members of his department engaged in sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against two women serving in the ranks. Mayor Jim Kenney said in a news release he was disappointed to lose Commissioner Richard Ross Jr., but in...

The Latest: Philadelphia police commissioner resigning

Aug. 20, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of the Philadelphia Police commissioner (all times local): 6:40 p.m. A Philadelphia official says the resignation of Police Commissioner Richard Ross is related to allegations made by a corporal and a patrol officer against several department employees....

'I can't breathe' case clouds de Blasio's tenure, 2020 run

Aug. 20, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio's relationship with New York City's police force was destined to be rocky. He took office promising to overhaul how the city's 36,000 officers interacted with the public, especially people of color. But Blasio's handling of one such interaction — the 2014 police...

Group seeks more details about raid on California reporter

Aug. 20, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A nonprofit that advocates for more open and accountable government sued San Francisco Mayor London Breed and city police on Tuesday after failing to get access to records about a controversial police raid on a freelance journalist. The First Amendment Coalition said in its lawsuit...

Brazilian police kill man who held bus passengers hostage

Aug. 20, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brandishing a fake gun, a man on Tuesday took dozens of hostages on a bus in Brazil and threatened to set the vehicle on fire with gasoline before police shot him dead in a four-hour standoff on Latin America's longest bridge. All the hostages were freed unharmed on a 13-kilometer...

Italian premier resigns, blames deputy for political crisis

Aug. 20, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte resigned Tuesday, blaming the collapse of his 14-month-old populist government on his rebellious, anti-migrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who triggered a political crisis to try to force early elections. Addressing the Senate, Conte blasted Salvini for...

FBI: Truck driver threatened mass shooting at Memphis church

Aug. 20, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

A truck driver who threatened to "shoot up" a church in Memphis and said he was haunted by "spiritual snakes and spiders" people put in his bed was arrested in Indiana, less than a week before the day of the planned attacks, authorities said in newly filed court records. Thomas Matthew McVicker was arrested in...

Official resigns over online hate campaign against judges

Aug. 20, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's deputy justice minister resigned Tuesday after allegations surfaced that he encouraged an online hate campaign against judges who were critical of the right-wing government. Lukasz Piebiak said he was stepping down in the interests of the government, adding that he planned to...

The Latest: Japan 'deeply concerned' about Hong Kong

Aug. 20, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong's protests (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Japan's top diplomat has told his Chinese counterpart that Japan is "deeply concerned" about the continuing protests in Hong Kong. Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Tuesday that he told Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi that...

The Latest: Polish deputy justice minister resigns

Aug. 20, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on a Polish political crisis (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Poland's deputy justice minister has handed in his resignation after allegations surfaced he encouraged an online hate campaign against judges critical of the government. Lukasz Piebiak published a statement Tuesday...