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Cook County prosecutors announce charges in week's looting

Aug. 13, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County's state’s attorney’s office on Thursday announced 42 people have been charged with felonies in connection with the looting of stores along the city’s premier retail street that occurred earlier this week. Prosecutors said among the charges filed include one...

Arrest made in boy's death that sparked federal task force

Aug. 13, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man has been charged in the shooting death of a 4-year-old Kansas City, Missouri, boy whose killing sparked a federal anti-crime task force that has sent hundreds of federal agents to several cities to fight violent crime. Ryson Ellis, 22, of Kansas City, was charged Thursday with...

FILE - This June 29, 2018 video image from a police officer's body cam and provided by Portland State University, shows Jason Washington after he was shot and killed by university police officers in Portland, Ore. Portland State University said Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, it will disarm its campus police force more than two years after officers from the department shot and killed a Black man who was trying to break up a fight. (Portland State University via AP, file)

Portland State disarms campus police after Black man's death

Aug. 13, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland State University said Thursday it will disarm its campus police force, more than two years after officers from the department shot and killed a Black man who was trying to break up a fight close to campus. The announcement came as Oregon's largest city approaches 80 days of...

Police take shooting suspect, Maurice Hill, into custody after a standoff with police that wounded several police officers, in Philadelphia early Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. The Philadelphia man charged with shooting six police officers during an hours-long standoff last summer, was held for trial Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 on a third set of charges stemming from the incident. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Man charged in cops shooting ordered to trial on more counts

Aug. 13, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia man charged with shooting six police officers during an hours-long standoff last summer was held for trial Thursday on a third set of charges stemming from the incident. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Municipal Court Judge Karen Y. Simmons held Maurice Hill for...

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2012 file photo, female soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division train on a firing range while testing new body armor in Fort Campbell, Ky.  A federal appeals court in New Orleans upheld the constitutionality of the all-male military draft system Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, citing a 1981 U.S. Supreme Court decision.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans said “only the Supreme Court may revise its precedent.”  (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Federal appeals court: Male-only draft is constitutional

Aug. 13, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court in New Orleans upheld the constitutionality of the all-male military draft system Thursday, citing a 1981 U.S. Supreme Court decision. In a decision that overturned a 2019 ruling by a Texas-based federal judge, a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in...

Philly officials ask residents to turn in unwanted guns

Aug. 13, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As the number of shootings and shooting homicides continues to increase across Philadelphia, city leaders and police are asking people to check their homes for guns and surrender them anonymously. City council members along with police announced Thursday that two locations would accept...

File - In this Friday, June 12, 2015, file courtroom sketch, Nicholas Rovinski, second from right, of Warwick, R.I., is depicted standing with his attorney William Fick, right, as Magistrate Judge Donald Cabell, left, presides during a hearing in federal court in Boston. In August 2020, U.S. District Judge William Young ordered Rovinski's early release after his lawyers argued that his medical conditions make him particularly susceptible to serious illness from COVID-19. (Jane Flavell Collins via AP, File)

Man guilty in terror plot to be released from prison

Aug. 13, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Rhode Island man sentenced to 15 years in prison for participating in a plot to behead a blogger on behalf of the Islamic State group will be released early because of the coronavirus pandemic, a federal judge has ruled. The judge ordered Nicholas Rovinski's release this week after his...

Turkey detains IS suspect planning attack on police

Aug. 13, 2020 9:35 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish police have detained a suspected Islamic State group militant who was allegedly planning to attack a police station, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported Thursday. Anadolu Agency agency reported that the suspect, identified by the initials M.A., was held in an...

Police: Man fatally shot himself in struggle with troopers

Aug. 13, 2020 7:37 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A man in Virginia fatally shot himself when he fired multiple gunshots during a struggle with state troopers attempting to take him into custody, authorities said. The shooting happened Wednesday night in Virginia Beach after a trooper attempted to stop the man while he was...

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, right, announces the rollout of body-worn cameras for deputies during a news conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Villanueva said 1,200 deputies in five patrol stations will receive the body cameras beginning Oct. 1.  (AP Photo/Stefanie Dazio)

Los Angeles sheriff's deputies to get body-worn cameras

Aug. 12, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County deputies, who make up the largest sheriff's department in the nation, will begin getting body-worn cameras in October, the sheriff's announced Wednesday. Sheriff Alex Villanueva said 1,200 deputies in five patrol stations will receive the body cameras beginning Oct. 1....