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Federal officers seek to block shooting trial in state court

Apr. 23, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments on whether Virginia prosecutors can bring manslaughter charges against two U.S. Park Police officers accused of fatally shooting an unarmed motorist in 2017. Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney...

Evidence in Chauvin case contradicted first police statement

Apr. 23, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Moments after former officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder in George Floyd's death, copies of the original Minneapolis police statement began recirculating on social media. It attributed Floyd's death to “medical distress” and made no mention that the Black...

'Jersey Shore' star arrested on domestic violence allegation

Apr. 22, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jersey Shore” star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was arrested Thursday for investigation of felony domestic violence, police said. Ortiz-Magro, 35, was arrested in the coastal Playa del Rey section of Los Angeles, LAPD Officer William Cooper said. ...

Senate OKs bill to fight hate crimes against Asian Americans

Apr. 22, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a bill that would help combat the rise of hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, a bipartisan denunciation of such violence during the coronavirus pandemic and a modest step toward legislating in a chamber...

Sharpton decries 'stench of racism' in Daunte Wright's death

Apr. 22, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Daunte Wright, the young Black man shot by an officer during a traffic stop in suburban Minneapolis, was not “just some kid with an air freshener,” but a “prince” whose life ended too soon at the hands of police, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Thursday during an...

Florida House to Congress: Don't take our gun rights

Apr. 22, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House voted Thursday to send a message to Congress that it doesn't want the president to take away gun rights. Supporters said President Joe Biden has made it clear that he wants to restrict gun rights and Congress needs to know...

Edwards opposes bill to do away with concealed carry permit

Apr. 22, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards indicated Thursday that he will use his veto pen to strike down a bill that would remove the requirement that gun owners have a permit to carry concealed firearms, if the proposal reaches his desk. The Democratic governor...

Albany police remove protesters camped outside station

Apr. 22, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Albany police officers clashed with demonstrators Thursday as they ejected them from a makeshift street encampment outside a police station. Up to 20 demonstrators had been camped outside the department's South Station for several days to draw...

Officer charged with murder doesn't want man called 'victim'

Apr. 22, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer charged with murder in the shooting of a man during a mental health call doesn't want prosecutors to refer to the dead person as a victim during the upcoming trial. An attorney for Huntsville police officer William...

Latest: Klobuchar seeks 'true justice' for Black Americans

Apr. 22, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the funeral of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man who was shot and killed by a suburban Minneapolis police officer during a traffic stop April 11 (all times local): 3:02 p.m. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is calling...