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EXPLAINER: Chauvin heads to federal prison for Floyd's death

Jul. 07, 2022 10:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is about to swap solitary confinement at Minnesota's only maximum security prison for an unknown future at a federal prison where, despite his national notoriety for killing George Floyd, he'll probably be safer. ...

Ex-cop Chauvin to get federal sentence for Floyd's killing

Jul. 07, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin will learn his sentence Thursday for violating George Floyd’s civil rights, with a deal in place that will extend the time the former Minneapolis police officer already is spending behind bars for killing Floyd while shifting him to possibly more favorable...

Trial opens in deadly collapse of Italy's Morandi Bridge

Jul. 07, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

GENOA, Italy (AP) — Fifty-nine people went on trial Thursday for the 2018 collapse of Genoa’s Morandi bridge, accused of manslaughter and other charges in the deaths of 43 people. The defendants include former executives and technical experts of the company that manages many of...

'Taken too soon': Remembering Highland Park shooting victims

Jul. 07, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two of the victims of a July Fourth parade massacre in a Chicago suburb left behind a 2-year-old son. Another was staying with family in Illinois after he was injured in car wreck. For some, it was a tradition. They were avid travelers, members of their synagogue...

Boyfriend of NY woman whose body was found in trunk arrested

Jul. 07, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The boyfriend of an upstate New York woman who was last seen alive in November 2020 has been charged with her murder more than a year after the woman's body was found in the trunk of an abandoned car in Queens, authorities said. Kareem Flake, 30, was arraigned...

Haiti's struggle worsened in year since slaying of president

Jul. 07, 2022 06:48 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A year has passed since President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated at his private home where an elite security team was supposed to protect him. Not only have authorities failed to identify and arrest all those who masterminded and financed the killing, but Haiti has...

Tennessee man sentenced in 2019 deaths of 2 outside bar

Jul. 07, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who was convicted in two stabbing deaths outside a bar in 2019 has been sentenced to life in prison. Davidson County Criminal Court Judge Angelita Dalton sentenced Michael Mosley on Wednesday to two consecutive life sentences as well as a...

Pakistani policeman killed, 4 wounded in hand grenade attack

Jul. 07, 2022 03:47 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Attackers threw a hand grenade at a roadside police post in northwest Pakistan on Thursday, killing an officer and wounding four people before fleeing the scene, local officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility and the attackers' identities...

Reports: Law enforcement officers shoot man on W.Va. highway

Jul. 07, 2022 00:50 AM EDT

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Several law enforcement authorities shot a man on a federal highway in West Virginia, news outlets reported Wednesday, and video of the shooting was circulating on social media. According to a press release from West Virginia State Police Captain R. A. Maddy,...

Today in History: July 7, female cadets at West Point

Jul. 07, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 7, the 188th day of 2022. There are 177 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 7, 1976, the United States Military Academy at West Point included female cadets for the first time as 119...