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Supreme Court vacates 4 more sentences after Oklahoma ruling

Jul. 11, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Native American man convicted in Oklahoma of first-degree murder and another who pleaded guilty to manslaughter had their convictions vacated because the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that much of the eastern part of the state remains a reservation on which tribal members are subject to...

In this video grab taken from the Associated Press Television footage, people attend a protest in support of Sergei Furgal, the governor of the Khabarovsk region, who was arrested in Khabarovsk Thursday and flown to Moscow for interrogation, in Khabarovsk, Russia, Saturday, July 11, 2020. A court in Moscow ruled Friday to jail a provincial governor pending a probe on charges of his involvement in multiple murders. The arrest of Furgal, who has remained widely popular in his region, has stoked broad discontent, with a petition protesting his arrest quickly getting more than 37,000 signatures and residents of Khabarovsk staging pickets in his support. (AP Photo)

Thousands protest arrest of Russian regional governor

Jul. 11, 2020 7:01 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators in the Russian Far East city of Khabarovsk have held a protest against the arrest of the region’s governor on charges of involvement in multiple murders. The Saturday demonstration in the city 6100 kilometers (3800 miles) east of Moscow was unsanctioned but...

This photo released by the Aurora Police Department, in Colorado, shows Officers Erica Marrero, from left, Jaron Jones and Kyle Dittrich. Jason Rosenblatt, one of three white officers who stopped Elijah McClain, has been fired over the photos showing colleagues reenacting the chokehold used before the Black man died in August 2019, according to documents from prosecutors. The officers shown in the photo have either been fired or have resigned, according to officials. (Aurora Police Department via AP)

Correction: Racial Injustice-Elijah McClain story

Jul. 10, 2020 7:35 PM EDT
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — In a story published July 3, 2020, about police officers being fired over photos showing them reenacting a chokehold used on Elijah McClain, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a family friend. His name is Terrance Roberts, not Terrence Roberts.

Police: Gunman shoots 2 Texas officers, hits 3rd in holster

Jul. 10, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

RENO, Texas (AP) — Two law enforcement officers were shot when a suspect accused of killing his sister and threatening others opened fire on them in North Texas and barricaded himself in a home, authorities said Friday. Police in Reno, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of Fort Worth, say the suspect...

South Dakota teen gets 55-years for killing of Wyoming girl

Jul. 10, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota teenager was sentenced Friday to 55 years in prison after admitting he fatally shot a Wyoming girl last fall. The 17-year-old Sturgis boy was sentenced after pleading guilty in May to first-degree manslaughter for killing Shayna Ritthaler, a 16-year-old from Upton,...

2 arrested, 2 wanted after 11-year-old killed on July Fourth

Jul. 10, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two men have been arrested and two others are wanted in connection with the killing of an 11-year-old boy who was shot during a Fourth of July cookout in Washington, police said Friday. The boy, Davon McNeal, was shot in the head during an exchange of gunfire between five armed suspects,...

This undated photo provided by the Fond du Lac County, Wis., Sheriff's Office, shows Daniel Navarro, a Mexican American man from Wisconsin charged with homicide as a hate crime because prosecutors say he intentionally crashed his pickup truck into a motorcyclist and killed the man because he was white. (Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Mexican American man charged with hate crime in fatal crash

Jul. 10, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A Mexican American man from Wisconsin is charged with homicide as a hate crime because prosecutors say he intentionally crashed his pickup truck into a motorcyclist and killed the man because he was white. Daniel Navarro, 27, of Fond du Lac, told investigators he had been harassed...

4-year-old St. Louis boy shot on July Fourth has died

Jul. 10, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 4-year-old St. Louis boy who was shot in the head on the Fourth of July, apparently by a stray bullet, has died, police said Friday. Michael Goodlow III had been hospitalized in grave condition since being shot on Saturday. A police spokeswoman, Evita Caldwell, said homicide detectives...

A governor of the Khabarovsk region along the border with China, Sergei Furgal is escorted from a court room in Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 10, 2020. A provincial governor in Russia's far east has been arrested on charges of involvement in multiple murders and was flown to Moscow. The court ordered Frugal to be jailed for two months as the investigation continues. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Russian court jails governor facing murder charges

Jul. 10, 2020 10:19 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow ruled Friday to jail a provincial governor pending a probe on charges of his involvement in multiple murders. Sergei Furgal, the governor of the Khabarovsk region along the border with China, was arrested in Khabarovsk on Thursday and was flown to Moscow for interrogation...

The accused in the trial of a six-time murder in Rot am See is led to his seat in a hall of the regional court in Ellwangen, Germany, Friday, July 10, 2020. The young man is said to have killed his parents, two half-brothers and sisters as well as his uncle and aunt at the end of January 2020. The public prosecutor accuses the German of murder and attempted murder. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)

German convicted of murder in shooting of 6 family members

Jul. 10, 2020 9:04 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A court in southern Germany has convicted a 27-year-old man of murder for killing six members of his family earlier this year. German news agency dpa reported that the regional court in Ellwangen sentenced the defendant Friday to 15 years imprisonment for fatally shooting his parents, two...