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Decision expected on charges for cop who shot Black motorist

Apr. 14, 2021 02:52 AM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors expect to decide Wednesday whether to charge the white former police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb, sparking nights of protests and raising tensions amid the nearby murder trial of the ex-officer...

The Latest: South Korea reports highest jump in 3 months

Apr. 14, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea __ South Korea has recorded its highest daily jump in new COVID-19 infections in about three months, as officials urge the public to maintain vigilance. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Wednesday it’s confirmed 731 new cases over...

Body missing, suspect arrested in '96 student disappearance

Apr. 14, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Flores was the last person seen with Kristin Smart before she vanished from a college campus on California’s scenic Central Coast nearly 25 years ago and suspicion has followed him ever since. He went from being a “person of interest” to a...

Expert: Ex-cop justified in pinning George Floyd to pavement

Apr. 13, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The defense for a former police officer charged in George Floyd's death challenged the heart of the case against the officer, calling a use-of-force expert who testified that Derek Chauvin was justified in pinning Floyd and said it might have gone easier if the Black man...

Driver jailed for 22 years for killing 4 Australian police

Apr. 13, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A truck driver was sentenced to 22 years in prison on Wednesday for hitting and killing four police officers on an Australian freeway. Mohinder Singh was drug-effected and sleep-deprived when his truck veered into an emergency stopping lane...

Cop, police chief resign 2 days after Black motorist's death

Apr. 13, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A white police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb resigned Tuesday, as did the city's police chief — moves that the mayor said he hoped would help heal the community and lead to reconciliation after two nights...

'Prime suspect' arrested in 1996 disappearance of student

Apr. 13, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The longtime suspect in the 25-year-old disappearance of California college student Kristin Smart was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of murder, and his father was booked in jail as an accessory to the crime. Paul Flores, 44, who was the last person...

Man who attacked 2 women in SF not guilty of felony assault

Apr. 13, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who attacked two women on San Francisco's Embarcadero was acquitted of felony assault after his attorneys said he suffered a psychotic episode. George Kennedy was acquitted Monday of the felony and convicted only of a misdemeanor charge of...

A bitter custody battle and 3 young lives lost in California

Apr. 13, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Erik Denton was supposed to see his three young children last Sunday, the one day every other week that he was allowed to be with them. Three-year-old Joanna, her 2-year-old brother, Terry, and 6-month-old sister, Sierra, had been staying with their...

2 sentenced to prison for murder of congressman's grandson

Apr. 13, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two people found guilty in the 2016 shooting death of the grandson of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis were each given 30-year prison sentences Tuesday by a Cook County judge. Tariq Harris was 16 and Dijae Banks 17 when prosecutors alleged they broke into the home ...