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Trump says beating of Nichols 'never should have happened'

Jan. 28, 2023 19:54 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Saturday said the footage of the brutal beating of Tyre Nichols by five Memphis police officers is “horrible” and that the attack “never should have happened.” “I thought it was terrible. He was in such trouble. He...

Memphis beating video puts spotlight on first police account

Jan. 28, 2023 16:42 PM EST

Newly released video shows Memphis police officers battering motorist Tyre Nichols with punches and kicks and also using pepper spray and a baton, with Nichols howling in pain as he tried to shield the blows. Yet initially, in a statement posted on social media the day after the...

Grizzlies, other NBA teams speak out on Tyre Nichols' death

Jan. 27, 2023 23:06 PM EST

Memphis Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins watched a televised interview on Friday of Tyre Nichols’ mother speaking about the loss of her son, and lost control of his emotions. “I cried,” Jenkins said. The outrage, frustration, sadness and anger was evident around...

1 year, 1 day in prison for lawyer in police car firebombing

Jan. 26, 2023 21:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer who purchased gasoline that another lawyer used in firebombing an unoccupied New York City police car during protests over George Floyd's death in 2020 was sentenced Thursday to a year and a day in prison. Colinford Mattis, appearing in federal court, was...

Gov. Walz proposes $3.3B for infrastructure across Minnesota

Jan. 26, 2023 18:17 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz proposed a $3.3 billion public infrastructure package Thursday that would use a combination of borrowing and cash to finance improvements to roads, bridges, water systems, housing and the environment across Minnesota. “The investments in our...

Walz proposes tax credit checks for 2.5M Minnesota families

Jan. 24, 2023 18:40 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Millions of Minnesota families would get checks totaling as much as $2,600 from the state's huge surplus under the budget plan that Gov. Tim Walz announced Tuesday, saying it would give residents the largest package of tax cuts in state history. The direct...

Man suspected of shooting 2 Minnesota deputies found dead

Jan. 24, 2023 10:07 AM EST

WINSTED, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected of shooting two deputies in the central Minnesota town of Winsted is dead. The shootings happened around midday Monday after the deputies went to the home to serve an arrest warrant. After hours of getting no further response,...

Court asked to void verdict against ex-cop in Floyd's murder

Jan. 18, 2023 14:54 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An attorney for Derek Chauvin asked an appeals court Wednesday to throw out the former Minneapolis police officer's convictions in the murder of George Floyd, arguing that legal and procedural errors deprived him of a fair trial. Floyd died on May 25, 2020,...

Making pig livers humanlike in quest to ease organ shortage

Jan. 17, 2023 13:07 PM EST

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The ghostly form floating in a large jar had been the robust reddish-brown of a healthy organ just hours before. Now it’s semitranslucent, white tubes like branches on a tree showing through. This is a pig liver that's gradually being transformed to...

New charges against mom accused of killing 6-year-old son

Jan. 15, 2023 14:06 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Upgraded murder charges have been filed against a Minnesota mom who is accused of fatally shooting her 6-year-old son and stashing his body in the trunk of her car last spring. Julissa Thaler was already charged with second-degree murder in the May 20 death of...