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Man says fire Phoenix officers who aimed guns at his family

Jun. 20, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The young black man shown in a videotaped encounter that showed Phoenix police pointing guns and yelling obscenities at him and his pregnant fiancee told the City Council on Wednesday that he wants the officers fired. Dravon Ames, 22, told councilmembers that he and his family "could have...

Dallas police: Fatal shooting by officer goes to grand jury

Jun. 19, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police are referring a shooting in which a suburban officer killed a vehicle theft suspect to a grand jury after reviewing evidence and interviewing witnesses. A statement from Dallas police on Wednesday said the special investigations unit concluded its investigation of the shooting...

The Latest: Phoenix man in video calls for police firings

Jun. 19, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the videotaped police encounter after a reported shoplifting (all times local): 4:57 p.m. The young black man who was targeted in a videotaped encounter that showed Phoenix police pointing guns at him and his pregnant fiancee has told the City Council he wants the officers to...

Police: Theft suspect tried to evade chase by leaving state

Jun. 19, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of stealing in Louisiana led police on a chase into Mississippi under the mistaken impression that officers couldn't follow him there. In a news release, Slidell police say officers were investigating a shoplifting call Tuesday when they approached...

Thief takes Marilyn Monroe statue from Hollywood gazebo

Jun. 19, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Goodbye, Norma Jean? Officials say someone climbed a more than two-story tall Hollywood public art piece and stole a statue of Marilyn Monroe. The statue depicting Monroe in her iconic pose from the 1955 film "The Seven Year Itch" went missing early Monday from the "Four Ladies of...

Man accused of stealing WWII dog tags from National Archives

Jun. 19, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Virginia National Guard sergeant is accused of stealing World War II-era dog tags from the National Archives and Records Administration in Maryland, at least the second theft case involving the research facility. Robert Rumsby, 29, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, told investigators...

Phoenix police chief promises change amid civil rights claim

Jun. 19, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police Chief Jeri Williams promised change in her department after being booed by some of hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night to discuss a videotaped police encounter that has caused a national outcry. The meeting at a downtown church was called by the city in the wake of the release...

The Latest: Couple speak about Phoenix police incident

Jun. 18, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on Phoenix police pointing guns at a couple during a shoplifting investigation (all times local): 8:10 p.m. A father says he and his family are lucky to be alive after Phoenix police aimed guns and yelled obscenities at them in a videotaped encounter. Dravon Ames said during a...

Wayne Newton tells Vegas jury he fired shot as burglars fled

Jun. 18, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Longtime Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton told a Nevada jury on Tuesday that he fired a gunshot to scare away two burglars that he and his wife and their teenage daughter encountered during a second burglary in 10 days at their home a year ago. "My wife was in hysterics and crying,"...

The Latest: Newton tells jury he fired shot as burglars fled

Jun. 18, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a 22-year-old Nevada prison inmate accused of burglarizing the home of Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton and his family in June 2018 (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Longtime Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton told a jury he fired a gunshot to scare away two...