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FILE - In this May 27, 2020, file photo, mourners grieve at a makeshift memorial at the spot where Miracle Crook, and Tony Crook, walked down to Mingo Creek at the Shoreline Apartments in Tulsa. Okla. The Oklahoma medical examiners office has ruled that two Tulsa children whose bodies were found in waterways in May accidentally drowned. Autopsy reports released Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, say both 3-year-old Miracle Crook and her 21-month-old brother, Tony Crook drowned after being last seen on video holding hands and walking through an opening in a chain-link fence toward rain-swollen creek that flows into the Arkansas River. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP, File)

Autopsies determine 2 Tulsa children accidentally drowned

Aug. 7, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two Tulsa children whose bodies were found in waterways in May accidentally drowned, the Oklahoma medical examiner's office ruled Friday. Autopsy reports say both 3-year-old Miracle Crook and her 21-month-old brother, Tony Crook, drowned after being last seen on video holding hands and...

Judge: Prosecutor will stay on ex-cop's case in Floyd death

Aug. 7, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge overseeing the cases against the four former officers charged in the death of George Floyd has denied a request to have a local prosecutor removed. J. Kueng's attorney filed a motion Thursday arguing that Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, the county’s top prosecutor,...

A billboard sponsored by O, The Oprah Magazine, is on display with with a photo of Breonna Taylor, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 in Louisville, KY. Twenty-six billboards are going up across Louisville, demanding that the police officers involved in Taylor's death be arrested and charged.  Taylor was shot multiple times March 13 when police officers burst into her Louisville apartment using a no-knock warrant during a narcotics investigation. No drugs were found. (AP Photo/Dylan T. Lovan)

Winfrey demanding justice for Breonna Taylor with billboards

Aug. 7, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — First, Oprah Winfrey put Breonna Taylor on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine. Now the media mogul is spreading her message with billboards demanding justice for the Kentucky woman shot to death during a police raid. Twenty-six billboards displaying a portrait of Taylor are going up...

Appeals court sides with teen who spoke out against assault

Aug. 7, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that a lower court was justified in blocking the suspension of a Maine high school student who posted a note in a bathroom to draw attention to sexual assault. Cape Elizabeth schools suspended Aela Mansmann, then a 15-year-old sophomore at Cape...

TAKES OUT REFERENCE OF FORMER FOOTBALL PLAYER - FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan shows Dr. Robert E. Anderson.  Dozens of more victims who said they were molested by the University of Michigan doctor have filed a lawsuit against the school. They include a former student who claims he told legendary coach Bo Schembechler about the abuse in 1982.  (Robert Kalmbach/Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan via AP)

Judge: U-Mich. must tell alumni about doctor abuse lawsuits

Aug. 7, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered the University of Michigan to inform alumni about a class-action lawsuit against the school over sexual abuse by a longtime campus doctor. U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts intervened after lawyers argued that the university shouldn't be communicating with...

North Carolina sheriff's office changes restraint policy

Aug. 7, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s office has changed its restraint policy in the wake of last year’s death of a man jailed on an assault charge, but the restraint wasn’t banned. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office changed the policy on the hog-tie-style...

This combination of photos released by Lifetime shows participants in the new docuseries “Surviving Jeffrey Epstein” top row from left, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, Teresa Helm, Jena Lisa Jones, Kiki, Rachel Benavidez, Marijke Chartouni, Chaunte Davies, and Courtney Wild. The series premieres on Sunday. (Lifetime via AP)

How an arrest upended filming of 'Surviving Jeffrey Epstein'

Aug. 7, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The filmmakers behind “Surviving Jeffrey Epstein” moved quickly when Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested on federal charges that she acted as a recruiter for the financier’s sexual abuse. The fourth episode of the new Lifetime docuseries, which was intended to be a...

Indian court rejects plea to end trial of 2 Italian marines

Aug. 7, 2020 8:37 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Supreme Court on Friday declined an Indian government plea to end the prosecution of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 until it has heard from the victims' families on the issue of Italian compensation. Government attorney Tushar Mehta...

Janice Jordan, one of John Neville's aunts, lights a candle during a vigil for Neville on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Bailey Park in Winston-Salem, N.C. Demonstrators held the vigil to demand justice for Neville, a Black man who died days after his December 2019 arrest following the release of body camera videos that showed him struggling with guards and yelling he couldn’t breathe as they restrained him.   (Allison Lee Isley/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

Calls for justice in Black suspect's death in North Carolina

Aug. 7, 2020 1:32 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Demonstrators held a vigil in North Carolina to demand justice for a Black man who died days after his arrest following the release of body camera videos that showed the man struggling with guards and yelling he couldn’t breathe as they restrained him. More than 70...

Today in History

Aug. 7, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 7, the 220th day of 2020. There are 146 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 7, 1964, Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, giving President Lyndon B. Johnson broad powers in dealing with reported North Vietnamese attacks on U.S....