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Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron addresses the media following the return of a grand jury investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor, in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Of the three Louisville Metro police officers being investigated, one was indicted. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Black attorney general chokes up during Taylor announcement

Sep. 23, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Black attorney general choked up Wednesday when explaining why a grand jury didn't seek criminal charges against police officers for Breonna Taylor’s death — but his sympathetic words fell on many deaf ears. A grand jury indicted fired Officer Brett...

FILE - In this July 5, 2016, image made from video provided by Arthur Reed, Alton Sterling, in red, is restrained by two Baton Rouge police officers, one holding a gun, outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, La. Moments later, one of the officers shot and killed Sterling, a black man who had been selling CDs outside the store, while he was on the ground. Howie Lake II, a white Louisiana police officer who assisted in the arrest in which Sterling was fatally shot, was dismissed Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, from a wrongful death lawsuit. (Arthur Reed via AP, File)

1 officer dismissed from Alton Sterling wrongful death suit

Sep. 23, 2020 4:33 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A white Louisiana police officer who assisted in the arrest in which Alton Sterling was fatally shot has been dismissed from a wrongful death lawsuit. A state district judge dismissed Howie Lake II from the case Monday at the request of Lake and his attorney, The Advocate reported. ...

Average US gas price edges up 2 pennies to $2.26 per gallon

Sep. 13, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline edged up about 2 cents over the past three weeks to $2.26 per gallon. That’s 37 cents below the average pump price from a year ago. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that slipping crude oil...

Alton Sterling case: Baton Rouge nixes $5M settlement offer

Sep. 10, 2020 9:08 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Attorneys representing the children of Alton Sterling, a Black man fatally shot by a Baton Rouge police officer in 2016, said Thursday that a decision by local officials against offering $5 million to settle a pending civil case showed they were uninformed about the matter. Sterling was...

Police: Toddler killed in shooting along Louisiana road

Sep. 5, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A toddler was fatally shot while riding in a vehicle along a Louisiana road late Friday in a shooting that was condemned by the city's mayor. Ibrie Combs, 3, was identified Saturday as the child who was killed, Baton Rouge Police Sgt. L’Jean McKneely Jr. said in a news...

A grave digger walks in the COVID-19 section of the cemetery of San Lorenzo Tezonco Iztapalapa on the outskirts of Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

The Latest: Mexico states run out of death certificates

Sep. 4, 2020 9:20 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — The coronavirus pandemic has hit Mexico so hard that the governments of several states ran out of death certificates. Officials said Friday the federal forms started running out about 15 to 20 days ago in at least three states — Baja California, the State of Mexico and Mexico City. ...

Edwards cautions state's recovery from Laura will be long

Sep. 3, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday urged people sheltering in hotels in Texas to stay there if possible, saying Louisiana is having difficulty finding available hotel rooms for more evacuees after Hurricane Laura. More than 92,000 people had registered for assistance from...

Man who shot unarmed panhandler released from jail on bond

Sep. 3, 2020 1:44 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man who fatally shot an unarmed panhandler was released from jail on bond Thursday, a week after his arrest and public outcry over the shooting. Jace Boyd, 24, posted $300,000 bond and was released Thursday, news outlets reported. Boyd, who is white, was arrested Aug. 27...

Facebook removes congressman's post over 'incitement'

Sep. 2, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana congressman's Facebook post promising the use of force against armed protesters has been removed from the social media platform, prompting a response from the congressman that “America is being manipulated into a new era of government control.” Republican Rep....

An auto parts store employee surveys the damage to the facilty on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Lake Charles, La., in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Reported tornado in Arkansas spins off Laura

Aug. 28, 2020 12:19 AM EDT

The Latest on Laura: JONESBORO, Ark. — A reported tornado tore part of the roof from a rural church in northeastern Arkansas as the remnants of Hurricane Laura crossed the state. Craighead County was under a tornado warning with there was a report of a tornado on the ground Thursday night near the Refuge...