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Police to guard polls for vote in protest-wracked Hong Kong

Nov. 22, 2019 4:39 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Police will be out in force at polling stations in Hong Kong this weekend as keenly contested local elections take place amid ongoing anti-government protests. Hong Kong’s new police commissioner, Tang Ping-keung, told reporters Friday that officers would deal with any outbreak of...

Man shot by police on Vegas airport tarmac didn’t work there

Nov. 22, 2019 2:39 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police shot an intruder who fought with officers before dawn Thursday on the tarmac outside a terminal at McCarran International Airport, including an officer who was knocked unconscious, authorities said. The wounded intruder and the injured officer were hospitalized after the...

Jury to deliberate in officer’s fatal shooting of black man

Nov. 22, 2019 1:09 AM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama jury is expected to begin deliberations soon in the trial of a white police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man in 2016. News outlets reported that testimony concluded Thursday with Montgomery police Officer Aaron Cody Smith taking the stand to describe the fatal...

Jury to deliberate in officer’s fatal shooting of black man

Nov. 21, 2019 10:07 PM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama jury is expected to begin deliberations Friday in the trial of a white police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man in 2016. Testimony in the murder trial concluded Thursday with the officer taking the stand to describe the shooting and prosecutors and a defense...

The Latest: Jury to deliberate in officer’s murder trial

Nov. 21, 2019 9:06 PM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of an Alabama police officer. (all times local): 7:50 p.m. A jury is expected to begin deliberating soon in the trial of an Alabama police officer facing a murder charge for the 2016 shooting of an unarmed man. WSFA reports that prosecutors and defense...

Baltimore ex-mayor enters guilty pleas in fraud case

Nov. 21, 2019 7:48 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore pleaded guilty Thursday to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges involving sales of her self-published children's books, a case that exposed anew the depths of corruption in Maryland’s largest city. Catherine Pugh pleaded guilty in...

Sheriff at troubled Ohio county jail responds to allegations

Nov. 21, 2019 1:07 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The sheriff who oversees a small Ohio county jail that has been plagued with deaths and injuries over the last year said Thursday he’ll share information about the facility once an internal investigation is complete. The Associated Press reported Wednesday that family members of...

Universal delayed guest whose shirt said retired officer

Nov. 21, 2019 7:57 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 55-year-old law enforcement veteran was stopped from entering Universal Studios for nearly an hour because the front of his grey long-sleeved t-shirt read “retired police officer.” Former Ormond Beach officer Vincent Champion tells the Orlando Sentinel the experience...

Police: Chicago teen hurt in gunfire likely shot by officer

Nov. 20, 2019 6:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A 15-year-old Chicago high school student who was wounded during a gun fight between a bank robbery suspect and investigators was likely shot by a suburban police officer, Chicago police said Wednesday. Two men robbed a bank in Des Plaines late Tuesday afternoon. A Des Plaines officer...

The Latest: Police say wounded teen likely shot by officer

Nov. 20, 2019 6:33 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on gun fight between police and alleged bank robber (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Chicago police say a 15-year-old high school student who was wounded during a gun fight between a suspected bank robber and investigators was likely shot by a suburban police officer. First Deputy...