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Police: Officers fatally shoot armed robbery suspect

Oct. 20, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida police officers fatally shot a Black armed robbery suspect Tuesday morning, authorities said. Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan said during a news conference that two officers confronted Dominique Mulkey, 26, minutes after he left a Dollar General store. Employees at the store had...

People hold banners as they demonstrate on the street to protest against police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday Oct. 20, 2020. After 13 days of protests against police brutality, authorities have imposed a 24-hour curfew in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city as moves are made to stop growing violence. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Amnesty: Credible reports protesters shot dead in Nigeria

Oct. 20, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Amnesty International said late Tuesday there was “credible but disturbing evidence” that security forces in the megacity of Lagos had fatally shot protesters who were demonstrating against police brutality despite a new curfew going into effect. The Lagos state...

Postal carrier accused of stealing mail-in ballot in Miami

Oct. 20, 2020 9:16 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A U.S. Postal Service carrier is accused of stealing a Miami-Dade County mail-in ballot, 10 gift cards and four prepaid debit cards earlier this month, federal authorities said. A federal complaint filed by the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General said that between Oct. 5 and 16,...

Former Oregon sheriff’s deputy accused of theft found dead

Oct. 19, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a former Marion County sheriff’s deputy accused of theft, official misconduct and other charges was found dead at a Wilsonville hotel. Sean Banks was found dead Saturday at the GuestHouse Inn & Suites near Interstate 5, according to the Marion County...

People demonstrate on the street to protest against police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria, Sunday Oct. 18, 2020. Nigerian protests against police brutality continued Sunday for the eleventh day, with demonstrators fending off attacks from gangs suspected to be backed by the police, warnings from the Nigerian military, and a government order to stop because of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Nigeria's anti-police protesters storm prison, free inmates

Oct. 19, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's protests against police brutality turned violent Monday when a crowd stormed a prison and freed inmates in Benin City in southern Nigeria. Some prisoners jumped from a high fence of the institution while others were seen running away on the street, according to videos from...

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Liam Neeson's 'Honest Thief' notches No. 1 at box office

Oct. 18, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Liam Neeson’s thriller “Honest Thief” stole the top spot at the box office in yet another quiet weekend of moviegoing. The Open Roads Films movie brought in $3.7 million in North America the weekend of its U.S. debut. The film, starring Neeson as a notorious bank...

This Dec. 17, 2018, photo provided by the San Francisco Police courtesy of the San Francisco Zoo, shows a missing lemur, named Maki. The ring-tailed lemur was missing from the San Francisco Zoo after someone broke into an enclosure overnight and stole the endangered animal, police said Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. The 21-year-old male lemur was discovered missing shortly before the zoo opened to visitors, zoo and police officials said. They're seeking tips from the public in hopes of finding the lemur, explaining that Maki is an endangered animal that requires specialized care. (Marianne V. Hale/San Francisco Zoo via AP)

'There's a lemur!' 5-year-old helps crack SF Zoo theft case

Oct. 17, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police said Friday they arrested a man suspected of stealing a ring-tailed lemur from the San Francisco Zoo, where officials rewarded a 5-year-old boy who helped recapture the endangered primate with a lifetime membership. The theft of Maki, an arthritic 21-year-old lemur, made the...

People hold banners as they demonstrate on the street to protest against police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria, Friday Oct. 16, 2020. Nigerian protests against police brutality continued Friday for the ninth day, with demonstrators fending off attacks from gangs suspected to be backed by the police, warnings from the Nigerian military, and a government order to stop because of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Nigeria's anti-police brutality protests block major roads

Oct. 16, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian protests against police brutality continued Friday for the ninth day, with demonstrators fending off attacks from gangs suspected to be backed by the police, warnings from the Nigerian military, and a government order to stop because of COVID-19. In Lagos, Nigeria's largest...

This undated photo provided by the San Francisco Police, courtesy of the San Francisco Zoo, shows a missing lemur named Maki. The ring-tailed lemur was missing from the San Francisco Zoo after someone broke into an enclosure overnight and stole the endangered animal, police said Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. The 21-year-old male lemur was discovered missing shortly before the zoo opened to visitors, zoo and police officials said. They're seeking tips from the public in hopes of finding the lemur, explaining that Maki is an endangered animal that requires specialized care. (Marianne V. Hale/San Francisco Zoo via AP)

Lemur located after break-in at San Francisco Zoo

Oct. 16, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A ring-tailed lemur stolen from the San Francisco Zoo has been found, police said Thursday. The 21-year-old male lemur named Maki was discovered missing shortly before the zoo opened to visitors on Wednesday. Investigators found evidence of a forced entry to the lemur enclosure. ...

Black man serving life for stealing hedge clippers paroled

Oct. 15, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Black man whose life sentence for making off with hedge clippers in a 1997 burglary drew scathing criticism from the chief justice of Louisiana’s Supreme Court was granted parole Thursday. The 3-0 vote during an online meeting of the Committee on Parole means freedom, with...