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Phoenix police chief promises change amid civil rights claim

Jun. 19, 2019 1:19 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...

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...

LA school board votes to end random searches

Jun. 19, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's second-largest school moved Tuesday to end random metal-detector searches of students at secondary schools, a daily procedure that critics called ineffective, intrusive and offensive. The board of the Los Angeles Unified School District directed Superintendent Austin Beutner...

Attorney: Man killed at Costco was mentally ill, off meds

Jun. 18, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man fatally shot in a Southern California Costco store was mentally ill and off his medication when he pushed or slapped an off-duty police officer who opened fire and killed the man and critically wounded the man's parents, the lawyer for the man's family said Tuesday. Attorney Dale...

Shanahan drops bid to lead Pentagon, citing 'painful' past

Jun. 18, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stepped down Tuesday before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate, citing a "painful" family situation that would hurt his children and reopen "wounds we have worked years to heal." President Donald Trump announced Shanahan's departure in...

After shooting, Buttigieg says police must activate cameras

Jun. 18, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) is telling officers after a fatal police shooting that they must activate their body cameras during any interaction with civilians. The Democratic presidential candidate asked his police chief to issue an executive order...

Prosecutor: Navy SEAL bragged about killing captive in Iraq

Jun. 18, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A decorated Navy SEAL stabbed to death a wounded and captive teenage Islamic State fighter in Iraq and then bragged about it, a military prosecutor told jurors Tuesday during opening statements in a politically charged court-martial. Lt. Brian John projected photos of the dead prisoner in...

Brazil model accusing Neymar of rape speaks to police again

Jun. 18, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian model who has accused soccer star Neymar of raping her in a Paris hotel testified a second time to police in Sao Paulo on Tuesday, and her lawyer said he may request a face-to-face encounter between the two. Najila Trindade testified earlier this month to Sao Paulo police...

Photographer recounts facing Dallas gunman

Jun. 18, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Waiting outside a federal courthouse, photographer Tom Fox took in Dallas' 8 a.m. bustle. People dressed for work got out of cars. A homeless man danced on a street pole. But when what initially sounded like a truck backfiring clarified into gunshots, the routine assignment for a veteran...

Witness: Suspect in slaying tried to get her into his car

Jun. 18, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A University of Illinois graduate student told jurors Tuesday that the man on trial for killing a 26-year-old visiting scholar from China tried to get her into his car by posing as an undercover police officer, saying she felt physically ill when she recognized him days later in a...