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Man accused of murder of man found beaten in Gilbert home

Oct. 27, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — A 32-year-old man is accused of first-degree murder in the Oct. 11 death of a 73-year-old man found badly beaten his Gilbert home. Gilbert police arrested Jacob Samia on Monday in the killing of Frank Bernal. Police officers following a blood trail after an attempted break-in at a...

A man stands holds merchandise outside of a damaged store after protest, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Philadelphia over the death of Walter Wallace, a Black man who was killed by police in Philadelphia. Police shot and killed the 27-year-old on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife, sparking violent protests that police said injured 30 officers and led to dozens of arrests. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Questions abound after Philadelphia police kill Black man

Oct. 27, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police leaders struggled to answer questions Tuesday about what led to the death of Walter Wallace under more than a dozen rounds fired by two Philadelphia officers who say he refused calls to put down a knife in a confrontation that led to unrest in the predominantly Black...

Civil trial to begin over arrest in 2015 freeway shootings

Oct. 27, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A civil trial is scheduled to begin Wednesday in a false-arrest lawsuit filed by a landscaper once charged in some of metro Phoenix’s 2015 freeway shootings. Leslie Merritt Jr., 26, was jailed for seven months on charges in four shootings until his case was dismissed in 2016 after...

Suspect arrested in woman's killing on Crow Reservation

Oct. 27, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Police in Billings have arrested a suspect in the killing of a woman on Montana's Crow Reservation. Police said in a social media post that 27-year-old Taylor Leigh Plainbull was arrested early Tuesday following a standoff at a motel along the city's Airport Road where he had...

Honolulu police offer no details in power abuse discipline

Oct. 27, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police conducted an administrative investigation after an officer was accused of arresting a 15-year-old by who had a personal dispute with the officer's son, a department spokeswoman said. Police spokeswoman Michelle Yu said Officer Kirk Uemura and his supervisor were disciplined...

Tanzanian army personal vote in Dodoma during Tanzania election Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020.  A major opposition party in Tanzania is accusing police of shooting dead at least nine citizens amid unrest over alleged fraud on the eve of the country's presidential election.(AP Photo)

At least 11 shot dead ahead of Tanzania's presidential vote

Oct. 27, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AP) — Police in Tanzania shot dead at least nine citizens amid unrest over alleged fraud ahead of the presidential election, a major opposition party asserted Tuesday, while officials denied it and one of Africa's most populous countries watched internet service slow to a crawl ahead of...

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko attends a meeting in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (Nikolai Petrov/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)

Belarus leader seeks to punish striking workers, students

Oct. 27, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko urged authorities Tuesday to take action against plant workers and students who participate in a strike called by the opposition as the authoritarian leader made another attempt to halt protests of his reelection. University students left classes...

DNA sample after gun charge led to 1976 SC murder arrest

Oct. 27, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — A DNA sample taken from a South Carolina man after his arrest for pointing a gun while drunk has cracked a long-cold case, identifying him as the lead suspect in the slaying of a woman four decades ago, according to court documents. Charles Ugvine Coleman, 65, was arrested last week...

Police seize 75K marijuana plants from Los Padres forest

Oct. 27, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — About 75,000 marijuana plants were seized and 11 suspects were arrested by authorities in Southern California during an investigation into illegal grows in Los Padres National Forest. The Ventura County sheriff's office said in a statement Monday that the quantities represent a...

FILE — In this file photo taken Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014, South African soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa, is photographed in Johannesburg.  Six years and one day since Meyiwa was fatally shot at his celebrity girlfriend's house, five men accused of being part of a plot to assassinate him in an organized

Arrests, drama 6 years after S. Africa soccer star's killing

Oct. 27, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Six years and one day since South Africa's popular national soccer team captain was fatally shot at his celebrity girlfriend's house, five men accused of being part of a plot to assassinate him appeared in a courtroom Tuesday only for the case to be beset by confusion and...