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FILE - In this July 29, 2020, file photo, a demonstrator kicks a tear gas canister back at federal officers during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in Portland, Ore. Interviews by The Associated Press with medical researchers, federal regulatory agencies, and a review of U.S. government-funded scientific studies raise questions about the safety of the gas, especially its use on individuals in confined spaces, in excessive quantities, and when it’s fired directly at protesters. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Portland mayor decries violent protesters as props for Trump

Aug. 6, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of Portland, Oregon, a city wracked by nearly 70 consecutive nights of unrest, on Thursday angrily denounced those who attempted to set a police precinct on fire with officers stationed inside as props in President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign and said those...

Alabama lawmaker facing theft charges from former workplace

Aug. 6, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Rep. Will Dismukes has been arrested on theft charges after his former employer accused him of stealing, the Montgomery County district attorney announced Friday. Montgomery District Attorney Daryl Bailey announced at a news conference that a warrant on first-degree theft...

Teacher Sheila Buck, left, Norman City Councilor Alexandra Scott and Ashley McCray arrive for their arraignment at the Tulsa County Courthouse in Tulsa, Okla., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Buck and three other people arrested at a Tulsa campaign rally for President Donald Trump, pleaded not guilty Thursday to misdemeanor obstruction charges. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

4 people arrested at Tulsa Trump rally plead not guilty

Aug. 6, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Four people arrested at a Tulsa campaign rally for President Donald Trump, including a Tulsa teacher and a Norman City Council member, pleaded not guilty Thursday to misdemeanor obstruction charges. The Tulsa World reports art teacher Sheila Buck and council member Alex Scott, along...

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018 file photo, Cliven Bundy talks to reporters outside Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Headquarters in Las Vegas. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal in San Francisco on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, denied prosecutors' efforts to overturn U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro's decision to stop a months-long trial in January 2018 due to prosecutorial misconduct and her order dismissing the case so it could not be re-filed. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)

US appeals court denies bid to resurrect Bundy standoff case

Aug. 6, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A U.S. appeals court refused Thursday to resurrect the criminal case against states’ rights figure Cliven Bundy, family members and others stemming from a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents trying to round up Bundy cattle near the family ranch in Nevada. The 9th U.S. Circuit...

Indictment: man shot into packed car, killed 1 of 8 in car

Aug. 6, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An 18-year-old New Orleans man was indicted Thursday on charges accusing him of shooting into a car packed with eight people, killing one and wounding five. Dijon Dixon is charged second-degree murder in the death of of 17-year-old Cornelius Smith, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro said...

Overland Park councilman charged with misdemeanor battery

Aug. 6, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — An Overland Park City Council member who is facing a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery has been removed from the city's public safety committee during the investigation. Councilman Scott Hamblin, 42, was charged after police were called to his home on July 21. No injuries...

FILE - This Feb. 29, 2020 file photo, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre speaks at Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2020, at the National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Md.  New York’s attorney general is suing the National Rifle Association, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over allegations that high-ranking executives diverted millions of dollars for personal benefit. The lawsuit filed Thursday, Aug. 6,  by Attorney General Letitia James followed an 18-month investigation into the NRA, which is a nonprofit group originally chartered in New York.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

New York attorney general seeks to dissolve NRA

Aug. 6, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s attorney general sued the National Rifle Association on Thursday, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over claims that top executives illegally diverted tens of millions of dollars for lavish personal trips, no-show contracts for...

Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Matt Albence comments Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Jackson, Miss., after the announcement of the indictments of four executives from two Mississippi poultry processing plants on federal charges tied to one of the largest workplace immigration raids in the U.S. in the past decade. Their announcement happened a day before the one-year anniversary of the raids in which 680 people were arrested at seven poultry plants in central Mississippi. U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst listens in rear. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

4 poultry plant execs indicted after 2019 immigration raid

Aug. 6, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Four executives from two Mississippi poultry processing plants have been indicted on federal charges tied to one of the largest workplace immigration raids in the U.S. in the past decade. U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement,...

2 protesters charged with trying to set police car on fire

Aug. 6, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two men who took part in protests against racial injustice in Trenton after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis have been charged with trying to set a police vehicle on fire. A federal criminal complaint released Thursday charged 20-year-old Killian Melecio of Columbus and...

FILE - This combination of file photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows Derek Chauvin, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Prosecutors say they may revisit the issue of audio-visual coverage of the trials of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd.  Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by him and the other Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Kueng, Lane and Thao have been charged with aiding and abetting Chauvin. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Ex-cop's lawyer wants prosecutor dropped from Floyd case

Aug. 6, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for a fired Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd wants the local prosecutor dropped from the case. The attorney for former Officer J. Kueng filed a motion Thursday arguing that Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, the county's top prosecutor, has...