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Hundreds of black deaths in Red Summer ignored century later

Jul. 23, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

America in the summer of 1919 ran red with blood from racial violence, and yet today, 100 years later, not many people know it even happened. It flowed in small towns like Elaine, Arkansas, in medium-size places such as Annapolis, Maryland, and Syracuse, New York, and in big cities like Washington and Chicago....

Police wait downstream for suspect trying to swim to freedom

Jul. 23, 2019 5:28 AM EDT

LAKE LURE, N.C. (AP) — A wanted Tiki bar cook tried to flee authorities by swimming away in a North Carolina river, but was caught by officers waiting downstream. A Lake Lure Police statement says 38-year-old Jesse Lee Boyd was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service on warrants accusing him of forgery or...

Funeral service slated for slain off-duty officer

Jul. 23, 2019 5:25 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The funeral service is scheduled Tuesday for an off-duty Pittsburgh police officer shot to death in a street confrontation more than a week ago. Thirty-five-year-old Officer Calvin Hall died Wednesday, three days after he was shot three times in the back during a street dispute in the...

Eritrean shot in Germany, suspect fatally shoots himself

Jul. 23, 2019 5:18 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors say an Eritrean man has been shot and seriously wounded in western Germany and that the suspect, who apparently had an anti-foreigner motive, fatally shot himself hours later. Alexander Badle, a spokesman for prosecutors in Frankfurt, said Tuesday the 26-year-old Eritrean was shot...

Bear that broke into Vermont home last weekend euthanized

Jul. 23, 2019 5:01 AM EDT

UNDERHILL, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding people to avoid attracting bears after a bear that broke into a home in Underhill last weekend had to be euthanized due to public safety concerns. Officials say the bear twice entered the home at night through screened windows....

Wray's testimony could be preview for Mueller hearing

Jul. 23, 2019 4:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray's appearance before a Senate committee could be something of a preview of the intense questioning special counsel Robert Mueller is likely to face in Congress the next day. Wray is set to testify Tuesday morning before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is...

Tax return preparer pleads guilty to trying to defraud IRS

Jul. 23, 2019 4:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. The U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release on Monday that Garvey Imhotep of Raleigh conspired with others to file false tax returns for the tax years 2011 through 2014....

Police: Georgia woman drops, fatally hurts baby during fight

Jul. 23, 2019 3:36 AM EDT

MOULTRIE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman is accused of dropping and fatally injuring her 3-month-old baby during an altercation with another woman. WALB-TV reports 26-year-old Karen Lashun Harrison was charged with felony murder, cruelty to children and simple battery. Moultrie Police Lt. Freddie Williams says...

Panel of national leaders aims for bipartisan justice reform

Jul. 23, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new criminal justice reform group launching Tuesday brings together Democratic and Republican governors, a Black Lives Matter organizer and a Koch Industries vice president in an unlikely collaboration aimed at harnessing momentum following a bipartisan overhaul last year....

Oro Valley police say woman's death appears to be accidental

Jul. 23, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Oro Valley say a missing woman who first appeared to be the victim of a suspicious death likely died in some sort of an accident. Authorities were looking for 19-year-old Caitlin Flanagan and her vehicle on Monday. Officers were dispatched to a building after the woman's car...