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Amnesty wants impartial probe of Indonesia police violence

Jun. 26, 2019 4:11 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Amnesty International is calling for an independent investigation into allegations of police brutality and unlawful killings during post-election riots in the Indonesian capital last month. The rights organization said Wednesday it has credible evidence of a range of grave...

Mueller to testify publicly before House committees July 17

Jun. 26, 2019 3:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before Congress on July 17 after Democrats issued subpoenas to compel him to appear, the chairmen of two House committees announced Tuesday. Mueller's unusual back-to-back testimony in front of the House Judiciary and...

Navy rests murder case in Navy SEAL's trial

Jun. 25, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The government rested its murder case against a decorated Navy SEAL on Tuesday after a computer specialist testified that the Bronze Star recipient had texted a photo to a comrade in which he is clutching the hair of a dead Islamic State captive in one hand and a knife in the other....

Virginia Beach considers independent shooting investigation

Jun. 25, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The city of Virginia Beach may soon commission an independent investigation into the mass shooting that claimed 12 lives last month, but the findings might not come out quickly enough for some victims' families, state lawmakers and city officials. City Council members delved into...

The Latest: Separate probe considered for Virginia shooting

Jun. 25, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a possible independent investigation into the Virginia Beach shooting (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The city of Virginia Beach may soon commission an independent investigation into the mass shooting that claimed 12 lives last month, but the findings might not come...

Request for more prosecutors denied in fatal drug raid probe

Jun. 25, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials have rejected a request for money to hire more prosecutors to investigate a deadly January drug raid that killed a couple and injured five Houston police officers. Instead, Harris County commissioners suggested an independent probe may be needed. The Harris County District...

The Latest: Judge won't find Navy SEAL not guilty

Jun. 25, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The judge in the war crimes trial of a decorated Navy SEAL has refused to find him not guilty of murder and attempted murder. The judge in the...

Kansas City police investigate death of transgender woman

Jun. 25, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police are investigating the death of a transgender woman whose body was found at an abandoned home as a homicide. Police said in an email that the body was found Tuesday morning on the porch of the home. Police say the victim showed obvious signs of foul play but the...

Police seek person who last saw missing Utah college student

Jun. 25, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police on Tuesday issued a public appeal for a person last seen with a University of Utah student before she disappeared more than a week ago. Mackenzie Lueck was last seen being dropped off at a Salt Lake City park at about 3 a.m. on June 17 by a Lyft driver who took her there from...

Former Arkansas lawmaker pleads guilty in corruption cases

Jun. 25, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas lawmaker who is Gov. Asa Hutchinson's nephew pleaded guilty Tuesday to accepting bribes and filing a false tax return, part of an agreement with federal prosecutors in a sprawling corruption probe. Former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, who is the son of former U.S....