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The Latest: Hong Kong protesters occupy major road

Aug. 18, 2019 5:06 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 5 p.m. Tens of thousands of protesters have occupied a major road in central Hong Kong and are marching onward after a large public park could not contain the droves of participants. Public transit trains were not stopping Sunday at...

New York City subway scare suspect taken into police custody

Aug. 17, 2019 10:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A homeless man from West Virginia faced charges Saturday for allegedly placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a New York City subway station, forcing an evacuation and snarling the morning commute, police said. Larry Kenton Griffin II, of Bruno, West Virginia, was awaiting...

Appeals court rules for reporter in public records case

Aug. 17, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that the state does not have the right to withhold ordinary public records just because they become part of a criminal investigation. The Friday ruling overturned a lower court's decision and clarified when the criminal investigation...

Kansas City, Kansas, police investigating shooting death

Aug. 17, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

Kansas City, Kan. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Kansas, are investigating the overnight shooting death of a man. Police say officers were called around 8 a.m. Saturday to an area in the North Town Fork Creek neighborhood for a report of a body found. Arriving officers found a man who had been shot. Medics...

Pedestrian struck and killed on highway onramp

Aug. 17, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — State police are investigating a highway onramp accident that killed a pedestrian in Pawtucket. Troopers say 76-year-old Joao Daveiga, of Pawtucket, was struck while crossing the Lonsdale Avenue onramp to Interstate 95 south on Friday evening. Daveiga was later pronounced dead at...

Woman seriously injured in Portsmouth hit-and-run crash

Aug. 17, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Police are investigating a suspected hit-and-run that seriously injured a pedestrian in Portsmouth. Investigators say the 19-year-old Portsmouth woman was found lying in the road unconscious around 1 a.m. Friday. Police believe she was struck by a vehicle on Woodbury Avenue. The...

Medical examiner rules Epstein death a suicide by hanging

Aug. 16, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's medical examiner ruled Jeffrey Epstein's death a suicide Friday, confirming after nearly a week of speculation that the financier faced with sex trafficking charges hanged himself in his jail cell. Epstein, 66, was found dead at the Metropolitan Correctional Center on Aug....

Police in fatal Colorado shooting return to active duty

Aug. 16, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Two Colorado police officers put on leave after shooting a man as he ran away from them have returned to active duty, a department spokesman said Friday. Sgt. Alan Van't Land and Officer Blake Evenson were placed on leave after the Aug. 3 shooting that killed 19-year-old De'Von Bailey....

The Latest: Epstein lawyers dissatisfied with autopsy result

Aug. 16, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Jeffrey Epstein's death (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Lawyers for financier Jeffrey Epstein say they're dissatisfied with the medical examiner's conclusions and plan to view prison videos themselves from a facility operating under "medieval conditions." Three...

Chicago police recover 60 guns during raid on home

Aug. 16, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police officials say they were acting on intelligence when they seized more than 60 guns from a home on the city's West Side. Police Lt. Jeff Schaaf says Friday that officers served a search warrant late Thursday at the home in the Lawndale neighborhood. He said investigators believe...