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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...

Report: Dough company didn't report tampering with screws

Oct. 27, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine company that produces pizza dough and is the focus of a tampering investigation received three complaints about screws in the dough that were never reported to the Food and Drug Administration, a newspaper reported Tuesday. Scarborough-based It’ll Be Pizza produced the...

Nigeria to investigate the shooting of protesters in Lagos

Oct. 27, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The shootings of peaceful protesters in Nigeria last week will be investigated by a judicial committee, an official announced Tuesday, as some seek accountability for the worst turmoil in decades in Africa’s most populous country. The committee is also investigating alleged...

Police seek to arrest student who beat man and recorded it

Oct. 27, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Police in southwest Georgia have issued warrants for an Albany State University student who they say took a man into an apartment, stripped him naked and beat him with a handgun, then posted a video recording of the beating online. Albany police say 19-year-old Taurean Davis of Kennesaw...

Police investigating shooting death of man in St. Louis

Oct. 27, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police in St. Louis are investigating the shooting death of a 21-year-old man in front of a Dollar General store. The shooting happened around 6 p.m. Monday in the city’s Fairground neighborhood, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Officers called to the scene found the man...

Police investigate Kansas woman's death as homicide

Oct. 27, 2020 8:23 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a home in Kansas City, Kansas, as a homicide, officials said. Family members of the woman found her body on Monday afternoon and called authorities, police said. Arriving officers found a woman in her late 30s...

Affidavit: Bismarck man kills acquaintance who teased him

Oct. 27, 2020 8:09 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man who police say told investigators he fatally shot an acquaintance because he was tired of his teasing has been charged with murder. Diego Ashton, 28, told police he suffers from mental health issues and that the victim, 47-year-old Robert Becker, had always given him a...

Florida mother accepts plea deal in starvation death of girl

Oct. 27, 2020 7:52 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 47-year-old Florida woman avoided a first-degree murder charge by pleading guilty to felony aggravated manslaughter in the starvation death of her 13-month-old daughter in 2016. In accepting the plea deal Monday, Kristen Meyer also agreed to testify for the prosecution...

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2020, file photo, former Rochester Police Department Chief La'Ron Singletary speaks with the media in Rochester, N.Y., about the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died while in police custoday in March. An independent investigator leading a probe of Rochester's handling of Prude's death says Singletary, who was fired amid a public outcry over the case, is refusing to cooperate. Prude died in March but details weren't disclosed publicly until his family released police video in September. (Jamie Germano/Democrat & Chronicle via AP, File)

Ex-police chief not cooperating with probe of Prude's death

Oct. 26, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester’s former police chief is refusing to cooperate with a City Council probe of the response to Daniel Prude’s death, the lawyer leading the investigation said Monday. La’Ron Singletary was subpoenaed by the council earlier this month to provide documents...

People, most of them pensioners, hold old Belarusian national flags march during an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. Factory workers, students and business owners in Belarus have started a general strike, calling for authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko to resign after more than two months of mass protests triggered by a disputed election. (AP Photo)

UN investigator says Belarus must stop repressing its people

Oct. 26, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. human rights investigator for Belarus demanded Monday that the government “stop repressing its own people,” saying at least 20,000 were detained in August and September and hundreds reported beaten, intimidated, tortured or ill-treated in custody. Anais Marin...