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Police detain a protester, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky. The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison Wednesday to a judge in Louisville, where the shooting took place. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Anger, tears for protesters seeking justice for Taylor

Sep. 23, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Angry, confused and shedding tears, demonstrators who spent months calling for justice in the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor resumed their protests Wednesday after prosecutors announced a single officer had been indicted — but not on charges involving the Black...

Police and protesters converge during a demonstration, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky. The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison Wednesday to a judge in Louisville, where the shooting took place. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Police officers not charged for killing Breonna Taylor

Sep. 23, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for the killing of Breonna Taylor during a drug raid gone wrong, with prosecutors saying Wednesday that two officers who fired their weapons at the Black woman were justified in using force to protect themselves after...

FILE - In this April 28, 2020, file photo, the sun sets behind casinos and hotels along the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas. With authorities investigating the latest shooting outside a Las Vegas Strip resort, police reported Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, that a spike in violent crime in and around the city's marquee tourist area has led to at least 1,100 arrests since Aug. 1 and the seizure of more than 60 weapons. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Sheriff: Crowds, alcohol, drugs fueling Vegas Strip violence

Sep. 23, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities are investigating the latest shooting outside a Las Vegas Strip resort amid a spike in violent crime around the city’s marquee tourist area that police said Wednesday has led to at least 1,100 arrests since Aug. 1 and the seizure of more than 60 weapons. Clark County...

Illinois officials urge peaceful protest for Breonna Taylor

Sep. 23, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois officials disparaged a Kentucky grand jury's decision on Wednesday to bring no charges against Louisville police for the killing of Breonna Taylor during a drug raid gone wrong, but they asked anyone participating in local protests in response to be peaceful. “In this...

University students march holding a poster with a message that reads in Spanish:

Wave of massacres signals new chapter in Colombia's conflict

Sep. 23, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Jose Manuel Mancilla was taking a break from his job at a local gold mine. So on Sunday he gathered with friends at a hillside home in his village of Munchique, where about 20 people were drinking and staging cockfights. The 19-year-old’s life ended abruptly when hooded men...

Woonsocket police: 20 arrested since May on fentanyl charges

Sep. 23, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — Police in Woonsocket said they have arrested 20 people since May on fentanyl-related charges. The department started the Woonsocket Fentanyl Initiative in May in response to a spike in opioid overdoses during the coronavirus pandemic, Police Chief Thomas Oates III said Tuesday,...

Suspected drug dealer, deported last year, charged in Kansas

Sep. 23, 2020 10:59 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An accused drug dealer who was deported last year is once again facing drug charges after illegally returning to the U.S. The Wichita Eagle reports that 28-year-old Raul Valenzuela-Arce was charged Thursday in U.S. District Court in Topeka. He is accused of distributing methamphetamine....

In this photo provided by the United Nations, Secretary-General António Guterres speaks during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at U.N. Headquarters in New York. The U.N.'s first virtual meeting of world leaders started Tuesday with pre-recorded speeches from some of the planet's biggest powers, kept at home by the coronavirus pandemic that will likely be a dominant theme at their video gathering this year. (Eskinder Debebe/UN via AP)

World leaders who skipped past UN meetings get their moment

Sep. 23, 2020 1:15 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — He's not recognized as a head of state by the country he'd be visiting. His diplomatic immunity is granted by the United Nations, not an unfriendly American administration that could decide to pick him up on drug-trafficking charges if he sets foot in the United States. Then...

Body found in California golf course lake; 2 arrested

Sep. 22, 2020 8:48 PM EDT

SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) — Two people were arrested Tuesday in connection with the murder of a person whose dismembered body was found in a lake at a California golf course, authorities said. Kimberly Machleit, 35, of Santa Maria, was arrested on suspicion of murder with special circumstances and...

2 Marines accused in drug overdose case of fellow Marine

Sep. 22, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two U.S. Marines were arrested Tuesday on a federal grand jury indictment that alleges the lance corporals were involved in selling drugs to Marines, including to a fellow Marine who died from an overdose. Lance Cpls. Anthony Ruben Whisenant and Ryan Douglas White were arrested at Marine...