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Alexandria City Public Schools revises contract with police

Oct. 30, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Alexandria City Public Schools in northern Virginia is overhauling its contract with police in an effort to bring more accountability and equity to the district. The Washington Post reported Thursday that the changes are being made amid a national debate over racism in American...

FILE - This photo combo shows incumbent U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., left, and Republican challenger Steve Negron, right, candidates in New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District in Nov. 3, 2020, general election. (AP Photos, file)

Kuster aims for 5th term in 2nd District rematch with Negron

Oct. 30, 2020 8:48 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democrat Annie Kuster is hoping to be the first New Hampshire woman elected five times to federal office when she faces Republican challenger Steve Negron in the race for the 2nd Congressional District on Tuesday. It's a rematch of the 2018 race for Kuster and Negron, who runs a...

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2020, file photo, provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Court majorities are at stake beyond Washington, D.C., as voters chose justices for state supreme courts that have been thrust into politicized clashes over voter access and the emergency powers of governors fighting the coronavirus outbreak. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, wants to flip control of the state’s Republican-majority high court .(Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)

Election 2020 Today: Biden in Iowa, Trump packs in thousands

Oct. 30, 2020 7:46 AM EDT

Here’s what’s happening Friday in Election 2020, four days until Election Day: ON THE TRAIL: President Donald Trump will be in Michigan and Wisconsin; Democratic challenger Joe Biden will travel to Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin; Vice President Mike Pence will be in Arizona; Biden’s running...

Omari Barksdale is shown in Detroit, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. As millions of Americans cast their ballots in the final days before the election, a convergence of three unprecedented, simultaneous national crises has led many to believe this presidential election is a referendum on race relations in America. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Election emerges as referendum on race relations in America

Oct. 30, 2020 5:59 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Every day feels like a raw wound for Omari Barksdale. His sister, Laneeka Barksdale, died of COVID-19 in late March in Detroit — and since then, so have more than 228,000 Americans. Many were Black Americans whose communities were disproportionately devastated by the virus. Omari...

Florida man gets 25 years in police dog killing case

Oct. 30, 2020 4:13 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for a lengthy list of crimes, including the killing of a police dog. Prosecutors in Jacksonville say 19-year-old Jhamal Malik Paskel previously pleaded guilty to killing a police dog, possession of a gun by a juvenile...

FILE - In this June 1, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia police and Pennsylvania National Guard take a knee at the suggestion of Philadelphia Police Deputy Commissioner Melvin Singleton, unseen, outside Philadelphia Police headquarters in Philadelphia, during a march calling for justice over the death of George Floyd. If the military has any role in next week's election, it most likely will involve National Guard members under state control — not troops on federal duty.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

An Election Day role for National Guard? Maybe, but limited

Oct. 30, 2020 12:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal laws and long-standing custom generally leave the U.S. military out of the election process. But President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated warnings about widespread voting irregularities have raised questions about a possible military role. If any element of the military...

Tucson police identify suspect who died after shooting

Oct. 30, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Tucson have identified a man who died after a shooting near Interstate 19, but they said it’s unclear if the man died by suicide or was killed by a police officer. Authorities said shots were fired Wednesday in the Midvale Park area. Police said the suspect fired...

2 charged with possessing explosives amid ATM break-ins

Oct. 29, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men were charged Thursday with possessing explosives after the van they were in was searched in Philadelphia as officials investigated bombings of cash machines across the city in recent days, the state attorney general announced. Philadelphia police saw a group of 10 to 15 vehicles...

A person is handcuffed and detained by police at 55th and Pine Street, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Philadelphia, after the citywide curfew had passed, two days after Walter Wallace Jr. was killed by police officers. (Tom Gralish/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Police who shot Wallace were improperly trained, family says

Oct. 29, 2020 11:40 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The footage from body-worn cameras that was taken as police responded to a call about Walter Wallace Jr. shows him emerging from a house with a knife as relatives shout at officers about his mental health condition, a lawyer for the man's family said Thursday. The video also shows...

Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell speaks to reporters about a proposed $18 million in budget cuts to his bureau Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Portland, Ore. The City Council is considering the cuts on top of nearly $16 million already cut in June, but delayed a vote until after the election. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

Portland, Oregon, delays vote to cut $18M more from police

Oct. 29, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — City councilors in Oregon's largest city have delayed a vote on an additional $18 million in cuts to the Portland police budget until after next week's presidential election amid a heated mayoral race and mounting tension over the police handling of near-nightly protests. Mayor Ted...