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In this Jan. 21, 2021, photo former Houston Police Officer Tam Pham walks out of the Federal Courthouse downtown in Houston after he appeared in court following his arrest Wednesday on federal charges tied to Capitol violence. Police departments across the country are reviewing the behavior of dozens of officers who were in Washington on the day of a riot at the U.S. Capitol. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

US police weigh officer discipline after rally, Capitol riot

Jan. 24, 2021 3:14 PM EST

For two Virginia police officers who posed for a photo during the deadly U.S. Capitol insurrection, the reckoning has been swift and public: They were identified, charged with crimes and arrested. But for five Seattle officers the outcome is less clear. Their identities still secret, two are on leave and three...

Lawsuit: Fraternity hazing led to UNL student's suicide

Jan. 23, 2021 5:58 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A lawsuit alleges that weeks of fraternity hazing led a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student to kill himself. Kam Rokon claims in the lawsuit filed in Lancaster County District Court that his brother, Rahat Jalil, was forced to stand outside all night with no clothes on and was told...

Trial delayed for Alabama officer charged in fatal shooting

Jan. 23, 2021 11:48 AM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The trial of an Alabama police officer charged with murder in an on-duty shooting is being delayed because of the pandemic. A judge has postponed the case of Huntsville police officer William Darby, WHNT-TV reported Friday. He was set to go on trial Feb. 22 in the killing of...

UN: Violence in Sudan’s Darfur killed 250, displaced 100,000

Jan. 23, 2021 6:39 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Tribal clashes in Sudan’s Darfur region have killed at least 250 people and displaced more than 100,000 people since erupting earlier this month, the U.N. refugee agency said. The violence in the provinces of West Darfur and South Darfur has posed a significant challenge to the...

Man accused of hitting cop, escaping custody indicted

Jan. 22, 2021 5:37 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of ramming a Portland police officer while driving a stolen pickup on Christmas Eve — then later escaping custody — has been indicted on attempted murder and other charges. David Dahlen III, 24, escaped a holding cell on the Portland Police Bureau’s...

UN warns of 'serious' rape charges in Ethiopia's Tigray

Jan. 22, 2021 1:23 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.N. special representative on sexual violence in conflict says “serious allegations of sexual violence” have emerged in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, while women and girls face shortages of rape kits and HIV drugs amid restrictions on humanitarian...

Concord officer charged with assault, witness tampering

Jan. 22, 2021 1:16 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Concord police officer accused of assaulting a woman and pressuring her to lie about it has been charged with multiple felonies. The attorney general’s office said Friday that 39-year-old Bryan Croft has been charged with second degree assault, witness tampering, and...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2021 file photo, demonstrators face police officers during clashes in Ettadhamen City near Tunis. Protests have swept towns and cities throughout Tunisia for a week, often turning to violence as demonstrators denounce what they say are broken promises from the government, which hasn't been able to turn around an economy on the verge of bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi, File)

Poverty and hopelessness beget violence in Tunisia's suburbs

Jan. 22, 2021 10:56 AM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Protests have swept towns and cities throughout Tunisia for a week, often turning to violence as demonstrators denounce what they say are broken promises from the government, which hasn’t been able to turn around an economy on the verge of bankruptcy. Many protesters are...

Family sues 2 Virginia officers, alleges excessive force

Jan. 22, 2021 9:13 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia family is suing two Richmond police officers seeking $2 million in damages, accusing them of unjustifiably attacking them after they were rear-ended by a hit-and-run driver in 2019. In the lawsuit, Elder Chacon, Brenda Samayoa and their 12-year-old daughter stated that two...

This April 11, 2018 photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows inmate Martin Aguilar. Officials at Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP) are investigating the death of inmate Aguilar as a homicide after he was found dead in his cell on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)

Inmate dies at California prison; cellmate suspected

Jan. 22, 2021 12:45 AM EST

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (AP) — An inmate at a maximum-security California prison inmate died Thursday and his cellmate is suspected in his death, authorities said. Martin Aguilar, 27, was pronounced dead shortly before 9:30 a.m. after being found in his cell at Pelican Bay State Prison, the state Department...