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Houston Police chief Art Acevedo talks to reporters about the death of Sgt. Harold Preston, at Memorial Hermann Hospital on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Houston. Two officers were shot by a suspect during a domestic violence call at an apartment complex. (Godofredo A. Vásquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Man faces state, federal charges in death of Houston officer

Oct. 21, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting a Houston police officer during a domestic disturbance call is facing both state and federal charges and could face the death penalty, authorities announced on Wednesday. In state court, Elmer Manzano is facing a capital murder charge for the death of...

Phoenix Police: Officers fatally shoot 2 brothers at home

Oct. 21, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police fatally shot two adult brothers after one of the men pointed a rifle at his sibling and officers during an encounter in a home’s backyard, authorities said Wednesday. The men have been identified as 44-year-old Emmett Cocreham and 43-year-old George Cocreham. Police...

FILE - This combination of July 2020 file photos provided by the Stonington, Conn., Police Department shows Philip Sarner, left, and Emily Orbay. The couple accused of attacking a Black worker at a Mystic, Conn., hotel in June 2020, were able to escape arrest at the scene by tricking Stonington police, according to an independent investigation of the incident. (Stonington Police Department via AP, File)

Investigation finds police were tricked by assault suspect

Oct. 21, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A white couple accused of attacking a Black worker at a Mystic hotel were able to escape arrest at the scene by tricking Stonington police, according to an independent investigation. The investigation, ordered by town officials and released this week, found there was no malice or...

Georgian police officers escorts a woman who escaped from a bank where an armed assailant has taken several people hostage, in the town of Zugdidi in western Georgia, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. The Georgian Interior Ministry didn't immediately say how many people have been taken hostage in the town of Zugdidi in western Georgia, or what demands the assailant has made. Police sealed off the area and launched an operation

Police: 43 bank hostages freed in ex-Soviet republic Georgia

Oct. 21, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Police in the ex-Soviet nation of Georgia said 43 people were freed after an armed assailant took them hostage in a bank Wednesday, an announcement that came shortly after local media reported the gunman escaped and remained at large still holding three hostages. An armed man took...

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019 file photo, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the tolerance minister of the United Arab Emirates, speaks to The Associated Press in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The chair of Britain's Hay literary festival said Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, that the event will not return to Abu Dhabi after one of the festival's curators alleged that she was sexually assaulted by Sheikh Nahyan while working with him. When asked about the allegation by the AP, the UAE's Foreign Ministry said it does not comment on personal matters. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

UK festival curator accuses UAE minister of sex assault

Oct. 21, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The chair of Britain’s Hay literary festival said Sunday the event will not return to Abu Dhabi after one of the festival’s curators alleged that she was sexually assaulted by the tolerance minister of the United Arab Emirates while working with him. Lawyers for the minister...

Teens held after altercation at California pro-Trump rally

Oct. 21, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Two boys ages 15 and 13 were detained on suspicion of assaulting at least two people at a pro-Trump rally in Southern California, police said. A car of young people confronted a small group of President Trump’s supporters gathered in Palm Springs on Sunday and “an...

Topeka police respond to fight, find man fatally stabbed

Oct. 21, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Topeka are investigating the city’s latest homicide after finding a man fatally stabbed at a home. Officers were called to the home around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday for reports of a fight, police said in a news release. Arriving officers found a man — later identified...

2 facing misdemeanors after vehicles drove into protesters

Oct. 21, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Two people who allegedly drove their vehicles into racial justice protests in Lawrence earlier this year are facing misdemeanor charges, according to court records. Lynda C. Kitsmiller, of Lawrence, has been issued a summons to appear in court on misdemeanor charges of reckless...

Police say child forced to kneel on tacks, drink hot sauce

Oct. 21, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

NAUGATUCK, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man is facing child abuse charges for forcing a child to sleep in a locked closet and making him kneel on thumb tacks and drink hot sauce until he vomited, police said. Kevin Grant, 31, of Naugatuck was arrested last week on charges of second-degree assault,...

Maryland woman charged with murder in mother's death

Oct. 21, 2020 8:39 AM EDT

MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman has been charged with murder for the death of her mother nearly five months ago. Anne Arundel police are seeking the extradition of Kimberly Windsor to face charges for her mother, Carol Windsor's, death in May, the police department said Tuesday in a statement....