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Emmett Till investigation closed by feds; no new charges

Dec. 06, 2021 23:56 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Monday it is ending its investigation into the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till, the Black teenager from Chicago who was abducted, tortured and killed after witnesses said he whistled at a white woman in Mississippi. The...

Police: In-custody death under investigation

Dec. 06, 2021 18:01 PM EST

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Officials in northern Virginia are investigating a Leesburg man's death while in police custody over the weekend. Officers were called to the Best Western in Leesburg around 6:30 p.m. Friday after a 911 caller reported that a man in the hotel lobby was...

Key moments since Jussie Smollett reported Chicago attack

Dec. 06, 2021 13:42 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett is on trial on charges that he lied to Chicago police when the former “Empire” actor and R&B singer reported being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack nearly three years ago. Some key moments in the story: Jan. 22, 2019 ...

Police investigate fatal shooting in Lawrence

Dec. 06, 2021 12:17 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A man has been shot and killed in Lawrence and a 19-year-old suspect is in custody, authorities said. Officers responded to Crosby Street at about 8 p.m. Sunday for reports of shots fired, police said in a statement posted on social media. Responding units...

French investigate violence that erupted at far-right rally

Dec. 06, 2021 11:36 AM EST

LE PECQ, France (AP) — French prosecutors opened an investigation Monday into violence that erupted at the first official campaign rally of a far-right candidate who has shaken up France's presidential race. The prosecutors' office said police detained around 60 people after fists...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Dec. 06, 2021 09:10 AM EST

Columbus Dispatch. Dec. 3, 2021. Editorial: Is 911 becoming a joke in Columbus? Slower police response time alarming The iconic hip hop group Public Enemy put the issue of bad emergency response services in the national spotlight with its 1990 hit...

Suspect in Colorado church vandalism sought in Portland

Dec. 05, 2021 17:01 PM EST

DENVER, Colo. (AP) — Police say a woman wanted for the vandalism of a cathedral in Colorado is believed to be in the Portland area. The Portland Police Bureau on Sunday requested help in locating 26-year-old Madeline Ann Cramer in connection with the October 10...

Authorities: 2 children killed in a house fire near Española

Dec. 05, 2021 16:11 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities investigating a pre-dawn house fire near Española that left two children dead said Sunday that the cause of the blaze was still unclear. New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management officials said the two victims...

St. Anthony police investigating man found dead as homicide

Dec. 05, 2021 15:59 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police in St. Anthony found a man dead inside a home late Saturday and took into custody a second man with a self-inflicted stab wound to his chest. The incident is being investigated as a homicide, but no charges have been filed, the Minneapolis...

Third party to probe Oxford High's actions ahead of shooting

Dec. 05, 2021 14:49 PM EST

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A third party will investigate events at Oxford High School that occurred before a school shooting that left four students dead and six other students and a teacher wounded, the Michigan district's superintendent said, with the Michigan attorney general responding...