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Editorial Roundup: US

May. 27, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ May 27 The New York Post on Twitter fact-checking President Donald Trump's tweets: After President Trump’s fevered conspiracy tweets about Joe Scarborough’s former intern Lori Klausutis, her widower, T.J. Klausutis, begged the...

People leave flowers at a makeshift memorial, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Minneapolis, near the site where George Floyd, a black man who was taken into police custody on Monday and later died. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)

Mayor: Officer who put knee on man's neck should be charged

May. 27, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mayor of Minneapolis called Wednesday for criminal charges to be filed against the white police officer seen on video kneeling against the neck of a handcuffed black man who complained that he could not breathe and died in police custody. Based on the video, Mayor Jacob Frey said...

Mississippi police arrest suspect in stabbing death

May. 27, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — One of two people accused in a stabbing death in south Mississippi is in custody. Isaiah Clark, 19, of Meridian, surrendered to authorities about 6:30 p.m. Monday, Meridian Interim Police Chief Charles Coleman said. Clark faces a charge of murder in the death of Jeremiah Andrew...

University police chief tapped for missing persons post

May. 27, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Cherokee Nation citizen who is a veteran law enforcement officer was selected to serve as Oklahoma’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Coordinator, Oklahoma's three U.S. attorneys announced in a joint statement on Wednesday. Patti Buhl is a 25-year law enforcement...

Dad who was smoking pot pleads guilty to child's heat death

May. 27, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A 24-year-old man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder by domestic violence in the 2019 death of his 20-month-old daughter whom he left alone in his hot car while he was smoking marijuana at a friend's residence in Lake Havasu City. Under a plea agreement with...

Everett police arrest man accused in fatal party shooting

May. 27, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A man was fatally shot at a house party in northwestern Washington state after police say he rejected unwanted sexual advances from a neighbor, authorities said. Ryan Leenders was arrested on first-degree murder charges stemming from the shooting Sunday in Everett, The Daily Herald...

Mississippi man charged in murder outside laundromat

May. 27, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man is being held on $2 million bond after a death at a mobile home park. Clint Barrett Brower, 41, who lives in an RV park in Woolmarket, an unincorporated area near Biloxi, faces a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Micah Harrington, 41. Harrington's body was...

Convictions, death penalty overturned in 2001 bar slayings

May. 27, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge has overturned the murder convictions of a man sentenced to death in the shooting deaths of two other men in a bar in Pennsylvania's capital city almost two decades ago. PennLive.com reports that U.S. Middle District Chief Judge Christopher Conner ruled Wednesday that...

This undated photo provided by the Connecticut State Police shows Peter Manfredonia. A woman who said she was abducted by Manfredonia, a college student suspected of killing two people in Connecticut, has been found safe in New Jersey, police said Monday, May 25, 2020. Manfredonia was last seen Sunday walking along railroad tracks in East Stroudsburg, Pa. (Connecticut State Police via AP)

Search for fugitive Connecticut man stretches to Maryland

May. 27, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for the family of a fugitive college student said Wednesday the 23-year-old suspect in two Connecticut slayings has no outdoor survival training and his parents are begging him to bring a peaceful end to the search that has stretched to Maryland. Since the first homicide on...

Winston-Salem police report three homicides in 5 days

May. 27, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Police in a North Carolina city are investigating three homicides in a five-day stretch, the latest being the death of a man after an apparent shooting. Winston-Salem Police Department spokesman Lt. Gregory Dorn said police first got a 911 call on Wednesday about a body lying in...