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Two men gather outside of Jefferson Square Park following protests over a lack of charges against Louisville police in Breonna Taylor's death, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Louisville, Ky.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

The Latest: Kentucky governor condemns shootings of officers

Sep. 24, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT) 5:40 p.m. Kentucky’s governor has condemned the shooting of two Louisville police officers and is calling for protesters to be...

Maryland man sentenced for shooting deemed a hate crime

Sep. 24, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of a hate crime and others charges in the shooting of a Black man, authorities said. Brandon Troy Higgs, 25, of Reisterstown, was arrested in December 2018 after shooting Elvis Smith in the leg while...

FILE - In this April 28, 2020, file photo, the sun sets behind casinos and hotels along the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas. With authorities investigating the latest shooting outside a Las Vegas Strip resort, police reported Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, that a spike in violent crime in and around the city's marquee tourist area has led to at least 1,100 arrests since Aug. 1 and the seizure of more than 60 weapons. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Sheriff: Crowds, alcohol, drugs fueling Vegas Strip violence

Sep. 23, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities are investigating the latest shooting outside a Las Vegas Strip resort amid a spike in violent crime around the city’s marquee tourist area that police said Wednesday has led to at least 1,100 arrests since Aug. 1 and the seizure of more than 60 weapons. Clark County...

This image released by the Nashville Police Department shows Harvey Briggs. The former Tennessee state trooper's insistence that he never yanked the mask off a protester near the state Capitol has been refuted by surveillance footage and an eyewitness account from a fellow law enforcement officer, state records show. A public records request by The Associated Press also revealed a lengthy disciplinary record and an initial recommendation that Trooper Briggs be fired nearly two decades ago. After Briggs' encounter with the protester, he was fired and charged with assault. (Nashville Police Department via AP)

Report: Video refutes trooper who denied unmasking protester

Sep. 23, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee state trooper's insistence that he never yanked the mask off a protester near the state Capitol has been refuted by surveillance footage and an eyewitness account from a fellow law enforcement officer, state records show. A public records request by The Associated...

Recorded attack on Black runner is charged as a hate crime

Sep. 22, 2020 9:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who was captured on video hurling a bottle and a racial slur at a Black runner in New York City has been charged with attempted assault as a hate crime and aggravated harassment, authorities said Tuesday. Lorena Delaguna, 53, was arraigned in Queens criminal court on charges...

Bill to end mandatory jail time for assaults on police fails

Sep. 22, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers on Tuesday killed legislation that called for eliminating mandatory jail time for assaulting a police officer, a bill that drew heated opposition from Republicans who said it would send the wrong message at a time when law enforcement has come under attack during...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2020 file photo, family members of Ronald Greene listen to speakers as demonstrators gather for the March on Washington, in Washington, on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s

Trooper who faced firing in Black man's death dies in crash

Sep. 22, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana state trooper has died following a single-vehicle highway crash that happened just hours after he learned he would be fired for his role last year in the in-custody death of a Black man. Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth was pronounced dead Tuesday following a brief...

FILE - This undated booking file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows Christopher Cantwell, of New Hampshire. Cantwell went on trial Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, on federal charges of threatening to rape the wife of a person with whom he was having a dispute.  (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)

New Hampshire white nationalist on trial over rape threats

Sep. 22, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H (AP) — A white nationalist who rose to prominence during a deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, went on trial Tuesday on federal charges of threatening to rape the wife of a man who was part of a racist group he had been feuding with for months. Christopher Cantwell, a New Hampshire...

So called stumbling blocks, marking the last voluntarily chosen places of residence of the victims of the Nazis, are embedded in the pavement in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. The Department for Research and Information on Anti-Semitism Berlin, or RIAS documented 410 incidents in Berlin, more than two a day, in the first half of 2020, including physical attacks, property damage, threats, harmful behavior and anti-Semitic propaganda. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Assaults, arson, slurs: Report finds anti-Semitism in Berlin

Sep. 22, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Small square brass plates set in the pavement remember Jewish residents of Berlin's Lichtenberg district who were torn from their homes and killed by the Nazis decades ago. Nearby, the charred remains of a Jewish-run bar destroyed by arson last month attest to a hatred that still burns among...

Finnish top court bans Finland's main neo-Nazi group

Sep. 22, 2020 6:17 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's Supreme Court on Tuesday banned a neo-Nazi group on the grounds that its activities are “significantly contrary to law.” Finland’s national police had sought to dissolve the right-wing Nordic Resistance Movement, known for being violent and openly racist, and...