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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2019, file photo, Gov. Gavin Newsom talks with Juan Cruz Lopez Jr., far right, a youthful offender at the O.H. Close Youth Correctional Facility, in Stockton, Calif. Newsom signed a bill Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, that will phase out the state's remaining juvenile prisons, which currently hold about 750 youths, a move that Sen. Nancy Skinner called

Ban on chokeholds among California criminal justice reforms

Oct. 1, 2020 1:17 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Spurred by the slayings of George Floyd and other Black people in police custody across the country, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday banned certain chokeholds as he approved several new laws designed to increase oversight of the criminal justice system. But amid...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2020 file photo, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva comments on the investigation of the shooting of two deputies during a news conference at the Hall of Justice in downtown Los Angeles. A photo from surveillance video of the assault is at left. Authorities say they have arrested a man in connection with the shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as they sat in their squad car. Villanueva and District Attorney Jackie Lacey on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 said attempted murder charges have been filed against 36-year-old Deonte Lee Murray. He was arrested two weeks ago in connection with a separate carjacking. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Man charged in shooting of 2 Los Angeles County deputies

Sep. 30, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors charged a 36-year-old man Wednesday with a brazen ambush of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies earlier this month, an apparently unprovoked shooting as they sat in a squad car outside a rail station. The deputies suffered head wounds in the Sept. 12 attack and...

Former FBI director James Comey testifies via videoconference during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, to examine the FBI

GOP lawmakers grill Comey on leadership of Russia probe

Sep. 30, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers on Wednesday confronted former FBI Director James Comey about his oversight of the Trump-Russia investigation during a politically charged hearing that focused attention on problems with the probe that have become a rallying cry for President Donald Trump's...

Virginia man who fell to death at construction site IDed

Sep. 30, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia have identified a man who fell to his death at a construction site. Evan Franklin, 25, of Portsmouth was working at the new education and administrative building at Eastern Virginia Medical School at around 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 23 when he fell, The Virginian Pilot...

Police: Officer on leave after alleged gesture to protesters

Sep. 30, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer accused of having made an obscene gesture at a group of protesters while driving a security vehicle as part of a presidential debate security detail has been placed on administrative leave, officials said. Shaker Heights police said the unidentified...

Chandler police ID shooting victim; Mum on possible suspect

Sep. 30, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Police on Wednesday released the name of a man who was fatally shot in a Chandler neighborhood, but won't identify a possible suspect in the case. They said 50-year-old Michael Payne of Chandler died at a hospital after the Monday night shooting. Police said one person was taken...

Killing at dollar store under investigation in Kansas City

Sep. 30, 2020 12:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Missouri, are investigating a fatal shooting at a dollar store. Police say officers were called Tuesday night to a Dollar Tree store for a report of a shooting. Officers found 31-year-old Terrel Henderson injured at the scene. He was taken to a hospital where...

Man posing as police sought by real police in Wichita

Sep. 30, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police are looking for a man suspected of posing as a police officer to pull over a driver. The Wichita Eagle reports that a police impersonator, driving a dark-colored car with red and blue emergency lights in the windshield, pulled over a driver Monday night. Police say the...

Authorities: Mother drowns while trying to rescue 3 children

Sep. 30, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman vacationing with her family at the New Jersey shore drowned while trying to rescue her three children from rough waters, authorities said. Emergency responders responded to the 18th Street Beach in North Wildwood around 3 p.m. Tuesday after receiving reports...

Topeka authorities: Explosive device was placed in car

Sep. 30, 2020 10:54 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka authorities say a car was badly damaged after an explosive device was placed inside the vehicle. WIBW-TV reports that police were called Monday night after an explosion inside a car that was parked near an apartment building. The Topeka Fire Department said a preliminary...