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Medical examiner rules Epstein death a suicide by hanging

Aug. 16, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's medical examiner ruled Jeffrey Epstein's death a suicide Friday, confirming after nearly a week of speculation that the financier faced with sex trafficking charges hanged himself in his jail cell. Epstein, 66, was found dead at the Metropolitan Correctional Center on Aug....

Police in fatal Colorado shooting return to active duty

Aug. 16, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Two Colorado police officers put on leave after shooting a man as he ran away from them have returned to active duty, a department spokesman said Friday. Sgt. Alan Van't Land and Officer Blake Evenson were placed on leave after the Aug. 3 shooting that killed 19-year-old De'Von Bailey....

The Latest: Epstein lawyers dissatisfied with autopsy result

Aug. 16, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Jeffrey Epstein's death (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Lawyers for financier Jeffrey Epstein say they're dissatisfied with the medical examiner's conclusions and plan to view prison videos themselves from a facility operating under "medieval conditions." Three...

Chicago police recover 60 guns during raid on home

Aug. 16, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police officials say they were acting on intelligence when they seized more than 60 guns from a home on the city's West Side. Police Lt. Jeff Schaaf says Friday that officers served a search warrant late Thursday at the home in the Lawndale neighborhood. He said investigators believe...

Police seeking suspect in Shinnecock reservation homicide

Aug. 16, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — New York state police are looking for a suspect in a shooting death on the Shinnecock reservation on Long Island. Authorities responded to a call just before dawn Friday reporting the homicide in the Suffolk County village of Southampton. The victim's name and gender were not...

DNA leads to arrest in another Florida rape case from 1980s

Aug. 16, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — For the second time in a year, authorities in a south Florida community have used DNA evidence to identify and arrest a suspect in a decades-old rape case. Timothy Norris, 60, is charged in the knifepoint rape of a Florida woman at her home in 1983, Coral Springs police...

Arizona teen suspected of sending school threat arrested

Aug. 16, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona authorities have arrested a teenager after a threatening message to schools was posted online. Local news stations report that the Tempe Police Department arrested a 14-year-old Friday believed to be responsible for sending the messages Thursday. Authorities say an investigation into...

Michigan AG to review police questioning of man over staring

Aug. 16, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general has ordered an investigation of police in suburban Detroit who questioned a black man when a woman claimed he was staring at her. Dana Nessel said Friday that her civil rights division will review the conduct of Royal Oak police following the Tuesday...

Colorado police officer not charged in shooting, killing man

Aug. 16, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado investigators say a Westminster police officer will not face criminal charges after he shot and killed a man who attacked him. The Denver Post reported Thursday that the officer was investigating a report that someone was acting erratically and throwing rocks outside a suburban...

UK police officer slain investigating burglary, 10 arrested

Aug. 16, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A 28-year-old police officer investigating a reported burglary in southeast England has died after being dragged by a vehicle, police said Friday. Police have arrested and detained 10 males on suspicion of murder in the death of Andrew Harper, 28. The youngest is 13 while the oldest is 30....