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FILE - In this May 14, 2020, file photo security officers walk in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Supreme Court upholds Puerto Rico financial oversight board

Jun. 1, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the oversight board established by Congress to help Puerto Rico out of a devastating financial crisis that has been exacerbated by the coronavirus outbreak, recent earthquakes and damage from Hurricane Maria in 2017. The justices reversed a lower court...

In this May 29, 2020, photo, demonstrators face off against police officers in Oakland, Calif. while protesting the Monday death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Federal officer killed guarding courthouse near protest

May. 30, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal law enforcement officer in California was shot and killed and another wounded while providing security at the U.S. courthouse in Oakland amid one of the increasingly violent protests unfolding around the country. “When someone targets a police officer or a police...

Inmate dies after apparent assault

May. 30, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama prison system reported that an inmate died after being assaulted by another inmate. A spokeswoman for the Alabama Department of Corrections said Jamaal King, a 34-year-old inmate at Elmore Correctional Facility, died Wednesday from injuries sustained in an apparent...

Police officers and protesters clash near CNN Center, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Atlanta, in response to George Floyd's death in police custody in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. The protest started peacefully earlier in the day before demonstrators clashed with police. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Protests, some violent, spread in wake of George Floyd death

May. 30, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Demonstrators marched, stopped traffic and in some cases lashed out violently at police as protests erupted Friday in dozens of U.S. cities following the killing of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck while taking him into custody in Minnesota. Georgia’s...

Police detain a protester after holding a one-man protest in violation of the city's coronavirus restrictions, in front of the city's police headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Friday, May 29, 2020, the banner reads

Activists held in Russia for protesting journalist's arrest

May. 29, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Police in Moscow and St. Petersburg detained 35 people who came out to protest Friday, in violation of city coronavirus restrictions, against the arrest of a prominent Russian journalist, the Medizona news outlet said. An opposition Moscow city council member, several journalists and...

Ogden officer killed, 1 hurt in shootout; gunman also dead

May. 28, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A police officer was fatally shot and another injured Thursday in a shootout with man whose wife called police to report he had threatened to kill her, Utah authorities said. Ogden Police Chief Randy Watt said the gunman was also killed when officers returned fire. Watt said the...

Suburban Detroit ex-public works official pleads guilty

May. 28, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A day after his boss was charged, a former suburban public works official pleaded guilty Thursday to extorting builders and contractors to buy tickets to political fundraisers or face consequences. Dino Bucci worked for Anthony Marrocco, who had broad authority over sewer...

Police: Man fatally shot after pointing BB gun at trooper

May. 27, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York man accused of pointing a BB gun at state troopers during a domestic disturbance was fatally shot, state police announced Wednesday. Kenneth Bennett, 61, of Manlius, was shot and killed by troopers responding to a call about an argument between him and his family...

Former suburban public works chief charged with corruption

May. 27, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit official who had broad authority over sewer lines, water and infrastructure was charged Wednesday with extorting money from developers and contractors and cutting off work with those who didn't comply. Anthony Marrocco used the cash for travel, expensive meals...

Father, daughter state legislators report receiving threats

May. 27, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Politicians from both political parties are condemning threats of harm made against the Ohio House Minority leader and her father, a state senator. State Rep. Emilia Sykes, a Democrat from Akron, told Akron police she received the threatening call this past weekend. Her father is state...