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Protesters face off with police at the Minneapolis Police Third Precinctt, Thursday, May 28, 2020, after a night of rioting as protests continue over the arrest of George Floyd who died in police custody Monday night in Minneapolis after video shared online by a bystander showed a white officer kneeling on his neck during his arrest as he pleaded that he couldn't breathe. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Officer accused in Floyd's death opened fire on 2 people

May. 29, 2020 3:08 AM EDT

A white Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck opened fire on two people during his 19-year career and had nearly 20 complaints and two letters of reprimand filed against him. Derek Chauvin, 44, became the focus of street protests and a federal investigation after he was seen in cellphone...

North Carolina city records fourth homicide in a week

May. 29, 2020 3:07 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A woman found shot to death in Winston-Salem marks the city’s fourth homicide in six days, authorities said. Police have identified the woman as Jericka Nasgah McGee, 21, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. Officers found McGee’s body lying in the street on...

Another effort to free ex-professor accused of murder

May. 28, 2020 9:43 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for a former Northwestern University professor charged in the murder of his boyfriend argued Thursday he should be released on $1.5 million bail before trial. Cook County Circuit Judge Charles Burns last month denied Wyndham Lathem’s request to be released on $1 million so...

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2015 file photo, Suriname President Desire

Suriname opposition asks Bouterse to concede amid slow count

May. 28, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Votes were still being counted Thursday three days after Suriname’s elections, with the opposition urging the government to concede defeat and President Desi Bouterse calling for a recount even though the final tally had not yet been released. The counting from...

Protesters rally Thursday, May 28, 2020, in New York, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NYC protest over Minneapolis man's death in police custody

May. 28, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Protesters angry about the death of a black Minnesota man in police custody defied New York's prohibition on public gatherings Thursday and staged a chaotic rally in Manhattan, where they faced off with officers enforcing social distancing rules. Scores of demonstrators, some wearing masks...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2016, file photo, former Columbus Police officer Canyon Boykin, center, is led from the Lowndes County Courthouse in handcuffs while people applaud in Columbus, Miss. The Mississippi attorney general said Thursday, May 28, 2020, that a manslaughter charge will be dropped against Boykin in the October 2015 shooting death of an African American man because her office reviewed the case and concluded the officer acted in self-defense. (Luisa Porter/The Commercial Dispatch via AP, File)

Mississippi to drop charge of white ex-cop in man's death

May. 28, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi attorney general said Thursday that a manslaughter charge will be dropped against a white former police officer in the October 2015 shooting death of an African American man because her office reviewed the case and concluded the officer acted in self-defense. The...

This February 2019 photo released by Erica Sauder shows Sasha Krause, who authorities say disappeared from a Mennonite community near Farmington, N.M, in January 2020. Her body was found more than a month later in the forest outside Flagstaff, Ariz. (Erica Sauder via AP)

Man charged in Mennonite woman's death grew up in the faith

May. 28, 2020 8:39 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In a forest clearing outside Flagstaff, Arizona, Sasha Krause was found cold and stiff, with a bullet wound to the back of her head. She was face down beneath brush, wearing a gray dress, white coat and hiking shoes. Her hair was pinned in a bun and her hands bound by duct tape. Her...

FILE - In this June 27, 2018, file photo Cassius Hudson displays her phone with a photo of her son, Noah McIntyre, held by his father, Mikel McIntyre, during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. The Sacramento County Sheriff's Office has released the investigative file on the 2017 shooting of Mikel McIntyre, that concluded the killing was justified, contradicting a county finding that excessive force was used. Deputies fired 28 shots at McIntyre as he ran from them in Rancho Cordova after hurling rocks at deputies, injuring one. The Sacramento Bee says Sheriff Scott Jones released 1,193 documents along with photos and videos. The file was released in the midst of public outcry over the death of another unarmed black man, George Floyd, in police custody this week in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Sacramento County opens file on death of unarmed black man

May. 28, 2020 8:39 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento County Sheriff's Office has released the investigative file on the 2017 shooting of an unarmed black man that concluded the killing was justified, contradicting a county finding that excessive force was used. Deputies fired 28 shots at Mikel McIntyre as he ran from...

Colorado sheriff's office uses DNA to solve 1970 murder case

May. 28, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — DNA evidence has identified a man believed to be the person responsible for the rape and murder of a Denver woman in 1970, a Colorado sheriff’s office said The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said DNA evidence found on the body of 23-year-old Betty Lee Jones matched the...

Man pleads to helping his brother charged in officer's death

May. 28, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man told a judge Thursday that he helped his brother try to evade investigators as his brother was being sought in the 2019 shooting death of a Biloxi police officer. Davian Atkinson, 22, pleaded guilty to a charge of accessory after the fact to capital murder, news...