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The Latest: China accuses US of ‘double standards’ on HK

Nov. 19, 2019 5:47 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 6 p.m. China has accused America of “double standards” after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Hong Kong government bears the prime responsibility for restoring calm to the former British colony. Chinese foreign...

New Mexico’s largest city adds detectives amid homicide jump

Nov. 19, 2019 12:03 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest city is adding more homicide detectives as it nears a record number of killings seen in a year. KOB-TV reports the Albuquerque Police Department is preparing to hire more homicide detectives after Mayor Tim Keller doubled the number when he took office...

Norcross defends tax breaks at hearing where critic removed

Nov. 18, 2019 9:16 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — One of New Jersey’s most influential Democratic powerbrokers disputed corruption allegations at a legislative hearing Monday where a woman organizing protests against him was dragged from the room by state police. George Norcross is an executive at insurance broker Conner Strong...

Trial begins in 2016 fatal Alabama police shooting

Nov. 18, 2019 6:10 PM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — A majority-white jury was seated Monday to hear the murder trial of an Alabama police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man. News outlets report the panel of 14 jurors, including two alternates, is mostly white, but the exact breakdown is unclear. WSFA-TV reported that nine...

Auditor: New Mexico secret settlements were ‘abuse of power’

Nov. 18, 2019 5:47 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Around $2.7 million in secret settlements with appointees under former New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez were an “abuse of power” and were awarded without proper protocols, State Auditor Brian Colon said Monday. Announcing the findings from a recent audit of the sealed...

The Latest: AG to discuss protester’s removal with chairman

Nov. 18, 2019 5:34 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing on tax incentives in which a critic of the political powerbroker testifying was removed by police.(all times local): 5:30 p.m. The New Jersey attorney general’s office says it will speak with the state Senate chairman about his decision to order troopers...

Prosecutors: Sheriff used political donations for himself

Nov. 18, 2019 5:12 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors say a South Carolina sheriff who was indicted in April has been named in an additional round of charges. State Attorney General Alan Wilson says suspended Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone was indicted on charges of using political contributions for personal needs....

Delaware officer on leave after being charged in Maryland

Nov. 18, 2019 10:51 AM EST

CAMDEN, Del. (AP) — A police officer in Delaware has been placed on administrative leave after prosecutors in Maryland charged him with misconduct regarding his previous law enforcement job in that state. The Delaware State News reports that Camden police officer Mike Petyo was placed on leave on Friday....

Gary police shoot armed man who ignored their commands

Nov. 18, 2019 10:45 AM EST

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police officers in Gary have shot a man armed with a gun after he refused to follow their commands. Lt. Dawn Westerfield says officers responding to reports of a man with a gun Sunday afternoon encountered the suspect and when he refused to follow officers’ orders, shots were...

Police: Driver fell asleep and crashed into patrol car

Nov. 18, 2019 9:47 AM EST

WINDSOR, Va. (AP) — Police say that a driver fell asleep at the wheel before his or her car struck a deputy’s patrol car in Virginia. The deputy suffered non-life-threatening injuries but was flown by helicopter to a hospital. Virginia State Police said in a press release that the crash occurred...