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Foxconn apologizes for pay dispute at China factory

Nov. 24, 2022 10:38 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The company that assembles Apple Inc.’s iPhones apologized Thursday for a pay dispute that triggered employee protests at a factory where anti-virus controls have slowed production. Employees complained Foxconn Technology Group changed the terms of wages offered to...

China expands lockdowns as COVID-19 cases hit daily record

Nov. 24, 2022 03:54 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Pandemic lockdowns are expanding across China, including in a city where factory workers clashed this week with police, as the number of COVID-19 cases hits a daily record. Residents of eight districts of Zhengzhou, home to 6.6 million people, were told to stay home...

Kansas county to fund search of decades of detective's cases

Nov. 18, 2022 12:33 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Leaders of a Kansas county have pledged to find funding to help the local prosecutor's office search through decades of records connected to a former police detective who is accused of abusing Black women and girls. The Unified Government Commission voted...

Officer acquitted of assaulting woman at abortion rally

Nov. 16, 2022 14:43 PM EST

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island police officer charged with punching a political rival at an abortion rights rally was acquitted Wednesday of a misdemeanor simple assault charge by a judge who determined that his actions were justified because he was trying to maintain public order. ...

3 ex-officers plead to lesser charges in girl's shooting

Nov. 10, 2022 18:04 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three former police officers who were charged with killing an 8-year-old girl after they opened fire in the direction of a crowd leaving a high school football game in suburban Philadelphia pleaded guilty Thursday to 10 counts each of reckless endangerment. The...

Former California officer charged with sexual assault

Nov. 10, 2022 17:24 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former California police officer has been charged with more than a dozen counts of sexual assault and other crimes after misconduct allegations by multiple people spurred an internal affairs investigation at the Stockton Police Department. Former...

Tacoma cops charged in death put on credibility issues list

Nov. 09, 2022 22:53 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A spokesperson for the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said the office this month added the three Tacoma police officers charged in the March 2020 killing of Manuel Ellis to a list of law enforcement with credibility issues. The addition of...

Jury: Officer must pay man's family $4.4M in fatal shooting

Nov. 02, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — A white police officer who fatally shot a Black driver during a struggle inside a car in 2017 must pay his family $4.4 million. An Ohio jury made the award Tuesday, finding that Euclid officer Matthew Rhodes acted recklessly when he climbed into 23-year-old Luke...

States struggle with pushback after wave of policing reforms

Nov. 01, 2022 01:33 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The national reckoning on race and policing that followed the death of George Floyd -- with a Minneapolis police officer’s knee on his neck -- spurred a torrent of state laws aimed at fixing the police. More than two years later, that torrent has slowed. ...

'Marxist environmentalist' and author Mike Davis dies at 76

Oct. 26, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mike Davis, an author, activist and self-defined “Marxist environmentalist” whose greatest fears drove him to anticipate riots, fires and disease in such bestsellers as “City of Quartz” and “The Ecology of Fear,” has died at age 76. Davis died Tuesday...