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People gather and pray around a makeshift memorial, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Minneapolis, near the site where a black man, who was taken into police custody the day before, later died. The FBI and Minnesota agents are investigating the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody after video from a bystander showed a white officer kneeling on his neck during his arrest as he pleaded that he couldn't breathe.  (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP)

Four Minneapolis officers fired after death of black man

May. 26, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four Minneapolis officers involved in the arrest of a black man who died in police custody were fired Tuesday, hours after a bystander’s video showed an officer kneeling on the handcuffed man’s neck, even after he pleaded that he could not breathe and stopped moving. Mayor...

FBI: only 1 attacker in Texas naval base shooting

May. 26, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The FBI said Tuesday that its investigation points to only one attacker in the shooting at a Texas naval air base, days after the agency suggested another person involved might be on the loose. FBI Supervisory Senior Resident Agent Leah Greeves said last week that investigators were working...

Rio de Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel speaks to journalists at Laranjerias palace in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Brazil's Federal Police searched Witzel's official residence on Tuesday, part of an investigation into the alleged embezzlement of public resources in the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Pandemic probe: Brazil police raid Rio governor's residence

May. 26, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police targeted a staunch opponent of President Jair Bolsonaro's push to lift measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in one of the world's disease hot spots, searching the residence of the Rio de Janeiro state governor on Tuesday. The federal prosecutor´s office...

Italy: 10 arrests made in probe of mob-controlled cemetery

May. 26, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian police have arrested 10 people while investigating the alleged control by mobsters of a cemetery in northern Italy. State police on Tuesday alleged that two clans of the ’ndrangheta crime syndicate determined which firms were allowed to perform burials or construction work like...

In this May 17, 2020, photo, a recently painted mural of Ahmaud Arbery is on display in Brunswick, Ga., where the 25-year-old man was shot and killed in February. It was painted by Miami artist Marvin Weeks. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)

Arbery family lawyer: Feds looking into how case handled

May. 25, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A lawyer for the family of Ahmaud Arbery said Monday that a federal prosecutor told the slain man's mother federal officials are investigating potential misconduct by local officials who handled the case. Lawyer Lee Merritt said U.S. Attorney Bobby Christine, whose jurisdiction includes...

Police in 3 states seek suspect in 2 Connecticut slayings

May. 24, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

WILLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The search for a 23-year-old University of Connecticut senior suspected in two slayings and believed to be armed with several stolen guns had stretched from Connecticut to New Jersey and Pennsylvania on Sunday, state police said. Connecticut troopers said Peter Manfredonia,...

Illinois child welfare employee investigated after boy dies

May. 24, 2020 11:22 AM EDT

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Illinois prosecutors are investigating a former child welfare agency employee who supervised an abuse claim involving a 5-year-old suburban Chicago boy later found beaten to death, documents show. Prosecutors are exploring whether to charge Andrew Polovin with child endangerment...

FILE - In this April 11, 2011, file photo, law enforcement and emergency personnel examine an object on the side of the road, center, near Jones Beach in Wantagh, N.Y. On Friday, May 22, 2020, authorities investigating the long-running mystery of skeletal remains strewn along a suburban New York beach highway said they have identified the remains of one of the women using DNA technology. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Police: Remains IDed in Long Island serial killer case

May. 22, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities investigating the long-running mystery of skeletal remains strewn along a suburban New York beach highway said Friday they have identified the remains of one of the women using DNA technology. Suffolk County police said they would soon post information about the woman, known as...

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2019 file photo, Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, leaves the federal court following a status conference in Washington. FBI Director Christopher Wray has ordered an internal review into possible misconduct in the investigation of former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn. That's according to an FBI statement issued Friday. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

FBI director orders internal review of Flynn investigation

May. 22, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray has ordered an internal review into possible misconduct in the investigation of former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn, the bureau said Friday. The after-action review will examine whether any current employees engaged in...

Prosecutor to drop charge against Breonna Taylor's boyfriend

May. 22, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky prosecutor is moving to dismiss an attempted murder charge against the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, who shot a police officer as they entered Taylor's home. Tom Wine, Louisville's top prosecutor, announced Friday that the case needs more investigation and he wants to let...