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Riot declared after windows smashed in Portland protests

Apr. 17, 2021 03:31 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland, Oregon, declared a riot on Friday night after authorities said protesters smashed windows and burglarized businesses during demonstrations that gathered in a park earlier in the day after police fatally shot a man while responding to reports of a...

Chicago police critics call for charges in shooting of boy

Apr. 17, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Newly released video that shows a Chicago police officer fatally shoot a 13-year-old will be key evidence when prosecutors consider a case against the officer and are confronted with both the emotions surrounding the chilling footage and legal precedent that makes it...

Minnesota mayor blasts police tactics to control protesters

Apr. 17, 2021 00:54 AM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Elected leaders in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright want officers to scale back their tactics amid nightly protests, leaving some law enforcement called in to assist asking whether the city still wants their help. ...

Findings in Vegas protest death case leave some dissatisfied

Apr. 16, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Family members and vocal demonstrators in Las Vegas were left dissatisfied Friday by the investigation into the police killing of a man who carried guns and wore body armor while facing off with officers during racial justice street protests last June. ...

Bail set at $1M for Bellingham woman accused of murder

Apr. 16, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Bellingham woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of a man who was shot and left in a park on the Semiahmoo Spit near the Canadian border last week. Lynda Clare Mercy, 62, had bail set Wednesday at $1 million by Whatcom...

Jury recommends life in prison for Missouri man in 2 deaths

Apr. 16, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A jury recommended on Friday that a Kansas City man receive the maximum sentence for killing two women nearly a decade apart and leaving their bodies in the same field. The Cass County jury recommended that Kylr Yust, 32, serve life in prison...

Topeka police investigating fatal shooting of juvenile

Apr. 16, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a juvenile several blocks east of downtown Topeka. Officers found Emmanuel Torres, 16, of Topeka, suffering from gunshot wounds Thursday night. He later died at a Topeka hospital, Police Lt. Jerry...

Bond for food show star's spouse accused in child's death

Apr. 16, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina judge set bond Friday for the husband of the winner of a Food Network cooking competition show, who along with his wife, is accused in the death of their 3-year-old foster daughter. Judge Letitia Verdin set bond at $150,000 for...

2 men killed, officer wounded in San Antonio shootout

Apr. 16, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Two men were killed and a woman and a San Antonio police officer were wounded in a shootout Friday following a routine traffic stop. Around 11:30 a.m., an officer stopped a pickup truck containing three occupants for an undetermined reason on a street...

What to expect in closings for ex-cop's trial in Floyd death

Apr. 16, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For three weeks, prosecutors at the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd played and replayed video, supplementing the bystander video that shocked the world with multiple other angles of Floyd’s arrest. And over and over, Derek...