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Protests held in Pittsburgh after cop cleared in shooting

Mar. 23, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The father of a slain black teenager pleaded for peace Saturday after the acquittal of a white police officer triggered an apparent retaliatory shooting at the defense attorney's office and touched off protests in the streets of Pittsburgh. Police put officers on 12-hour shifts until...

French yellow vest protests in Paris avoid last week's riots

Mar. 23, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Scattered yellow vest protesters clashed with French police firing tear gas Saturday after a peaceful march through Paris, but tougher security measures and protest bans in high-risk neighborhoods prevented the kind of rioting that devastated the capital a week ago. The 4-month-old movement...

Atlanta police set up hotline for 'child murders' case

Mar. 23, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's mayor and police chief are leading a push to re-examine evidence from a string of murders that terrorized the city's black community between 1979 and 1981. As a result, authorities are being inundated with calls. Now, officials have set up a central hotline for anyone with...

The Latest: Minister: 40K yellow vest protesters nationwide

Mar. 23, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on French yellow vest protests (all times local): 8:05 p.m. France's interior minister says more yellow vest protesters took to the streets around the country than in recent weeks and more than 200 people were arrested. Christophe Castaner told reporters Saturday that heightened...

The Latest: Teen's dad: 'Very painful to see what happened'

Mar. 23, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the homicide trial of a white Pennsylvania police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black 17-year-old (all times local): 2:55 p.m. The father of a black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer outside Pittsburgh says "it's very painful to see what happened, to...

Houston narcotics officer involved in deadly raid retires

Mar. 23, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston narcotics officer at the center of an investigation into a drug raid in which a couple was killed has retired from the police force. A lawyer for officer Gerald Goines says Goines retired Friday after more than 30 years with the department. Goines was relieved of duty and under...

White cop cleared in fatal shooting of black teenager

Mar. 23, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A jury acquitted a white former police officer Friday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager as he was fleeing a high-stakes traffic stop outside Pittsburgh, a confrontation that was captured on video and led to weeks of unrest. Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael...

Officials: Body armor saved Texas deputy shot multiple times

Mar. 22, 2019 11:30 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A West Texas sheriff's deputy was critically wounded Friday after being shot multiple times during a traffic stop, but authorities credited the body armor with saving his life. El Paso County Sheriff's Office spokesman Robert Flores identified the wounded deputy as Peter Herrera. He...

The Latest: DA disagrees with verdict, respects process

Mar. 22, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the homicide trial of a white Pennsylvania police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black 17-year-old (all times local): 10:30 p.m. The district attorney in Pittsburgh says he disagrees with a jury's decision to acquit a former police officer in the fatal shooting of an...

Judge ends evidence-tampering case against ailing ex-deputy

Mar. 22, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday dismissed a federal evidence-tampering charge against an ailing retired Mississippi sheriff's deputy accused of wrongfully shooting a man to death in 2013. Federal prosecutors asked Senior U.S. District Judge Neil Biggers earlier this week to end the...