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Officer who killed teen used racial slurs, excessive force

Jan. 18, 2019 3:47 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Several black motorists testified Friday that the white officer who fatally shot Laquan McDonald used racial slurs and excessive force during traffic stops in the years before the 2014 killing that was captured on a shocking dashcam video. Jason Van Dyke was in court to be sentenced for...

The Latest: Witness unable to identify Van Dyke in courtroom

Jan. 18, 2019 3:47 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of the Chicago police officer who fired the shots that killed black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A prosecution witness at the sentencing of the Chicago police officer who killed black teen Laquan McDonald wasn't able to identify the...

Facility where comatose woman had baby faces new abuse claim

Jan. 18, 2019 3:33 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A long-term care facility where an Arizona woman in a vegetative state was raped and gave birth last month is looking into another abuse allegation. Hacienda HealthCare officials said Friday that a female patient accused a registered nurse and a certified caregiver, both women, of abuse. She...

The Latest: Police chief: Parents delivered 'perfect cop'

Jan. 18, 2019 3:24 PM EST

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a memorial service for a rookie police officer in Northern California (all times local): 12:25 p.m. A California police chief has apologized to the parents of a slain rookie officer for failing to get her home safely, saying they had delivered the "perfect cop." Davis...

Third man arrested in mall shooting that panicked shoppers

Jan. 18, 2019 3:07 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police have arrested a third person in connection with a gang-related shooting at a Utah mall that wounded two people and sent hundreds of panicked shoppers fleeing. Jail records show 20-year-old Flaviano Aguilar was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of riot and obstruction of justice....

Kenya court orders 6 suspects held over Nairobi hotel attack

Jan. 18, 2019 3:06 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Canadian national and five other people suspected of helping extremist gunmen stage a deadly attack in the Kenyan capital this week appeared in court on Friday as prosecutors investigated them for suspected terror offenses. A judge ordered five of the suspects held for 30 days while...

Suit says Waffle House shooting suspect's father negligent

Jan. 18, 2019 3:04 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A civil lawsuit against the father of the man accused of fatally shooting four people at a Waffle House in Nashville last year is moving forward. Shaundelle Brooks is the mother of victim Akilah DaSilva. She is suing Jeffrey Reinking for negligence and conspiracy because he returned...

Man who rear-ended taxi, killing passenger, gets prison time

Jan. 18, 2019 3:02 PM EST

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Boston man who had been bar hopping on St. Patrick's Day two years ago before he drove into the rear of a taxi at more than 120 mph, killing the passenger, has been sentenced to up to eight years in prison. Prosecutors say 43-year-old Michael Spinale was sentenced Thursday after...

Paul's lawyers want his political views excluded from trial

Jan. 18, 2019 3:01 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul never shies away from speaking his mind, but his attorneys are asking a Kentucky judge to make the Republican lawmaker's political beliefs off-limits at his upcoming trial against the neighbor who tackled him while he was doing yard work at his home. Paul suffered...

Officers pack memorial service for rookie California officer

Jan. 18, 2019 2:40 PM EST

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Bagpipes played as pallbearers solemnly carried the flag-draped casket of a 22-year-old rookie California police officer to the front of a packed memorial service Friday. Thousands of officers from across the country gathered at the funeral for Natalie Corona, who had long dreamed of...