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18 indicted, including rapper, in gang-related activity

Dec. 1, 2020 10:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday announced the indictment of 18 people, including New York City rapper Casanova, in connection to a litany of gang-related crimes including racketeering, murder, drugs, firearms, and fraud offenses. Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss and other law enforcement...

Massachusetts lawmakers approve police accountability bill

Dec. 1, 2020 10:17 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts House and Senate voted Tuesday to approve a compromise bill backers say would increase police accountability — including, for the first time, creating an independent, civilian-led commission to standardize the certification, training and decertification of police...

Democratic Tucson Mayor Regina Romero is seen at the State of the State address at the Arizona Capitol, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Phoenix. Romero called for a nighttime curfew Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Tucson to prevent the spread of COVID-19, saying the virus is spreading rapidly and hospitals in southern Arizona are on the verge of a crisis. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Latest: Tucson votes in mandatory nightly curfew

Dec. 1, 2020 9:56 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. -- At the urging of Mayor Regina Romero, the Tucson City Council voted Tuesday night to establish a mandatory nightly curfew for three weeks in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. The 10 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew will take effect Friday and run through Dec. 23. Romero says she sought the curfew...

This undated booking photo provided by the Henderson Police Department shows Christopher McDonnell, 28, of Tyler, Texas, following his arrest Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, on murder, attempted murder, battery and firearm charges. McDonnell, his wife, Kayleigh Lewis, and his brother, Shawn McDonnell, are identified by authorities as suspects in a two-state Thanksgiving day rampage of shootings including the killing of a man at a convenience store in suburban Las Vegas and more shooting around the Colorado River town of Parker, Ariz. Authorities say they were arrested after a chase involving the Arizona Department of Public Safety, a vehicle crash, and the wounding of Shawn McDonnell by two troopers wielding assault-style rifles in La Paz County, Arizona. (Henderson Police Department via AP)

Terror, hate-crime counts mulled in Vegas in 2-state rampage

Dec. 1, 2020 9:47 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A prosecutor in Nevada said Tuesday that three people from Texas could face terrorism and hate-crime charges following several Thanksgiving day shootings in suburban Las Vegas, including one that killed a man at a convenience store, and more shootings before their arrests in rural Arizona....

Virus measures agreed upon by ACLU, Colorado county sheriff

Dec. 1, 2020 9:43 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The ACLU of Colorado and a county sheriff’s office have reached an agreement Tuesday to implement measures at the county’s jail to better protect inmates from the coronavirus pandemic. Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams and the ACLU have asked a federal judge to enter a consent...

Ex-Honolulu police officers sentenced in corruption case

Dec. 1, 2020 9:28 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A judge sentenced a former Honolulu police lieutenant on Tuesday to three-and-a-half years in prison and a former officer to four-and-a-half years for helping a now-retired police chief and his now-estranged ex-prosecutor wife frame a relative as part of a wide-ranging conspiracy aimed at...

Alabama sets February execution date for man in 1991 killing

Dec. 1, 2020 9:20 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama on Tuesday set a February execution date for a man convicting of the 1991 killing of a woman abducted near an automatic teller machine and later found shot in a cemetery. The Alabama Supreme Court ordered that 51-year-old Willie B. Smith III be put to death on Feb. 11 for...

Alaska State Troopers investigate a fatal shooting scene at a home on North Valley Way in Palmer, Alaska, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. An 18-year-old Alaska man just out of jail for assaulting a family member has been charged with killing four members of his family, including two cousins under the age of 10, charging documents released Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 said. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP)

Alaska man charged in the shooting deaths of aunt, 3 cousins

Dec. 1, 2020 9:13 PM EST

An 18-year-old Alaska man just out of jail for assault has been charged with killing four members of his family, including two cousins ages 7 and 10, charging documents released Tuesday said. Alaska State Troopers say another 6-year-old was apparently spared during the early Monday morning shooting spree north of...

A ribbon hangs on the White House for World AIDS Day 2020, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

US probing potential bribery, lobbying scheme for pardon

Dec. 1, 2020 9:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is investigating whether there was a secret scheme to lobby White House officials for a pardon as well as a related plot to offer a hefty political contribution in exchange for clemency, according to a court document unsealed Tuesday. Most of the information in the...

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2019, file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, the dive boat Conception is engulfed in flames after a deadly fire broke out aboard the commercial scuba diving vessel off the Southern California Coast. The captain of a scuba diving boat that caught fire and sank off the coast of California last year, killing 34 people who were trapped below deck, was indicted Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, on federal manslaughter charges for one of the deadliest maritime disasters in recent U.S. history. (Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)

California boat captain indicted in fire that killed 34

Dec. 1, 2020 9:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The captain of a scuba diving boat that caught fire and sank off the coast of California last year, killing 34 people who were trapped below deck, was indicted Tuesday on federal manslaughter charges for one of the deadliest maritime disasters in recent U.S. history. Jerry Boylan, 67,...