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One dead, two injured in early Saturday Kansas City shooting

May. 30, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police are investigating an early Saturday shooting downtown that left one person dead and two injured. Police were alerted to shots fired about 3:30 a.m. They arrived to find one woman dead and one woman and one man who had been shot, both with critical injuries. Police...

In this May 22, 2020, photo, Jason Nixon, right, holds a letter from President Donald Trump as he poses with his children, Mackenzie, left, Madilyn, second from left and Morgan as they display memorabilia from last years shooting that took the life of Kate Nixon at their home in Virginia Beach, Va. As the shooting's one-year anniversary approaches this weekend, some of the victim's family members say the rampage is effectively forgotten. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

A year later, motive of Virginia mass shooting still unclear

May. 30, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The rampage at a Virginia Beach city government building was the latest in a string of high-profile mass shootings nationwide, between the high school killings in Parkland, Florida, and the Walmart massacre in El Paso, Texas. As the tragedy nears its one-year anniversary Sunday,...

President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Washington. From left with Trump are, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump vs. Twitter on truth and consequences

May. 30, 2020 9:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Twitter tangled over truth and consequences this past week as the social media giant flagged the president's tweets for spreading false information and potentially inciting violence. The episode left Trump fuming and threatening reprisals against the platform he...

Protesters kneel in front of the Union Avenue police station in Memphis, Tenn., during a protest over the death of George Floyd, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian via AP)

Memphis protesters march to site where King was killed

May. 29, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A large group of protesters chanted loudly as they marched down streets Friday night in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, voicing their frustration and solidarity days after the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died after a Minneapolis officer pressed his knee into his...

Sergeant showed ‘pattern of deceit’ in black man's arrest

May. 29, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — West Linn Police Sgt. Tony Reeves, who was the lead investigator in the wrongful arrest of a black man in Portland, will never again be called to testify in any county criminal court case and should have his police certification revoked, Clackamas County’s district attorney...

A member of the Minnesota National Guard stands guard by the State Capitol in St. Paul, Minn. Friday, May 29, 2020. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced that he asked the Minnesota National Guard to be responsible for the safety of the State Capitol. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

The Latest: US agency calls back drone it sent to Minnesota

May. 29, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer knelt on his neck (all times local): 6:25 p.m. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol says it dispatched a drone to Minneapolis following three nights of violent protests there but ended...

San Antonio Police Department Senior Crime Scene Investigator Robert Rackley collects evidence at the site where the Alamo Cenotaph was vandalised with spray paint in San Antonio, Friday, May 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Alamo Cenotaph vandalized with red spray-painted graffiti

May. 29, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio police are investigating after the Alamo Cenotaph was vandalized with red spray-painted graffiti. Officers found the graffiti in the early hours of Friday and arrested a suspect in relation to other graffiti nearby around 2 a.m. Police have not released information about the...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2010, file photo, then-Secretary of Natural Resources-designate Doug Domenech speaks during a news conference in Richmond, Va. A senior Trump administration official misused his office for private gain by capitalizing on his government connections to help get a family member hired at the Environmental Protection Agency, investigators said. The Interior Department's Inspector General found that Assistant Interior Secretary Douglas Domenech reached out to a senior EPA official in person and later by email in 2017 to advocate for the unnamed relative when that person was seeking a job at the agency.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Probe: Top US official misused office to get son-in-law job

May. 29, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A senior Trump administration official misused his office for private gain by capitalizing on his government connections to help get his son-in-law hired at the Environmental Protection Agency, investigators said in a report obtained by The Associated Press. The Interior Department's...

Death of Jackson County Jail inmate investigated

May. 29, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) — The death of an inmate in the Jackson County Jail is under investigation. The sheriff's office says the 44-year-old man died Thursday after he was found unresponsive in the jail. Deputies and first responders attempted life-saving measures and the man was taken to Black...

Suburban St. Louis shooting kills man, injures woman

May. 29, 2020 10:19 AM EDT

VELDA CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man was killed and a woman injured in a shooting early Friday in suburban St. Louis, police there said. The shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. Friday at an intersection in Velda City, which is about 10 miles northwest of St. Louis, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The man was...