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Authorities identify Fort Dodge woman fatally shot by police

Aug. 9, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Iowa authorities have identified the Fort Dodge woman who was shot and killed by police last week. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said 39-year-old Melissa Halda was fatally shot by a Webster County Sheriff's deputy during the incident on Tuesday night. Halda was...

Suspect killed in police shootout in Missouri identified

Aug. 9, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

WEST ALTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have identified the man shot and killed by police after a chase that ended in a field in St. Charles County. Officials said Saturday that 26-year-old Anthony Budduke died after the confrontation with police on Friday. St. Charles County police the chase started Friday...

Chicago police hire first official focused on disability law

Aug. 9, 2020 9:16 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A retired Chicago Police Department official is returning to work to oversee the agency's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, authorities said Friday. Deborah Pascua spent 27 years with the department. She is the first official assigned to oversee the agency's policy and...

Portland police officers walk through the Laurelhurst neighborhood after dispersing protesters from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office early in the morning on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)

Riot declared as fire burns in Portland police union offices

Aug. 9, 2020 7:35 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A fire inside a police union building led authorities in Portland, Oregon, to declare a riot and force protesters away from the offices as violent demonstrations continue in the city that had hoped for calm after federal agents withdrew more than a week ago. Three officers were hurt,...

Georgia police investigated for firing at car carrying kids

Aug. 8, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

WAYCROSS, Ga. (AP) — State authorities said they're investigating after a Georgia police officer opened fire Saturday morning at a vehicle with at least two teenagers inside during an attempted traffic stop. Nobody was injured by the gunshots in Waycross near the Georgia-Florida state line, the Georgia...

A small group of Black Lives Matter supporters hold a rally against Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley in Minden, Nev., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. Douglas County Sheriff Coverley came under fire last month after he posted a letter on his office's website telling the library not to bother calling 911 for help after the library considered supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Coverley later backed off, saying his department would continue to respond to all 911 calls. The small group of Black Lives Matter supporters on Saturday cut short a demonstration outside the office of a northern Nevada sheriff and left amid jeers from people in a larger crowd of hundreds of counter-protesters. (Kurt Hildebrand/The Record Courier via AP)

Black Lives Matter supporters hold demonstration in Nevada

Aug. 8, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — Some Black Lives Matter supporters continued to protest Saturday after others cut short their participation in a demonstration outside the office of a northern Nevada sheriff and left amid jeers from a larger crowd of counter-protesters A man wearing a white cowboy hat exhorted...

Firefighters battle a fire in an apartment building in Bohumin, northeastern Czech Republic, on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. At least 11 people have been killed in a fire in the apartment building police and firefighters said Saturday. Police said the fire hit the 11th floor of the 13-story building in the afternoon. (Vladimir Prycek/CTK via AP)

11 killed, 10 injured in Czech Republic apartment fire

Aug. 8, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — At least 11 people have been killed and 10 others injured in an apartment building fire in the northeastern Czech Republic, officials said Saturday, with some suggesting that the fire could be arson. Police said the fire hit the 11th floor of the 13-story building in the afternoon in the town...

A group of people wearing face masks walk on the street In Fuengirola, near Malaga, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. The increase in Spain of coronavirus outbreaks associated with nightlife has set off alarms in recent days, mainly in tourist areas where pubs and discos are full before the summer tourist campaign. (AP Photo/Jesus Merida)

Spanish police hit the discos to enforce virus health rules

Aug. 8, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

FUENGIROLA, Spain (AP) — Facing a new surge of coronavirus infections, one Spanish town is deploying special police units to nightclubs to enforce health regulations to stop the virus from spreading. The small beach town of Fuengirola near Málaga on Spain’s southern coast has sent police to its...

Roy police fatally shoot suspect after they fired at officer

Aug. 8, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

ROY, Utah (AP) — One man died overnight and another is in custody after police say they became involved in a shootout that also injured a police dog. KSL reports the incident began about 2 a.m. Saturday, according to a Roy City Police Department news release. A Roy City police officer stopped a vehicle for...

FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, a police officer prepares to fire rubber bullets during a protest over the death of George Floyd in Los Angeles. California lawmakers are pushing to enact nearly a dozen policing reform laws driven by nationwide outrage and protests after  Floyd's death in May.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

California eyes 11 police reforms after George Floyd's death

Aug. 8, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are pushing to enact nearly a dozen policing reform laws driven by nationwide outrage and protests after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis in May. Lawmakers have until Aug. 31 to approve and send legislation to Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. The bills...