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Rose Henderson helps out at a booth in Jefferson Square Park, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky. The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison Wednesday to a judge in Louisville, where the shooting took place. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

In Breonna Taylor's name: Devastation and a search for hope

Sep. 26, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Chea Woolfolk searched the crowd until she found the face of the woman she’d come to regard as a second mother. And then she watched the tears roll down Rose Henderson’s cheeks. Looking into Mama Rose’s eyes, Woolfolk could see that her heart was breaking. This...

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2019, file photo, members of the Proud Boys and other right-wing demonstrators plant a flag in Tom McCall Waterfront Park during a rally in Portland, Ore. At least several thousand people are expected in Portland on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, for a rally in support of President Donald Trump and his re-election campaign as tensions boil over nationwide following the decision not to charge officers in Louisville, Kentucky for killing Breonna Taylor. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Dozens in body armor arrive in Portland for right-wing rally

Sep. 26, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dozens of people wearing militarized body armor are arriving early for a right-wing rally Saturday in Portland, Oregon that is expected to attract thousands who support President Donald Trump and his “law and order” reelection campaign as tensions boil over nationwide...

Police: 1 shot and killed, 7 wounded at Iowa biker gathering

Sep. 26, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Gunfire erupted early Saturday at a gathering of motorcycle clubs in Iowa, killing one person and wounding seven others, authorities said. About 100 people were at the gathering inside a building in Waterloo when there was "some kind of confrontation shortly after 3 a.m., Joel...

Nevada woman accused of bitcoin murder-for-hire plot

Sep. 26, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal grand jury in California has indicted a Nevada woman accused of trying to hire a hit man on the internet for $5,000 in bitcoin to kill her ex-husband. Kristy Lynn Felkins, 36, of Fallon, is accused of communicating with someone in 2016 on a website that purported to offer...

Woman charged after husband fatally struck by car on highway

Sep. 26, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

HARDINSBURG, Ind. (AP) — A 39-year-old woman has been charged with reckless homicide in the death of her husband who was struck by a car along an Indiana highway after the couple argued and fought. A preliminary investigation reveals the woman was driving east about 6 p.m. Friday on U.S. 150 just west of...

4 crime victim groups to split $2M seized from gambling

Sep. 26, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Four organizations that help victims of crime are splitting $2 million seized from an illegal gambling operation. WTOC-TV reports Chatham County District Attorney Meg Heap was recently notified that her office could distribute the money. The Rape Crisis Center, Coastal...

Marchers called for end to violence after death of girl, 8

Sep. 26, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Family and friends of an 8-year-old Akron girl killed in a shooting last month are calling for an end to gun violence responsible for the deaths of the girl and other children in the Ohio city. Relatives of 8-year-old Mikayla Pickett organized a “Save Our Children" walk Friday...

Driver in fatal Peoria shooting sentenced to 66 years

Sep. 26, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A 24-year-old Peoria man who prosecutors contended drove a car from which a passenger shot and killed a man in another vehicle has been sentenced to 66 years in prison. The (Peoria) Journal Star reports that Jamal Younger was sentenced on Friday, days after he was convicted of...

1 of 2 sought in shots fired at police now in custody

Sep. 26, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say one of two men accused of having fired upon undercover officers in north Philadelphia a week ago is now in custody. Police said 28-year-old Jeffione Thomas was accompanied by his attorney when he surrendered Friday to face charges of attempted murder. Police said three...

Motorcyclist charged with assaulting state park ranger

Sep. 26, 2020 10:39 AM EDT

DANBURY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been arrested on charges he struck a park ranger with a motorcycle at a state park. The charges against Kennan James Foster, 44, of Greensboro, include felony assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a law enforcement officer and fleeing the scene to elude...