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Gaetz friend was lightning rod for controversy in Florida

Apr. 17, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It all started with a hunch by a central Florida prep school teacher about who had launched a politically motivated smear campaign against him, falsely alleging he was racist and in a sexual relationship with a high school student. Investigators say...

State's own expert told grand jury police didn't kill Prude

Apr. 16, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

Prosecutors overseeing a grand jury investigation into the death of Daniel Prude last year in Rochester, New York, undercut the case for criminal charges with testimony from a medical expert who said three police officers who held Prude to the ground until he stopped breathing didn’t do...

Angry crowd gathers near fatal police shooting in Portland

Apr. 16, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An angry crowd gathered in a park in Portland, Oregon, Friday after police fatally shot a man while responding to reports of a person with a gun. Deputy Police Chief Chris Davis told reporters that a white man in his 30s was shot and killed by...

Findings in Vegas protest death case leave some dissatisfied

Apr. 16, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Family members and vocal demonstrators in Las Vegas were left dissatisfied Friday by the investigation into the police killing of a man who carried guns and wore body armor while facing off with officers during racial justice street protests last June. ...

FOIA bill allows access to criminal investigation records

Apr. 16, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A bill allowing the public access to limited criminal investigation records will go into effect in July, along with a handful of other bills related to government transparency. Del. Chris Hurst, D-Blacksburg, a former television reporter, introduced...

Topeka police investigating fatal shooting of juvenile

Apr. 16, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a juvenile several blocks east of downtown Topeka. Officers found Emmanuel Torres, 16, of Topeka, suffering from gunshot wounds Thursday night. He later died at a Topeka hospital, Police Lt. Jerry...

Deputy fired and arrested after shooting at car during stop

Apr. 16, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A former sheriff's deputy in a northeast Georgia county was charged with aggravated assault after he shot at a car that drove away during a chase. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said it arrested former Oglethorpe County Deputy Michael Norton...

Investigators: 3 Savannah house fires are linked to arsons

Apr. 16, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Three houses that burned in Savannah earlier this month are believed to have been set on fire by burglars. Georgia Insurance Commissioner John King said Thursday that investigators have ruled the fires to be arsons and believe they are linked. The...

Italy health chief distances himself from spiked WHO report

Apr. 16, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The head of Italy’s national health institute distanced himself Friday from a scandal over a spiked World Health Organization report into Italy’s coronavirus response, saying he had no means to interfere with the U.N. agency and had never censored even inconvenient...

Pedestrian hit, killed by deputy identified

Apr. 16, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have identified a pedestrian killed after being hit by an on-duty Washington County deputy who was driving early Thursday. The Beaverton Police Department identified the person as 24-year-old Oliver Sevin Frazier-Savoy of Beaverton. ...