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People rise their hands as they approach a police check point in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday Oct. 22, 2020. Lagos streets were empty and shops were shuttered Thursday, as residents of Nigeria's largest city obeyed the government's curfew, stopping the protests against police brutality that had lasted for two weeks. ( AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Rioting grips Nigeria city for 2nd day after protesters shot

Oct. 22, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Looting gangs stormed through parts of Nigeria's largest city Thursday, spreading violence for a second day in Lagos in the wake of two weeks of peaceful protests against police brutality. Plumes of smoke rose from a prison where gunfire could be heard, and a resident of the...

Phoenix police: Officer wounds man who fired at officers

Oct. 22, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix police officer shot and wounded a man who first fired a rifle at officers after a pursuit that ended when the man's car crashed, the Police Department said. The incident began early Friday morning when a 911 caller reported gunfire in a car in which the man and the woman were...

Relative: Black couple didn't provoke shooting by police

Oct. 22, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The mother of a Black woman who was injured in a police shooting in suburban Chicago that left a Black man dead said the couple did nothing to provoke the officer. Marcellis Stinnette, 19, was killed and his girlfriend and the mother of his child, Tafara Williams, was wounded when a...

Police dog finds 2-year-old boy who wandered from home

Oct. 22, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are crediting a Mason City police dog with finding a 2-year-old boy who wandered with from his family’s rural home and through a wooded area along a creek this week. The incident happened Tuesday, when the boy’s family reported him and the family dog...

Police: 1 killed in shooting near youth football game

Oct. 22, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead outside a Wichita sports stadium where a youth football game was being played. Wichita police said the shooting happened around 10 p.m. Wednesday inside the Stryker Sports Complex near a parking lot there, but outside the...

Mississippi judge found dead at home, son killed by police

Oct. 22, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — A longtime Mississippi judge was found slain inside the home she shared with her son moments after police who were called to the house about a disturbance shot and killed the man, news outlets reported. Jackson County Justice Court Judge Sheila Jackson Osgood, 65, was found dead on...

Authorities investigate fatal shooting of Black teen by cop

Oct. 22, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police are investigating after a suburban Chicago police officer fatally shot a Black teenager who was a passenger in a vehicle that rolled in reverse toward an officer, authorities said Wednesday. Officials haven’t identified the dead teen, nor the driver, a...

FILE - This photo combo shows incumbent U.S. Rep Chris Pappas, D-NH, left, and Republican challenger Matt Mowers, right, candidates in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District in Nov. 3, 2020, general election. (AP Photos, File)

Pappas, Mowers trade barbs on virus response, police reform

Oct. 21, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas and Republican challenger Matt Mowers attacked each other Wednesday night over everything from the coronavirus response to health care in a heated debate that was often a shouting match. The early part of the debate was dominated by the coronavirus response, and Mowers went on...

Sergeant arrested after alleging police misconduct in Joliet

Oct. 21, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago police officer who made public allegations of misconduct in the death of a Black criminal suspect while in custody was arrested Wednesday, according to Joliet police. Sgt. Javier Esqueda was arrested and charged with two counts of official misconduct. The charges are...

Phoenix Police: Officers fatally shoot 2 brothers at home

Oct. 21, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police fatally shot two adult brothers after one of the men pointed a rifle at his sibling and officers during an encounter in a home’s backyard, authorities said Wednesday. The men have been identified as 44-year-old Emmett Cocreham and 43-year-old George Cocreham. Police...