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2 dead, 4 injured in riot at northern Mexico border prison

Aug. 11, 2022 22:30 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two inmates were killed Thursday in a fight between rival gangs at a prison in Ciudad Juarez, a Mexican border city across from El Paso, Texas, officials said. The prosecutors' office in the border state of Chihuahua said Thursday that authorities called in the...

Beto O'Rourke responds to heckler over Uvalde with expletive

Aug. 11, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke responded to a heckler at a campaign stop with an expletive after the Texas gubernatorial candidate heard a cackled laugh while criticizing the ease with which the Uvalde elementary school gunman legally purchased an AR-15-style rifle. By...

Police captain charged with smashing man's head to ground

Aug. 11, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A veteran police captain in Rhode Island shown on video smashing a handcuffed man’s face into the pavement over the July 4 weekend was charged with simple assault Thursday. Providence Police Capt. Stephen Gencarella pleaded not guilty during his...

Man enters plea in fatal shooting of high school athlete

Aug. 11, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man charged with fatally shooting a West Virginia high school athlete a month before he graduated has agreed to a plea deal in the case. Dekotis Elijah Thomas, 20, entered a Kennedy plea Wednesday, which means he did not admit guilt but agreed that the...

Cancellation of Atlanta festival sparks new fight over guns

Aug. 11, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tens of thousands of Music Midtown festivalgoers are no longer going to descend on Atlanta’s massive Piedmont Park next month to cheer on hip-hop star Future or watch beloved rock band My Chemical Romance take the stage. In fact, some people are convinced Atlanta...

Court sides with Oregon governor over early prison releases

Aug. 10, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that Gov. Kate Brown was within her authority to grant clemency during the coronavirus pandemic to nearly 1,000 people convicted of crimes. Two district attorneys, Linn County’s Doug Marteeny and Lane County’s...

Officials: NC deputy shot while serving protection order

Aug. 10, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

SEMORA, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s deputy was shot multiple times Wednesday while serving a domestic violence protection order, officials said. Sgt. Greg Ingram with the Caswell County Sheriff's Office said the deputy was one of two deputies who went to a home in...

Bus driver charged with stalking 8-year-old boy

Aug. 10, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

GREENLAND, N.H. (AP) — A school bus driver faces federal charges alleging he threatened and stalked an 8-year-old boy in New Hampshire. Michael Chick, 39, of Eliot, Maine, worked as a bus driver for First Student and drove routes in both Greenland and Rye, New Hampshire, the...

School dean who shot student pleads guilty to federal charge

Aug. 10, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston high school dean already in prison for shooting a student he recruited to deal drugs has pleaded guilty to a federal gang-related charge. Shaun Harrison, 63, who was known by students at The English High School as “Rev,” pleaded guilty in Boston...

Blinken calls for end to Congo violence, backs negotiations

Aug. 09, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday that his country will support the efforts led by Kenya and Angola to put an end to the violence in Congo’s east and to help solve the central African nation’s crisis with Rwanda. Blinken traveled to...