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Death of black security guard brings call for investigation

Nov. 13, 2018 7:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago alderman called Tuesday for prosecutors to investigate the fatal shooting of a black security guard by a white police officer outside the bar where the guard worked. Authorities have said little about the scene that ended early Sunday with the death of 26-year-old Jemel...

Oklahoma police officers kill 2 men in separate shootings

Nov. 13, 2018 7:27 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man who robbed a cellphone store at gunpoint and was later fatally shot by officers was found by use of a tracking device he had unknowingly taken from the store during the robbery, police in Oklahoma City said Tuesday. The man, whose name had not been released, was shot shortly...

The Latest: Officer in fatal shooting placed on leave

Nov. 13, 2018 6:06 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a security guard by a police officer (all times local): 5 p.m. A suburban Chicago police chief says the white officer who fatally shot a black security guard outside a bar has been placed on administrative leave. Midlothian Police Chief Dan Delaney said Tuesday...

Man who made hoax call in deadly 'swatting' pleads guilty

Nov. 13, 2018 5:47 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A California man pleaded guilty Tuesday to making a hoax call that ultimately led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man following a dispute between two online gamers over $1.50 bet in a Call of Duty WWII video game. Tyler R. Barriss , 26, admitted to making the false report resulting in...

Supreme Court denies appeal by officers in Freddie Gray case

Nov. 13, 2018 5:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from five police officers whose lawsuit alleged Baltimore's top prosecutor maliciously prosecuted them in the death of a black man fatally injured while in custody. The court declined to take up the appeal Tuesday, ending the case in State's...

The Latest: Suspect in fatal Kansas hoax call pleads guilty

Nov. 13, 2018 5:04 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on a California man accused of making a hoax call that led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man (all times local): 4 p.m. A California man has admitted making a hoax call that ultimately led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man following a dispute between online gamers over...

UK Cabinet to meet after Britain, EU reach draft Brexit deal

Nov. 13, 2018 3:19 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — After months of stalled talks, false starts and setbacks, negotiators from Britain and the European Union struck a proposed divorce deal Tuesday to provide for the U.K.'s smooth exit from the bloc. But the agreement faces major political hurdles starting Wednesday, when British Prime Minister...

Slovak president condemns questioning of protest organizers

Nov. 13, 2018 2:11 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's president has condemned a move by the country's police, which started questioning the organizers of recent massive anti-government protests over allegations of staging a coup and corruption. Tens of thousands of Slovaks repeatedly took to the streets amid a political...

FBI report shows 17 percent spike in hate crimes in 2017

Nov. 13, 2018 1:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Hate crimes across the United States spiked 17 percent in 2017 — marking a rise for the third straight year — with a 37 percent increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes, according to an FBI report released Tuesday. There were 7,175 reported hate crimes last year, up from 6,121 in...

Egyptian policemen who killed detainee get light sentences

Nov. 13, 2018 8:17 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced a policeman to three years in prison and another to six months over the killing of a detainee in custody, relatively light sentences that prompted a backlash on social media. The Cairo Criminal Court convicted the two of beating Mohamed Abdel-Hakim to death in a...