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Man can revive suit against New Orleans over police beating

Nov. 28, 2021 18:39 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court says a Hispanic Iraq War veteran can revive his lawsuit over a beating by two New Orleans police officers who he said called him a “fake American.” The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports...

Brooklyn Center officials ponder curfew with Potter verdict

Nov. 28, 2021 11:00 AM EST

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — City officials in Brooklyn Center are debating whether a curfew is needed when a verdict is reached in the trial of Kimberly Potter, the police officer charged with manslaughter in the death last spring of Daunte Wright. Council members...

Redford court awarded grants for non-traditional programs

Nov. 28, 2021 09:17 AM EST

REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The 17th District Court in Redford Township has been awarded $48,500 in grants for its Veterans Treatment Court and for planning for a new hybrid DWI/drug court. The funding from the Michigan Supreme Court’s State Court Administrative...

Murder charge in Arizona against California lawyer dismissed

Nov. 26, 2021 14:27 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A murder charge has been dismissed for a California divorce lawyer in the suburban Phoenix shooting death of his stepdaughter’s husband nearly 11 years ago. Prosecutors cited the “interest of justice” as their reason for seeking the dismissal of the...

Man convicted of ramming girlfriend's car at police station

Nov. 26, 2021 13:34 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A jury in North Carolina has convicted a man of charges arising from an argument with his ex-girlfriend in which he shot at her car and rammed it while she was at a police station. In February 2019, when the woman drove off with her four children,...

Appellate court upholds ex-pastor's rape, battery conviction

Nov. 26, 2021 12:54 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Court of Appeals has upheld the 2020 conviction of a former pastor on statutory rape and sexual battery involving two 14-year-old girls. The Rev. Troy Anthony Piccaluga, 52, was convicted March 5, 2020, on the charges and sentenced...

Former Brazil Olympic boss sentenced to jail for corruption

Nov. 26, 2021 10:51 AM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Carlos Arthur Nuzman, the head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee for more than two decades, was sentenced to 30 years and 11 months in jail for buying votes for Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 Olympics. The ruling by Judge Marcelo Bretas became public...

Israeli man wanted in Italy cable car custody case arrested

Nov. 26, 2021 06:48 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Police in Cyprus have arrested an Israeli man wanted by Italy for having helped spirit the 6-year-old lone survivor of a cable car accident out of Italy and to Israel, authorities said on Friday. Eitan Biran was the sole survivor of the May 23...

Kansas Supreme Court takes up overturned day care death case

Nov. 25, 2021 14:07 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has agreed to consider an appeals court decision overturning the conviction of a day care worker in the death of a 9-month-old. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office is...

EXPLAINER: Trio guilty of killing Ahmaud Arbery. What now?

Nov. 25, 2021 09:58 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The killing was captured on video and shared around the world: Ahmaud Arbery running toward and then around an idling pickup truck before its driver blasted him at close range with a shotgun. Soon after Travis McMichael fatally shot Arbery on Feb. 23,...