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Woman and her boyfriend arrested in death of woman's child

Oct. 26, 2021 22:26 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A woman and her boyfriend were arrested Tuesday in the death of the woman's 8-year-old son, whose skeletal remains were found inside a Houston-area apartment with three surviving but apparently abandoned siblings, officials said. Brian W. Coulter, the...

Female inmate escapes from a federal prison in Phoenix

Oct. 26, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from a federal prison in Phoenix. Officials with the Federal Bureau of Prisons said 36-year-old Rosann Tercero was discovered missing early Tuesday morning from the minimum-security satellite camp next...

Senate OKs bill to criminalize fleeing arrest on foot

Oct. 26, 2021 22:09 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's state Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would make it a crime to flee a police officer who is trying to arrest them, and an additional crime if a police dog is hurt in the pursuit. The bill passed, 36-14, with every Republican...

Officer convicted in fatal shooting of mentally ill man

Oct. 26, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California police officer was convicted Tuesday of assault with a firearm in the 2018 fatal shooting of an unarmed mentally ill man who was shot nine times while driving away from police in a wealthy San Francisco suburb. An attorney for the...

Illinois police officer is shot and killed near St. Louis

Oct. 26, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

PONTOON BEACH, Ill. (AP) — A police officer was shot to death Tuesday by a man at a gas station in an Illinois suburb of St. Louis, authorities said. Pontoon Beach Officer Tyler Timmins, 36, died after being taken to a hospital, Illinois State Police Trooper Jayme...

Gag order in Myanmar keeps Suu Kyi's testimony restricted

Oct. 26, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi testified in court for the first time Tuesday in one of several cases against her, but details of what she said were not available because of a gag order on her lawyers. Since last week, all defense lawyers in Suu...

Anti-telescope protesters oppose US attorney pick for Hawaii

Oct. 26, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Some Native Hawaiians are objecting to President Joe Biden’s choice for U.S. attorney in the 50th state, saying Clare Connors treated dozens of elders like criminals when her office prosecuted them for blocking a road while protesting the construction of a telescope in...

Brazil senators recommend Bolsonaro face charges over COVID

Oct. 26, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A Brazilian Senate committee recommended on Tuesday that President Jair Bolsonaro face a series of criminal indictments for actions and omissions related to the world’s second highest COVID-19 death toll. The 7-to-4 vote was the culmination of...

Report faults WA sheriff over confrontation with Black man

Oct. 26, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — An investigation headed by a former U.S. attorney has found a sheriff in Washington state violated policies against bias-free policing and other standards during a controversial January encounter with a Black newspaper carrier. The 48-page report by...

2 Georgia law officers indicted in man's 2016 shooting death

Oct. 26, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) — A grand jury on Tuesday returned an eight-count indictment against two law enforcement officers in connection with the 2016 killing of a man shot 76 times during an attempted fugitive arrest in the Atlanta area. Eric Heinze, an assistant chief...