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Milwaukee officer shot; 2nd in 2 days in the city

Jan. 28, 2022 04:53 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The shooting of a Milwaukee police officer Thursday evening was the second of a law enforcement officer in two days in the city. The officer arrived for a call to check on a sick or disabled person just before 6:30 p.m. and found a man slumped over the wheel of a...

Ex-cop's trial for Taylor raid offers new chance for justice

Jan. 28, 2022 01:04 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — When hundreds of potential jurors gather at a Louisville courthouse on Friday, they’ll find out for the first time that they could be chosen to preside over the only criminal trial to arise from the botched police raid that left Breonna Taylor dead. The...

Man executed for 1996 killing after Supreme Court clears way

Jan. 28, 2022 00:53 AM EST

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama executed an inmate by lethal injection for a 1996 murder on Thursday after a divided U.S. Supreme Court sided with the state and rejected defense claims the man had an intellectual disability that cost him a chance to choose a less “torturous,” yet untried,...

LA, NYC killings spark anger, raise risk for homeless people

Jan. 28, 2022 00:24 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three random killings — a woman pushed in front of a train, another punched at a bus stop and a third stabbed to death while working alone in a store, all allegedly committed by homeless men — have reignited anger, fear and frustration with the intractable issue of...

Prosecutors in Floyd killing probe use-of-force training

Jan. 27, 2022 23:59 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors in the federal trial of three former Minneapolis police officers in George Floyd's killing probed the department's training on use of force, a key issue at the heart of charges that the officers violated Floyd's civil rights. The commander of the...

Kyle Rittenhouse heads to court to get gun used in shootings

Jan. 27, 2022 23:58 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge was set to hear arguments Friday on whether prosecutors should return to Kyle Rittenhouse the assault-style rifle he used to shoot three people during a street protest. Rittenhouse shot the men during the protest in Kenosha in 2020. He killed...

Man executed for 1996 killing after Supreme Court clears way

Jan. 27, 2022 23:25 PM EST

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama executed an inmate by lethal injection for a 1996 murder on Thursday after a divided U.S. Supreme Court sided with the state and rejected defense claims the man had an intellectual disability that cost him a chance to choose a less “torturous,” yet untried,...

Authorities: Officers shoot, kill man walking on interstate

Jan. 27, 2022 23:17 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Law enforcement officers fatally shot a man walking on an interstate in Nashville Thursday afternoon, a deadly encounter that shut down traffic on a normally bustling travel corridor in Tennessee, authorities said. The 37-year-old man was agitated and...

Alabama inmate executed for 1996 murder after divided Supreme Court clears the way

Jan. 27, 2022 22:30 PM EST
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama inmate executed for 1996 murder after divided Supreme Court clears the way.

Police: Suspect in custody after wounding 3 Houston officers

Jan. 27, 2022 21:16 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A suspect led Houston police on a chase Thursday that ended with him wounding three officers in a shootout, stealing a car and barricading himself inside a home for hours before officers took him into custody, authorities said. The incident began about 2:40 p.m. as...