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Minneapolis City Council OKs settlement in police shooting

Aug. 23, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council has approved a $200,000 settlement for the family of a black man who was killed by police in 2015. Jamar Clark's death during a struggle with two white officers led to weeks of protests outside a nearby police station. Prosecutors declined to seek criminal...

Texas gun rights lobby pushing back on calls for new laws

Aug. 23, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' muscular gun-rights lobby swiftly pushed back after Gov. Greg Abbott raised the possibility of tighter firearms laws in response to a gunman killing 22 people at an El Paso Walmart. The resistance could test the relationship between gun-rights groups, Abbott and the state's...

Deputy stabbed, inmate shot in eastern Illinois courthouse

Aug. 23, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a sheriff's deputy shot an inmate in a holding cell of a courthouse in eastern Illinois after the inmate stabbed him several times in the face. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports that the Vermilion County Sheriff Pat Hartshorn said the incident happened Friday...

Teen siblings fatally shot in Indianapolis apartment

Aug. 23, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police say a 16-year-old boy and his 15-year-old sister have been shot to death in an apartment on the city's northeast side. Officer Genae Cook says the shooting occurred shortly before 7:30 a.m. Friday. She says arriving officers saw a male fleeing the scene and a SWAT...

Man arrested in fatal June shooting in north Omaha

Aug. 23, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say they've made an arrest in the June shooting death of a man in north Omaha. In a news release Friday, Omaha police say 23-year-old Bol Kueth was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of 24-year-old Jal Dak Kun. Police say Kun and another man were found in...

Judge says she can't order new trial for convicted murderer

Aug. 23, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge on Friday denied a motion for a new trial for a St. Louis man serving a life sentence for murder, despite an investigation that contended misconduct by police and prosecutors led to his conviction. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Hogan said in her order that she doesn't have the authority...

Former Houston police officer charged with murder over raid

Aug. 23, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A former Houston police officer has been charged with murder in connection with the January drug raid of a home that killed a couple and injured five officers, prosecutors announced Friday. Former officer Gerald Goines, who was shot in the ensuing gunfight during the Jan. 28 raid , is...

Prosecutor: Florida parking lot shooter was a 'vigilante'

Aug. 23, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

A white Florida man who fatally shot an unarmed black man after being shoved to the ground is a "vigilante" who carried a handgun because he liked provoking confrontations with people parked illegally in handicapped-accessible spaces, a prosecutor told jurors during closing arguments at the man's manslaughter...

The Latest: Jury deliberating over parking lot shooting

Aug. 23, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting over a parking spot in Florida (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Jurors are deliberating the fate of a white Florida man charged with fatally shooting an unarmed black man after being shoved during a parking lot altercation. The six-member panel in...

The Latest: Illinois trooper shot, has serious injuries

Aug. 23, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of an Illinois State Police trooper in East St. Louis (all times local): 3:30 p.m. An Illinois State Police trooper is hospitalized in a St. Louis hospital after suffering life-threatening injuries while executing a search warrant. Authorities say the...