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People gather and pray around a makeshift memorial, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Minneapolis, near the site where a black man, who was taken into police custody the day before, later died. The FBI and Minnesota agents are investigating the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody after video from a bystander showed a white officer kneeling on his neck during his arrest as he pleaded that he couldn't breathe.  (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP)

Four Minneapolis officers fired after death of black man

May. 26, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four Minneapolis officers involved in the arrest of a black man who died in police custody were fired Tuesday, hours after a bystander’s video showed an officer kneeling on the handcuffed man’s neck, even after he pleaded that he could not breathe and stopped moving. Mayor...

In this Oct. 14, 2018 photo provided by the Michigan Department of Corrections is Temujin Kensu, also known as Fred Freeman. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is being asked to release Kensu who has been fighting his murder conviction for more than 30 years and now is stricken with COVID-19. The University of Michigan law school’s Innocence Clinic has long argued that he was wrongly convicted of killing a man outside a Port Huron college in 1986. (Michigan Department of Corrections via AP)

Law school urges Whitmer to release prisoner with COVID-19

May. 26, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is being asked to release a prisoner who has been fighting his murder conviction for years and now is stricken with COVID-19. Temujin Kensu, also known as Fred Freeman, has been in prison for 33 years on a life sentence. The University of Michigan law school's Innocence...

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown listens to a question about the Memorial Day weekend violence during a news conference Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Chicago. Shootings in Chicago left multiple people dead and at least 39 others wounded in the city's deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Memorial Day weekend shootings leave 10 dead in Chicago

May. 26, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago saw its deadliest Memorial Day weekend for gun violence since 2015, a jarring reminder that even a coronavirus pandemic and a statewide stay-at-home order cannot halt shootings in the city. "The violence throughout the city on Memorial Day weekend was nothing short of...

New details released about Kitsap County Jail inmate death

May. 26, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — New details have been released in an ongoing investigation about the death of a Kitsap County Jail inmate charged with first-degree murder after six corrections officers were involved in restraining him before his death. Sean Michael Howell, 28, was booked into the jail on May 8...

Chicago seeing deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015

May. 25, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Nine people were killed and another 27 wounded in weekend shootings in Chicago as of early Monday, already marking the deadliest Memorial Day weekend in the city since 2015. Chicago police increased patrols and community organizations deployed mediators to neighborhood “hot spots" to...

Police: 4 killed, 2 injured in Baltimore shootings

May. 25, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Four people were killed and two were injured in shootings across Baltimore on Sunday, according to police. The killings marked the deadliest day this month, according to The Baltimore Sun, which reported that 118 people have been killed in gun violence so far this year. The fatal...

Inmates kill 6 others at women's prison in Honduras

May. 24, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A group of inmates at a women's prison in Honduras used a fire to distract prison officials and murdered six other prisoners, authorities said Sunday. The National Penitentiary Institute said in a statement that the incident began around 11 p.m. Saturday when an inmate set fire to an...

Chadron State to pay $900K in settlement of Title IX lawsuit

May. 23, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State College System will pay $900,000 to settle two lawsuits alleging Chadron State College failed to prevent dating violence that led to a softball player’s 2015 suicide. Chadron State also will conduct suicide training, review its policies, establish a...

Mediators hope to reduce holiday weekend violence in Chicago

May. 23, 2020 8:47 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of mediators and street intervention workers will be on the streets of Chicago for the holiday weekend in what an organizer described as one of the largest violence prevention efforts in city history. A coalition of organizations is sending 370 community-based mediators to 72...

Police: 2 officers didn't help slain domestic abuse victim

May. 22, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two Kentucky police officers were charged with failing to help a domestic violence victim who weeks later was allegedly killed by her boyfriend, investigators said. Louisville Metro Police Officer Kiersten Holman and Officer Cody Luckett were charged Friday with failing to provide...