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Wichita police investigating 3 deaths, 2 separate shootings

Jul. 14, 2020 9:36 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Wichita are investigating two separate shooting incidents that happened hours apart and resulted in three deaths. The first shooting was reported around 8 p.m Monday, and arriving officers found two victims with gunshot wounds, police said in a news release. One victim had...

Parents of Eyah Hallaq, an autistic Palestinian man who was fatally shot by Israeli police, Khiri and mother Rana, talk during an interview In Jerusalem, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. The family says it is hopeful the officers will be prosecuted after finally confirming the existence of security-camera footage of the incident.(AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

Israeli investigators: No footage of shooting of Palestinian

Jul. 14, 2020 9:20 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Justice Ministry on Tuesday confirmed there is no footage of the shooting of an autistic Palestinian man who was killed by Israeli police, saying that security cameras in the area were not operating properly at the time. The admission marked a setback in the investigation and...

Vermont police department investigates after shots reported

Jul. 14, 2020 8:51 AM EDT

WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont police department is investigating after receiving reports that gunshots were fired in Williston. There were no reports of injuries. Police received multiple reports of shots being fired in Maple Tree Place in Williston at about 10:20 p.m. Monday. Witnesses told police...

Teen injured in shooting at Target in Renton, Washington

Jul. 14, 2020 8:16 AM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting Monday evening that injured one teenager inside a Renton area Target. KOMO-TV reports the Renton Police Department said officers were called to a Target at the Landing at about 8 p.m. for reports of the shooting, which happened after an argument. A...

Protesters kneel in front of the Lehigh County Jail in Allentown, Pa., on Monday, July 13, 2020, to demonstrate against police brutality after video emerged of an officer placing his knee on a man's head and neck area outside a city hospital. Police have launched an internal probe. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)

Protest in Pennsylvania after cop uses knee to restrain man

Jul. 13, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Activists against police brutality expressed outrage and demanded accountability Monday after video emerged over the weekend of an officer placing his knee on a man’s head and neck area outside a Pennsylvania hospital. Allentown police released a much longer surveillance video...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019, file photo, Roger Stone arrives at federal court in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Judge seeks more details on Trump's clemency for Roger Stone

Jul. 13, 2020 10:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday demanded more information about President Donald Trump's decision to commute the prison sentence of longtime ally Roger Stone. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered that the parties provide her by Tuesday with a copy of the executive order that commuted...

Protesters chant as they march near City Hall, Monday, July 13, 2020, following a news conference held by Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, Police Chief Carmen Best, and Fire Chief Harold Scoggins. Durkan and Best were critical of a plan backed by several city council members that seeks to cut the police department's budget by 50 percent. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seattle mayor, City Council at odds over 50% police cut

Jul. 13, 2020 9:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on Monday blasted the City Council's plan to cut the police department's budget by 50% and instead proposed transferring a list of functions like the 911 call center and parking enforcement out of the agency's budget. “We need to invest in community-based...

CORRECTS DAY AND DATE TO FRIDAY JULY 10. - FILE - In this Friday, July 10, 2020 file photo, a waste receptacle's contents are in flames as protesters gather in downtown Portland, Ore. The mayor of Portland, Oregon said late Sunday the U.S. Marshals Service are investigating the injury of a protester who was hospitalized in critical condition over the weekend after being hit in the head by an impact weapon fired by a federal law enforcement officer. Mayor Ted Wheeler said he spoke with with U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy J. Williams and learned of the investigation. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP, File)

Justice Department to investigate Portland protest shooting

Jul. 13, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service is investigating after a protester was hospitalized in critical condition over the weekend after being hit in the head by a less-lethal round fired by a federal law enforcement officer, authorities said Monday. The investigation into the shooting will be...

Authorities seek man in fatal stabbing at Owatonna park

Jul. 13, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

OWATONNA, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Owatonna police are seeking a 28-year-old man as a person of interest in a fatal stabbing in a park in the southern Minnesota city. Officers were called Sunday afternoon to a stabbing at Dartts Park. Police found an unconscious man...

This combination of photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows from left, Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. A coalition of media outlets is seeking public access to body camera video recorded by the former officers charged in the death of George Floyd, while attorneys for the officers are asking that a gag order in the case be lifted, according to court documents filed Monday, July 13, 2020. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Media: Body camera video in Floyd case should be made public

Jul. 13, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A coalition of news media outlets is seeking public access to body camera video recorded by former officers charged in the death of George Floyd, while attorneys for the officers are asking that a gag order in the case be lifted, according to court documents filed Monday. Attorneys for...