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Testimony: Shooter used racist slur as Arbery lay dying

Jun. 4, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A state investigator alleged Thursday that a white man was heard saying a racist slur as he stood over Ahmaud Arbery's body, moments after fatally shooting the black man with a pump-action shotgun. The inflammatory revelation came amid a week of angry nationwide protests over law...

Woman charged in stepson's death accused of plotting escape

Jun. 4, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado woman charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 11-year-old stepson is now accused of plotting to break out of jail. Letecia Stauch, 36, solicited help from a fellow inmate to escape from the El Paso County Jail, according to a probable cause affidavit...

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey kneels and weeps by the casket of George Floyd before a memorial service at North Central University, Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Minneapolis. Floyd died on May 25 as a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into his neck, ignoring his cries and bystander shouts until he eventually stopped moving. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

`Get your knee off our necks!': Floyd mourned in Minneapolis

Jun. 4, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hollywood celebrities, musicians and political leaders gathered in front of the golden casket of George Floyd at a fiery memorial Thursday for the man whose death at the hands of police sparked global protests, with a civil rights leader declaring it is time for black people to demand,...

Marcia Carter-Patterson, center, mother of Manny Ellis, speaks at a press conference in front of the Pierce County Superior Court in Tacoma Thursday, June 4, 2020 regarding the killing of her son by Tacoma police. At left is Manny's sister Monet Carter-Mixon and at right is his brother Matthew Ellis. Tacoma police's restraint of Manuel Ellis caused his death the medical examiner has reported. The community has been protesting the death that happened March 3, 2020, for the past week. (Ellen M. Banner./The Seattle Times via AP)

Family of man who died by police restraint wants cops fired

Jun. 4, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The family of Tacoma man who died after being restrained by police in March are calling for the four officers involved to be fired and arrested after the Pierce County Medical Examiner ruled his death a homicide. Investigators with the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office...

People gather in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, June 4, 2020, during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

The Latest: ACLU files lawsuit against Trump administration

Jun. 4, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: TOP OF THE HOUR: — ACLU files lawsuit against Trump administration regarding removal of protesters. — Texas county GOP chairwoman pressured...

Demetree Wynn, mother of Dreasjon

Prosecutor appointed to probe black man's killing by officer

Jun. 4, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A longtime central Indiana prosecutor was on Thursday appointed as a special prosecutor to investigate the fatal shooting of a black man by an Indianapolis police officer. The appointment of Rosemary Khoury, a deputy prosecutor for Madison County, to probe the May 6 death of 21-year-old...

Man charged in weekend murder during Indianapolis violence

Jun. 4, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man was charged with murder Thursday in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old during weekend violence in downtown Indianapolis that followed protests over the death of George Floyd and police treatment of African Americans. Tyler Newby, 29, faces one count of murder in Sunday's killing...

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, center, and Mayor Jim Kenney, 4th left, meet with people, Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Philadelphia after days of protest over the May 25 death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by police in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Cities see protests rage on as Wolf vows changes to policing

Jun. 4, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Large protests over police treatment of black people arose in Pittsburgh and Bethlehem on Thursday, while Philadelphia braced for more marches and demonstrations on the night before some pandemic-related restrictions will end in the city. Marchers wove their way through Pittsburgh...

Woman dies in Yakima police custody; investigation underway

Jun. 4, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The Yakima County Special Investigations Unit has launched a possible homicide investigation into the death of a 33-year-old woman taken into protective police custody. The Yakima Police Department responded to a citizens-assist call where Tiffany Alexis Eubanks was reportedly walking...

Judge rules there is enough evidence to try 3 suspects on murder charges in fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery

Jun. 4, 2020 4:34 PM EDT
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Judge rules there is enough evidence to try 3 suspects on murder charges in fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery.