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Two years after Zoom incident, Jeffrey Toobin leaving CNN

Aug. 12, 2022 23:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Toobin, who rejoined CNN as a legal analyst after stepping away in the wake of exposing himself to colleagues in a Zoom call, said Friday that he was leaving the network after 20 years. Toobin announced the move in a tweet, saying he was glad to spend his...

Police: Suspect held, officers hurt in car chase, shootings

Aug. 12, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas say a car chase and gun battle ended with two officers injured in crashes and the arrest of an armed man who officers reported seeing steal one vehicle at gunpoint and try to carjack another. The two officers hurt in the high-speed chase late...

Chicago police shoot 2 people in less than 24 hours

Aug. 12, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An officer shot a person on the city's near West Side on Friday afternoon in the second such shooting in less than 24 hours, the Chicago Police Department said. Officers stopped a vehicle and observed someone inside with a handgun, at which time one officer fired...

Reports: Ex-officer to plead guilty in Breonna Taylor case

Aug. 12, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former Louisville police Detective Kelly Goodlett intends to plead guilty to a civil rights charge stemming from the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman whose death in a botched police drug raid helped spark racial justice protests in 2020. ...

Blaine man charged after allegedly shooting at motorcyclists

Aug. 12, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Blaine man is in serious trouble with the law after he allegedly shot at a trio of motorcyclists and rammed a sheriff's deputy's squad car during an ensuing police chase. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Friday that 21-year-old Carson McCoy was charged...

Nicaraguan police prohibit religious procession in capital

Aug. 12, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nicaragua’s police have prohibited a religious procession scheduled for Saturday in the capital, the latest sign of tensions between the government and the Roman Catholic Church. The Managua Archdiocese urged the faithful to come directly and peacefully to the...

Colombia and ELN rebels begin moving to restart peace talks

Aug. 12, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Colombia's new government and members of the nation's last guerrilla group took steps Friday toward restarting peace talks that were suspended three years ago in Cuba. After a meeting between representatives of both sides in Havana, Colombia's national peace...

Wisconsin GOP leader Vos fires 2020 election investigator

Aug. 12, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s Republican Assembly leader on Friday ended a 14-month, taxpayer-funded inquiry into the 2020 election by firing his hand-picked investigator. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos' firing of Michael Gableman came just three days after the lawmaker narrowly survived a...

Convicted rapist escapes from east Arkansas prison

Aug. 12, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

BRICKEYS, Ark. (AP) — Authorities were searching Friday for a convicted rapist who escaped from an east Arkansas prison. Samuel Hartman, 38, escaped Friday morning from the East Arkansas Regional Unit in Brickeys, 96 miles (155 kilometers) east of Little Rock, the...

North Carolina deputy killed; search on for shooter

Aug. 12, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy was killed after stopping along a dark stretch of road in North Carolina, prompting authorities to launch a manhunt for whoever fired the shots late Thursday night. “We will find who’s responsible for this loss. Even in the midst of the...