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'All Lives Matter' sign removed; protest incident probed

Jul. 9, 2020 11:30 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A look at developments in Massachusetts related to the national reckoning with racism and police brutality: __ ‘ALL LIVES MATTER’ MESSAGE REMOVED The mayor in a Boston suburb has ordered the police department to remove of a message posted on a electronic traffic sign that...

EDS NOTE: OBSCENITY - Workers remove the statue of Confederate Naval officer Matthew Fontaine Maury on Monument Avenue Thursday July 2, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Maury was better known for his work in oceanography and other sciences before the Civil War. His statue is the second removed since a new state law was enacted on July first. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Crews continue work to remove Richmond's Confederate statues

Jul. 9, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Work crews were back at work Thursday removing Confederate monuments from Virginia's capital city, a process that began last week after Mayor Levar Stoney ordered all city-owned Confederate statues cleared away amid weeks of protests over police brutality and racism. Crews returned to...

A man hurls a tear gas canister at riot police on the steps of the Serbian parliament during a protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Police have fired tear gas at protesters in Serbia's capital during the second day of demonstrations against the president's handling of the country's coronavirus outbreak. President Aleksandar Vucic backtracked on his plans to reinstate a coronavirus lockdown in Belgrade this week, but it didn't stop people from firing flares and throwing stones while trying to storm the downtown parliament building. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

Serbia bans mass gatherings after virus lockdown protests

Jul. 9, 2020 9:21 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s authorities on Thursday banned gatherings of more than 10 people in the capital Belgrade after two nights of violent clashes between police and thousands of demonstrators protesting coronavirus lockdown measures. Serbia's government crisis team said the restriction...

Former police officer sentenced for soliciting a 13-year-old

Jul. 9, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — A former South Dakota State University police officer has been sentenced to spend eight years in prison for soliciting a 13-year-old girl and possessing child pornography. Adam Lehnertz, 25, was a university police officer when he solicited the girl through email and exchanged photos...

Justice Department: Narcotics officers used excessive force

Jul. 9, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Springfield police officers regularly used excessive force in violation of the U.S. Constitution and the department failed to discipline officers for the misconduct, a U.S. Department of Justice investigation has found. The two-year police misconduct investigation by the agency's...

Board: Ohio Statehouse repairs after protests cost $158,000

Jul. 9, 2020 8:22 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Repairing damage to the Ohio Statehouse and surrounding Capitol Square that occurred during protests against racial injustice will cost about $158,000, according to the board that oversees the property. That tally from protests in Columbus between May 28 and June 18 doesn't include...

3 Turkish military police killed in fireworks truck blast

Jul. 9, 2020 8:15 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A truck carrying fireworks exploded in northwestern Turkey on Thursday, killing three military police officers and wounding 12 others. The fireworks and explosives, which were from a factory where a blast last week killed seven people, were being transported to be destroyed in a controlled...

Police: Officer fatally shot armed man during suicide call

Jul. 9, 2020 7:37 AM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man was fatally shot by police Wednesday night after he came toward officers with a knife, authorities said. Pascagoula Police Chief Matt Chapman said officers were responding to a call regarding a suicidal person around 8:15 p.m., WLOX-TV reported. Chapman said a...

Florida police identify 3 killed in dispute over dog

Jul. 9, 2020 7:11 AM EDT

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Police have identified the Florida man who they say shot and killed an 11-year-old girl and her father over a dispute about a dog. Port St. Lucie police said Ronald Delserro, 82, was “actively shooting" with two handguns when he walked into Alexander Hansman's home...

FILE - In this Saturday, May 30, 2020 file photo, police for a line near St. John's Episcopal Church as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, near the White House in Washington. Floyd, a Black man, died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. St. John's, at the epicenter of protests in Washington, has a long legacy on civil rights dating to its embrace of the 1963 March on Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Washington's 'Church of Presidents' etched in history again

Jul. 9, 2020 7:02 AM EDT

The Rev. John C. Harper had been rector at the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church for less than a year when the 1963 March on Washington began taking shape. A lay leader in the congregation urged him to steer clear of it — but instead he embraced it. Harper held a service the morning of the...