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Gary man awarded $25.5M in lawsuit against ex-cop, Hammond

Nov. 25, 2022 14:07 PM EST

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A federal jury has awarded a Gary man $25.5 million in his lawsuit alleging that a now-retired police officer violated his civil rights and deprived him of a fair trial in a case involving a 1980 rape and robbery. The jury in U.S. District Court in Hammond...

Man shot by Portland police dies of gunshot wound

Nov. 23, 2022 22:17 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say a 30-year-old man has died after Portland police shot him Saturday in Southeast Portland. Portland police said Wednesday that the state medical examiner’s officer determined Immanueal Jaquez Clark-Johnson of Portland died from a gunshot wound,...

Analysis: Russell Wilson trade looks like Herschel Walker's

Nov. 22, 2022 06:03 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The most lopsided trade in NFL history sent Herschel Walker to Minnesota for two fistfuls of players and draft picks that served as the pillars of the Dallas Cowboys' dynasty of the 1990s. The Russell Wilson trade isn't quite so cockeyed, but eight months in it sure...

Prosecutors, defense win freedom for man in 1983 killing

Nov. 18, 2022 05:49 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man who spent nearly four decades behind bars for a 1983 killing won his freedom Thursday after New Orleans prosecutors joined defense lawyers in asking to have his murder conviction overturned. Attorneys on both sides said evidence of inconsistencies in the...

Chinese police shoot dead would-be bank robber, free hostage

Nov. 15, 2022 06:19 AM EST

Police in eastern China shot dead a would-be bank robber Tuesday and freed the hostage he had taken, in a rare instance of violent crime in the tightly controlled country. A notice on the social media account of the Tai’an city police department said Tuesday’s attempted robbery...

New Mexico man convicted of trying to kill a woman in 2020

Nov. 13, 2022 14:04 PM EST

TIERRA AMARILLA, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man could face up to 50 years in prison after being convicted of injecting a woman with heroin and throwing her off a bridge into the Rio Grande in February 2020. Authorities said the woman survived by floating down the river to get to a...

Robber, clerk fatally shoot each other in Chicago grocery

Nov. 13, 2022 11:56 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A robbery suspect and a grocery clerk fatally shot each other during an attempted holdup in the store, authorities said. The shootings Friday evening inside the El Barakah Supermarket in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood killed would-be robber Nicholas Williams, 24,...

3 arrested in Florida weeks after Georgia jail breakout

Nov. 03, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two escapees from a Georgia jail and a girlfriend wanted for aiding their breakout have been arrested in Florida's capital city. WCTV-TV reported that John Mincey, Meahki Carter and Ezreyah Bragdon were all taken into custody Wednesday in Tallahassee. ...

Police: 21 bodies found at mine in South Africa

Nov. 03, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police are investigating the discovery of at least 21 bodies suspected of being illegal miners that were found near an active mine in the town of Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg. According to police, 19 bodies were discovered on Wednesday...

Chase Young returns to practice with Washington Commanders

Nov. 02, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Chase Young practiced with the Washington Commanders on Wednesday, his first time doing so in nearly a year since tearing the ACL in his right knee. Young took part in individual drills as expected Wednesday after the team started his 21-day clock to activate...