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Man gets life plus 11 to 22 years in homicide, rape case

Jun. 2, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole and a consecutive 11- to 22-year sentence in the strangulation death of a man and the rape of a woman last year. Richard Mickens, 59, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Allegheny County to first-degree...

A member of the St. Louis Fire Department wraps up their work outside a vandalized and burned convenience store, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in St. Louis. On Monday night people were seen removing items from the store before the building went up in flames and after a large peaceful protest against the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25 had ended. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

US cities erupt in more violence as Trump decries `lowlifes'

Jun. 2, 2020 12:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stepped up the pressure on governors to crack down after a week of unrest set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call in the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.” As cities around the U.S. witnessed a seventh straight...

People observe social distancing as they take part in a demonstration in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, to protest against the recent killing of George Floyd, police violence and institutionalized racism. Floyd, a black man, died in police custody in Minneapolis, U.S.A., after being restrained by police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

The Latest: $3 million raised for Minneapolis businesses

Jun. 2, 2020 12:31 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: — Virginia governor won't send national guard to Washington — Minnesota prosecutors still working on Floyd case —...

This undated photo distributed by the Atlanta Police Department shows police Investigator Mark Gardner, who was fired Sunday over accusations he used excessive force during the arrest of two college students during protests in Atlanta. Streeter and another police officer have been fired and three others placed on desk duty over excessive use of force during a protest arrest incident involving two college students, Atlanta's mayor said Sunday, May 31, 2020. (Atlanta Police Department via AP)

6 Atlanta officers charged after students pulled from car

Jun. 2, 2020 12:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Six Atlanta police officers have been charged after a dramatic video showed authorities pulling two young people from a car during protests over the death of George Floyd, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced the charges during a news conference....

Teen charged with homicide in fatal Waupaca County crash

Jun. 2, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

WAUPACA, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors in Waupaca County have charged a 17-year-old boy they say intentionally caused a crash that killed a woman. Logan Stedjee is charged with first-degree reckless homicide in last Saturday's fatal crash in Bear Creek. A criminal complaint said Stedjee was going about 100...

Police: 12-year-old's fatal shooting apparently was accident

Jun. 2, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The death of a 12-year-old boy fatally shot in a Cleveland home this week appears to have been an accident, authorities said. Donell H. King Jr. was taken to a hospital after he was shot around 1:30 p.m. Monday, but was pronounced dead there a short time later, according to the Cuyahoga...

Military: No suspects sought in North Dakota base shooting

Jun. 2, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — No suspects are being sought in a shooting that left two airmen dead at the Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota, the military said Tuesday. “The two fatalities were the only ones involved in the incident,” base spokeswoman Lea Greene told The Associated Press. ...

A heavy police presence is seen near an entrance of NorthPark Mall along West Kimberly Road Monday, June 1, 2020, in Davenport, Iowa. Two people are dead and a police officer was wounded in a round of rioting and violence that occurred Sunday night into Monday morning in Davenport.  (Meg McLaughlin/Quad City Times via AP)

Davenport police say 7 suspects linked to shootings, unrest

Jun. 2, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in Davenport say seven heavily armed men were linked to shootings that wounded a man outside a jewelry store and a police officer during civil unrest that rocked the city this week. Court documents and a timeline from the Scott County Attorney’s Office allege the...

St. Louis firefighters are protected by police officers as they put out a fire at at looted 7-Eleven convenience store Monday, June 1, 2020, in St. Louis. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Police: 4 St. Louis officers hit by gunfire during protests

Jun. 2, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd turned violent in the St. Louis area and Kansas City. Four police officers were shot in St. Louis, and a man suspected of opening fire on a St. Louis County officer was shot and gravely wounded. Several thousand people joined the...

A women addresses the crowd as protesters take a knee at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis, Monday, June 1, 2020 during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day.(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

8 arrested in Terre Haute; 300 march peacefully in Carmel

Jun. 2, 2020 11:59 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police in Terre Haute arrested eight people overnight on charges of obstruction of traffic amid a protest in the western Indiana city over the death of George Floyd and police treatment of African Americans. An 18-year-old man faces a charge of battery resulting in moderate bodily...