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This August 2018 photo provided by Jake Thompson shows Kevin Peterson Jr., a 21-year-old Black man who was shot and killed by law enforcement in Clark County, Wash., on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. The Clark County Sheriff's office has not released any details on the Thursday evening shooting. (Jake Thompson via AP)

Police shooting of Black man near Portland raises tension

Oct. 31, 2020 12:09 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The shooting of a Black man by law enforcement in Washington state threatened to increase tensions around Portland, Oregon, where protesters against racial injustice have clashed repeatedly with right-wing groups. Friends and family identified the dead man as Kevin E. Peterson Jr.,...

Missouri deaths investigated as possible murder-suicide

Oct. 30, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the deaths of two people earlier this month in a southwest Missouri home as a possible murder-suicide. The Springfield News-Leader reports that a search warrant shows that Greene County sheriff's deputies were dispatched Oct. 11 to a home southwest of...

FILE - In this 2015 file photo, FirstEnergy Corp. President and CEO Charles

Ohio utility at center of $60 million bribery case fires CEO

Oct. 30, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A power company under investigation for its role in an alleged $60 million bribery scheme involving one of Ohio’s most powerful politicians fired its chief executive following an internal review. FirstEnergy Corp. said its investigation found that CEO Chuck Jones and two other...

West-central Missouri police investigating suspicious deaths

Oct. 30, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — The bodies of two people have been found in the west-central Missouri city of Sedalia, and police say the deaths are suspicious. Police identified the men as 66-year old Steven Klein and 59-year-old Russell Bain, both of Sedalia. They were found Thursday at Klein's home, television...

In this crime scene evidence photo released by the Louisville Metro Police Department, Louisville Police marked shell casings are seen at the front door of Breonna Taylor's apartment after she was fatally shot by police in Louisville, Ky., on March 13, 2020. The Kentucky Attorney General said in October that two long rifle shell casings were also found at the scene after the police raid that killed Taylor. (Louisville Metro Police Department via AP)

Official: Rifle shell casings found at Breonna Taylor scene

Oct. 30, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two long-rifle shell casings were found in and near Breonna Taylor's Louisville apartment after a botched police drug raid that ended in Taylor's death, Kentucky's attorney general said. It's the first time these specific shell casings have been mentioned by authorities...

Raptors to cooperate with Davis probe after assault charge

Oct. 30, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors say they will cooperate fully with the NBA’s investigation into guard Terence Davis following his arrest in New York on charges including assault. The team made its first public comment on the case in a statement Friday. Davis faces several charges after police...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2020 file photo, a heavy Louisiana State Police presence is seen at the New Chapel Hill Baptist Church during funeral services for Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth in West Monroe, La.    An Associated Press review of thousands of records has revealed multiple cases when Louisiana State troopers and some of their supervisors exchanged emails with casual, demeaning uses of the n-word. All of it comes against the backdrop of a federal civil rights investigation over the in-custody death of a Black motorist that has roiled the state's premier law enforcement agency and led to an abrupt change in its leadership. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

AP: Use of slurs not 'isolated' at Louisiana State Police

Oct. 30, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Black trooper with the Louisiana State Police was on a break when his cellphone buzzed with an unusual voice message. It was from a white colleague, unaware his Apple Watch had recorded him, blurting out the Black trooper’s name followed by a searing racial slur. ...

A family lights a candle in front of the Notre Dame church in Nice, France, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. A new suspect is in custody in the investigation into a gruesome attack by a Tunisian man who killed three people in a French church. France heightened its security alert amid religious and geopolitical tensions around cartoons mocking the Muslim prophet. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

France mourns 3 killed in church attack, tightens security

Oct. 30, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — Mourners lit candles and prayed silently Friday to honor three people killed in a knife attack at a church, as France heightened security at potential targets at home and abroad amid outrage over its defense of the right to publish cartoons mocking the prophet of Islam. The attacker,...

Prosecutor asks judge to overturn murder conviction

Oct. 30, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee prosecutor's office is asking a judge to overturn the conviction of man serving life in a 1998 slaying after finding new evidence. The Davidson County District Attorney’s Office filed a motion Thursday in the case of Joseph Webster, who was convicted of murder in...

Ex-embassy worker suspected of sexually assaulting 24 women

Oct. 29, 2020 11:28 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former U.S. embassy worker in Mexico is believed to have drugged and sexually assaulted as many as two dozen women, filming many of them while they were unconscious, according to federal prosecutors. Brian Jeffrey Raymond was arrested earlier this month in San Diego, where he had moved...