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Police officers become candidates as policing debate rages

Aug. 02, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In his first campaign ad as a Republican candidate for Nevada governor, Joe Lombardo picks up a badge, a gun and a tactical vest that says “police” while a 911 call plays in the background. A voiceover says the Las Vegas-area sheriff kept his city...

Suburban NY county considers letting police sue protesters

Jul. 31, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in a suburban New York county are set to vote Monday on a proposal that would allow police officers to sue protesters and collect financial damages — a move civil rights activists say is payback for demonstrations after the police killing of George Floyd...

Family's suit alleges prosecutors' comments led to suicide

Jul. 28, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The family of a white Nebraska bar owner who killed himself after being charged in the fatal shooting of a Black man during 2020 protests over racial injustice is suing local prosecutors, alleging their comments led to his suicide. Jake Gardner's...

75-year-old hit with Taser says officer put knee on his neck

Jul. 26, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A 75-year-old Colorado man who suffered a cascade of health problems after a police officer used a Taser on him in his home without warning filed a federal lawsuit Monday, accusing the officer of also putting a knee on his neck and causing an injury to his carotid artery that...

Confusion besets new police reform laws in Washington state

Jul. 26, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is embarking on a massive experiment in police reform and accountability following the racial justice protests that erupted after George Floyd's murder last year, as nearly a dozen laws took effect Sunday. But two months after Gov. Jay...

Olympics Latest: Rashitov wins taekwondo gold at Tokyo Games

Jul. 25, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT Ulugbek Rashitov won Uzbekistan’s first Olympic taekwondo gold medal...

Today in History

Jul. 25, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 25, the 206th day of 2021. There are 159 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 25, 2000, a New York-bound Air France Concorde crashed outside Paris shortly after...

Report faults Seattle police response to protests

Jul. 23, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A report on the Seattle Police Department’s response to racial justice protests says officers need to find a better way to interact with anti-police demonstrators, including allowing officers to express solidarity with protesters marching against police brutality and...

Lawsuit seeks return of Columbus statue to Chicago park

Jul. 22, 2021 01:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Italian-American organization has filed a lawsuit seeking to force the Chicago Park District to return a Christopher Columbus statue to its pedestal in the city’s Little Italy neighborhood, officials said Wednesday. The statue in Arrigo Park on...

Soccer players kneel to start new era of Olympic activism

Jul. 21, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The referee’s whistle blew, the British players glanced at one another and they dropped to their knees. Their Chilean counterparts responded in kind, all taking a knee at the Sapporo Dome. An hour later, it was the American and Swedish players in Tokyo...