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A man stands holds merchandise outside of a damaged store after protest, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Philadelphia over the death of Walter Wallace, a Black man who was killed by police in Philadelphia. Police shot and killed the 27-year-old on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife, sparking violent protests that police said injured 30 officers and led to dozens of arrests. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Questions abound after Philadelphia police kill Black man

Oct. 27, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police leaders struggled to answer questions Tuesday about what led to the death of Walter Wallace under more than a dozen rounds fired by two Philadelphia officers who say he refused calls to put down a knife in a confrontation that led to unrest in the predominantly Black...

Man charged in 2019 homicide in St. Louis County

Oct. 27, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — Ten months after a fatal shooting in the St. Louis County town of Jennings, a man is now charged in the killing. Prosecutors on Tuesday charged 48-year-old Edward Mosley with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. He is jailed without bond. The shooting happened Dec. 16. A...

DNA sample after gun charge led to 1976 SC murder arrest

Oct. 27, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — A DNA sample taken from a South Carolina man after his arrest for pointing a gun while drunk has cracked a long-cold case, identifying him as the lead suspect in the slaying of a woman four decades ago, according to court documents. Charles Ugvine Coleman, 65, was arrested last week...

FILE — In this file photo taken Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014, South African soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa, is photographed in Johannesburg.  Six years and one day since Meyiwa was fatally shot at his celebrity girlfriend's house, five men accused of being part of a plot to assassinate him in an organized

Arrests, drama 6 years after S. Africa soccer star's killing

Oct. 27, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Six years and one day since South Africa's popular national soccer team captain was fatally shot at his celebrity girlfriend's house, five men accused of being part of a plot to assassinate him appeared in a courtroom Tuesday only for the case to be beset by confusion and...

Police investigating shooting death of man in St. Louis

Oct. 27, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police in St. Louis are investigating the shooting death of a 21-year-old man in front of a Dollar General store. The shooting happened around 6 p.m. Monday in the city’s Fairground neighborhood, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Officers called to the scene found the man...

Pedestrian crossing suburban St. Louis street hit, killed

Oct. 27, 2020 9:20 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman died after being hit by a car as she crossed a suburban St. Louis street, and the driver of the car was arrested, authorities said. The crash happened Monday night in Lemay, just south of St. Louis, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Latrishia Kent, 35, of Fenton, was crossing...

Sharif Proctor lifts his hands up in front of the police line during a protest in response to the police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr., Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Philadelphia. Police officers fatally shot the 27-year-old Black man during a confrontation Monday afternoon in West Philadelphia that quickly raised tensions in the neighborhood. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Philadelphia police shooting of Black man sparks unrest

Oct. 27, 2020 7:19 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police shot and killed a 27-year-old Black man on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife, sparking violent protests that police said injured 30 officers and led to dozens of arrests. The shooting occurred before 4 p.m. Monday as officers responded to a report of a...

Police: Virginia man found in car trunk after crash in Miami

Oct. 27, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities found the body of an aspiring hip-hop artist inside the trunk of a Virginia man's car after he crashed on a Miami highway, police said. Robert Deupree Avery Coltrain, 25, was arrested and charged with illegal transport of human remains and second-degree murder in the death of...

Sven Spichiger, Washington State Department of Agriculture managing entomologist, walks with a canister of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a nest in a tree behind him Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. Scientists in Washington state discovered the first nest earlier in the week of so-called murder hornets in the United States and worked to wipe it out Saturday morning to protect native honeybees. Workers with the state Agriculture Department spent weeks searching, trapping and using dental floss to tie tracking devices to Asian giant hornets, which can deliver painful stings to people and spit venom but are the biggest threat to honeybees that farmers depend on to pollinate crops. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Scientists remove 98 'murder hornets' in Washington state

Oct. 27, 2020 1:56 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Workers from the state Department of Agriculture managed to destroy the first nest of so-called murder hornets discovered in the U.S. without suffering any stings or other injuries, the agency said Monday. The nest, located in Whatcom County near the Canadian border, created concern...

Georgia officer shoots man thought to have fled traffic stop

Oct. 26, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

SYLVESTER, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into why a south Georgia police officer shot and killed a man believed to have fled a traffic stop hours before. An unnamed Sylvester police officer shot and killed Jakerion Shmoud Jackson, 19, of Ty Ty before dawn Saturday. A Sylvester...