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Sheriff overseeing troubled Ohio county jail to resign

May. 25, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A sheriff who oversees a troubled county jail in Cleveland says he plans to resign this summer for personal reasons. Clifford Pinkney became Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County's first black sheriff when he was appointed in August 2015. A county spokeswoman says Pinkney's last day will be...

Missouri joins nationwide sex offender registry

May. 25, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is the 20th state to join a nationwide sex offender registry. OffenderWatch said in a news release this week that every Missouri law enforcement agency that manages or investigates registered sex offenders will be able to collaborate on offender records, aid each other in...

San Francisco police chief 'sorry' for raid on journalist

May. 25, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's police chief apologized on Friday for raiding a freelance journalist's home and office to find out who leaked a police report into the unexpected death of the city's former public defender. Chief William Scott told the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday the searches were...

Afghan police official says blast at Kabul mosque kills 2

May. 24, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bomb exploded during weekly prayers Friday at a mosque in an eastern part of Kabul, killing two people, including the prayer leader, and wounding 16, officials said. According to Kabul police chief's spokesman, Basir Mujahid, the bomb was concealed in the microphone used to...

Kansas online gamer in hoax case may have charges dropped

May. 24, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas online gamer whose dispute over a $1.50 bet sparked a hoax call that resulted in police shooting a man who lived at his old address has struck a deal with prosecutors that could allow the charges against him to be dropped. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren approved on Friday...

Argentines want justice after police car chase leaves 4 dead

May. 24, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentines protested police brutality Friday after officers fired shots that led to the deaths of three teenagers and a young man in a car chase. Authorities have removed 13 officers from the force and detained seven of them pending an investigation. The case has caused a...

NY attorney general to probe fatal state police shooting

May. 24, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, N.Y. (AP) — The office of New York Attorney General Letitia James said Friday that it will investigate the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a state police trooper on the shoulder of a highway north of New York City. State police say 41-year-old Luke Patterson of Tannersville was fatally shot...

Bail denied for former police officer charged in killing

May. 24, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Bail has been denied for a former Mississippi police officer charged in the killing of a woman with whom he was romantically involved. News outlets report Circuit Judge John Gregory denied bail Friday for 38-year-old Mathew Kinne (KIHN'-ee), who is charged with murder. City officials...

Fire in tutoring center kills 19 students in western India

May. 24, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 19 teenage students were killed in a fire that broke out Friday in a tutoring center in the western Indian city of Surat, a top state official said. More than a dozen students were hospitalized with burns or suffering from suffocation, police officer Praveen Chaudhary said. The...

Police: Man killed in Wichita shootout fired dozens of times

May. 24, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say a 56-year-old man who died in a shootout with officers fired 52 rounds into common walls he shared with two neighbors. Police say Fred Burton's neighbors called early Thursday to report what they thought was an explosion at MacArthur's Lake Apartments. Capt. Brent...