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Surveillance clips show Chinese billionaire with accuser

Apr. 22, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for JD.com founder Richard Liu said Monday that surveillance video showing the Chinese businessman in an elevator and walking arm-in-arm with a woman who has accused him of rape provides a different account of what happened that night. Two edited videos of Liu and his accuser...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Apr. 19, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: __ CLAIM: Man who threw boy over Minnesota mall balcony is a Somali immigrant....

Charges at Minnesota cop's trial offer jury range of options

Apr. 19, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When a Minneapolis police officer shot and killed an unarmed woman who approached his squad car after calling 911, it was catastrophic. But was it murder? Prosecutors have given jurors hearing the case against Mohamed Noor multiple options: second-degree murder, third-degree murder and...

Officer says partner fired before he could analyze threat

Apr. 18, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The partner of a Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman as she approached their squad car testified Thursday that he didn't fire his own gun because he was still trying to determine if he was in danger, agreeing with a prosecutor's characterization that it would...

The Latest: Officer's partner explains why he didn't shoot

Apr. 18, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman who had called 911 (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The partner of a former Minneapolis cop charged in the shooting death of an unarmed woman is explaining why he didn't shoot when the...

Woman sues Chinese billionaire Liu for alleged rape

Apr. 16, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A woman who said she was raped by JD.com founder Richard Liu filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the billionaire and his company alleging he and other wealthy Chinese executives coerced her to drink during a dinner in the hours before she was attacked. Jingyao Liu, a student at the...

Suspect in attack on boy at Mall of America held on $2M bail

Apr. 16, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man accused of throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America said little Tuesday during his first court appearance but appeared lucid and followed the court's directions. Emmanuel Aranda, 24, of Minneapolis, is charged with attempted premeditated...

The Latest: Lawyer: Focus on mental health after mall attack

Apr. 16, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the case of a Minneapolis man who is charged with attempted murder for allegedly throwing a child off a balcony at the Mall of America (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The attorney for a man accused of throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America...

Minnesota cop's trial raises questions about code of silence

Apr. 16, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Testimony in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault near her home has shined a light on officers' actions at the scene and raised questions about whether they were trying to protect...

Omar raises $830K for re-election despite Trump backlash

Apr. 16, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, who's engaged in an intensifying feud with President Donald Trump, has raised nearly $830,000 in the first quarter for her re-election campaign, according to campaign finance reports filed this week. The Minnesota Democrat — a Somali American and one of the...