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After Arbery killing, 16 calls between DA, shooter's dad

May. 05, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — One of the men convicted of murder in the street chase and fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery spoke with his former boss, the local district attorney, several times by phone in the days and weeks following the 2020 killing, according to a court document filed Thursday. ...

Arbery's killers scheduled for August hate crimes sentencing

Apr. 19, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The white men convicted of hate crimes for chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery as he ran in their Georgia neighborhood have been scheduled for sentencing this summer in federal court. U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood scheduled Aug. 1 sentencing...

Baby zebra spooked by ostriches dies at Disney World

Apr. 16, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — A baby zebra died at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom after running full speed into a gate when it was being spooked by two ostriches Thursday, a television station reported. WESH reported it spoke with a family who witnessed the incident and was...

Ukrainian mom's pain at watching daughter's burial on phone

Apr. 15, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Viktoria Kovalenko bore witness to the death of her husband and elder daughter when their car was hit by a shell in northern Ukraine. By the time her loved ones got a proper funeral, she was 500 kilometers away, able to watch the burial only on a cellphone...

Florida police officer convicted in woman's rough arrest

Apr. 15, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A jury took just over an hour to convict a Miami-Dade officer of felony battery and official misconduct in the rough arrest of a Black woman who had called police for help. Alejandro Giraldo was suspended after cellphone video circulated on social media in March 2019...

No charges for Purdue cop, Black student in campus incident

Apr. 12, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A white Purdue University police officer seen on cellphone video using his elbow to pin a Black student's neck to the ground won’t face charges because he used reasonable force when the student resisted arrest during a domestic call, a special prosecutor has found. ...

Man accused of killing police officer has bail set at $5M

Mar. 28, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting Washington state police officer Dan Rocha on Friday had bail set at $5 million, law enforcement officials said. A Snohomish County judge found probable cause Monday to hold Richard Rotter, 50, on investigation of murder and...

20 days in Mariupol: The team that documented city’s agony

Mar. 21, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — The Russians were hunting us down. They had a list of names, including ours, and they were closing in. We were the only international journalists left in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, and we had been documenting its siege by Russian troops for more than...

Aurora man sues police for alleged excessive force

Mar. 05, 2022 01:06 AM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An Aurora man is suing the city and two police officers for an allegedly violent run-in with law enforcement that started with a simple traffic stop. George Gutierrez was driving to his sister’s house in Aurora on April 26, 2020, when he was stopped for a...

Social video shows 'racist' taunts of Nevada governor, wife

Feb. 28, 2022 21:28 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s governor and his wife were accosted during the weekend by two men who followed them out of a Las Vegas restaurant shouting profanities, taunts and anti-government statements in an incident posted on the internet. In a statement released Monday by his...