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Feds charge DC cop with murder in police pursuit death

Sep. 24, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An officer in the nation’s capital has been indicted on a murder charge for his role in a fatal vehicle accident during a police chase that sparked two days of protests and clashes. Federal prosecutors announced Friday that Terrence Sutton, 37, was...

4 California militia members plead guilty to conspiracy

Sep. 23, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four members of an alleged California militia group have pleaded guilty to conspiring to obstruct justice in the case of a federal guard who was fatally shot in Oakland more than a year ago, federal prosecutors said. The men — followers of the...

California militia member pleads guilty to conspiracy charge

Sep. 20, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An alleged member of a California right-wing militia group pleaded guilty Monday to charges stemming from the fatal shooting of a federal guard in Oakland more than a year ago. Kenny Miksch, 21, became the fourth member of the so-called Grizzly...

Haiti faces fresh instability as PM comes under scrutiny

Sep. 15, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s government is starting to crumble as Prime Minister Ariel Henry faces increased scrutiny from authorities investigating the president’s slaying, with Henry firing the justice minister late Wednesday, just hours after another top official resigned and...

Searches conducted at 2 German ministries in customs probe

Sep. 09, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Investigators carried out searches at the German finance and justice ministries on Thursday in a probe of suspected obstruction of justice by employees of a unit of the country's customs service that fights money laundering. The searches come just over two...

Cochise County man booked on 2 counts of suspicion of murder

Sep. 06, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

Authorities say a man was arrested in Cochise County on two counts of suspicion of murder. Gregory Carlson, 56, also was booked on suspicion of two counts of concealing a dead body and three counts of obstructing justice. The Cochise County...

Judge tosses most claims in armed occupation death lawsuit

Aug. 13, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has tossed most of the civil claims brought in a wrongful death lawsuit by the family of an Arizona rancher who served as spokesperson for the armed takeover of Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in early 2016. Robert...

4 arrests in 2018 killing in south Louisiana

Aug. 13, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — Four arrests have been made in connection with a killing that happened more than three years ago in the city of Abbeville. Police told news outlets in the Acadiana region Thursday that new evidence led to the arrest of one person on a...

Ex-prosecutor sentenced to 5 years in suspect abuse scandal

Aug. 10, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A former Long Island prosecutor was sentenced to 5 years in prison on Tuesday for helping cover up the police beating of a prisoner suspected of stealing sex toys and other items from a police chief’s vehicle. Thomas Spota and one his top...

2 brothers charged in fatal shooting of Chicago officer

Aug. 09, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two Chicago brothers have been charged in a weekend shooting during a traffic stop that left one police officer dead and another seriously wounded, the Chicago Police Department announced in a Monday press release. Emonte Morgan, 21, is charged with...