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Court says rap video was threat to police, not free speech

Aug. 21, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A rapper convicted of threatening police officers in a video posted online lost an appeal Tuesday when Pennsylvania's highest court called his lyrics "highly personalized" and ruled they were not protected by free speech rights. The state Supreme Court turned down Jamal Knox's appeal...

Hillsborough charges dropped against former police chief

Aug. 21, 2018 11:43 AM EDT

PRESTON, England (AP) — A former police chief who was charged with lying about his involvement in the aftermath of the Hillsborough Stadium tragedy in 1989 will no longer face trial, prosecutors said Tuesday. Norman Bettison, who was chief inspector of the region where Britain's worst sports disaster took...

Spanish police find no weapons in knife attacker's home

Aug. 21, 2018 10:10 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Police haven't found any guns or explosives in the house of a man who allegedly attacked police officers with a knife in Barcelona before being shot dead, a senior official in Spain's Catalonia region said Tuesday. Authorities are investigating whether the suspect in Monday's attack at the...

Oklahoma officer to face trial in fatal shooting

Aug. 20, 2018 3:17 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A suspended Oklahoma City officer has been ordered to face trial in the on-duty fatal shooting of an unarmed suicidal man. A judge decided Friday to send Keith Patrick Sweeney's case to trial, the Oklahoman reported . Sweeney, 33, pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder charges in...

Father sues over Missouri fatal 2015 police shooting of son

Aug. 20, 2018 1:16 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The father of an 18-year-old killed in a St. Louis police shooting alleges in a wrongful death lawsuit that his son was shot in the back as he ran. Dennis Ball-Bey says his son, Mansur Ball-Bey, was a church youth leader without a criminal record when he was killed in August 2015. The suit...

Spanish police shoot man dead in suspected terror attack

Aug. 20, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A man pleaded to be let into a locked police station in Barcelona before dawn Monday, then lunged with a knife at officers inside. Police shot him dead and the attack is being investigated for any links to terror, authorities said. Commissioner Rafel Comes, the second-in-command of...

Family of man slain by Stockley claims 'cover-up'; wants $5M

Aug. 20, 2018 9:42 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Relatives of a black suspect killed by a white former St. Louis police officer are demanding $5 million to resolve claims of a "cover up." The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that an emailed letter Sunday from the family of Anthony Lamar Smith alleges that officials violated a judge's...

The Latest: Security increased at police stations in Spain

Aug. 20, 2018 7:10 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on a knife attack in Barcelona (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Authorities in Spain have stepped up security at regional police stations after police in Barcelona opened a locked police station door to a man who then pulled a knife on them. Police shot the attacker dead. Barcelona...

Barcelona police are treating man's attack with a knife at a city police station as a terrorist incident

Aug. 20, 2018 6:47 AM EDT
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona police are treating man's attack with a knife at a city police station as a terrorist incident.

Driver in British Parliament crash appears in court

Aug. 20, 2018 6:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A driver whose car collided with several people before crashing outside Britain's Parliament has appeared in court on charges of attempted murder. The Metropolitan Police force says 29-year-old Salih Khater faces two charges — attempting to kill police officers, and attempting to kill...