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Lawyer: No apparent justification for fatal shooting of teen

Jun. 21, 2018 10:55 PM EDT

EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy fatally shot by a police officer in Pennsylvania seconds after he fled a traffic stop did not pose a threat to anyone, a lawyer for the family of the teen said. Civil rights attorney S. Lee Merritt said late Wednesday that he doesn't see any apparent...

The Latest: Protesters take to streets after police shooting

Jun. 21, 2018 10:49 PM EDT

EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old (all times local): 10:45 p.m. For the second night, hundreds of people in Pennsylvania have taken to the streets to protest the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old boy. Protesters demonstrated outside the East...

Days after rapper's Florida slaying, a suspect is arrested

Jun. 21, 2018 10:49 PM EDT

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 22-year-old suspect has been arrested and charged with murder days after the killing of rising rap star XXXTentacion, who was fatally shot in his luxury BMW electric car as he left an upscale motorcycle dealership in Florida. Dedrick Devonshay Williams of Pompano Beach was...

Experts: Half of evidence vanished from 1983 racial slaying

Jun. 21, 2018 9:49 PM EDT

GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) — Half the evidence collected from the scene of the 1983 slaying of a black man has vanished, but witnesses have come forward to say the defendant admitted to the killing just hours after the body was found, experts with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation testified Thursday. Frank...

Michigan State president apologizes for 'kickback' comments

Jun. 21, 2018 7:26 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's interim president apologized Thursday for an email remark about one of the gymnasts sexually abused by ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar, the latest sign of turbulence for the former governor tasked with steering the school out of the burgeoning scandal. John...

Police: Man kills lawyer, self, hours after divorce is final

Jun. 21, 2018 7:05 PM EDT

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man killed his ex-wife's attorney in his law office just hours after the couple's divorce was final and then killed himself, authorities said. Cartersville Police Lt. M.E. Bettikofer tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that 33-year-old Walter Samuel Radford's divorce...

Mourners remember 2 Kansas deputies slain outside courthouse

Jun. 21, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Uniformed officers from across the nation gathered Thursday to remember two Kansas sheriff's deputies who were shot and killed by an inmate while transporting him between the courthouse and jail. Wyandotte County Sheriff Don Ash said Thursday during a joint service for Theresa King...

The Latest: Michigan State leader touts post-Nassar reforms

Jun. 21, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Michigan State University's interim president public apology (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Michigan State University's interim president says the campus has been rid of the likelihood of another Larry Nassar emerging. In an interview with The Associated Press, John Engler...

Prosecutor: Abused kids upbringing like 'Lord of the Flies'

Jun. 21, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The abuse started in Texas with the children being slapped, hit and thrown around the house, a prosecutor said Thursday. It escalated to beatings with a belt, then the buckle-end of the strap and then a wooden paddle or oar. When that failed, the children of David and Louise Turpin...

Police: Texas college student kidnapped, raped at gunpoint

Jun. 21, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Police say a suspect has been arrested after a Texas college student reported being kidnapped and sexually assaulted at gunpoint. Arlington police say 20-year-old Joel Engobo Mambe was arrested Thursday in Fort Worth. Police say he's accused of attacking a University of Texas at...