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Gunman in Arizona train shooting faced charges in California

Oct. 20, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The man who died in an gunfight in Tucson with law enforcement officers this month after fatally shooting a federal agent inside an Amtrak train faced multiple criminal charges in California, two Arizona newspapers reported. Darrion Taylor, 26, had...

Connecticut lawmaker arrested, accused of COVID funds misuse

Oct. 20, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state legislator who works as an aide to the West Haven City Council is accused of creating a company that received more than $600,000 in federal COVID-19 relief funds for services that were never provided. Rep. Michael DiMassa, a...

Indiana county's attorney faces meth-dealing charges

Oct. 20, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) — The attorney for an eastern Indiana county who once served as its top prosecutor has been charged with dealing methamphetamines. Martin R. Shields, 67, was arrested Tuesday and charged in Henry Circuit Court with two counts of dealing in meth and...

Neurologist arrested on federal charges in sex assault probe

Oct. 20, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A neurologist who already faces state rape charges in New York and New Jersey was arrested on federal charges Wednesday alleging he sexually abused pain management patients as he turned back rubs and hugs into gradually more invasive physical attacks. An...

Belarusian authorities raid top independent newspaper

Oct. 20, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Belarus on Wednesday raided the offices of the country's top independent newspaper and took two of its journalists for questioning. Belarusian authorities searched the offices of the Novy Chas (New Time) newspaper in the Belarusian...

Missing boy's mother, man, plead not guilty to charges

Oct. 20, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — The mother of a missing 5-year-old New Hampshire boy and a man who was arrested with her in New York pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to witness tampering and child endangerment charges as authorities continue to search for the child. Meanwhile,...

Nigerian police fire tear gas at anniversary of protest

Oct. 20, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian police officers fired tear gas at protesters in Lagos, the country's largest city, as they tried to disperse hundreds of people demonstrating against alleged police brutality on Wednesday. One year ago, thousands marched in Nigeria for the...

Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children

Oct. 20, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Royal Smart remembers every detail: the feeling of the handcuffs on his wrists. The panic as he was led outside into the cold March darkness, arms raised, to face a wall of police officers pointing their guns. He was 8 years old. ...

Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children

Oct. 20, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Royal Smart remembers every detail: the feeling of the handcuffs on his wrists. The panic as he was led outside into the cold March darkness, arms raised, to face a wall of police officers pointing their guns. He was 8 years old. ...

Troy player charged with hindering search in shooting

Oct. 20, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

TROY, Ala. (AP) — A football player at Troy University was arrested on a charge of interfering in the search for a man accused in a shooting that injured five people during a high school football game in Mobile, authorities said. Troy wide receiver Reginald Leon Todd,...