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Police: Man's death in Rapid City was homicide

Aug. 13, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Rapid City police said Thursday they are now investigating a man’s unattended death as a homicide after getting preliminary autopsy results. Police were called Tuesday night about an unconscious man. Police found the man dead inside the home. An autopsy was conducted...

FILE - This combination of file photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows Derek Chauvin, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Prosecutors say they may revisit the issue of audio-visual coverage of the trials of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd.  Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by him and the other Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Kueng, Lane and Thao have been charged with aiding and abetting Chauvin. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Ex-cop's video captures crowd's horror during Floyd arrest

Aug. 13, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Newly released body-camera video from a third officer involved in George Floyd’s arrest captures for the first time the growing horror of onlookers who repeatedly pleaded with the officers to get off Floyd. The video made available Thursday comes from fired Officer Tou Thao, one...

District Attorney announce 23 prison corruption indictments

Aug. 13, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania district attorney announced charges against more than 20 people Thursday after a months-long grand jury investigation into the smuggling of contraband, drugs and other alleged corruption at a county prison outside of Pittsburgh. Those charged include a former deputy...

Police, strike force aim to dispose of 300 guns in Utah

Aug. 13, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Two law enforcement agencies in Utah are looking to dispose of more than 300 guns accumulating in evidence storage that either went unclaimed or are no longer needed in criminal investigations. The Ogden Police Department and Weber Morgan Narcotics Strike Force have asked the Ogden City...

LA sheriff probes deputy-gang claim, seeks to punish dozens

Aug. 13, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Thursday it has launched a “comprehensive investigation” into allegations that a renegade group of deputies calling themselves The Executioners have taken control of the department's Compton station through threats,...

Tamika Palmer, mother of Breonna Taylor, addresses the media in Louisville, Ky. on  Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020.  Five months after her daughter was shot to death by police, Palmer said she is trying to be patient while waiting to hear if the officers will be charged.  (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)

Breonna Taylor's mother: I'm trying to be patient

Aug. 13, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Five months after her daughter was shot to death by police, Breonna Taylor's mother said she is trying to be patient while waiting to hear if the officers will be charged. But it's hard, she said, when every day feels like the day her daughter died. Tamika Palmer appeared with civil...

Feds now investigating Florida man accused of making bombs

Aug. 13, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Federal agents are taking over the investigation of a Florida man who was arrested after police found more than two dozen pipe bombs near his home, including some that contained nails, screws and metal pellets. Boynton Beach police said Thursday that the Bureau of Alcohol,...

Police charge man after 2-year-old finds gun, shoots self

Aug. 13, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man was arrested by police who say a 2-year-old boy found a gun the man owned and shot himself. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers responding to a call on Wednesday found the boy with what was described as a life-threatening gunshot wound, according to a news...

U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale, right, listens to an NGO volunteer during his visit to a main gathering point for volunteers, near the site of last week's explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, Pool)

US official says FBI joining Beirut explosion investigation

Aug. 13, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The FBI will join Lebanese and other international investigators in the probe of the massive explosion at Beirut's port that killed more than 170 people, injured thousands and caused widespread destruction, a U.S. diplomat said Thursday. Lebanese authorities had invited the FBI to take part,...

US official visiting Lebanon says the FBI will join Lebanese and international investigators in the Beirut blast probe

Aug. 13, 2020 10:34 AM EDT
BEIRUT (AP) — US official visiting Lebanon says the FBI will join Lebanese and international investigators in the Beirut blast probe.