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Black Lives Matter protesters march, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Louisville. Breonna Taylor's family demanded Friday that Kentucky authorities release all body camera footage, police files and the transcripts of the grand jury hearings that led to no charges against police officers who killed the Black woman during a March drug raid at her apartment. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Breonna Taylor grand jury recordings to be released Friday

Sep. 30, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has delayed until Friday the release of secret grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor’s killing by police. Audio recordings of the proceedings were originally supposed to be made public Wednesday. Attorney General Daniel Cameron's office asked a Louisville...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, windows are broken at the Mandalay Bay resort and casino in Las Vegas, the room from where Stephen Craig Paddock fired on a nearby music festival, killing 58 and injuring others, on Oct. 1, 2017. A judge in Nevada has approved a total of $800 million in payouts from casino company MGM Resorts International and its insurers to more than 4,400 relatives and victims of the Las Vegas Strip shooting that was the deadliest in recent U.S. history. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Judge approves $800M Las Vegas shooting settlement

Sep. 30, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A court on Wednesday approved a total of $800 million in payouts from casino company MGM Resorts International and its insurers to more than 4,400 relatives and victims of the Las Vegas Strip shooting that was the deadliest in recent U.S. history. The action makes final a deal announced...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2020 file photo, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva comments on the investigation of the shooting of two deputies during a news conference at the Hall of Justice in downtown Los Angeles. A photo from surveillance video of the assault is at left. Authorities say they have arrested a man in connection with the shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as they sat in their squad car. Villanueva and District Attorney Jackie Lacey on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 said attempted murder charges have been filed against 36-year-old Deonte Lee Murray. He was arrested two weeks ago in connection with a separate carjacking. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Man arrested in ambush of 2 Los Angeles County deputies

Sep. 30, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California investigators have arrested and charged a man in connection with the shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies earlier this month as they sat in their squad car, authorities said Wednesday. Attempted murder charges were filed against Deonte Lee Murray, 36, District...

Judge approves $800M settlement for victims of Las Vegas shooting

Sep. 30, 2020 2:33 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Judge approves $800M settlement for victims of Las Vegas shooting.

Texas man who spent nearly 40 years on death row released

Sep. 30, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — An intellectually disabled Texas man who served nearly 40 years on death row has been released from prison. Bobby James Moore, 60, was released Aug. 6 and now lives with his brother, said Robert Hurst, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Moore was convicted in 1980 of...

Competency exam set for man in Vegas body-in-concrete case

Sep. 30, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge in Las Vegas has ordered a competency evaluation to determine if a man accused of killing a 24-year-old model and encasing her body in concrete can stand trial next year. Attorneys for Christopher Santo Prestipino have said he reported hearing voices while he was quarantined at the...

Two teens charged in fatal shooting of eastern Idaho man

Sep. 30, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

AMMON, Idaho (AP) — Two teenagers have been charged with first-degree murder following the shooting death of an eastern Idaho man, officials said. Westley Hightower and Daniel Wood, both 18, were charged Tuesday in 7th District Court in Bonneville County. Authorities in court documents said Hightower...

Authorities: 4-year-old wounded in Trenton street shooting

Sep. 30, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A street shooting in New Jersey's capital city has left a four-year-old girl wounded. The child and her mother were standing near their vehicle in Trenton when several shots rang out around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The girl was struck in the hand by at least one shot, but the injury was not...

Los Angeles County authorities say a man has been arrested in the ambush shooting of 2 deputies

Sep. 30, 2020 1:18 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County authorities say a man has been arrested in the ambush shooting of 2 deputies.

Grand jury indicts man in shooting deaths of 3 friends

Sep. 30, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A grand jury formally charged a 26-year-old man with three counts of first-degree murder in the fatal shootings of three friends who had gathered at a central Florida lake in July for some late night fishing. Prosecutors have 45 days to determine whether to seek the death penalty for...