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Defendant in 2018 Nebraska immigration raids sentenced

Jul. 2, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

O’NEILL, Neb. (AP) — The last of 15 defendants in a case stemming from immigration raids at Nebraska businesses in 2018 has been sentenced, federal prosecutors said. The office of U.S. Attorney for Nebraska said in a news release that Antonio de Jesus Castro was sentenced Tuesday to four months in...

Attorney charged in bribery scheme to stay free until trial

Jul. 2, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A private attorney accused along with four Toledo City Council members of taking part in a bribery and extortion scheme will be allowed to remain free while the case proceeds, a judge has ruled. Federal prosecutors had sought to have Keith Mitchell detained until his trial, arguing that...

Stickers with messages of the pro-democracy movement are left by protesters on a street in Hong Kong, Thursday, July 2, 2020. Hong Kong police have made the first arrests under a new national security law imposed by mainland China, as thousands of people defied tear gas and pepper pellets to protest against it. Police say they arrested 10 people under the law, including at least one who was carrying a Hong Kong independence flag. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

China, pro-Beijing activists condemn 'meddling' in Hong Kong

Jul. 2, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China's government and pro-Beijing activists in Hong Kong condemned what they called foreign meddling in the territory's affairs on Thursday, as countries moved to offer Hong Kongers refuge and impose sanctions on China over a new security law. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 1991, file photo Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of late British publisher Robert Maxwell, reads a statement in Spanish in which she expressed her family's gratitude to the Spanish authorities, aboard the

Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell arrested

Jul. 2, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested by the FBI on Thursday on charges she helped procure underage sex partners for financier Jeffrey Epstein. An indictment made public Thursday said Maxwell, who lived for years with Epstein and was his frequent travel companion on trips around the world, facilitated...

3 cities pilot South Africa-style truth, reconciliation push

Jul. 2, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — District attorneys in Boston, Philadelphia and San Francisco are teaming up on a pilot effort patterned after South Africa's post-apartheid truth and reconciliation commission to confront racism in the criminal justice system. Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins, Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner...

French police unit disbanded amid drug deals probes

Jul. 2, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Paris police chief is disbanding a special police unit in a poor suburb of the French capital after four officers were brought before a judge on Thursday for “particularly serious” accusations involving theft, drug possession and extorting money from drug dealers. Paris...

DOJ investigates fatal police shooting in Sheboygan

Jul. 2, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Sheboygan police shot and killed a man after officers were called to a disturbance between a woman and the person who died early Thursday, authorities said. Sgt. Andy Kundinger said police were informed by the caller that the man was armed. Officers arrived, made contact with the...

Police identify man fatally shot in Kansas City, Kansas

Jul. 2, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police have released the identity of a man was was fatally shot in Kansas City, Kansas, earlier this week. Marco Mcelwee, 41, of Kansas City, Kansas, died in the Sunday night shooting, police said Thursday in a news release. Police spokesman Officer Dustin Dierenfeldt had said...

Parents of Eyah Hallaq, an autistic Palestinian man who was fatally shot by Israeli police, Khiri and mother Rana, talk during an interview In Jerusalem, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. The family says it is hopeful the officers will be prosecuted after finally confirming the existence of security-camera footage of the incident.(AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

Family of Palestinian slain by police sees probe dragging on

Jul. 2, 2020 12:05 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The family of a Palestinian man with autism who was fatally shot by Israeli police said on Thursday that it took a month for authorities to confirm the existence of security-camera footage of the shooting. The existence of the footage had been in question throughout an investigation that...

Video shows white woman pulling gun on Blacks in Michigan

Jul. 2, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in Michigan said they were investigation a confrontation in which a white woman arguing with a Black woman and others pulled out a handgun and demanded others at the scene get away from her vehicle. Video of the Wednesday night encounter that was posted online...