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Jury selection begins in Florida parking lot shooting case

Aug. 19, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — No one disputes that Michael Drejka fatally shot Markeis McGlockton 13 months ago in a fight that began over a handicapped parking space — it's on video seen worldwide. The fight at his manslaughter trial, which began Monday, will hinge on whether jurors determine Drejka...

California governor signs law to limit shootings by police

Aug. 19, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is changing its standards for when police can kill under a law signed Monday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, as it tries to deter police shootings of young minority men that have roiled the nation. "We are doing something today that stretches the boundary of possibility and sends...

'Codfather' settlement means magnate will never fish again

Aug. 19, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

A fishing magnate known as the Codfather will never be allowed to return to U.S. fisheries, the federal government said Monday in announcing it has settled its civil case against a man whose arrest for shirking quotas and smuggling profits overseas shocked the East Coast industry. The settlement with Carlos...

Mayor seeks help finding men who bedded down in flower bed

Aug. 19, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The mayor of one Mississippi town is putting out an all-plants bulletin. It's an effort to find four unknown men who flopped down in a flower bed that the city of Oxford maintains on the town square. Mayor Robyn Tannehill on Sunday posted surveillance video on Twitter of the four men...

Man suspected of lighting mother on fire surrenders

Aug. 19, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 54-year-old man suspected of lighting his mother on fire has surrendered to police more than five hours after locking himself inside a home east of Los Angeles. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department says deputies responding to a domestic violence...

Man accused in Jewish center video threat pleads not guilty

Aug. 19, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

STRUTHERS, Ohio (AP) — A 20-year-old Ohio man has pleaded not guilty to threatening a Jewish community center in a video police say shows him shooting a rifle. A judge near Youngstown set bond at $250,000 for James Reardon on Monday and ordered him to stay away from Jewish churches and organizations if he...

Sexual abuse lawsuit against Mormon church on hold

Aug. 19, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A lawsuit by a woman who accused The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of covering for a former missionary leader who she says raped her in the 1980s is on hold as she tries to find a new attorney. McKenna Denson said Monday during a telephone court hearing that she's been...

Sheriff: Review begun of Texas officers who led man by rope

Aug. 19, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas sheriff says his office is reviewing whether any procedures were violated in the arrest of a black man who was led by a rope through city streets by two white officers on horseback. Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset (TRAHS'-uh-set) said Monday that his office is...

Judge rejects bid to move murder trial, begins Sept. 3

Aug. 19, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — The judge in the case of an Ohio woman accused of killing and burying her newborn daughter on Monday again rejected a defense bid to move the murder trial and said jury selection will begin Sept. 3. Attorneys for Brooke Skylar Richardson, now 20, say her home county has been...

NYPD fires officer 5 years after Garner's chokehold death

Aug. 19, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, the unarmed man whose dying gasps of "I can't breathe" gave voice to a national debate over race and police use of force....