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Cook County prosecutors announce charges in week's looting

Aug. 13, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County's state’s attorney’s office on Thursday announced 42 people have been charged with felonies in connection with the looting of stores along the city’s premier retail street that occurred earlier this week. Prosecutors said among the charges filed include one...

Man charged with killing 41-year-old in New Bedford

Aug. 13, 2020 9:51 PM EDT

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A 27-year-old man has been charged with killing a 41-year-old man in New Bedford, prosecutors said Thursday. Jonovan Gonzalez of New Bedford was arrested Wednesday evening and faces charges including murder and carrying an illegal firearm, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas...

California driver charged in death of pregnant woman

Aug. 13, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California woman with a history of convictions for driving under the influence of drugs was charged with second-degree murder Thursday for a crash that killed a 23-year-old pregnant woman and left her baby in critical condition. Courtney Pandolfi, 40, of Garden Grove...

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...

Arrest made in boy's death that sparked federal task force

Aug. 13, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man has been charged in the shooting death of a 4-year-old Kansas City, Missouri, boy whose killing sparked a federal anti-crime task force that has sent hundreds of federal agents to several cities to fight violent crime. Ryson Ellis, 22, of Kansas City, was charged Thursday with...

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...

Three men exonerated in 1983 murder file federal lawsuit

Aug. 13, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Three men who were wrongly imprisoned for more than 35 years each for a murder they did not commit filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against Baltimore police, saying authorities coerced statements from witnesses whose testimony led to their convictions. The lawsuit filed in Baltimore by...

2 arrested, 2 charged in double homicide at burning house

Aug. 13, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Akron have charged four people in connection to the shooting deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a burning house last month. Steven Hayes, 20, and Kianna Buckley, 42, were arrested on Wednesday and face charges related to the murders of Justin Lee Walker and Melinda...

FILE - This June 29, 2018 video image from a police officer's body cam and provided by Portland State University, shows Jason Washington after he was shot and killed by university police officers in Portland, Ore. Portland State University said Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, it will disarm its campus police force more than two years after officers from the department shot and killed a Black man who was trying to break up a fight. (Portland State University via AP, file)

Portland State disarms campus police after Black man's death

Aug. 13, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland State University said Thursday it will disarm its campus police force, more than two years after officers from the department shot and killed a Black man who was trying to break up a fight close to campus. The announcement came as Oregon's largest city approaches 80 days of...

Police: Man stabbed, burned teenager to death in NYC

Aug. 13, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man was charged Thursday with murder and manslaughter in the killing of a teenager who authorities say was stabbed and set on fire in the Bronx. Adones Betances, 22, was arrested in connection with the attack on Wednesday afternoon that killed 18-year-old Winston Ortiz,...