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Segregation among issues Chicago faces 100 years after riots

Jul. 24, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — On a hot July day in 1919, a black 17-year-old swimming in Lake Michigan drifted in a dangerous direction — toward the white section of a Chicago beach. White beachgoers, angry at Eugene Williams' intrusion, hurled rocks at him. One struck him in the head, and he drowned. And so began...

Who are the men in white behind Hong Kong's mob attack?

Jul. 24, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

Hong Kong is reeling after a large gang of men in white shirts brutally beat dozens of people inside a train station in a shocking new twist to the city's summer of protest. Six men have been detained, some with gang links, police said, without elaborating. The sudden attack, which came as a massive protest was...

Ocean swells may have affected fatal Alaska floatplane crash

Jul. 24, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The pilot of a floatplane that crashed in an Alaska bay killing a man and injuring others told authorities the ocean was swelling during takeoff. The Anchorage Daily News reported Tuesday that an investigation began after the Friday crash that killed 57-year-old Maryland resident...

Sexual assault kit tracking system to be used across Oregon

Jul. 24, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Police Department has developed an online system to provide updates to people who have been tested for evidence of sexual assault. The Oregonian/Oregon Live reported Tuesday that the online system has been used in Portland since May and the state police plan to adopt it...

Nicaragua court frees prisoner in death of Brazilian student

Jul. 23, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A court in Nicaragua on Tuesday ordered the release of a suspected armed pro-government civilian sentenced to 15 years in prison for the killing of Brazilian medical student Rayneia Lima a year ago. Three judges in the Managua Court of Appeals freed Pierson Gutiérrez, who was...

Officer wounded, suspect killed during undercover drug buy

Jul. 23, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a state narcotics officer was wounded and a suspect was killed in a shooting during an undercover drug buy in the parking lot of a suburban Pittsburgh shopping center. Allegheny County police say agents and the target of the attorney general's task force exchanged gunfire...

Man pleads guilty in brutal 1998 killing of Montana teen

Jul. 23, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a pair of crimes that remained unsolved for two decades — the brutal murder of an 18-year-old video store clerk and the rape and attempted murder of a newspaper carrier. Zachary David O'Neill, 39, entered his guilty pleas in state...

Man with knife shot, wounded outside LA federal courthouse

Jul. 23, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a man with a knife has been shot and wounded outside a federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles police say a courthouse security officer wounded the man, who was wielding the weapon Tuesday afternoon in front of the court on First Street. The man was shot...

Seattle man stabbed by Uber driver sues the company

Jul. 23, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle man stabbed by an Uber driver in 2017 is suing the company. Brian Gorme and his wife, Adrienne Walker, allege in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday that Uber was negligent in hiring or supervising 63-year-old Sharif Soajima, also known as Timothy Clark. Soajima picked up Gorme late on...

Woman who bought gun used to kill deputy sent to prison

Jul. 23, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 13-month prison sentence was handed an Indianapolis woman who purchased the handgun used to kill a Boone County sheriff's deputy in March 2018. Dawn Love Rochon pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to making a false statement to acquire the gun. Prosecutors say Rochon lied about her...