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How the Kremlin provides a safe harbor for ransomware

Apr. 16, 2021 03:02 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A global epidemic of digital extortion known as ransomware is crippling local governments, hospitals, school districts and businesses by scrambling their data files until they pay up. Law enforcement has been largely powerless to stop it. One big reason:...

Video: Chicago boy wasn't holding gun when shot by officer

Apr. 16, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Disturbing bodycam video released after public outcry over the Chicago police shooting of a 13-year-old boy shows the youth appearing to drop a handgun and begin raising his hands less than a second before an officer fires his gun and kills him. A still...

Wright's family wants stiffer charge for Minnesota ex-cop

Apr. 15, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Daunte Wright's family members joined with community leaders Thursday in calling for more serious charges against the white former police officer who fatally shot him, comparing her case to the murder charge brought against a Black officer who killed a white...

Video: Chicago boy wasn't holding gun when shot by officer

Apr. 15, 2021 22:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Disturbing bodycam video released Thursday after public outcry over the Chicago police shooting of a 13-year-old boy shows the youth appearing to drop a handgun and begin raising his hands less than a second before an officer fires his gun and kills him. ...

EXPLAINER: Can officers stop drivers for air fresheners?

Apr. 15, 2021 21:27 PM EDT

The mother of a 20-year-old Black man who was fatally shot by Minnesota police this week says it all started when police pulled her son over for having air fresheners hanging from his rearview mirror. How, some might ask, can air fresheners be the basis for a traffic...

Judge halts disgraced police chief from taking council post

Apr. 15, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has issued a ruling that temporarily prevents a former small-town police chief who was convicted of official misconduct from taking office as a town commissioner. Thursday’s ruling by Superior Court Judge Jan Jurden came barely one...

Honolulu police shoot, kill man who walked into a home

Apr. 15, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — For a second time in less than two weeks, Honolulu police have shot and killed someone. A man who walked into a Honolulu home punched officers who responded to the burglary call Wednesday night and later died at a hospital after an officer fired at him,...

Police kill man who opened fire outside San Antonio airport

Apr. 15, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AP) — A handgun-wielding man who opened fire outside the San Antonio airport was fatally shot by police Thursday, hours after he'd shot at vehicles from a highway overpass in the northern part of the Texas city, officials said. The city's airport was...

Officer whose pat-down missed gun cautioned against rushing

Apr. 15, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio officer who missed a gun during a pat-down of Miles Jackson — later leading to Jackson being fatally shot by officers after a struggle over the weapon — had been previously encouraged to not rush his job responsibilities, records show. ...

Police: Authorities visited starving teen days before death

Apr. 15, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Vancouver, Washington, Police Department is investigating the death of a teen last November after court records show he died a week after child welfare authorities received a report from a family member that he was not being fed. A state...