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Police to guard polls for vote in protest-wracked Hong Kong

Nov. 22, 2019 4:39 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Police will be out in force at polling stations in Hong Kong this weekend as keenly contested local elections take place amid ongoing anti-government protests. Hong Kong’s new police commissioner, Tang Ping-keung, told reporters Friday that officers would deal with any outbreak of...

Man shot by police on Vegas airport tarmac didn’t work there

Nov. 22, 2019 2:39 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police shot an intruder who fought with officers before dawn Thursday on the tarmac outside a terminal at McCarran International Airport, including an officer who was knocked unconscious, authorities said. The wounded intruder and the injured officer were hospitalized after the...

Jury to deliberate in officer’s fatal shooting of black man

Nov. 22, 2019 1:09 AM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama jury is expected to begin deliberations soon in the trial of a white police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man in 2016. News outlets reported that testimony concluded Thursday with Montgomery police Officer Aaron Cody Smith taking the stand to describe the fatal...

Jury to deliberate in officer’s fatal shooting of black man

Nov. 21, 2019 10:07 PM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama jury is expected to begin deliberations Friday in the trial of a white police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man in 2016. Testimony in the murder trial concluded Thursday with the officer taking the stand to describe the shooting and prosecutors and a defense...

The Latest: Jury to deliberate in officer’s murder trial

Nov. 21, 2019 9:06 PM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of an Alabama police officer. (all times local): 7:50 p.m. A jury is expected to begin deliberating soon in the trial of an Alabama police officer facing a murder charge for the 2016 shooting of an unarmed man. WSFA reports that prosecutors and defense...

Board now accepting applications for police superintendent

Nov. 21, 2019 8:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Police Board is now accepting applications for superintendent of the Chicago Police Department. Board officials announced Thursday the application for the post is now available on its website. The board is seeking a replacement for Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who announced his...

Baltimore ex-mayor enters guilty pleas in fraud case

Nov. 21, 2019 7:48 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore pleaded guilty Thursday to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges involving sales of her self-published children's books, a case that exposed anew the depths of corruption in Maryland’s largest city. Catherine Pugh pleaded guilty in...

Polis rules out AG probe into fatal police shooting of teen

Nov. 21, 2019 7:08 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Gov. Jared Polis says he won’t order an independent investigation into the case of a black teenager who was fatally shot during a foot chase with Colorado Springs police. The Colorado Sun reported Thursday that Polis’ decision comes a week after a grand jury determined two...

Family of murdered worker sues Mercy Hospital for negligence

Nov. 21, 2019 6:53 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a Chicago hospital worker shot to death by a man who also killed his ex-girlfriend and a police officer is suing the hospital and its security contractor. The lawsuit filed Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court by the family of Dayna Less accuses Mercy Hospital, owner Trinity...

2 police officers, transit worker charged in separate cases

Nov. 21, 2019 5:37 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say two Philadelphia police officers and a transit authority employee have been charged in two separate investigations. The city’s district attorney’s office announced the charges Thursday. Narcotics officer Charles Myers was charged with perjury, records...