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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, Vanessa Bryant speaks during a celebration of life for her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna in Los Angeles. Bryant on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County sheriff claiming negligence, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress after deputies allegedly shared unauthorized photos of the crash that killed her husband, their 13-year-old daughter and seven others. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Vanessa Bryant sues LA sheriff over helicopter crash photos

Sep. 22, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vanessa Bryant, the widow of basketball star Kobe Bryant, has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County sheriff claiming deputies shared unauthorized photos of the crash that killed her husband, their 13-year-old daughter and seven others. After the Jan. 26 crash, reports surfaced...

Video released of man shot to death by Sacramento police

Sep. 22, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California have released body camera video of a fatal shooting where the West Sacramento Police Department shot and killed a former department employee who had been struggling with mental illness. Robert Coleman, 88, was shot by officers on Sept. 12 around...

Mohave County sheriff deputies to receive body cameras

Sep. 22, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — County officials in northwestern Arizona have approved a deal that would provide body cameras to deputies in Mohave County, officials said. The Mohave County Board of Supervisors approved the deal with Axon on Monday during a special meeting, Today's News-Herald reported. The...

Man dies, hours after being shot by St. Louis County police

Sep. 22, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Mo. (AP) — A man who was shot by St. Louis County detectives after allegedly pointing a handgun at them died Tuesday, hours after a violent confrontation in the town of Bellefontaine Neighbors. The man killed was identified as Patches Holmes, 26. Police spokesman Tracy Panus said...

FILE - This undated photo provided by Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar shows Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky.  (Courtesy of Taylor Family attorney Sam Aguiar via AP, File)

City restricts access before decision in Breonna Taylor case

Sep. 22, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Officials in Kentucky’s largest city were preparing Tuesday for more protests and possible unrest as the city nervously awaits the state attorney general’s announcement about whether he will charge officers in Breonna Taylor’s shooting death. With timing of the...

Vermont officer focus of protests leaving police department

Sep. 22, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

A Vermont police officer who has been the focus of protests over the use of excessive force is leaving the Burlington Police Department. At a Monday night meeting, the Burlington City Council voted 11-1 to authorize Mayor Miro Weinberger to enter into a separation agreement with Sgt. Jason Bellavance. “We...

In this image made from UNTV, representatives of different countries listen to speakers during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at U.N. headquarters in New York. This year's annual gathering of world leaders at U.N. headquarters is almost entirely

The Latest: BLM gets first mention at UN's virtual gathering

Sep. 22, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the UN General Assembly (all times EST): 11:50 a.m. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is the first world leader at the United Nations''annual gathering to mention the Black Lives Matter movement. “As a country that has known too well the anguish of...

Baltimore must pay alleged police victim full settlement

Sep. 22, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The city of Baltimore must stop withholding tens of thousands of dollars from an alleged victim of police misconduct, despite the city’s accusation that the Black woman violated a non-disparagement clause that was part of a 2014 settlement, a federal judge ruled Monday. The judge...

Police shoot, injure man in Massachusetts mall parking lot

Sep. 22, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Mass. (AP) — Police shot and injured a man armed with a knife and acting in a threatening manner in the parking lot of a Massachusetts mall early Tuesday morning, authorities said. Officers responded to the Kingston Collection mall just before 3 a.m. after getting 911 call from a mall security...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2020 file photo, family members of Ronald Greene listen to speakers as demonstrators gather for the March on Washington, in Washington, on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s

Trooper who faced firing in Black man's death dies in crash

Sep. 22, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

A Louisiana state trooper has died following a single-vehicle highway crash that happened just hours after he learned he would be fired for his role last year in the in-custody death of a Black man. Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth was pronounced dead Tuesday following a brief hospitalization, Warren Lee,...