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Man pleads guilty to weapons count in football game shooting

Jul. 14, 2020 7:22 AM EDT

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A man charged in connection with a shooting at a high school football playoff game last year that led to the death of a 10-year-old spectator has pleaded guilty to a weapons count. Tyrell Dorn, 28, of Atlantic City, entered his plea Monday, according to the Atlantic County...

A man wearing a mask to curb the spread of the coronavirus sits near a red lantern outside a restaurant in Beijing Monday, July 13, 2020. China reported eight new cases, all of them brought from outside the country, as domestic community infections fall to near zero. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Hawaii to wait to waive quarantine requirement

Jul. 13, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s governor says he will wait another month to waive a 14-day quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers who test negative for COVID-19, citing an increasing number of cases locally, “uncontrolled” outbreaks in several U.S. mainland states and a shortage of...

Protesters kneel in front of the Lehigh County Jail in Allentown, Pa., on Monday, July 13, 2020, to demonstrate against police brutality after video emerged of an officer placing his knee on a man's head and neck area outside a city hospital. Police have launched an internal probe. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)

Protest in Pennsylvania after cop uses knee to restrain man

Jul. 13, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Activists against police brutality expressed outrage and demanded accountability Monday after video emerged over the weekend of an officer placing his knee on a man’s head and neck area outside a Pennsylvania hospital. Allentown police released a much longer surveillance video...

Police: 5 shot in Brooklyn shootings linked to same vehicle

Jul. 13, 2020 10:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Five people were shot Monday in Brooklyn in three drive-by shootings that appear to be linked to the same vehicle, Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison said. All five victims, who appear to have been intended targets, are expected to survive, Harrison said Monday night at the scene of the...

Two guards stabbed at California high-security prison

Jul. 13, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — A convicted killer stabbed two guards at a high-security California prison Monday but both were expected to survive, officials said. Correctional officers were releasing inmates into a yard Monday morning at California State Prison, Sacramento in Folsom when a prisoner who was being...

Indictment planned for officer accused of stun gun assault

Jul. 13, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors plan to obtain a grand jury indictment against a white Fairfax County police officer charged with assault after firing a stun gun at an African American man. The procedural move means Fairfax County prosecutors are dropping three misdemeanor assault charges against officer...

Mississippi inmate dies after months in and out of hospitals

Jul. 13, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi inmate who had been in and out of hospitals since April has died. The state Department of Corrections said Monday that Owen Nelson, 57, died Sunday at Allegiance Specialty Hospital in Greenville. He was taken there from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman....

12 protesters file claims against Seattle, county, state

Jul. 13, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Twelve people, or their families, who were hurt or killed in Seattle protests over the past six weeks filed financial claims Monday against the city of Seattle, King County and Washington state, alleging police used excessive force or failed to secure the safety of peaceful protesters. The...

WNBA season scheduled to tip off on July 25

Jul. 13, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA season is scheduled to tip off July 25 with all games that weekend dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement. All 12 franchises will play the opening weekend and honor victims of police brutality and racial violence. Team uniforms will display Breonna Taylor’s name....

Coast Guard officials decline to testify on racial incidents

Jul. 13, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A planned congressional hearing on the handling of racial harassment at the Coast Guard Academy has been canceled after the commandant of the Coast Guard declined to testify. The hearing before the House committees on Homeland Security and Oversight and Reform had been scheduled...