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Hong Kong elders march in support of young demonstrators

Jul. 17, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong senior citizens, including a popular actress, marched Wednesday in a show of support for youths at the forefront of monthlong protests against a contentious extradition bill in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The seniors also slammed the police for their...

Kentucky student begins trial for threatening comments

Jul. 17, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky police sergeant testified that a man accused of terroristic threatening owned ammunition that could be considered military grade. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Tuesday began the second day of Timothy Felker's trial. He's accused of saying he would "shoot up" his...

WNBA suspends Riquna Williams 10 games for domestic violence

Jul. 17, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams was suspended without pay by the WNBA on Tuesday for 10 games — nearly a third of the season — for a domestic violence incident. Williams was arrested on April 29 and charged with two felony counts, one involving the assault of an...

Cruz due in Florida court hearing in 2018 school shooting

Jul. 17, 2019 3:16 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Nikolas Cruz is due back in a Florida courtroom for a hearing in the 2018 school shooting that left 17 people dead. A status hearing is set Wednesday for 20-year-old Cruz, who faces the death penalty if convicted. A likely topic is whether the case is moving toward a planned...

The Latest: Officer in chokehold death case is 'gratified'

Jul. 17, 2019 1:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the decision not to bring civil rights charges in the death of Eric Garner (all times local): 2:15 p.m. A lawyer says New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo (pan-tuh-LAY'-oh) is "gratified" that the Justice Department carefully reviewed his case rather than what he calls the...

Police officer in 'I can't breathe' death won't be charged

Jul. 16, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After years of silence, federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won't bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words — "I can't breathe" — became a national rallying cry against...

Police chief retiring after criticism in slain student case

Jul. 16, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The University of Utah police chief is retiring months after his department came under fierce criticism for its handling of a student's increasingly urgent reports about her ex-boyfriend before the man killed her on campus. University officials said Tuesday Police Chief Dale Brophy...

Cases in which police officers were charged in deaths

Jul. 16, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

Federal prosecutors said they aren't bringing criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words — "I can't breathe" — became a rallying cry for those protesting how police treat black suspects. However, prosecutors...

Father of Indiana teen killed in pursuit crash sues police

Jul. 16, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — The father of a 15-year-old boy who was killed in a car crash during a police pursuit is suing two police departments and an officer, alleging that "careless and negligent acts" on their part led directly to his son's death. Travis L. Abston Jr. of Battle Ground died in a two-car crash...

Meek Mill lawyers: Case could crumble if new trial granted

Jul. 16, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for Meek Mill asked an appeals court Tuesday to overturn a 2008 drug and gun conviction that has kept the rapper on probation for a decade and made him a celebrity crusader for criminal justice reform. Defense lawyers believe the city judge who has overseen his case and sent him...