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The Latest | A top US envoy visits Beirut after attacks across Israel-Lebanon border intensify

Jun. 18, 2024 09:51 AM EDT

Amos Hochstein, a senior adviser to U.S. President Joe Biden, met with officials in Beirut on Tuesday in an effort to find a diplomatic solution to head off a larger war. Cross-border attacks by Israel and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah have been taking place almost daily...

Victims cited in DOJ report on Phoenix police brutality call on city to implement mandated reforms

Jun. 14, 2024 21:34 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix residents who have spoken out against police brutality hailed on Friday a scathing U.S. Justice Department report outlining a pattern of excessive force and racial discrimination, saying it lays blame not just at the feet of law enforcement but the leaders of the nation’s...

Phoenix police have pattern of violating civil rights and using excessive force, Justice Dept. says

Jun. 13, 2024 21:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police discriminate against Black, Hispanic and Native American people, unlawfully detain homeless people and use excessive force, including unjustified deadly force, according to a sweeping federal civil rights investigation of law enforcement in the nation's fifth-largest...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jun. 05, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. June 1, 2024. Editorial: A pioneering office to aid Indian health Minnesota’s Office of American Indian Health just made its debut. It’s an example of the innovation needed to close shameful, longstanding health gaps. ...

Today in History: June 5, Robert F. Kennedy assassinated

Jun. 05, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 5, the 157th day of 2024. There are 209 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 5, 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot and mortally wounded after claiming victory in California’s...

Family of Minnesota man killed by police criticize local officials and seek federal intervention

Jun. 04, 2024 17:41 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nyra Fields-Miller was making breakfast for her family last weekend when the county attorney’s office called with an urgent request to speak with her in person. Hours later, officials told her that prosecutors were dismissing murder and manslaughter charges against the...

Almost 2 months after embassy raid, Ecuador is 'ready' to talk with Mexico and reach solution

May. 28, 2024 16:26 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Almost two months after police raided the Mexican embassy in Ecuador, the South American country’s government wants to re-establish communication with officials in Mexico and reach a solution to the diplomatic rift that followed the extraordinarily unusual use of force. ...

San Diego deputy who pleaded guilty to manslaughter now faces federal charges

May. 19, 2024 16:48 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former San Diego sheriff’s deputy who already pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for the 2020 fatal shooting of an unarmed suspect has been indicted on two federal charges that could bring a life sentence, federal prosecutors said. A federal grand jury...

Family of California Navy veteran who died after officer knelt on his neck settles lawsuit for $7.5M

May. 15, 2024 22:20 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Family members of a Navy veteran who died in 2020 after a police officer pressed a knee to his neck for nearly five minutes while he was in a mental health crisis have settled a federal lawsuit against the Northern California city of Antioch for $7.5 million, their attorneys...

Despite safety warnings, police departments continue misapplying restraint positions and techniques

May. 14, 2024 06:55 AM EDT

Two officers stood on Fernando Rodriguez’s outstretched arms, handcuffs connecting his wrists. Another stood on the shackles binding the 24-year-old’s legs. A fourth officer kneeled on Rodriguez’s back. The fifth placed his weight on the man’s buttocks. Five officers from the...