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FILE - This undated file photo provided by his family in September 2020 shows Ronald A. Greene. A Louisiana state trooper has been critically injured in a single-vehicle crash hours after learning he faced firing for his role in the in-custody death of Greene in 2019. (Family photo via AP, File)

Trooper wounded in crash faced firing in Black man's death

Sep. 21, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

A Louisiana state trooper was critically injured early Monday in a single-vehicle highway crash that came hours after learning he would be fired for his role last year in the in-custody death of a Black man. Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth received word Sunday that State Police intended to terminate him...

Manchester United's Victor Lindelof reacts after a penalty is awarded to Crystal Palace upon VAR review during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Richard Heathcote/Pool via AP)

Disjointed and overrun, Man Utd slumps to loss on EPL return

Sep. 19, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

Manchester United began its Premier League campaign with a performance as disjointed as its offseason. Maybe the 3-1 home loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday shouldn’t really have come as a surprise. After all, United only ended a pandemic-prolonged 2019-20 season 33 days ago with a demoralizing loss to...

New overall leader, best young rider and best climber, Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar, grabs his head after crossing the finish line to win stage 20 of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 36.2 kilometers (22.5 miles), from Lure to La Planche des Belles Filles, France, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Bernard Papon/Pool via AP)

Pogacar crushes Roglic to seal Tour de France title

Sep. 19, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES, France (AP) — In an incredible climax to the Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar crushed fellow Slovenian Primoz Roglic in the last stage Saturday before the finish in Paris, snatching away his race lead to all but guarantee that he'll win cycling's showpiece event at his first...

Man charged with hate crime in stabbing of Black man

Sep. 19, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Colorado man has been indicted on federal hate crime charges after a Black man was stabbed in the neck in an eastern Oregon restaurant, prosecutors said. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports a grand jury in Eugene this week indicted 26-year-old Nolan Strauss on one charge of committing...

Andrew Freund appears for a hearing at the McHenry County Courthouse, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Woodstock, Ill. Freund, who was charged with murder for his role in the beating death of his 5-year-old son, pleaded guilty Friday to reduced charges and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. (Matthew Apgar/Northwest Herald via AP, Pool)

Father gets 30 years after plea in death of Illinois boy, 5

Sep. 18, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A northern Illinois man who was charged with murder for his role in the beating death of his 5-year-old son pleaded guilty Friday to reduced charges and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. At a brief hearing, Andrew Freund Sr. pleaded guilty to felony charges of aggravated battery of a...

In this screen grab from video shot by Juanita Davis and provided by The Cochran Firm, a Clayton County, Ga., sheriff’s deputy holds down Roderick Walker while another deputy punches him while on the ground, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, following a traffic stop. (Juanita Davis/Courtesy of The Cochran Firm via AP)

Georgia man says he couldn't breathe during arrest on video

Sep. 18, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Black man who was pinned down and repeatedly punched by a white Georgia sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop that was caught on video said Friday that he couldn’t breathe and lost consciousness during the arrest. “I was scared. I feared for my life, and I just pray, just...

Man serving life requests death for Indiana prison slaying

Sep. 18, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A man serving two life sentences at an Indiana prison asked for the death penalty for a slaying of a fellow inmate, but a prosecutor said he is reluctant to pursue it. Tommy P. Holland, 45, of Indianapolis is charged with murder in the stabbing of Clifford Baggett at the Pendleton...

Man sentenced to repay millions in marijuana lab explosion

Sep. 18, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison and ordered to repay millions of dollars for his role in a marijuana lab explosion that caused a wildfire in which a firefighter got hurt. The Mail Tribune reports 24-year-old Michael Cashmareck was sentenced in Jackson County...

This undated photo provided by his family in September 2020 shows Ronald A. Greene. Greene's family filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit in May 2020 alleging Louisiana state troopers

Photos fuel concerns over in-custody death of La. Black man

Sep. 17, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

Graphic photos that surfaced online this week appear to show deep bruises on the face of a Black man who died following a police chase in Louisiana last year, raising new questions about whether his injuries were caused by the crash that ended the chase or an ensuing struggle with state troopers. The family of...

FILE - In this May 16, 2019 file photo, Antoinette Dorsey-James holds a picture of her sister Pamela Turner during a news conference outside the Harris County Civil Court in Houston. Baytown Police Officer Juan Delacruz has been charged with assault for fatally shooting Turner in the parking lot of an apartment complex where they both lived in May 2019 prosecutors announced Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. (Godofredo A Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP File)

Lawyer: Texas city's police leaders must reform or resign

Sep. 17, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A lawyer for the family of a woman who was shot dead by a suburban Houston police officer last year during a struggle over a stun gun said Thursday that the police department’s leadership must enact “specific reforms” or step down. The call came three days after Baytown...