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Ex-mayor’s indictment adds to Baltimore’s corruption woes

Nov. 21, 2019 12:26 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The ex-mayor of Baltimore, a city where law enforcement at all levels has long battled corruption and violent crime, is set to appear Thursday in federal court on fraud and tax evasion charges involving her self-published children’s books. Catherine Pugh, a Democrat, is scheduled to...

Police: Chicago teen hurt in gunfire likely shot by officer

Nov. 20, 2019 6:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A 15-year-old Chicago high school student who was wounded during a gun fight between a bank robbery suspect and investigators was likely shot by a suburban police officer, Chicago police said Wednesday. Two men robbed a bank in Des Plaines late Tuesday afternoon. A Des Plaines officer...

The Latest: Police say wounded teen likely shot by officer

Nov. 20, 2019 6:33 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on gun fight between police and alleged bank robber (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Chicago police say a 15-year-old high school student who was wounded during a gun fight between a suspected bank robber and investigators was likely shot by a suburban police officer. First Deputy...

AP source: FBI has asked for interview with whistleblower

Nov. 20, 2019 5:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI last month requested an interview with the whistleblower whose complaint fueled the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and Ukraine, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. An agent from the FBI’s Washington field office reached out to the...

New lawsuits filed in Kansas fatal police swatting case

Nov. 20, 2019 5:11 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The relatives of an innocent man who was killed by police at his home following a hoax emergency call have filed two new lawsuits in state and federal courts. Police officers killed Andrew Finch on Dec. 28, 2017, in Wichita. A prankster had called 911 with a fake story about a shooting...

Jurors hear Alabama officer’s claim about fatal shooting

Nov. 20, 2019 4:39 PM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — A white Alabama police officer charged with murder in the shooting of a black man initially told an investigator he fired after the man swung a pole at him before later saying he wasn’t sure what happened, jurors heard Wednesday. Prosecutors played jurors a recording of a...

US schools try to diversify mainly white teaching ranks

Nov. 20, 2019 2:24 PM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — It wasn’t until she became a high school senior that Kayla Ireland had another black person as a teacher in Waterbury, a former manufacturing hub where the students are mostly minorities and the educators are generally white. The imbalance never troubled her much, except for...

Amazon says it’s considered face scanning in Ring doorbells

Nov. 19, 2019 8:34 PM EST

Amazon has considered adding facial recognition technology to its Ring doorbell cameras, according to a letter to a U.S. senator defending its video-sharing partnerships with police. The company told Sen. Ed Markey that facial recognition is a “contemplated, but unreleased feature” of its home...

In South Dakota, meth fighters welcome any help they get

Nov. 19, 2019 8:04 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s new anti-drug campaign drew plenty of mockery on social media this week for its “Meth: We’re on it” slogan, but according to local police, the attention couldn’t have come at a better time. Law enforcement agencies in South Dakota...

Border activist says he’d never hide migrants from US agents

Nov. 19, 2019 7:46 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A member of a humanitarian aid group whose criminal case has garnered international attention testified Tuesday that neutrality guides his work near the U.S.-Mexico border, denying that he has ever helped migrants hide or told them how to avoid authorities. That’s what U.S....