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People salute as the body of a McAllen Police officer is carried out at McAllen Medical Center, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in McAllen, Texas. Two police officers were shot and killed after reportedly responding to a disturbance call. (Joel Martinez/The Monitor via AP)

2 officers, suspect killed in Texas border town shooting

Jul. 12, 2020 2:27 AM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Two police officers were shot and killed Saturday by a suspect who later fatally shot himself in a South Texas border town after responding to a domestic disturbance call, authorities said. McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez identified the slain officers as Edelmiro Garza, 45, and...

Judge: Petition to recall Seattle mayor can move forward

Jul. 11, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A King County Superior Court judge has approved a petition for an election to recall Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. The Seattle Times reports the ruling Friday on charges filed by a group of five people last month comes after weeks of local protests against racism and police brutality —...

Authorities say shootout in south Texas border town leaves 2 police officers dead, suspect wounded

Jul. 11, 2020 8:26 PM EDT
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Authorities say shootout in south Texas border town leaves 2 police officers dead, suspect wounded.

Protesters demand reopening of Delaware police shooting

Jul. 11, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Dozens of people marched Saturday in Wilmington to demand the reopening of the case in the 2015 fatal police shooting of a Black man in a wheelchair. The demonstration for Jeremy McDole moved through the city, making stops at the Wilmington Police headquarters and a state office...

FILE - In this July 7, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump listens during a

AP FACT CHECK: If he's said it once, he's said it 100 times

Jul. 11, 2020 11:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — If saying things 100 times could make them true, President Donald Trump's account of how the U.S. is doing with the coronavirus would be true. COVID-19 testing would be the envy of the world, the economy would be on the cusp of roaring back, the threat would be receding in a pandemic...

Man files racial discrimination suit against city, officers

Jul. 11, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A 27-year-old Vancouver man is suing the city and two local police officers for what he says was illegal entry into his home and racial discrimination. Jabo Johnigan, a Black computer software engineer with no criminal record, is suing the city and two white officers for $1 million...

Kamya Gorden, right, is comforted by her mother, Pursha Gorden, following the fatal shooting of a man, Friday, July 10, 2020, who the city’s police chief said fired at officers investigating a Fourth of July block party shooting, in Detroit. (Junfu Han/Detroit Free Press via AP)

Chief: Video shows man killed by Detroit police fired first

Jul. 10, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Video released by Detroit police show a young man appearing to shoot at an officer at close range Friday before fellow officers opened fire, killing the suspect. Police Chief James Craig told reporters as he released the video Friday evening that the suspect he identified as 20-year-old...

Traffic passes by the statue of tennis star Arthur Ashe on Monument Avenue, Friday, July 10, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Family members of Ashe have asked the city to move the statue during the recent civil unrest. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Statue to tennis star Arthur Ashe to stay put in Richmond

Jul. 10, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — On Richmond's Monument Avenue, the collection of towering statues honoring Confederate veterans was interrupted by one noticeably different: a monument to Black tennis legend and civil rights activist Arthur Ashe. The Ashe statue seemed safe from defacement during recent protests over...

This photo released by the Aurora Police Department, in Colorado, shows Officers Erica Marrero, from left, Jaron Jones and Kyle Dittrich. Jason Rosenblatt, one of three white officers who stopped Elijah McClain, has been fired over the photos showing colleagues reenacting the chokehold used before the Black man died in August 2019, according to documents from prosecutors. The officers shown in the photo have either been fired or have resigned, according to officials. (Aurora Police Department via AP)

Correction: Racial Injustice-Elijah McClain story

Jul. 10, 2020 7:35 PM EDT
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — In a story published July 3, 2020, about police officers being fired over photos showing them reenacting a chokehold used on Elijah McClain, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a family friend. His name is Terrance Roberts, not Terrence Roberts.

3 Los Angeles officers accused of false gang identifications

Jul. 10, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Los Angeles police officers have been charged with falsifying records reporting that people they stopped were gang members or associates, prosecutors said Friday. The members of the Police Department's Metropolitan Division were charged Thursday in a 59-count complaint alleging one...