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An unidentified woman is taken into custody after witnesses said she drove her car into a crowd of protesters in Yorba Linda, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Authorities said people were struck by a car and injured during a Black Lives Matter protest and counter protest about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Orange County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Carrie Braun says the injured were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the driver was detained. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP)

California prosecutor: Driver tried to kill Trump protesters

Sep. 29, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organizer of a Southern California rally against racism was charged with attempted murder Tuesday for driving her car into a crowd of counterprotesters. Orange County prosecutors said Tatiana Turner deliberately drove into a crowd of President Donald Trump's supporters with the...

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore discusses an attack on a police officer on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Los Angeles. A graphic security video of the attack on the police officer shows the suspect knock the officer to the ground inside the station and repeatedly pistol-whip him with his own gun and point it at his chest. Moore called the attack

Video shows attack on LA officer inside police station

Sep. 29, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A graphic security video of an attack on a Los Angeles police officer shows the suspect knock the officer to the ground inside the station, pistol-whip him with his own gun and point it at his chest. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the video footage that shows the Saturday night...

This booking photo provided by the Cleveland, Tenn. Police Department shows Albert Haynesworth. Former Tennessee Titans All-Pro defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth was arrested Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, by Cleveland, Tenn. police after he was accused of threatening and yelling at his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend. (Cleveland Police Department via AP)

Former Titan Haynesworth charged with domestic assault

Sep. 29, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee Titans All-Pro defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth was arrested Monday after he was accused of threatening and yelling at his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend. Cleveland, Tennessee, police officers responded at 4:34 p.m. to a report that Haynesworth was yelling...

Judge declines to bar death penalty in movie theater slaying

Sep. 29, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge has declined to bar prosecutors from seeking the death penalty in the case of a man charged in a shooting death inside a movie theater last year. Common Pleas Judge Craig Trebilcock dismissed arguments from attorneys for Anu-Malik Johnson that prosecutors lacked...

Swedes indict surgeon for stem-cell windpipe transplants

Sep. 29, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish prosecutor on Tuesday indicted on charges of aggravated assault a surgeon believed to have made headlines in 2011 for carrying out the world’s the first stem-cell windpipe transplants, saying three people had laboratory-made tracheas implanted at Sweden’s leading...

From the left, Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, anti-terrorism state prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard , and Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin answer reporters after a knife attack near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Friday Sept. 25, 2020 in Paris. French terrorism authorities are investigating a stabbing of two people outside the former offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, and two suspects have been arrested, authorities said. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)

Suspect claims prophet caricatures prompted Paris stabbings

Sep. 29, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The chief suspect in a double stabbing in Paris told investigators he acted out of anger over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad recently republished by the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, France's counterterrorism prosecutor said Tuesday. Two people were seriously wounded in last...

This jail booking photo from the Screven County Sheriff’s Office show former Georgia state trooper Jacob Thompson, who was charged with felony murder for fatally shooting a driver who refused to pull over for a broken tail light Aug. 7, 2020. Thompson was fired by the Georgia State Patrol and arrested a week after he shot 60-year-old Julian Lewis in the forehead after forcing Lewis’ car into a ditch. Thompson wrote in his incident report that he feared for his life and fired one shot when Lewis revved his engine and turned his steering wheel as if he wanted to ram the trooper. (Screven County Sheriff’s Office via AP

Agent: Video contradicts Georgia trooper charged with murder

Sep. 29, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

SYLVANIA, Ga. (AP) — Dash camera video contradicts a former Georgia state trooper's statement that he fatally shot a motorist fearing the man was trying to run him over, an investigator testified in court. Jacob Thompson is charged with felony murder and aggravated assault in the Aug. 7 death of Julian...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2020, file photo, Baltimore Ravens guard D.J. Fluker (70) runs behind guard Bradley Bozeman (77) during NFL football team practice at the Ravens' facility in Owings Mill, Md. The mother of Fluker's child faces a misdemeanor kidnapping charge after being accused of refusing to give their child back to Fluker after a supervised visit. Kimberly Davis was arrested and charged Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, by Baltimore County police, news outlets reported. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun via AP, File)

Misdemeanor kidnap charge for mother of Ravens guard's child

Sep. 29, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The mother of Baltimore Ravens offensive guard D.J. Fluker's child faces a misdemeanor kidnapping charge after being accused of refusing to give their child back to Fluker after a supervised visit. Kimberly Davis was arrested and charged Tuesday by Baltimore County police, news outlets...

This undated photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Office shows Simone Austin. Police say Austin has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of her 5-year-old daughter on Chicago's West Side over the weekend. Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown told reporters on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, that police believe Austin cut Serenity Arrington's throat on Saturday in their East Garfield Park home. (Cook County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Mother charged in fatal stabbing of 5-year-old Chicago girl

Sep. 28, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of her 5-year-old daughter was ordered Monday to be held without bond after prosecutors gave chilling details provided by the child's older sister who witnessed the slaying. Prosecutors presented a proffer that included...

Officer pleads guilty in Georgia traffic stop of Black man

Sep. 28, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A former Atlanta area police officer who acknowledged choking a Black man during a 2017 traffic stop will never work in law enforcement again after pleading guilty Monday to a charge of simple battery, prosecutors said. As part of his sentence, David Rose surrendered his law enforcement...