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Biden criminal justice plan reverses part of 1994 crime bill

Jul. 23, 2019 6:02 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden plans to propose a criminal justice agenda that would reverse key provisions of the 1994 crime bill that he helped write as a senator and that his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination have blamed for the mass incarceration of racial minorities since then. Most...

Hundreds of black deaths in Red Summer ignored century later

Jul. 23, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

America in the summer of 1919 ran red with blood from racial violence, and yet today, 100 years later, not many people know it even happened. It flowed in small towns like Elaine, Arkansas, in medium-size places such as Annapolis, Maryland, and Syracuse, New York, and in big cities like Washington and Chicago....

Police wait downstream for suspect trying to swim to freedom

Jul. 23, 2019 5:28 AM EDT

LAKE LURE, N.C. (AP) — A wanted Tiki bar cook tried to flee authorities by swimming away in a North Carolina river, but was caught by officers waiting downstream. A Lake Lure Police statement says 38-year-old Jesse Lee Boyd was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service on warrants accusing him of forgery or...

Funeral service slated for slain off-duty officer

Jul. 23, 2019 5:25 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The funeral service is scheduled Tuesday for an off-duty Pittsburgh police officer shot to death in a street confrontation more than a week ago. Thirty-five-year-old Officer Calvin Hall died Wednesday, three days after he was shot three times in the back during a street dispute in the...

Eritrean shot in Germany, suspect fatally shoots himself

Jul. 23, 2019 5:18 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors say an Eritrean man has been shot and seriously wounded in western Germany and that the suspect, who apparently had an anti-foreigner motive, fatally shot himself hours later. Alexander Badle, a spokesman for prosecutors in Frankfurt, said Tuesday the 26-year-old Eritrean was shot...

Wray's testimony could be preview for Mueller hearing

Jul. 23, 2019 4:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray's appearance before a Senate committee could be something of a preview of the intense questioning special counsel Robert Mueller is likely to face in Congress the next day. Wray is set to testify Tuesday morning before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is...

Police: Georgia woman drops, fatally hurts baby during fight

Jul. 23, 2019 3:36 AM EDT

MOULTRIE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman is accused of dropping and fatally injuring her 3-month-old baby during an altercation with another woman. WALB-TV reports 26-year-old Karen Lashun Harrison was charged with felony murder, cruelty to children and simple battery. Moultrie Police Lt. Freddie Williams says...

Panel of national leaders aims for bipartisan justice reform

Jul. 23, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new criminal justice reform group launching Tuesday brings together Democratic and Republican governors, a Black Lives Matter organizer and a Koch Industries vice president in an unlikely collaboration aimed at harnessing momentum following a bipartisan overhaul last year....

Sydney police find drug haul in van that hit police cars

Jul. 23, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A driver has been charged after methamphetamine valued at more than $140 million was found in a van that crashed into police cars parked outside a Sydney police station, police said on Tuesday. A Toyota HiAce van hit the cars outside the Eastwood Police Station on Monday morning, causing...

Police: 2 Australian men arrested with cocaine at Bali club

Jul. 23, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Two Australian men have been arrested with cocaine on Bali and could face long prison terms if convicted, Indonesian police said Tuesday. William Cabantog and David van Iersel were paraded at a police news conference in handcuffs and leg shackles. A police statement said they...