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US to probe Phoenix police over excessive force allegations

Aug. 05, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Thursday said it was launching a widespread probe into the police force in Phoenix to examine whether officers have been using excessive force and abusing people experiencing homelessness. The investigation into the City of...

Probe: Suspect fatally shot by Texas officer posed no threat

Aug. 05, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A murder suspect who was wielding a knife posed no immediate safety threat when a Texas police officer fatally shot him from as far as 20 feet away, state investigators said in charging the officer with assault. Forest Hill Officer Logan Barr,...

Ohio AG seeks to add former executives, regulator to lawsuit

Aug. 05, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Thursday asked a judge in Columbus to add two former FirstEnergy Corp. executives and the former chair of the Ohio utilities commission as defendants in a state racketeering lawsuit for their alleged roles in helping win passage of a...

Justice Dept. announces probe into Phoenix police to examine if officers use excessive force or abuse homeless people

Aug. 05, 2021 14:31 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Dept. announces probe into Phoenix police to examine if officers use excessive force or abuse homeless people.

Watchdog: No evidence Giuliani had Clinton probe inside info

Aug. 05, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's inspector general said Thursday that it did not find evidence that FBI agents shared inside information about the Hillary Clinton email investigation with Rudy Giuliani. The question of whether anyone had leaked information to...

Thai police investigating death of foreign woman in Phuket

Aug. 05, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — An investigation is underway in Thailand after the body of a Swiss woman was found Thursday at a secluded spot on the southern island of Phuket. Thai media reported that the woman’s partially clothed body was lying face down in a rock crevice near a...

1966 death of heiress' employee under renewed scrutiny

Aug. 05, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

When Doris Duke, a fabulously wealthy tobacco and power company heiress, ran over and killed a longtime employee and confidant at her Newport, Rhode Island, mansion in 1966, police took her at her word that it was an accident. But the story of the killing at Duke’s...

Police: Wrong-way driver killed in Maine Turnpike crash

Aug. 05, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — State police in Maine are investigating a fatal highway crash that appeared to involve a wrong-way driver. Police said the crash happened in the early morning hours of Thursday in Kittery when a passenger car and tractor-trailer truck collided on...

UK police arrest 11 over racist abuse after Euros final

Aug. 05, 2021 05:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police said Thursday they have made 11 arrests in connection with the online racial abuse of England soccer players following their team's loss to Italy in the final of the European Championship last month. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo...

Palestinian dad expects no justice for son killed by Israel

Aug. 05, 2021 05:21 AM EDT

BEIT UMMAR, WEST BANK (AP) — A week after the death of his eldest son, Moayed al-Alami sat on the sofa on his ground floor patio, protectively hugging and kissing two of his remaining children. The Israeli military has opened an investigation into the killing of...